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The Story of Neminyaniawja The Long  Arm Man.

The Story of Neminyaniawja The Long Arm Man.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namdabida
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1969
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Australian swimmers Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie with British swimmer Jennie Fletcher

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National Sports Information Centre collection
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Photographs
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Australia
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Miss Sarah Frances 'Fanny' Durack
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1910
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The Women, Miwal and Wanu-wanu

The Women, Miwal and Wanu-wanu

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Adelaide - From the River Torrens

Adelaide - From the River Torrens

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Asymmetrical brown boomerang

Asymmetrical brown boomerang

Daisy Bates and Herbert Browne collection
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Boomerangs
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Western Australia, Australia
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Daisy M. Bates CBE
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American and NSW women swimmers at Toowoomba, Queensland, 1911

American and NSW women swimmers at Toowoomba, Queensland, 19...

National Sports Information Centre collection
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Photographs
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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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C W. Callaghan
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1911
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Painting depicts a large shark & lizard

Painting depicts a large shark & lizard

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lardjanga
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1967
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Dhuwa Ngarra Ceremony

Dhuwa Ngarra Ceremony

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan Marika
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1964
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Breakfast scene in the dining room at Springfield.

Breakfast scene in the dining room at Springfield.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographs
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Family on the veranda of a house

Family on the veranda of a house

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Registered envelope addressed to J H Collinson Close, Mosman, NSW

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John Collinson Close collection
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Envelopes
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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Letter from James Turner, dated 24 March 1864.

Letter from James Turner, dated 24 March 1864.

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Personal letters
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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James Turner
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1864
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Bark painting depicting a red snake coiled over a large white male kangaroo

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Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies 24/02/1978 collection
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Bark paintings
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Wally Mandarrk
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Convict love token from John Campling, 1818

Convict love token from John Campling, 1818

Timothy Millett collection
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Convict love tokens
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A steam ship and a sailing ship side by side

A steam ship and a sailing ship side by side

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Thursday Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1908
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Crataeva religiosa Capparidaceae

Crataeva religiosa Capparidaceae

Banks Florilegium collection
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Engravings
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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A dog in a blue fez sitting at a table

A dog in a blue fez sitting at a table

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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A card to accompany a cake

A card to accompany a cake

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Bristol, England
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Mrs Margot Child
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1915
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Dancing

Dancing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dominic L. Timaepatua
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Taylors Beach Vaucluse N.S.W

Taylors Beach Vaucluse N.S.W

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Taylors Beach, Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Australia wool teams at a railway station

Australia wool teams at a railway station

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Australia
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Raphael Tuck & Sons
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearheads
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Painting depicts hollow logs, flying foxes and human figures

Painting depicts hollow logs, flying foxes and human figures

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Binyinuwuy
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1966
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O-Gauge House locomotive and tender

O-Gauge House locomotive and tender

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Toy locomotives
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Large timber-framed light box, with a panel showing the Snowy Mountains Scheme in cross section

Large timber-framed light box, with a panel showing the Snow...

Snowy Scheme - Snowy Hydro collection
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Didactic displays
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Hope Webb

Hope Webb

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographs
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The Travels of the Man, Jundaruna

The Travels of the Man, Jundaruna

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Minimini Numalkiyiya Mamarika
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1948
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearheads
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Untitled, sepia toned photograph with tree on the left, a sailing boat in the centre and a lighthouse.

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Woven pandanus Yawkyawk sculpture in orange, yellow, purple and neutral tones

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Yawkyawk collection
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Sculptures
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Yikarrakkal, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ms Marina Murdilnga
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2005
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Courtroom sketch 'Day 1 of the Chamberlain trial Justice Muirhead. Darwin.' by Veronica O'Leary dated 13 September 1982.

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Veronica O'Leary collection no. 1
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Courtroom drawings
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ms Veronica O'Leary
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1982
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Black and white lantern slide of a sketch - Troopers

Black and white lantern slide of a sketch - Troopers

Christies Auction collection
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Lantern slides
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Edward 'Ned' Kelly
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Digging tool known as a 'Pelican', used in the construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme

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Snowy Scheme - Bill Fegan collection
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Picks
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Norway
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Mr William Fegan
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1967
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Cronulla Beach, NSW

Cronulla Beach, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Cronulla Beach, Cronulla, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Certificate

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Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia
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1932
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Message on postcard

Message on postcard

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1910
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Two photographs on card entitled Karpi Bay from mission garden, and Cultivating arrowroot at mission garden

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Nicholas Caire collection
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Photographs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Nicholas Caire
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Envelope addressed to W P Faithfull Esq, Springfield, Goulburn

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Envelopes
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Terracotta bowl with dark blue slip by Renita Stanley

Terracotta bowl with dark blue slip by Renita Stanley

Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 7
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Bowls
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ms Renita Stanley
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2005
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Calling of the Dolphins

Calling of the Dolphins

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Johnny Daylight-Lacey
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1999
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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Dieppe

Dieppe

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Postcards
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Print of coast scene near Rapid Bay. Sunset. Natives fishing with nets

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The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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George French Angas
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1847
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Women's Liberation March on March 11

Women's Liberation March on March 11

Meredith Hinchliffe collection no. 1
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Political badges
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Glass plate negative - The game of 'gorri', Humbert River station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Part of a pressed up ice ridge, Seal Bay

Part of a pressed up ice ridge, Seal Bay

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Antarctica
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1903
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Spear

Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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South East Wind

South East Wind

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nambinara
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1948
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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1949
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Courtroom sketch of the Chamberlain trial by Veronica O'Leary.

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Veronica O'Leary collection no. 1
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Courtroom drawings
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ms Veronica O'Leary
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1982
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Biography of cartoonist George Molnar

Biography of cartoonist George Molnar

Vane Lindesay collection no. 1
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Biographies
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Mr Vane Lindesay
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1976
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Pigmented bent bark ceremonial armband

Pigmented bent bark ceremonial armband

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1911
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Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Yass Spring Show, 1906, Second Prize

Yass Spring Show, 1906, Second Prize

Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Cards
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1906
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Australian Natives - The Bicycle Race

Australian Natives - The Bicycle Race

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mr Norman A. Lindsay
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'Cavallo Bresaola' horse meat packaging from Mondo's Butchers, Inglewood, WA

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Vince Garreffa Mondo Butchers collection
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Packaging
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Vince Garreffa
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Souvenir flag of the Royal visit to Australia, 1954

Souvenir flag of the Royal visit to Australia, 1954

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Flags
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Cradock, South Australia, Australia
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Country Women's Association
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1946
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Byerb Ibaik brass skull by Dennis Nona

Byerb Ibaik brass skull by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona collection No 2
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Sculptures
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Dennis Nona
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