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Image Title and Collection What Where Who When
Green batik silk scarf

Green batik silk scarf

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Scarves
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Betty Kutungu
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1954
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Garn! He aint got no whip!

Garn! He aint got no whip!

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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This is why we wear our hats turned up at the side

This is why we wear our hats turned up at the side

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Dugong in tail down position, carved from wongai wood by Paul Tom, Moa Island

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Paul Tom collection
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Wood carvings
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Moa Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Reverend Paul Tom
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2002
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W. Whyte's Chemist Shop

W. Whyte's Chemist Shop

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1909
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Handwritten note with a recipe

Handwritten note with a recipe "To rid blow flies"

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Notes
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Black Spur, Vic

Black Spur, Vic

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Black Spur, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Charles H. Young
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Wet specimen - Horse - Heart samples

Wet specimen - Horse - Heart samples

MacKenzie collection
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Zoological specimens
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Invitation addressed to Miss Faithfull from Mrs John Marks.

Invitation addressed to Miss Faithfull from Mrs John Marks.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Invitations
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Glass plate negative - Rock engraving of human form, Port Hedland, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1916
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Coogee Bay, Sydney NSW

Coogee Bay, Sydney NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Coogee Bay, Coogee, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1908
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Painting by Gordon Syron entitled 'Water hole of the sleepy lizard', 1983

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Gordon Syron
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1983
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Scorched teacup, a relic from the 2003 bush fire that destroyed the Mount Stromlo Observatory

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Mount Stromlo Observatory collection
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Teacups
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Mount Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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2003
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"FIRST PRIZE, GOULBURN, 1908, A., P., AND H. SOCIETY"

Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Cards
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1908
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William Adams & Company Ltd

William Adams & Company Ltd

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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William Adams and Co Ltd
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1941
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Bark painting 'Mimi and Namorodo Spirits' by Dick Nguleingulei Murrumurru, Gunbalanya

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Dick N. Murrumurru
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The Railway Accident at Sunshine. April 20. 1908. over 40 lives lost

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sunshine, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1908
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Boondara

Boondara

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Boondara, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1918
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Preparing for the Pukamani.

Preparing for the Pukamani.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pudjamirri
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Telegram addressed to Lieutenant Commodore J Donovan regarding the birth of his son, 1942

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Donovan Family collection
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Telegrams
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Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Lieutenant-Commander Jack Donovan
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1942
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Note with jumper depicting the wild rivers logo by the Tasmanian Wilderness Society.

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Bob Brown collection no. 1
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Notes
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Franklin River, Tasmania, Australia
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Senator Bob Brown
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Cylindrical basket

Cylindrical basket

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Baskets
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Photographic postcard depicting Percy Goodwin

Photographic postcard depicting Percy Goodwin

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Australia Greets America

Australia Greets America

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Card with sketch of gum nuts

Card with sketch of gum nuts

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Cylindrical terracotta vase with sgraffito decoration by Tjimpuna Williams, 2005

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Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 7
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Ceramic forms
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjimpuna Williams
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2005
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Main Street, Mansfield, Vic

Main Street, Mansfield, Vic

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mansfield, Victoria, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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Suspension Bridge, N. Sydney

Suspension Bridge, N. Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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On pay day - Will they have enough left to come back by 2nd class tram?

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Egypt
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Postcard of John Batman

Postcard of John Batman

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Utilised core [stone implement]

Utilised core [stone implement]

Stan Mitchell collection
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Cores
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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Group of eight men standing outside corrugated iron sheds

Group of eight men standing outside corrugated iron sheds

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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16 millimetre movie camera used by Sir Robert Menzies

16 millimetre movie camera used by Sir Robert Menzies

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 1
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Movie cameras
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United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1948
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Sketchbook of drawings of the Nyikina people, by Butcher Joe Nangan

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Butcher Joe Nangan collection
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Sketchbooks
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Joe (Butcher) Nangan
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Mauve satin covered ladies left shoe

Mauve satin covered ladies left shoe

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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1920
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Sepia photograph of a bridge

Sepia photograph of a bridge

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Coogee Beach

Coogee Beach

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Coogee Beach, Coogee, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Scots Church - Church Hill

Scots Church - Church Hill

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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Mr Josef Lebovic
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QSL card for VK3ZJ

QSL card for VK3ZJ

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Spear

Spear

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spears
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Elongate oval red pigmented wooden shield '[Old Man Dreaming]', painted by Uta Uta Tjangala, 1972

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Lew Parlette collection no. 2
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Shields
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Uta Uta Tjangala
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1972
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Factory made squared wooden clothes peg with metal band

Factory made squared wooden clothes peg with metal band

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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Bothwell Museum
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The Better 'Ole

The Better 'Ole

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Convict love token from 1799, engraved to Mary Fin

Convict love token from 1799, engraved to Mary Fin

Timothy Millett collection
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Convict love tokens
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Reproduction painting of eight figures camping on a beach with two dingoes

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Replicas
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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George French Angas
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Emu egg carved with images of a possum and two kangaroos by Bill Reid

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Bill Reid - John Cawte collection
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Engraved emu eggs
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Bill Reid
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QSL card for VK-2HS

QSL card for VK-2HS

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1935
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David Jones & Coy, the White House

David Jones & Coy, the White House

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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David Jones Ltd
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The Chalet, Mt Buffalo, Vic

The Chalet, Mt Buffalo, Vic

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mount Buffalo Chalet, Victoria, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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Carved and decorated wooden stingray made by Mani Luki in Snake Bay, Melville Island, 1965

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mani Luki
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1965
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Five loose pages of diary with entries by John Close, 1912

Five loose pages of diary with entries by John Close, 1912

John Collinson Close collection
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Diaries
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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A duel to the death

A duel to the death

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Charles H. Kerry
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Sydney Harbour from Botanical Gardens

Sydney Harbour from Botanical Gardens

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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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Opaloid Tooth Paste, purest and best

Opaloid Tooth Paste, purest and best

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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'Wana and Puliaba' or 'Goanna Corroboree at Mirkantji', painted by Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1971

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Papunya Art 2008 collection
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Paintings
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Kaapa M. Tjampitjinpa
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1971
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Figurative shaped wooden clapstick, with two eye sockets burned into the wood

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Gladys Henry collection
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Percussion instruments
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Euramo, Tully, QLD, Australia
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Mrs Gladys Henry
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1970
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New South Wales Lancers

New South Wales Lancers

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Germany
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Workshops, model prison, Tasmania

Workshops, model prison, Tasmania

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Tasmania, Australia
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Ships titled Louisiana, Alabama and Minnesota

Ships titled Louisiana, Alabama and Minnesota

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Convict love token from George Corney, 1831

Convict love token from George Corney, 1831

Timothy Millett collection
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Convict love tokens
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