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God's Children at Prayer, 1946, given to Lois Grosse (nee Ottens) 1950

God's Children at Prayer, 1946, given to Lois Grosse (nee Ot...

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Religious books
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1946
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Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Doris Nash collection
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Highchairs
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Iram Nash
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1875
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Tape measure

Tape measure

George O Crawford collection
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Tape measures
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Rip saw

Rip saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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London, England
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L Pabble & Sanderson
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1920
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Cooma NSW, Gateway to the Snowy Mountains

Cooma NSW, Gateway to the Snowy Mountains

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Pennants
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Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Helen Jensma
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1950
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Australia - Land of Tomorrow

Australia - Land of Tomorrow

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 6
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Posters
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1950
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Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Swing tags
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Hotel Rex Potts Point Sydney NSW

Hotel Rex Potts Point Sydney NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd
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1950
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Poster

Poster

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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Poster -

Poster - "The Story of the Forwards/Backwards Land"

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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Taylors Beach Vaucluse NSW

Taylors Beach Vaucluse NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd
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1950
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1950
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Yellow, blue and red beanie-shaped hat, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Hats
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, 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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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Black and white promotional photograph of Uncle George of 2GB

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB, Sydney
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1935
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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchen knives
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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I am a Woman for Peace

I am a Woman for Peace

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political badges
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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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Souvenir beaker to celebrate the 40th Birthday of Princess Anne

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Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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Princess Anne E.
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1950
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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Poster

Poster

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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Sydney May Day Committee UAW (Union of Australian Women) Best Women's Organisation, 1990

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Plates
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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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Guard, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Guard, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Crocheted jug cover with yellow glass beads

Crocheted jug cover with yellow glass beads

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Jug covers
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1942
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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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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Native Encampment

Native Encampment

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1844
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Sticker

Sticker

Union of Australian Women collection
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Stickers
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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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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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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 2. Waratah

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 2. Waratah

Joyce Knife collection
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Matchboxes
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Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bryant and May
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1950
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Metal tray

Metal tray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Trays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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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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Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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Bailey wood plane

Bailey wood plane

John Docker collection
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Planes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Poster -

Poster - "International Women's Day"

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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Poster -

Poster - "Office of the Status of Women"

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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Stylised drawing of a white dove carrying an olive branch

Stylised drawing of a white dove carrying an olive branch

Union of Australian Women collection
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Badges
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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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Companion brand blowtorch

Companion brand blowtorch

George and Mary Weir collection
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Blowtorches
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Sweden
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Max Sievert AB
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1949
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 6. Red Scented Hibiscus

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 6. Red Scented Hibiscus

Joyce Knife collection
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Matchboxes
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Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bryant and May
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1950
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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Finials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Steel horseshoe magnet

Steel horseshoe magnet

John Docker collection
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Magnets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Australian Aborigines League banner made by Bill Onus

Australian Aborigines League banner made by Bill Onus

Gary Foley collection
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Banners
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Bill Onus
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1945
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Tablecloth and four serviettes

Tablecloth and four serviettes

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1930
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Poster

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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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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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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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Boothung and Mirrarng by Kevin Gilbert

Boothung and Mirrarng by Kevin Gilbert

Eleanor Williams-Gilbert collection
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Linocuts
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Mr Kevin Gilbert
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1969
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Wooden scribe with a wooden shaft and wooden block attached at one end with steel

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George O Crawford collection
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Woodworking tools
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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I am a Woman for Peace

I am a Woman for Peace

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political badges
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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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Painted ceramic tumbler made by Martin Boyd Pottery

Painted ceramic tumbler made by Martin Boyd Pottery

Martin Boyd Pottery Tumbler collection
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Tumblers
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North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Martin Boyd Pottery
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1950
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Poster-

Poster- "Australian Race Against Time for Africa"

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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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchen knives
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1940
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A.N.C. Struggle for Liberation

A.N.C. Struggle for Liberation

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political badges
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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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Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large nugget

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Smales Jewellers collection
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Brooches
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Western Australia, Australia
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Crawford family
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1890
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Chisel

Chisel

George O Crawford collection
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Chisels
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Replica fat lamp in a tin, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s

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Eileen Morgan collection
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Lamps
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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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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Two sets of playing cards within a box, featuring the logo of the FJ Holden

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Jack Heenan collection
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Playing cards
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GM Holden Ltd
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1948
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2GB picnic with family and friends

2GB picnic with family and friends

Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB Blue Birds Club
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1935
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Poster

Poster

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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Dolly clothes peg

Dolly clothes peg

Margaret Heap collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1950
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