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Bone china dessert dish printed with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dessert dishes
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Engraved boab nut 'An Affair is Suspected' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'An Affair is Suspected' by Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Poster

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Miss Australia crown worn by national titleholders in the Miss Australia Quest each year from 1965 to 1991

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Miss Australia Company collection
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Crowns (headwear)
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Ernest Booth
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1964
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Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Cregan Family collection
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Pest control equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Buzacott & Co Ltd
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1920
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Courier Mail supplement Monday [October] 18 1982

Courier Mail supplement Monday [October] 18 1982

Marion Butcher collection
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Newspapers
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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1982
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjalara
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1954
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Precision ground flat stock gauge setting piece

Precision ground flat stock gauge setting piece

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Stylised image of an African woman with a raised fist.

Stylised image of an African woman with a raised fist.

Union of Australian Women collection
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Badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Metal and plastic headphone plug

Metal and plastic headphone plug

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Audio equipment accessories
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sony Corporation
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1960
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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Christmas decorations
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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Aluminium container of PVA flakes used to consolidate fragile excavated bones in the field by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

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D J Mulvaney collection
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Repair kits
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Mount Moffat, Queensland, Australia
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Professor Derek J. Mulvaney
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1962
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjikalayi
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1954
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Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Pair of dark brown cotton knit stockings

Pair of dark brown cotton knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
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Stockings
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian Customs Service

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ER Skipper collection
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Embossing machines
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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P J King, General Engraver Die Sinker
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1901
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Child's drawing by Tjimpayi, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Tjimpayi, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjimpayi
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1954
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String bag

String bag

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Bags
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Mayahara
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1954
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Sculpture in an echidna form

Sculpture in an echidna form

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Bale hook used by Dutch immigrant dockside worker Harry Duyker, 1950-1960s

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Dr Edward Duyker collection no. 1
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Hooks
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Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Herman '. Duyker
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1954
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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Christmas decorations
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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Gold pan associated with Claude Dunshea

Gold pan associated with Claude Dunshea

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Goldmining equipment
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Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1925
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Pair of ladies black patent leather shoes

Pair of ladies black patent leather shoes

Lois Grosse collection
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Shoes
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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J Robins (VIC) Pty Ltd
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1965
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Dinner to mark the conclusion of the Inaugural Conference to Establish a Regional Law Association for Asia and the Far East, 1966

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William Fryer collection
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Menus
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr William '. Fryer
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1966
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Ice-cream churn

Ice-cream churn

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Ice-cream churns
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The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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Don't Mention the Royals

Don't Mention the Royals

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Sean Leahy
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1999
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Poster -

Poster - "1986 From the Year of Peace to the Century of Peac...

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Silver aluminium dish used on top of kitchen scales

Silver aluminium dish used on top of kitchen scales

Bryan Matthews collection
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Dishes
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Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs June G. Matthews
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1953
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Stuzzi Memocord Microphone Remote Control Unit

Stuzzi Memocord Microphone Remote Control Unit

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Audio equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Grundig Intermedia GmbH
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1960
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Bark painting depicting designs from both Arnhem Land moieties by Djunmal, Milingimbi, 1966

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djunmal
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1966
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Covering letter for a series of five posters from Department of Employment, Education and Training, encouraging women to consider all options of employment

Covering letter for a series of five posters from Department...

Union of Australian Women collection
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Letters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1990
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Chainsaw parts and maintenance tools in a cardboard box

Chainsaw parts and maintenance tools in a cardboard box

Reginald Alder collection no. 1
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Tool components
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Epping, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Reginald F. Adler
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1958
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Child's drawing by Ulapuntu, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Ulapuntu, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ulapuntu
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1954
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White cotton pillowcase

White cotton pillowcase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillowcases
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1920
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Bark painting 'Stingray dance performed in the Yirritja Narra Ceremonies' by Birrikidji Gumana, Tirrkala, 1966

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Birrikitji Gumana
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1966
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Triangular metal file

Triangular metal file

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Files (tools)
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.19. Illyarrie

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.19. Illyarrie

Joyce Knife collection
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Matchboxes
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Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bryant and May
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1950
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Cast iron frying pan

Cast iron frying pan

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Frying pans
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Pokerwork lizard, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork lizard, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Club

Club

Janet Mathews collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1966
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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A quiet day with Mother tea-towel

A quiet day with Mother tea-towel

Union of Australian Women collection
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Tea-towels
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Letter holder

Letter holder

Union of Australian Women collection
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Letter holders
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Club

Club

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Clubs
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Johnny Mundrugmundrug
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1966
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Shirt with Hungarian Scout Association Insignia

Shirt with Hungarian Scout Association Insignia

Dr Stephen Jani collection
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Shirts
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Christie's
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1950
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Fibrous string wound onto a circular cane armband

Fibrous string wound onto a circular cane armband

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Armbands
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Alec Tjimar
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1966
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Engraved boab nut 'Mortuary Rites 1' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Mortuary Rites 1' by Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Poster -

Poster - "The Story of the Forwards/Backwards Land"

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Metal scriber

Metal scriber

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Pair of short length ecru pearl-cotton crochet gloves

Pair of short length ecru pearl-cotton crochet gloves

Toni Hood collection
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Gloves
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Rae Hood
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1960
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Booklet written by Winifred Hilliard

Booklet written by Winifred Hilliard

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Booklets
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Deaconess Winifred M. Hilliard
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1954
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjalara
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1954
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White scarf with multi-coloured circular patterns and

White scarf with multi-coloured circular patterns and "PEACE...

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Scarves
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Australia
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1960
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Fretsaw blade

Fretsaw blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Saw blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Square orange cushion

Square orange cushion

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cushions
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Molded yellow plastic hard hat associated wtih the Snowy Scheme

Molded yellow plastic hard hat associated wtih the Snowy Sch...

Snowy Scheme - Frank Rodwell collection
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Helmets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Industrial Safety Services
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1950
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