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Why the kangaroo hops

Why the kangaroo hops

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Neville P. Japangardi
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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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'Subject No.9 - Prime Ministers' bicentennial commemorative milk carton

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ACT Milk Authority collection
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Milk containers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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ACT Milk Authority
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1988
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Cartoon titled 'Automation' depicting Sir Eric Harrison and Sir Robert Menzies

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Sir Eric Harrison collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Norm Mitchell
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1938
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Young's Store Currency Note

Young's Store Currency Note

J B Young Ltd collection
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Paper money
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Canberra Times poster of 'Fears Flow Down River', 9 October 2010

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Murray-Darling Basin Authority collection
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Newspapers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Canberra Times
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2010
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Bark painting by Roy Dadaynga Marika.

Bark painting by Roy Dadaynga Marika.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Bark paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Roy D. Marika
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1975
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Press pass Parliamentary Press Gallery, 1973

Press pass Parliamentary Press Gallery, 1973

Graeme Thomson collection
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Passes
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1973
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Unissued invitation to the opening of Parliament House, Canberra, 9 May 1988

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Chris Grady collection
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Invitations
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Government of Australia
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1988
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Parking permit sticker for the Parliament House Opening Ceremony 9 May 1988

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Chris Grady collection
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Stickers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Government of Australia
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1988
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Waterlily and Rock Snake by Doolie Nunggalawi

Waterlily and Rock Snake by Doolie Nunggalawi

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Bark paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Doolie Nungalawi
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Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles collection
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Motor cars
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Bean Car Company
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1925
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Canberra retailer to receive international award

Canberra retailer to receive international award

J B Young Ltd collection
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Press releases
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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J B Young Holdings Ltd
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Clay pot by Thancoupie

Clay pot by Thancoupie

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Pots
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Thancoupie
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1975
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Photograph of Fred Daly driving a golf buggy

Photograph of Fred Daly driving a golf buggy

Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1982
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Ship with white smoke stack

Ship with white smoke stack

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Bookmaker's bag belonging to Jim McMahon

Bookmaker's bag belonging to Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon collection
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Gambling equipment
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Jim McMahon
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1983
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Black and white photograph of Fred Daly at the microphone, 1978

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Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1978
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Small notebook titled 'Canberra House and Land'

Small notebook titled 'Canberra House and Land'

Thompson Family collection
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Notebooks
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Young's Store Currency Note

Young's Store Currency Note

J B Young Ltd collection
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Paper money
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Medallion issued to competitors and officials at the Australia Day Olympic Sports Carnival in Canberra, 1980

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Donald and Helen McMichael collection
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Medallions
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Department of Home Affairs
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1980
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Two Dogs at Mungarkatakatanya

Two Dogs at Mungarkatakatanya

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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John Tjakamarra
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Young's Store Currency Note

Young's Store Currency Note

J B Young Ltd collection
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Paper money
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Copy of Stradivari's 'Alard' violin, made by Australian mastercraftsman A E Smith in 1954

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EV Llewellyn collection
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Violins
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Arthur E. Smith
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1954
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Reith - Closet Republican

Reith - Closet Republican

Political Humour Competition 1998 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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1998
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Young's Store Currency Note

Young's Store Currency Note

J B Young Ltd collection
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Paper money
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Thirsty Sand Frog

The Thirsty Sand Frog

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Goulburn Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ralph Gumudul
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Why the kangaroo hops.

Why the kangaroo hops.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Neville P. Japangardi
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Fraser Island

Fraser Island

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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Ms Fiona Foley
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1990
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'Mortuary Ceremony', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1978

'Mortuary Ceremony', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1978

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Bark paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1978
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Women's Dreaming, by Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Women's Dreaming, by Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Emily K. Kngwarreye
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Silver serviette ring with an enamelled badge of the Canberra Coat of Arms

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Beverley Davidoff collection
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Serviette rings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr William Gee
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1940
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How the goanna and the lizard got their painted backs

How the goanna and the lizard got their painted backs

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Susanne Chalmers
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1974
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Invitation to an evening reception in the Great Hall of Parliament House on 9 May 1988

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Chris Grady collection
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Invitations
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Government of Australia
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1988
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Young's Store Currency Note

Young's Store Currency Note

J B Young Ltd collection
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Paper money
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Thirsty Sand Frog

The Thirsty Sand Frog

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Goulburn Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ralph Gumudul
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1974
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Souvenir badge in commemoration of the Royal visit to Australia in 1954, worn in Canberra by Petronella Wensing

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Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Commemorative badges
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mrs Petronella Wensing
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1954
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Ground edge stone hatchet head

Ground edge stone hatchet head

Pauline Watson collection
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Stone artefacts
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Miss Pauline Watson
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1929
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Snap!

Snap!

Geoff Pryor collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1996
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Photograph of red Bedford truck with green tarpaulins

Photograph of red Bedford truck with green tarpaulins

J B Young Ltd collection
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Photographs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Cartoon of Paul Keating dressed as a school boy playing with Commonwealth matchbox cars

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Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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1985
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Access permit sticker for the Parliament House Opening Ceremony 9 May 1988

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Chris Grady collection
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Stickers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Government of Australia
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1988
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Young's Store Currency Note

Young's Store Currency Note

J B Young Ltd collection
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Paper money
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Press pass for 1982 visit to Australia by Vice-President the Honourable George Bush

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Graeme Thomson collection
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Passes
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1982
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Ink bottle

Ink bottle

Les Robertson collection
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Ink bottles
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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'The Anteater & The Turtle' by  Neville Poulson Japangardi

'The Anteater & The Turtle' by Neville Poulson Japangardi

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Neville P. Japangardi
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Two Turtles by Billy Yirawala

Two Turtles by Billy Yirawala

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Bark paintings
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Liverpool River, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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Copy of Stradivari's 'Maurin' violin, made by Australian mastercraftsman A E Smith in 1946

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EV Llewellyn collection
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Violins
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Arthur E. Smith
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1946
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Cartoon depicting Peter Costello tossing a coin into a cup labelled N.M.A.

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Geoff Pryor collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1996
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Cyclone Tracy evacuation registration card, 1974

Cyclone Tracy evacuation registration card, 1974

Geoff Finger collection
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Travel documents
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Geoff Finger
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1974
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Dog of a Year

Dog of a Year

Political Humour Competition 1998 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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1998
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A toy car constructed from a Vehicle Construction Kit

A toy car constructed from a Vehicle Construction Kit

Sir Roland Wilson collection no. 2
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Toy motor cars
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Sir Roland Wilson
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1956
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White ochre belonging to Paul House (Ngambri)

White ochre belonging to Paul House (Ngambri)

Paul House collection no.2
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Ochre specimens
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Inganarr, the giant serpent

Inganarr, the giant serpent

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Nathanael N. Maralngura
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1974
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Parking permit sticker for the Parliament House Opening Ceremony 9 May 1988

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Chris Grady collection
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Stickers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Government of Australia
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1988
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Yirrkala bark petition, 1963

Yirrkala bark petition, 1963

Pat and Gordon Bryant collection
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Petitions
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1963
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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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Album containing 27 photographs of significant sites around Canberra, from the 1930's

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Betty Hall collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Commonwealth Government Printers
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1930
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