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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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Piti or wooden container with pokerwork of Kungkarangkaipa Tjukurpa or 'Seven Sisters' Dreaming

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 2
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Containers
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Margaret Dagg
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1997
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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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Humane rabbit trap 'jump-trap' with black rubber-lined jaws

Humane rabbit trap 'jump-trap' with black rubber-lined jaws

Brian Coman collection
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Rabbit traps
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United States of America
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Dr Brian J. Coman
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1983
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Necklace of opalescent maireener shells, 'Jewel of the Sea', made by Corrie Fullard, Tasmanian Aboriginal artist, 1997

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Corrie Fullard collection
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Necklaces
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Tasmania, Australia
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Corrie L. Fullard
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1997
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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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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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1980
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Piti or wooden container with pokerwork of the Kungkarangkaipa Tjukurpa or 'Seven Sisters' Dre

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 2
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Containers
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Margaret Dagg
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1997
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Jack of Cape Grim

Jack of Cape Grim

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Len Maynard collection
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Sculptures
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Tasmania, Australia
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Len Maynard
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1997
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Copy of the Ouyen Baitlayer, a vehicle-drawn two-wheeled trailer with a 1080 bait distribution cylinder

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Brian Coman collection
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Pest control equipment
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Victoria, Australia
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Jock MacRae
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1980
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Mr Howard reaches out

Mr Howard reaches out

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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Black and white cartoon titled 'Photographing marbles'

Black and white cartoon titled 'Photographing marbles'

Judy Horacek collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Ms Judy Horacek
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1997
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Black and white cartoon titled 'Damn feminists'

Black and white cartoon titled 'Damn feminists'

Judy Horacek collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Ms Judy Horacek
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1997
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Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Paddles
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Horse and Cowboy and Bullocks 1997

Horse and Cowboy and Bullocks 1997

Liesl Rockchild collection
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Bush toys
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Titjikala, Northern Territory, Australia
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Johnny Young
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1997
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The Final Hearing of the Kenbi Land Claim of 1995, (turtle shell) by Gullawun Daniel Lee, 1999

The Final Hearing of the Kenbi Land Claim of 1995, (turtle s...

Gullawun Daniel Roque Lee collection
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Artworks
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Cox Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gullawun D. Lee
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1994
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Camel, Rider and Pack Camel

Camel, Rider and Pack Camel

Liesl Rockchild collection
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Bush toys
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Titjikala, Northern Territory, Australia
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David Wallace
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1997
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Ear-biter Bruce

Ear-biter Bruce

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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Mistake Creek Massacre

Mistake Creek Massacre

Queenie McKenzie (Nakarra) collection no.2
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Paintings
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Mistake Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
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Queenie M. Nakarra
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1997
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Unused rectangular beige and brown sign that designates a protected Aboriginal burial ground

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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority NT collection
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Signs
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority
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1987
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Fishing spear made by Wilfred Aniba

Fishing spear made by Wilfred Aniba

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Spears
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Thursday Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Wilfred Aniba
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1987
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Awelye

Awelye

Helen Eager and Christopher Hodges collection no. 1
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Carvings
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Utopia, South Australia, Australia
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Lucky Kngwarreye Morton
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1995
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Horses and Saddles 1997, 1998

Horses and Saddles 1997, 1998

Liesl Rockchild collection
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Bush toys
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Santa Teresa, Northern Territory, Australia
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Calvin Smith
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1997
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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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Fishing spear made by Wilfred Aniba

Fishing spear made by Wilfred Aniba

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Spears
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Thursday Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Wilfred Aniba
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1987
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Horses and Cowboy 1997

Horses and Cowboy 1997

Liesl Rockchild collection
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Bush toys
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Titjikala, Northern Territory, Australia
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David Wallace
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1997
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Kim rolls over

Kim rolls over

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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Horses and Cowboy 1997

Horses and Cowboy 1997

Liesl Rockchild collection
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Bush toys
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Titjikala, Northern Territory, Australia
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David Wallace
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1997
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Horses and Cowboy 1997, 1999

Horses and Cowboy 1997, 1999

Liesl Rockchild collection
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Bush toys
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Titjikala, Northern Territory, Australia
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Johnny Young
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1997
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Cannibals and Others

Cannibals and Others

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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Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Paddles
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Pandanus basket

Pandanus basket

Injalak Arts & Craft collection
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Baskets
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Priscilla Badari
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1997
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White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HMAS Sydney at Keeling Cocos Island on 9 November 1914

White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HM...

