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Gladstone bag with a leather body and handle

Gladstone bag with a leather body and handle

Les Robertson collection
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Luggage
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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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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Tjalara
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1954
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Painting depicts a central circle and twelve black egg-like objects

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bob Bilinyarra
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1966
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Fishing net

Fishing net

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Fishing nets
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wally Burnungu
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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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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gonun
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1965
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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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Angkunanya
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1954
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Horse team equaliser

Horse team equaliser

Doreen Liddle collection
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Horse tack
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Narridy, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Jack P. Liddle
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1900
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Companion brand blowtorch

Companion brand blowtorch

George and Mary Weir collection
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Blowtorches
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Sweden
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Max Sievert AB
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1949
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Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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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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'Opossum Tree Dreaming', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1966

'Opossum Tree Dreaming', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1966

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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Narritjin Maymuru
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1966
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Engraved boab nut 'Capturing the Cattle Killers' by Jack Wherra

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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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Pair of khaki shorts

Pair of khaki shorts

Dr Stephen Jani collection
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Shorts
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Dr Istvan Jani
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1950
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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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Angkuna Kulyuru
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1954
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Rolfe's Lemon Fruit Saline Drink tin

Rolfe's Lemon Fruit Saline Drink tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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B J Salute & Co
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1966
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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1963 Lightburn Zeta motor car

1963 Lightburn Zeta motor car

Lightburn collection
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Motor cars
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Camden, South Australia, Australia
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Lightburn & Co Ltd
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1963
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Pigmented plaited fibre armband

Pigmented plaited fibre armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Hermes typewriter used by Wallace Brown in the press gallery 1960s and 1970s

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Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd collection
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Typewriters
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Wallace Brown
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1960
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Abstract design from Ernabella

Abstract design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Pastel drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Panrnja
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1954
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Bore depth gauge

Bore depth gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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2-3 inch micrometer

2-3 inch micrometer

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Micrometers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Dustpan embossed with an image of Old Parliament House

Dustpan embossed with an image of Old Parliament House

Revolve Inc collection
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Dustpan and brush sets
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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Painting depicts an abstract pattern with figures by Mungurrawuy Yunapingu, Yirrkala, 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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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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1966
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Ring made from the metal of a US fighter jet from the Vietnam War

Ring made from the metal of a US fighter jet from the Vietna...

Union of Australian Women collection
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Finger rings
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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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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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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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Tjikalayi
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1954
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Pair of cream nylon gloves with ribbed decoration on glove backs

Pair of cream nylon gloves with ribbed decoration on glove b...

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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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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Uluru

Uluru

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Photographic postcards
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Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia
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1954
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Edged, ground stone, hafted in bent wood

Edged, ground stone, hafted in bent wood

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Hatchets
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Goulburn Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Iparol
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1966
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Hand-painted scarf by Nyukana (Daisy) Baker, Ernabella SA

Hand-painted scarf by Nyukana (Daisy) Baker, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Scarves
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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1954
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Child's drawing by Daisy, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Daisy, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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1954
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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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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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Affordable Housing - a Right Not a Privilege

Affordable Housing - a Right Not a Privilege

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political 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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Doily with a butterfly-like shape, mounted on dark blue silk to give it some bulk

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Doilies
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1941
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Culinary Persinware kitchen scales

Culinary Persinware kitchen scales

Bryan Matthews collection
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Kitchen scales
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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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Carborundum rod sharpening tool

Carborundum rod sharpening tool

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Sharpening stones
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Cooling brick for esky

Cooling brick for esky

Alan Hatfield collection no. 2
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Coolers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Alan Hatfield
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1963
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Janet Mathews collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1966
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Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Transport passes
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Commonwealth Railways
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1975
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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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For a nuclear free and independent Pacific

For a nuclear free and independent Pacific

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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T-shirts
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South Pacific,
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Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament
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1960
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Miner's short-handled pick

Miner's short-handled pick

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Picks
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Armband

Armband

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Dean Golja
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1948
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Bark painting depicting a dilly bag fish trap made by the Wawilak sisters by Dawidi Djuwarak, 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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Dawidi
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1966
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Thread gauge

Thread gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.20. Qualup Bell

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.20. Qualup Bell

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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Champion certificate awarded to  Mrs V.M. Wilson at the Portland P.A.& H. Society's Annual Show for a cross stitch delphinium tray cloth

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Portland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1966
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Pigmented plaited fibre armband

Pigmented plaited fibre armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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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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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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Wooden case for microscope used for the scientific study of algae by phycologist Valerie May

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Valerie Jones collection
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Cases
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Valerie May
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1940
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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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Two bowls

Two bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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