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Djambarrpuyngu Mortuary Rites.

Djambarrpuyngu Mortuary Rites.

Y Pettinato collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Binyinyiwuy
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Handwritten letter of congratulations from Hugh Patton to Edna Thompson on receipt of her British Empire Medal

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Thompson Family collection
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Letters
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Edna M. Thompson
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1977
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Water bottle used by explorer Robert O'Hara Burke on his 1860-1861 expedition to the Gulf of Carpentaria

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Robert O'Hara Burke collection
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Water containers
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Victoria, Australia
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Robert O'Hara Burke
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1860
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Wick Post Office Staff, 1914

Wick Post Office Staff, 1914

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1914
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School of Arts, Granville

School of Arts, Granville

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Granville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1913
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William Percy Faithfull

William Percy Faithfull

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Portrait photographs
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Wood carving - Bunbulama.

Wood carving - Bunbulama.

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, Gove Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan Marika
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1948
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Handwritten chart compiled by Edgar Deane to record the winners at the Tirranna races from 1870 to 1880

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Charts
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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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Winter Sunset off Southbourne

Winter Sunset off Southbourne

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographic postcards
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A view at Safety Beach, Dromana, Vic.

A view at Safety Beach, Dromana, Vic.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Safety Beach, Dromana, Victoria, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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Invitation addressed to Miss Faithfull from Mr and Mrs Twynam on the marriage of their daughter, 14 February 1901.

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Invitations
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Horse teams pulling wagons loaded with wool bales - Boondara

Horse teams pulling wagons loaded with wool bales - Boondara

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1918
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'Parta' by Veronica Lulu, 2007

'Parta' by Veronica Lulu, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Paintings
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Mulan, Western Australia, Australia
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Veronica Lulu
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2007
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Wild Harry

Wild Harry

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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Victory March Through London, 3rd May, 1919

Victory March Through London, 3rd May, 1919

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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London, England
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J. Beagles & Co.
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1919
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Rose Bay, from Steel Pt., Sydney

Rose Bay, from Steel Pt., Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Rose Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Ben Chifley and the First Holden

Ben Chifley and the First Holden

Fred Daly collection
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Photographic postcards
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Fishermens Bend, Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Joseph B. Chifley
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1948
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The Tourist.

The Tourist.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Journals
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The Snowy river at Jindabyne

The Snowy river at Jindabyne

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Jindabyne, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Convict love token from Henry Barton, 1825

Convict love token from Henry Barton, 1825

Timothy Millett collection
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Convict love tokens
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Convict love token from William Maskell, 1818

Convict love token from William Maskell, 1818

Timothy Millett collection
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Convict love tokens
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Walton on Thames, Church Tower.

Walton on Thames, Church Tower.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Postcards
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Rainbow snake.

Rainbow snake.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Dick N. Murrumurru
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1968
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Raehills Glen -Three End Bridge

Raehills Glen -Three End Bridge

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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The Wharves, Clarence River, Grafton

The Wharves, Clarence River, Grafton

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Sir Ernest Cable's property, Devon 1915

Sir Ernest Cable's property, Devon 1915

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographs
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Envelopes
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Wild Honey

Wild Honey

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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Djimbun
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'Katatjilkarr to Kaningarra' by  Miriam Napanangka, 2007

'Katatjilkarr to Kaningarra' by Miriam Napanangka, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Paintings
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Kilykily, Western Australia, Australia
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Miriam Napanangka
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2007
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Glass plate negative - Jim, the Chinese gardener, Durham Downs station, Queensland, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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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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1919
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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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Keysdale

Keysdale

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Banumbirr.

Banumbirr.

Y Pettinato collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Buranday
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Kullberg Chronometer No 1332

Kullberg Chronometer No 1332

Australian Survey Office collection no. 2
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Chronometers
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Australian Survey Office
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Adelaide Pound coin, type 2, 1852

Adelaide Pound coin, type 2, 1852

Adelaide Assay Office collection
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Coins
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It was very difficult - at first

It was very difficult - at first

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mrs Ida Outhwaite
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Painting no. 3, Rainbow Serpent story by Dick Roughsey - Goorialla making Naradunga and Gormungan

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Dick Roughsey Rainbow Serpent collection
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Acrylic paintings
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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Embroidery patterns

Embroidery patterns

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Embroidery patterns
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Bell and Howell Eyemo 35 mm cine camera

Bell and Howell Eyemo 35 mm cine camera

Hans Wetzel collection
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Movie cameras
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United States of America
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Bell and Howell Company
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The Minstrel's Legacy, M Boscha to Madame Anna Bishop

The Minstrel's Legacy, M Boscha to Madame Anna Bishop

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Documents
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There were seven of them altogether

There were seven of them altogether

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mrs Ida Outhwaite
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Weapon - Spearthrower Groote Eylandt

Weapon - Spearthrower Groote Eylandt

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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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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Pencil sketch depicting a church

Pencil sketch depicting a church

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Sketches
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Palaeolithic European hand axe

Palaeolithic European hand axe

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hand axes
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Good-bye to Potty

Good-bye to Potty

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mrs Ida Outhwaite
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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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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Watt's River, Vic

Watt's River, Vic

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Watts River, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Charles H. Young
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Townsville South

Townsville South

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1914
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Spreading leaf of fermentation for Nectar Tea Co.

Spreading leaf of fermentation for Nectar Tea Co.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Zig-Zag Railway, Leura

Zig-Zag Railway, Leura

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Leura, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Kelp armour by Vicki West, 2003

Kelp armour by Vicki West, 2003

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Vicki West collection
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Sculptures
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Tasmania, Australia
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Vicki West
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Convict love token from T. Rea, 1829

Convict love token from T. Rea, 1829

Timothy Millett collection
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Convict love tokens
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Man and woman standing with trees

Man and woman standing with trees

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1/4 Mile Australasian Championship 1926 - 2nd place medal

1/4 Mile Australasian Championship 1926 - 2nd place medal

Ken Ross collection
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Sports medals
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Mr Ken Ross
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1926
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Postcard featuring a printed pen and ink drawing of a soldier wading in wet muddy conditions

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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School report

School report

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Reports
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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

Guiseppe Picone collection
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Mallets
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Mr Guiseppe '. Picone
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Cashbook

Cashbook

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Ledgers
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