Margaret Gibb collection
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Commemorative cups
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England
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Samuel Radford Ltd
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1914
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Weapon bag by Yvonne Koolmatrie

Weapon bag by Yvonne Koolmatrie

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Baskets
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Berri, South Australia, Australia
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Yvonne Koolmatrie
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1990
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Egg scoop by Yvonne Koolmatrie

Egg scoop by Yvonne Koolmatrie

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Containers
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Berri, South Australia, Australia
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Yvonne Koolmatrie
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1990
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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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Mayngu Dhoeri pearlshell headdress made by Sipau Audi Gibuma

Mayngu Dhoeri pearlshell headdress made by Sipau Audi Gibuma

Sipau Audi Gibuma Headdress collection
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Headdresses
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Boigu Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Sipau Audi Gibuma
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1990
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Cooper Notebook, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

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Colin Davis collection
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Notebooks
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Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Colin Davis
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1979
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Horses and Saddles 1997, 1998

Horses and Saddles 1997, 1998

Liesl Rockchild collection
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Bush toys
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Santa Teresa, Northern Territory, Australia
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Calvin Smith
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1997
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Horse and Pick-up, 6 Cattle and 2 Calves 1997

Horse and Pick-up, 6 Cattle and 2 Calves 1997

Liesl Rockchild collection
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Bush toys
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Engawala, Northern Territory, Australia
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Christopher Wallace
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1997
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Poster 'IT TAKES ONLY ONE NUCLEAR WEAPON TO SPOIL YOUR DAY.....

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political posters
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Australia
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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
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1960
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Painting of black birds on a light brown background with white dots

Painting of black birds on a light brown background with whi...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
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S Dawson
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1997
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Photograph of staff of the Australian Government Publishing Services, Canberra, 15th July 1997

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Australian Government Publishing Service collection no. 2
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Certificates
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Australian Government Publishing Service
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1997
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Arrogant Jeff

Arrogant Jeff

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Mark Knight
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1997
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Pata

Pata

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Prints
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Geoffrey Warradoo
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1997
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Varnished dark wooden writing desk with sloping top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Writing desks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1874
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Plate with image of Nobby's peninsula, Newcastle

Plate with image of Nobby's peninsula, Newcastle

Margaret Gibb collection
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Plates
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England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Uncirculated 1997 one dollar coin

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2
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One dollar coins
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Royal Australian Mint
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1997
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Three bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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An Important Message From the Cartoonist

An Important Message From the Cartoonist

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Andrew Weldon
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1997
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Pair of ladies cream satin shoes with cream and silver glass beading in a triangular shape on the front

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1900
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Painting of nine orange lizards

Painting of nine orange lizards

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
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S Dawson
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1997
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Fourth panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', created to commemorate the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

Fourth panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of...

ACT Embroiderer's Guild collection
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Embroidered pictures
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Embroiderers' Guild ACT Inc
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2000
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Painted wooden 'female' Tiwi spear

Painted wooden 'female' Tiwi spear

John Moody collection
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Spears
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Griddle Iron

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cooking equipment
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Chequered pattern armband 'zugu musur'

Chequered pattern armband 'zugu musur'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Hand knitted beanie with

Hand knitted beanie with "Alice Springs / Beanie Festival" b...

Adi Dunlop collection
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Beanies
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mrs Adi Dunlop
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1997
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Sharpening stone for shears, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

Sharpening stone for shears, used by professional shearer Co...

Colin Davis collection
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Sharpening stones
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Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Colin Davis
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1946
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Barrett Model SB250RC radio

Barrett Model SB250RC radio

Les Hiddins collection
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Radios
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Barrett Communications Pty Ltd
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1976
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Horse and Pick-up, 6 Cattle and 2 Calves 1997

Horse and Pick-up, 6 Cattle and 2 Calves 1997

Liesl Rockchild collection
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Bush toys
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Engawala, Northern Territory, Australia
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Christopher Wallace
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1997
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