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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

Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at w...

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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Pair of pink-brown knit stockings

Pair of pink-brown knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
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Stockings
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Nomad brand 'walking' lawn sprinkler

Nomad brand 'walking' lawn sprinkler

David and Margaret Ride collection
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Sprinklers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Dr David Ride
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1959
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Pair of dark brown cotton knit stockings

Pair of dark brown cotton knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
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Stockings
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Camisole

Camisole

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Camisoles
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1900
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Wooden serviette ring set on a pewter stand which is shaped as a gum leaf

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Elizabeth Chess collection
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Serviette rings
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Western Australia, Australia
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1910
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Poster 'IT TAKES ONLY ONE NUCLEAR WEAPON TO SPOIL YOUR DAY...'

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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Pair of dark brown cotton knit stockings

Pair of dark brown cotton knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
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Stockings
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Three bowls

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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Wooden wool depth measure, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

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Colin Davis collection
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Measuring instruments
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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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Pair of brown cotton knit stockings

Pair of brown cotton knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Sharpening stone for shears, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

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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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Pair of brown cotton stockings

Pair of brown cotton stockings

Olga Riet collection
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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White china dinner plate

White china dinner plate

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Dinner plates
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1900
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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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Two bowls

Two bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HMAS Sydney at Keeling Cocos Island on 9 November 1914

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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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Black woolly fur hat

Black woolly fur hat

Olga Riet collection
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Headwear
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Belgian single shot bolt action .22 rifle

Belgian single shot bolt action .22 rifle

Tom Heinsohn collection
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Rifles
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Belgium
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Anciens Etablissments Pieper Herstal
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1950
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Zeiss Motorised Operating Double Microscope used by Earl Owen

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Professor Earl Owen collection
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Microscopes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Professor Earl Owen AO
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1964
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Plate decorated with pre-Federation coat of arms

Plate decorated with pre-Federation coat of arms

Margaret Gibb collection
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England
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Mr George Hodgson
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1885
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Bond of the Don Mortgage Bank at Taganrog for 10,000 roubles...

Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Black woolly fur muff

Black woolly fur muff

Olga Riet collection
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Muffs
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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1929
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White cotton muslin petticoat

White cotton muslin petticoat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Petticoats
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1900
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White cotton petticoat

Olga Riet collection
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Fiji Football Association 60th Anniversary medallion

Fiji Football Association 60th Anniversary medallion

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
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Medallions
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Fiji
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John N. Warren MBE OAM
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1938
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Certificat de letat, Valeur 1000 roubles, Interets 4 1/2%, B...

Olga Riet collection
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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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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England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

Olga Riet collection
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Chairs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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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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Varnished cedar cabinet in two sections, made for the GPO Sy...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Cabinets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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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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Five-horse power Lundell brand electric motor, used at the C...

Department of Administrative Services collection
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Motors
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United States of America
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Sprague Electric Co
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1890
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Linen fabric

Linen fabric

Olga Riet collection
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Textiles
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Scholefield double-barrelled hammer action, 12 gauge breech loading shotgun

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Richard Brooks collection
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Shotguns
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England, United Kingdom
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Scholefield
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1880
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Hand crocheted bedspread

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Bedspreads
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Wollstonecraft, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Eveline Whiting
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1908
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Clothes peg container, for attachment to the upright post of a Hill's-typre rotary clothes hoist

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Rosemary Huff-Johnston collection
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Containers
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Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1959
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Cast iron frying pan

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Frying pans
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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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Banque Fonciere de Nijni-Novgorod-Samara, Lettre de Gage 4 1...

Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Piece of cream calico with brown speckles, used as a trunk liner

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Olga Riet collection
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Textiles
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Five-horse power Lundell electric motor, used at the Cockato...

Department of Administrative Services collection
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Motors
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United States of America
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Sprague Electric Co
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1890
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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, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Fifth panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', commemorating the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

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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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Papua New Guinea Post Courier, 15-17 September 2000

Papua New Guinea Post Courier, 15-17 September 2000

Chris and Diane Clark collection
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Newspapers
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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2000
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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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Third panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', commemorating the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

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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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Combination UTS Sheffield shears, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

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Colin Davis Collection
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Shearing equipment
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Sheffield, England
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Mr Colin Davis
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1946
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'Whadda You Lot Celebratin Now?...', in relation to the centenary of the Federation of Australia in 2001

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Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Mark Lynch
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2001
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Woonona Soccer Club 1889 - 2003

Woonona Soccer Club 1889 - 2003

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
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Booklets
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1889
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Ladies cream satin right shoe, 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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Man's white undershirt with green embroidery

Man's white undershirt with green embroidery

Olga Riet collection
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Shirts
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Chairs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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Japanese obi wrap

Japanese obi wrap

Olga Riet collection
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Obis
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1933
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Sixth panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', commemorating the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

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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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Five-horse power Lundell brand electric motor, used at the C...

Department of Administrative Services collection
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Motors
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United States of America
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Sprague Electric Co
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1890
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Blue plastic cover for shear blades, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

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Colin Davis collection
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Covers
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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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Child's white lawn bonnet decorated with inset lace and embroidery

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Bonnets
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1900
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First panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', commemorating the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

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ACT Embroiderer's Guild collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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