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Lantern slide - Herbert Basedow, plains east of Lyndhurst, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow or unknown, 1907

Lantern slide - Herbert Basedow, plains east of Lyndhurst, S...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Lyndhurst, South Australia, Australia
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1907
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Les Robertson collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Les Robertson collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Composing stick

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Les Robertson collection
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Printing accessories
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Three leather hair curlers known as 'Curly Wurlies'

Una May Irvine collection no. 2
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Hair rollers
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Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1900
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Cattle branding iron with the initials WR

Cattle branding iron with the initials WR

Gidleigh collection
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Brands
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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David Jones

David Jones

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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David Jones Ltd
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1920
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Toy potato masher

Toy potato masher

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Kitchen toys
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Mrs Eslee Bridge
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1920
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Gathering hay on the plateau in Mongolia north of Kalgan, Jan 1915

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Les Robertson collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair, and a matching saucer

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Cups and saucers
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Les Robertson collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Residences on the Peak, Hong Kong 17-6-1921

Residences on the Peak, Hong Kong 17-6-1921

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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View from South Side Window of Number 82 the peak looking towards Deep Water Bay & Repulse Bay

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Jack plane

Jack plane

John Docker collection
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Sheffield, England
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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A view from the train on the Hokow - Amchow section of Yunnan Railway - 10-7-1917

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Ink bottle

Ink bottle

Les Robertson collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Metal stencil for a wool bale, with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale, with cut-out lettering "WYOMI...

Cregan Family collection
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Stencils
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Cregan
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1920
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Pigs in a crate - deck of Harmun shipped from Honhow to Hong Kong

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Skew back hand saw

Skew back hand saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Black and white photograph of Australian swimmers Fanny Durack and Mia Wylie with British swimmer Jennie Fletcher

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National Sports Information Centre collection
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Photographic postcards
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Australia
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Miss Sarah Frances 'Fanny' Durack
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1910
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Film negative - Family in garden, Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Jack plane with a timber body and a steel blade

Jack plane with a timber body and a steel blade

John Docker collection
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Jack planes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Pair of ladies dyed pink satin tango shoes

Pair of ladies dyed pink satin tango shoes

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dancing shoes
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1920
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Short History of Women's Cricket in Australia to 1939 With Particular Reference to Victoria

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Ruth Preddey collection
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Manuscripts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms June Cole
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1975
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Brass fastening pin for latch

Brass fastening pin for latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Chisel

Chisel

George O Crawford collection
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Chisels
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Photograph of a street scene with a multi story building to the left and a grassy area in front of the building

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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The Worker Cook Book, compiled by Mary Gilmore

The Worker Cook Book, compiled by Mary Gilmore

Hilda Creager collection no. 2
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Cookbooks
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Dame Mary Gilmore
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1915
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Stripping an Average Australian Wheat Crop

Stripping an Average Australian Wheat Crop

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Atlas Press Pty Ltd
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1920
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S.A. Wounded Soldiers Fund

S.A. Wounded Soldiers Fund

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Charity badges
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South Australia, Australia
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Wounded Soldiers Fund
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1918
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Exercise area No. 2, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Exercise area No. 2, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Wedding invitation

Wedding invitation

Margot Child collection
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Wedding invitations
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1920
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Pearl necklace given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Necklaces
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

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Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Sir Ch...

Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1897
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Christmas card (lion) from Ronnie McPhee to the McPhee family during World War I

Christmas card (lion) from Ronnie McPhee to the McPhee famil...

Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Christmas cards
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Photograph of a monument

Photograph of a monument

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

Gidleigh collection
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Brands
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Black and white lantern slide - Goimbla Station where O'Maelly was Shot, 1863

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Christies Auction collection
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Lantern slides
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Goimbla Station, Eugowra, New South Wales, Australia
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John O'Meally
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1863
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Film pack adaptor

Film pack adaptor

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Photographic equipment
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New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1903
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Handkerchief printed with kewpie dolls around the edges

Handkerchief printed with kewpie dolls around the edges

Hazel Hooton and Elizabeth Gibson collection
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Handkerchiefs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Elizabeth Francisco
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1920
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Burnt shops Kalgan looting 24-6-1914

Burnt shops Kalgan looting 24-6-1914

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Panpipes

Panpipes

Papuan Official collection
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Wind instruments
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1920
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Japara food bag

Japara food bag

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Storage bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1912
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Film negative - entrance to a limestone cave on the Nullabor Plain, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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A black and white photograph of a camel train walking near trees at the base of a mountain with a river nearby

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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A section of the Great Wall which is at the top of Nankow Pass Feb 1915

A section of the Great Wall which is at the top of Nankow Pa...

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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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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Clear moulded stem glass

Clear moulded stem glass

Andrew Reeves and Helen Parrott collection
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Champagne glasses
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United States of America
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The Libbey Glass Company
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1892
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Residences on the peak, Hong Kong 17-6-1921

Residences on the peak, Hong Kong 17-6-1921

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Smooth wood plane

Smooth wood plane

John Docker collection
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Planes
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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The mode of climbing up to the Cliffs at Hoi Shan. Mrs Ottwell's little girl Elizabeth in the basket - 14/3/1920 - picnic

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Scotland
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Mr George Ranken
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1821
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Caravan of Kerosene oil in the Fumen Plain - en route from Yunnanfu to Huihchow in Szezhuan province. Oct 1919

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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China
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Hand saw with a wooden handle and a metal blade

Hand saw with a wooden handle and a metal blade

George O Crawford collection
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Saws
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Swing tags
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Touring English Cricket team 1920/21 Test Series taken in Adelaide

Touring English Cricket team 1920/21 Test Series taken in Ad...

Nanette Ward collection
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Photographs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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W Dicks
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1920
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Black, white and pink leaflet printed for Australia's 150th Anniversary in 1938

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Leaflets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Australia's 150th Anniversary Celebrations Council
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1938
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