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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Coffee service produced to commemorate the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932

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Gwenda Heginbothom collection
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Coffee services
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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Aus...
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1931
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See the heart of the continent

See the heart of the continent

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 1
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Advertising posters
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Percy Trompf
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1930
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 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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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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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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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Girl's fancy dress garment, hand-painted with cartoons and caricatures showing the work of the Heidelberg Unemployment Bureau

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Patricia Worthington collection
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Fancy dress costumes
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Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Chalcraft
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1930
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Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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J Carr
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1873
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Clare, South Australia, Australia
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Clare Agricultural & Horticultural Society
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1936
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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

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Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Ceramic tankard with an Australian scene on its side that is titled 'Mine Like a Plurry Drink'

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 3
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Tankards
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Thomastown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Robert Fowler Pottery Works
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1930
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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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Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Scotland
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Mr George Ranken
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1821
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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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Pokerwork snake

Pokerwork snake

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Pair of brown leather elastic-sided ankle length riding boots

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Colledge Family collection
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Riding boots
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Ink bottle

Ink bottle

Les Robertson collection
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Ink bottles
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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 and envelope from Kathleen Howell - Italy

Letter and envelope from Kathleen Howell - Italy

Joan Richmond collection
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Letters
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Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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1932
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Convict black leather side cap from Tasmania

Convict black leather side cap from Tasmania

Gregg collection
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Caps
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Tasmania, Australia
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1830
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Yellow, blue and red beanie-shaped hat, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Hats
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Section of the Number 2 rabbit-proof fence from Hill View Homestead, Meekatharra, WA

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Geoff and Sheila Lacy collection
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Fences
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Meekatharra, Western Australia, Australia
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Government of Western Australia
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1903
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Letter and envelope from Joan Richmond - London

Letter and envelope from Joan Richmond - London

Joan Richmond collection
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Letters
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London, England
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1932
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Malta-Maltese Cab (Carrozin)

Malta-Maltese Cab (Carrozin)

Adrian Luck collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Malta
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1932
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White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HMAS Sydney at Keeling Cocos Island on 9 November 1914

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Margaret Gibb collection
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Commemorative cups
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England
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Samuel Radford Ltd
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1914
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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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John Poole Marine Chronometer No 2659, 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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John Poole
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1855
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Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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R Gardner
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1893
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Shield

Shield

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Shields
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Crimson full-length tunic, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Tunics
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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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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Table model kerosene lamp

Table model kerosene lamp

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kerosene lamps
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Lead kangaroo figure for Cadbury's Cocoa Promotion, England 1930s

Lead kangaroo figure for Cadbury's Cocoa Promotion, England ...

Terence Lane collection
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Promotional toys
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England, United Kingdom
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Cadbury Schweppes Pty Ltd
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1930
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1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Victorian Centenary celebrations

1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Vict...

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Matchbox holders
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reverend John Grosse
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1834
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Oertling 62FM beam balance

Oertling 62FM beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Beam balances
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England
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L Oertling Ltd
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1930
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Diary account of the Thornycroft Expedition into Central Australia to recover the bodies of aviators Anderson and Hitchcock in 1929

Diary account of the Thornycroft Expedition into Central Aus...

Sharp and Cook collection
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Diaries
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Tanami, Australia
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Mr Leslie S. Miles
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1929
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1930
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Phar Lap's Heart

Phar Lap's Heart

MacKenzie collection
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Zoological specimens
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Timaru, South Island, New Zealand
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Alick Roberts
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1926
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Framed composite picture dedicated to Miss N Rogers from CTP and MJU in appreciation of loyalty and friendship

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Ellen Rogers collection
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Aviation ephemera
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Charles T. Ulm
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1930
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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Corsets
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1900
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Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, 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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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Soft black felt riding hat

Soft black 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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First of a set of three postcards from Joan Richmond - England

First of a set of three postcards from Joan Richmond - Engla...

Joan Richmond collection
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Postcards
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Coxley, Somerset, England
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1932
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Clear moulded stem glass

Clear moulded stem glass

Andrew Reeves and Helen Parrott collection
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Champagne glasses
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United States of America
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The Libbey Glass Company
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1892
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Native Encampment

Native Encampment

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1844
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Letter and envelope from Joan Richmond - Italy

Letter and envelope from Joan Richmond - Italy

Joan Richmond collection
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Letters
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Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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1932
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Handwritten letter to Joan Richmond from her mother, 1932

Handwritten letter to Joan Richmond from her mother, 1932

Joan Richmond collection
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Letters
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Frankston, Victoria, Australia
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1932
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Clear moulded stem glass

Clear moulded stem glass

Andrew Reeves and Helen Parrott collection
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Champagne glasses
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United States of America
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The Libbey Glass Company
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1892
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Coburg Amateur Cycling Club track season trophy 1931-32 won by Reg Goodwin

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Reg Goodwin collection
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Trophies
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reginald A. Goodwin
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1931
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Photograph album c1930s-1940s of the Great Barrier Reef, Tasmania and Mount Buffalo

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Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photograph albums
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Tasmania, Australia
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1930
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Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensa...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1820
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Proclamation of British sovereignty over King George V Land (Antarctica), signed by Sir Douglas Mawson, 1931

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Sir Douglas Mawson collection
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Documents
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Antarctica
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Sir Douglas Mawson
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1931
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Ceramic bust of John Pascoe Fawkner

Ceramic bust of John Pascoe Fawkner

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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Mr John P. Fawkner
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1934
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White wooden 'make-do' stool made by soldier settler Harry Newman at Narrogin, Western Australia, in 1922

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Harry and Natalie Newman collection
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Stools
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Narrogin Agricultural Area, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Henry '. Newman
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1922
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Clear moulded stem glass

Clear moulded stem glass

Andrew Reeves and Helen Parrott collection
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Champagne glasses
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United States of America
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The Libbey Glass Company
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1892
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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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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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