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Painting depicts a large serpent coiled around 7 white eggs, surrounded by several figures

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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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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1965
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Wooden bowl with snake design

Wooden bowl with snake design

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Bowls
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Umbakulu, South Australia, Australia
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Mowitja
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Glass plate negative - Expedition caravan crossing sandy desert, central 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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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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That's me when I'm old

That's me when I'm old

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Yellow, blue, green and pink floral pattern dress from Thursday Island

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Dresses
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Mrs Col Nakata
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1992
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Undertaker.  Will you have trimmings..

Undertaker. Will you have trimmings..

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Spearheads
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Four horses and a carriage in front of Camelot

Four horses and a carriage in front of Camelot

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographs
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You chaps make for cover - this may be a booby trap!

You chaps make for cover - this may be a booby trap!

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Cards
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Wooden shield with incised design from Hermannsburg, 1951

Wooden shield with incised design from Hermannsburg, 1951

Barrie and Jennifer Hadlow collection
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Shields
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Japanese porcelain condiment set, featuring a mustard pot flanked by a salt and pepper shaker, in the form of three kangaroos on a shaped plinth

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Terence Lane collection
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Condiment sets
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1930
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A hall prepared for a Vice Regal visit

A hall prepared for a Vice Regal visit

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Modeltoy toy train turntable with bogie sheep van

Modeltoy toy train turntable with bogie sheep van

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Toy train sets
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R. C. Presbytery

R. C. Presbytery

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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School report

School report

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Reports
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Sweet Dream of Faces

Sweet Dream of Faces

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Mosman Bay, NSW

Mosman Bay, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Mosman Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Discussion Poster No.42 - Trusteeship, UN stands guard over the rights of primitive people - August 22, 1949

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George W Barber collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Office of Education
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1949
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Leather photograph wallet with the initials W. P. F.

Leather photograph wallet with the initials W. P. F.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Wallets
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William P. Faithfull
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Baths on Beach at Queenscliff

Baths on Beach at Queenscliff

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Quasimodo Colston

Quasimodo Colston

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1997
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Top grinding stone

Top grinding stone

Douglas Seaton collection
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Upper grinding stones
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Russell River, Queensland, Australia
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Sans Souci, Katoomba, NSW

Sans Souci, Katoomba, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Katoomba, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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Aspidium Aculeatum

Aspidium Aculeatum

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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QSL card for VK3OC

QSL card for VK3OC

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1935
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Advertising card featuring boxer Nat Williams, 1914

Advertising card featuring boxer Nat Williams, 1914

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Nat Williams
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1914
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Supply Creek, River Tamar, Tas.

Supply Creek, River Tamar, Tas.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Tamar River, Tasmania, Australia
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Laura H. Davey
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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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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Warren Portaminni
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Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Punishment equipment
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart
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1837
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Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge, Nr. Sydney

Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge, Nr. Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1914
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Postcard featuring a coloured drawing of a British bulldog, with Union Jack and Australian flags on his collar

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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1918
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Hurstville, St. Mary's Convent School

Hurstville, St. Mary's Convent School

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Hurstville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Set of drafting instruments and case used by James Pitkeathly

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James Pitkeathly collection no. 1
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Drafting instruments
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Black and white photograph of US swimmers and twins, Ruth and Eleanor Smith

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National Sports Information Centre collection
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Photographs
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Ohio, United States of America
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Miss Ruth Smith
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1918
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Port Jackson

Port Jackson

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Port Jackson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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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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Nollamara, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Karena Mullen
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Supper card for the 1934 State Ball at Old Parliament House

Supper card for the 1934 State Ball at Old Parliament House

Elizabeth Kay collection no. 2
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Cards
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Government of Australia
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1934
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Certificate of merit awarded by the Victorian Education Department to Lesley Robertson on 19 November 1918

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Les Robertson collection
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Certificates
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Victorian Department of Education
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1918
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'Cavallo Bresaola' horse meat packaging from Mondo's Butchers, Inglewood, WA

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Vince Garreffa Mondo Butchers collection
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Packaging
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Vince Garreffa
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Beeton's Book of Garden Management.

Beeton's Book of Garden Management.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Gardening books
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Martumili Ngurra painting

Martumili Ngurra painting

Martumili Ngurra Collection
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Acrylic paintings
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Parnngurr, Western Australia, Australia
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Kumpaya Girgaba
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2009
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Wombyan [sic - Wambeyan] Cave

Wombyan [sic - Wambeyan] Cave

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Wombeyan Caves, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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'Mala and the bad uncles at Tjikarri (II)', painted by Johnny Warangula Tjupurrula, 1976

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Johnny W. Tjupurrula
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1976
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Group of girls in a garden.

Group of girls in a garden.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Best Wishes from Your Friends

Best Wishes from Your Friends

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Bark painting depicting a goanna, a tree and a drum, by Libunja, Milingimbi, 1967

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jimmy Lipundja
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1967
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Ruins - Old Age Pensioner's Cottage. North Sydney Tornado

Ruins - Old Age Pensioner's Cottage. North Sydney Tornado

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Springfield parasol

Springfield parasol

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Parasols
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'Wana and Puliaba' or 'Goanna Corroboree at Mirkantji', painted by Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1971

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Papunya Art 2008 collection
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Kaapa M. Tjampitjinpa
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1971
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Carved and mounted coconut

Carved and mounted coconut

Papuan Official collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Printed letter from GRACE BROS. HOLDINGS LIMITED to the shareholders in J B Young Holdings Limited

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J B Young Ltd collection
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Business letters
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Grace Bros
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1979
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Bohemian Dramatic Company - Miss Vene Linden

Bohemian Dramatic Company - Miss Vene Linden

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Glass plate negative - Woman decorated with pipe-clay markings, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1923
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Gardens by the River Torrens, Adelaide, SA

Gardens by the River Torrens, Adelaide, SA

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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Plaster bust

Plaster bust

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Busts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Alan Heap
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Murwillumbah Fire. 15/09/07. From Church Hill P.O. and Bank Ruins on the Right

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1907
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Courtroom sketch made at the1982 trial of Michael and Lindy Chamberlain by artist Veronica O'Leary

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Veronica O'Leary collection no. 1
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Courtroom drawings
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ms Veronica O'Leary
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1982
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Wild flowers, New South Wales

Wild flowers, New South Wales

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Postcard of a man riding bicycle rollers, about 1904

Postcard of a man riding bicycle rollers, about 1904

Cycling in Australia - Ephemera collection no.1
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