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Untitled painting by Anatjari Tjakamarra, 1972, polymer on board

Untitled painting by Anatjari Tjakamarra, 1972, polymer on b...

Papunya Art 2008 collection
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Acrylic paintings
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Anatjari (. Tjakamarra
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1972
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PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

Graeme Rex and Jane Avril Niehus collection no. 1
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Paddle-steamers
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Beverley, Yorkshire, England
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Beverley Iron Coy Limited
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1877
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Elongate oval red pigmented wooden shield '[Old Man Dreaming]', painted by Uta Uta Tjangala, 1972

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Lew Parlette collection no. 2
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Shields
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Uta Uta Tjangala
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1972
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1955 FJ Holden Special sedan

1955 FJ Holden Special sedan

Faye and Albert Neuss collection
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Motor cars
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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GM Holden Ltd
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1955
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Bone china coffee cup with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Coffee cups
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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NCR electro-mechanical ticket selling machine, used by the West Australian Totalisator Agency Board

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West Australian Totalisator Agency Board collection
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Ticket machines
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Western Australia, Australia
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National Cash Register
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1962
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1926 Crossley Landaulette 'Canberra' car used for the 1927 Royal Tour and at the opening of Parliament House

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Victor Alberts collection no. 1
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Motor cars
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Manchester, England
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Crossley Motors Ltd
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1926
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Pair of cream coloured 'silk' boxer shorts with a gold coloured waistband and side bands

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Lionel Rose collection no. 1
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Boxer shorts
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Lionel Rose
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1964
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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Teacups
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Ray Maple
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1968
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China saucer for a coffee cup with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Saucers
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Shovels
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Baron Thomas Denman
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1912
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Spool and paper tape associated with the SNOCOM computer

Spool and paper tape associated with the SNOCOM computer

Kevin Rosolen collection
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Computer components
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University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Kevin Rosolen
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1958
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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Cregan Family collection
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Pest control equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Buzacott & Co Ltd
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1920
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Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1942
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TO QUARANTINE LAUNCH AEDES

TO QUARANTINE LAUNCH AEDES

Torrens Island Quarantine Station collection
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Signs
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Torrens Island, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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1930
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Ammunition box used by Polish migrant Mr Lukas in Italy, England, Argentina and Australia, 1943-1988

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Stanislaw Lukas collection
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Storage boxes
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Italy
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Mr Stanislaw '. Lukas
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1943
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Wolseley portable shearing plant

Wolseley portable shearing plant

Delma Keogh collection
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Shearing equipment
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England
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Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
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1925
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Black and white photographic postcard of Circular Quay with artist's impression of the Sydney Opera House

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Austr...
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Australian News and Information Bureau
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1950
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Molded yellow plastic hard hat associated wtih the Snowy Scheme

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Snowy Scheme - Frank Rodwell collection
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Helmets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Industrial Safety Services
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1950
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Australian Government Bentley 'S' Series 3 black saloon motor car used by Sir Robert Menzies

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Department of Administrative Services (Transport and Storage Divisi...
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Motor cars
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Crewe, Cheshire, England
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Rolls Royce
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1964
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Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wheelbarrows
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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W J. Spence
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1877
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Did They Beat The Drum Slowly As They Lowered You Down?

Did They Beat The Drum Slowly As They Lowered You Down?

Ellen Jose collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms Ellen Jose
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1992
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Australia for the Australians, White Australia

Australia for the Australians, White Australia

White Australia Protection Badge collection
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Political badges
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Australia
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1906
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Yacca walking-stick

Yacca walking-stick

C Warren Bonython collection
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Walking-sticks
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South Australia, Australia
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Charles W. Bonython
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1947
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Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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R Gardner
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1893
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Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Latvian silver-coloured metal brooch with amber coloured bead

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Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1957
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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup and saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Morris Model FE Pye outside broadcast van used by ABC-TV Channel 2 ABN

Morris Model FE Pye outside broadcast van used by ABC-TV Cha...

Australian Broadcasting Corporation collection no. 1
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Vans
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England
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British Motor Corporation - Morris
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1955
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Latvian white, red and grey costume blouse

Latvian white, red and grey costume blouse

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Blouses
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1939
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Small brown vinyl suticase used to transport the late-Pleistocene Mungo cremation to Canberra by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

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D J Mulvaney collection
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Suitcases
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Lake Mungo, New South Wales, Australia
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Professor Derek J. Mulvaney
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1925
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Poster titled 'Advance Australia Where?'

Poster titled 'Advance Australia Where?'

Lorraine Coutts collection
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Posters
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Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Terri...
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National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
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1992
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REGA brand pneumatic kerosene tank used with a burner to heat cattle branding irons, used on Idracowra Station, NT

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Leo Murphy collection
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Kerosene cooking stoves
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Rega Pty Ltd
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1968
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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-raising ceremony at Sydney Cove in 1788, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

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Garnet Watkins collection
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Murals
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Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Alban Watkins
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1981
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Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Skirts
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1941
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Proclamation of British sovereignty over King George V Land (Antarctica), signed by Sir Douglas Mawson, 1931

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Sir Douglas Mawson collection
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Documents
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Antarctica
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Sir Douglas Mawson
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1931
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Sample of rock collected on the moon during the Apollo XVII Mission, 1972

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Department of Science and the Environment collection
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Geological specimens
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The Moon, ,
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President Richard M. Nixon
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1972
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Firing the Humpy by Lin Onus

Firing the Humpy by Lin Onus

Lin Onus collection
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Oil paintings
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Lin Onus
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1972
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Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Dental equipment
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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SNOCOM computer used by the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority

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University of Sydney School of Engineering collection
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Computer components
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University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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School of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney
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1958
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Vietnam Moratorium Withdrawal All Troops Now

Vietnam Moratorium Withdrawal All Troops Now

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Vietnam
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1965
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Illuminated address to William Barbour

Illuminated address to William Barbour

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Illuminated addresses
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1907
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Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Spittoons
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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Chisel, made by Paddy Tjangala, 1972

Chisel, made by Paddy Tjangala, 1972

Lew Parlette collection no. 2
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Chisels
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy Tjangala
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1972
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Bone china coffee cup and saucer with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Message stick

Message stick

Dick and Lindsay Roughsey collection
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Message sticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1972
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Headdress from the West Kimberley region, with ears, mouth and teeth

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Paddy Roe collection
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Dance equipment
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Lee
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1968
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Poster promoting a peace march in 1986 for the international year of peace.

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Console for the satellite tracking system from the Orroral Valley Tracking Station

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Orroral Valley Tracking Station collection
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Computer hardware
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Oregon, United States of America
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United States Navy
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1950
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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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Handmade wooden gold mining cradle on rockers

Handmade wooden gold mining cradle on rockers

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Gold washing cradles
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Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1950
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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Corsets
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1900
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Unglazed teapot attributed to Eddie Puruntatameri, Bathurst Island, around 1977

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Teapots
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Eddie Puruntatameri
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1972
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Elongate oval red pigmented wooden shield [Lyurulyuru Dreaming], painted by Dinny Nolan Tjampitjinpa, 1972

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Lew Parlette collection no. 2
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Shields
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dinny Nolan Tjampitjinpa
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1972
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Latvian black silk bonnet

Latvian black silk bonnet

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Caps
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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1957
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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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John Poole Marine Chronometer No 2659, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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John Poole
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1855
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