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Hot-air steriliser

Hot-air steriliser

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Health and medical equipment
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Baird and Tatlock
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1897
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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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Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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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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Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbe...

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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Bristol squat storage jar

Bristol squat storage jar

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Jars
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1923
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Coogee Beach, Sydney. No. 5.

Coogee Beach, Sydney. No. 5.

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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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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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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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1964
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Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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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Photograph of R.M.S. Ormonde

Photograph of R.M.S. Ormonde

Enid Treadgold collection
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Gravesend, Kent, England
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W J Munns, Gravesend
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1917
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Pair of ladies cream embroidered shoes in satin

Pair of ladies cream embroidered shoes in satin

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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Switzerland
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1925
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'Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge, NSW', No. 2, 1925

'Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge, NSW', No. 2, 1925

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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New South Wales Government Tourist Bureau
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1925
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Sheep on Liverpool Plains. No. 11.

Sheep on Liverpool Plains. No. 11.

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Hexagonal metal dog registration tag REGD DOG 1 JULY 1925 - 30 JUNE 1926

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Dog Registration Tag collection
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Dog accessories
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1925
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The Horn, Mt. Buffalo, Victoria No. 48

The Horn, Mt. Buffalo, Victoria No. 48

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Les Robertson collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Letter printed on yellow paper, titled '1984-A Year to Remember'

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Letters
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Skew back hand saw

Skew back hand saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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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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'Improved' clothes peg invented by Florence McCarthy Clerke in Melbourne in 1925

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Pioneer Women's Hut collection
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Clothes pegs
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Middle Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Florence M. Clerke
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1925
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Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-1982

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Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection
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Medals
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1882
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Glass plate negative - Preparing for an emu hunt, Wogait people, Anson Bay, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905-1911

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Anson Bay, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Women in swimsuits standing at the water's edge

Women in swimsuits standing at the water's edge

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Italy
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1915
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Leather dog shoe worn on long bush walking trips in the Blue Mountains by the Dunphy's fox terrier named Dextre

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Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Animal accessories
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1925
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Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Gidleigh Collection
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Fishing lures
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London, England
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Clovelly, High Street, 13 May 1925

Clovelly, High Street, 13 May 1925

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographic postcards
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1925
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Ceramic bust of John Batman

Ceramic bust of John Batman

John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner Pottery Bust collection
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Busts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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John Batman
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1934
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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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Deck of Commonwealth Railway playing cards

Deck of Commonwealth Railway playing cards

Elizabeth Kay collection no. 1
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Playing cards
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Australia
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Commonwealth Railways
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1900
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Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Building materials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Double storey dolls house

Double storey dolls house

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Dolls houses
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Composing rule

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Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Postcard featuring photograph of Castlereagh Street, Sydney

Postcard featuring photograph of Castlereagh Street, Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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1925
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Debrie Parvo model 'L' 35mm hand-crank movie camera and accessories, used by Frank Hurley

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Robert and Irene Goard collection
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Movie cameras
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Paris, France
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Andre Debrie
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1917
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N.S.W. Country Press Association

N.S.W. Country Press Association

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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New South Wales, Australia
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N.S.W. Country Press Association
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1920
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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 1604 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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Dent & Co
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1850
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Black and white photograph of Australian swimmers Fanny Durack and Mia Wylie with British swimmer Jennie Fletcher

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National Sports Information Centre collection
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Photographic postcards
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Australia
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Miss Sarah Frances 'Fanny' Durack
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1910
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American Navy Fleet's visit to Sydney Harbour, July 1925

American Navy Fleet's visit to Sydney Harbour, July 1925

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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United States Navy
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1925
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Fifteen Royal Agricultural Society Member Badges

Fifteen Royal Agricultural Society Member Badges

Colledge Family collection
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Membership badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1925
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Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Lantern slide - View from the sea of Point Charles lighthouse, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Dispatch box with 'The Colonial Treasurer' on lid

Dispatch box with 'The Colonial Treasurer' on lid

Marion Green collection
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Dispatch boxes
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1856
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Skew back hand saw

Skew back hand saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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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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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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Harvest-Time in Australia

Harvest-Time in Australia

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Atlas Press Pty Ltd
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1920
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Mitchell River, Bairnsdale, Victoria

Mitchell River, Bairnsdale, Victoria

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Atlas Press Pty Ltd
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1920
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Jack plane

Jack plane

John Docker collection
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Jack planes
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Sheffield, England
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Side plates
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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.22 revolver with a black handle and leather holster associated with Milo Dunphy

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Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Revolvers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1912
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Guide book produced by the Commonwealth of Australia for Parliament House, Canberra

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 4
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Handbooks
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Joint House Department
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1930
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'California' & 'West Virginia' in Sydney Harbour 23/7/25

'California' & 'West Virginia' in Sydney Harbour 23/7/25

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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United States Navy
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1925
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Pair of metal spurs with black leather straps

Pair of metal spurs with black leather straps

Colledge Family collection
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Spurs
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Composing rule

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Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with leather bindings

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Donald Maclurcan collection no. 2
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Skis
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Kiandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey Yen
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1860
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On a North Coast farm NSW. No. 10.

On a North Coast farm NSW. No. 10.

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Swan Richards collection
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Cricket equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Stokes McGown Pty Ltd
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1950
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Soft brown felt riding hat

Soft brown felt riding hat

Colledge Family collection
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Hats
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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