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Image Title and Collection What Where Who When
Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 4 NHP portable steam engine, Serial No 18053

Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 4 NHP portable steam engine, Se...

Horse Era Museum collection no. 2
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Portable engines
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Ipswich, Suffolk, England
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Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies, Agricultural Engineers
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1900
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Cream-coloured partial dance program titled 'Exchange, 3rd March 1868'

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dance programs
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1868
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'Water Dreaming' - made and painted by Mick Wallankarri Tjakamarra, 1975

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Goodmans collection
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Boomerangs
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mick Wallankarri Tjakamarra
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1970
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German newspaper article

German newspaper article "Kommt wieder nach Australien"

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Newspaper clippings
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Iron Ore Mining as a Source of Ochre Pigments by John Wolseley, 1995

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Judith and Ron Behan collection no. 2
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Paintings
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John Wolseley
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Convict love token with a woman with an anchor

Convict love token with a woman with an anchor

Timothy Millett collection
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Convict love tokens
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1932 Brooklands 1000 Miles Race trophy awarded to Joan Richmond and Elsie Wisdom

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Joan Richmond collection
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Trophies
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Weybridge, Surrey, England
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1932
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Commemorative blue enamelled florin brooch depicting Old Parliament House, 1927

Commemorative blue enamelled florin brooch depicting Old Par...

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 1
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Badges
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Royal Australian Mint
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1927
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Quorn, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Country Women's Association
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1949
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Boondara showing horse teams hitched to wagons loaded with wool bales.

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Boondara, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1918
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Postcard featuring a colour tinted printed photograph of mounted soldier horsemen pulling drays through open bushland.

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Folding postcard with photographs of Wagga Wagga, NSW

Folding postcard with photographs of Wagga Wagga, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Armadale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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God's Blessing on the Day

God's Blessing on the Day

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Mrs Margot Child
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Illawarra NSW: The Bulli Pass

Illawarra NSW: The Bulli Pass

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Kiama, South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Black skull cap

Black skull cap

Jim Pike collection
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Caps
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Envelope with an illustration of a merino ram on it

Envelope with an illustration of a merino ram on it

Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Envelopes
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Cyathorphora Pteridoides

Cyathorphora Pteridoides

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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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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This is jilati that I find in the lakes

This is jilati that I find in the lakes

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Edwin Fernando
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Statue standing in a lake, in the Botanical Gardens, Sydney

Statue standing in a lake, in the Botanical Gardens, Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Whetstone [stone implement]

Whetstone [stone implement]

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Percussion and abrading stones
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Glenthompson, Victoria, Australia
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The Tourist.

The Tourist.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Journals
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Wet specimen - Wombat - heart

Wet specimen - Wombat - heart

MacKenzie collection
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Zoological specimens
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Australian Plants - title page

Australian Plants - title page

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Titlepages
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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Wooden club or digging stick with pokerwork design from Hermannsburg, 1957

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Barrie and Jennifer Hadlow collection
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Clubs
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Manly Beach Harbour Side

Manly Beach Harbour Side

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Manly Beach, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Two page letter from John Close to Alice Close, 1911

Two page letter from John Close to Alice Close, 1911

John Collinson Close collection
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Letters
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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1911
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Arrival of the Governor Mossman Queensland 17 June 1910

Arrival of the Governor Mossman Queensland 17 June 1910

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mossman, Queensland, Australia
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1910
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Framed set of four black and white photographs relating to cane cutter Carmelo Mirabelli

Framed set of four black and white photographs relating to c...

Carmelo Mirabelli collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Envelope addressed to Mrs A. I. Maple Brown, Fonthill, Lake Bathurst via Goulburn, NSW

Envelope addressed to Mrs A. I. Maple Brown, Fonthill, Lake ...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Envelopes
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Volin case for John Devereux violin

Volin case for John Devereux violin

Raymond Holliday collection
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Musical instrument cases
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The Serpent, Aitja

The Serpent, Aitja

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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Tatalara
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1948
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S.W.W.C.A. 1934 England Visit Australia

S.W.W.C.A. 1934 England Visit Australia

Ruby Lee collection
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Notes
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England
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Elizabeth 'Betty' A. Snowball
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Snake story from Karrinyarra, painted by Mick Wallankarri Tjakamarra, 1978

Snake story from Karrinyarra, painted by Mick Wallankarri Tj...

RG Kimber collection no. 1
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Paintings
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mick Wallankarri Tjakamarra
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1978
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Ambumandja.

Ambumandja.

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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Baijimma
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1969
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Photograph titled 'C16 The same area, October 1929, showing almost complete destruction by Cactoblastis'

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Dr John Mann collection
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Photographs
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Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia
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1929
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Memorandum from accounts ledger, 1865

Memorandum from accounts ledger, 1865

Robin Moorhouse collection
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Financial records
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Penfolds Wine Pty Ltd
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1865
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Bark painting

Bark painting

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy Namadbara
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1966
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Yakapiri (bark sandals)

Yakapiri (bark sandals)

Canning Stock Route collection
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Sandals
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Ngumpan, Western Australia, Australia
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Nyangkarni P. K-Lyons
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2008
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Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Transport passes
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Commonwealth Railways
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1912
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lucille Poantamului
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The Bridge, Camden

The Bridge, Camden

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Postcards
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Brisbane showing Queensland Gunboat

Brisbane showing Queensland Gunboat

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Queensland Maritime Defence Force
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1908
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Gawler, South Australia, Australia
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Gawler Agricultural Horticultural and Floricultural Society
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Convict love token from R. Myers, 1837

Convict love token from R. Myers, 1837

Timothy Millett collection
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Convict love tokens
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'Men's dreaming site at Ilpitirri'

'Men's dreaming site at Ilpitirri'

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri
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Mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala, 1948

Mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala,...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bags
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Armband

Armband

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Risk Management Track, by Joolama, Paddy Gwambany Carlton

Risk Management Track, by Joolama, Paddy Gwambany Carlton

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Kununurra, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Paddy G. Joolama
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1999
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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Pen and ink drawing on transparent paper of Beth Dean in an aboriginal dance

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Beth Dean Carell collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mrs Beth Dean-Carell
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Letter by Charles Harris to his grand daughter Louese White

Letter by Charles Harris to his grand daughter Louese White

Tony Hill collection no. 4
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Letters
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Mr Anthony Hill
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Photograph of ship flying American flag

Photograph of ship flying American flag

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Old Gov. T.S. Stores, coal mines, Tasmania

Old Gov. T.S. Stores, coal mines, Tasmania

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Embroidery patterns

Embroidery patterns

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Embroidery patterns
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Burnie showing the pier, Tasmania

Burnie showing the pier, Tasmania

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Ship called Discovery

Ship called Discovery

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Milking Time

Milking Time

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Australia
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Mr James A. Turner
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