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Breastplate presented to the Yandruwandha people of Cooper Creek

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James de Pury collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Alfred Howitt
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1862
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Painting depicts 8 lizards

Painting depicts 8 lizards

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lardjanga
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1967
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Morning Star

Morning Star

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Niljermarija
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1969
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr A P Lyons
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Handwritten recipes to pickle red cabbage

Handwritten recipes to pickle red cabbage

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Manuscripts
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Postcard featuring a coloured drawing of a soldier sitting on a bench with a woman in a blue dress holding a blue parasol

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Kelp water carrier

Kelp water carrier

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Yvonne Kopper collection
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Containers
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Tasmania, Australia
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Yvonne Kopper
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The Crocodile, Tungarapia and the Wallaby, Ubraitja

The Crocodile, Tungarapia and the Wallaby, Ubraitja

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yalioura
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1948
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Flags Act 1953 - Proclamation

Flags Act 1953 - Proclamation

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Government records
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Hon William G. Hayden
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearheads
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Sailing Sydney Harbour, Bonnington Irish Moss

Sailing Sydney Harbour, Bonnington Irish Moss

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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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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Barawind.

Barawind.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Kolbitja
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1969
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Painting no. 5, Rainbow Serpent story by Dick Roughsey - Goorialla watching men dancing the sacred Butta keera

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Dick Roughsey Rainbow Serpent collection
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Oil paintings
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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National Park

National Park

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Message stick

Message stick

Stan Mitchell collection
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Carvings
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The Gould League of Bird Lovers of New South Wales

The Gould League of Bird Lovers of New South Wales

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Certificates
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Postcard featuring a printed portrait of Alderman R. Holloway, selected Labor Candidate for Goulburn

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographs
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Smith's Weekly - Armistice Number, Facsimile of Historic Cease Fire Order..., 1936

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Robbie Swan collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Smith's Weekly
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1936
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Courtroom sketch 'Mrs Roberta Elston Crown Witness.' by Veronica O'Leary, dated 8 October 1982.

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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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Byron Tales.

Byron Tales.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Books
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Heba Barlow

Heba Barlow

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Letter from Sturgeon and Sons regarding the sale of rams

Letter from Sturgeon and Sons regarding the sale of rams

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Business letters
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Convict love token from William Weir

Convict love token from William Weir

Timothy Millett collection
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Convict love tokens
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Poem

Poem

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Manuscripts
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A night wi' burns at my ain fireside

A night wi' burns at my ain fireside

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1905
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Calendar

Calendar

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Calendars
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Orient Liner Oronsay, 20,000 tons. Sister Ships, Orama and Otranto

Orient Liner Oronsay, 20,000 tons. Sister Ships, Orama and O...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Manly from Fairlight

Manly from Fairlight

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Special Service Australian Squadron In Waters World Tour 1923-24

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Armadale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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1923
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Film negative - Wet-weather hut of the unmarried men, headwaters of Liverpool River, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

Film negative - Wet-weather hut of the unmarried men, headwa...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1928
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Dot painting with central concentric circle by Dorothy Robinson

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Dorothy Robinson
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Australian Settler's Home On Fire.

Australian Settler's Home On Fire."by P. Power

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Silkscreen print of three ceramic jar forms, by Nyukana Baker, Malpiya Davey, Alison Carroll, 2004

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Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 7
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Screenprints
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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2004
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Town Hall, Newcastle, NSW

Town Hall, Newcastle, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Extract from Mr Charles Matcham's letters to a relative in England 1834

Extract from Mr Charles Matcham's letters to a relative in E...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Documents
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Design pattern

Design pattern

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Glass plate negative - Pastor Carl Strehlow in the doorway of the church at Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Scout's Metalworker badge certificate

Scout's Metalworker badge certificate

Barry Williams collection
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Certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1944
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I'm Rather Upset [Caricature of a kangaroo playing cricket]

I'm Rather Upset [Caricature of a kangaroo playing cricket]

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Harding & Billings
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Centenary Tower, Mt Gambier, SA

Centenary Tower, Mt Gambier, SA

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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R.C. Rickmers

R.C. Rickmers

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Map of the West Kimberley fitted into a timber pelmet

Map of the West Kimberley fitted into a timber pelmet

Emanuel Family collection
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Maps
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lands & Surveys Department, Western Australia
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1901
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Earl Kitchener

Earl Kitchener

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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London, England
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Good Luck for the New Year

Good Luck for the New Year

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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The wee sick Govini

The wee sick Govini

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mrs Ida Outhwaite
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Whitefellas Spinning Around by Jean Inyalanka Burke, 2011

Whitefellas Spinning Around by Jean Inyalanka Burke, 2011

Warakurna History Paintings collection no.2
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Paintings
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Jean I. Burke
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2011
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Blast furnace at the Lithgow ironworks in N.S.W

Blast furnace at the Lithgow ironworks in N.S.W

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Australian Engineers, Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Greeting card 'France, Christmas 1916'

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Adrian Luck collection no. 1
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Postcards
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France
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Australian Army
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1916
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Palaeolithic European hand axe

Palaeolithic European hand axe

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hand axes
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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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Michaela Tipungwuti
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QSL card for VKADE Australia

QSL card for VKADE Australia

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1936
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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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Claudia Kantilia
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Opening of Parliament by Her Majesty The Queen in the Legislative Council Chamber, Adelaide, on Tuesday 23 March 1954

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Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Programs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Highfield Hotel, Murray Street, Hobart

Highfield Hotel, Murray Street, Hobart

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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The landing jetty, Colombo - Lipton series

The landing jetty, Colombo - Lipton series

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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William Percy Faithfull's Master of Arts degree from Sydney University, 6 March 1869

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Testamurs
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1869
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BP Solar Trek vehicle known as the 'The Quiet Achiever'

BP Solar Trek vehicle known as the 'The Quiet Achiever'

BP Australia Ltd collection
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Vehicles
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Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, England
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BP Solar Systems Limited
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1982
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