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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden case

Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden ...

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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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Teacups
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Yacca walking-stick

Yacca walking-stick

C Warren Bonython collection
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Walking-sticks
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South Australia, Australia
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Charles W. Bonython
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1947
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Certificate awarded at the Agricultural and Pastoral Society of Southern Queensland, Centenary Year Show 1859-1959, Beenleigh for second prize for a tatted butterfly doily

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia
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Beenleigh Express Print
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1959
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Sign Here - So Help Me God!

Sign Here - So Help Me God!

Ellen Jose collection
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Oil paintings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms Ellen Jose
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1992
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A kindergarten set of building blocks

A kindergarten set of building blocks

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Toy blocks
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Illuminated address to William Barbour

Illuminated address to William Barbour

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Illuminated addresses
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1907
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Commonwealth Railways oval cast metal plaque

Commonwealth Railways oval cast metal plaque

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Coats of arms
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South Australia, Australia
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Commonwealth Railways
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1951
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Harvest of Endurance : A History of the Chinese in Australia 1788-1988

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Australia-China Friendship Society collection
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Scrolls
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Australia
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Mr Mo Xiangyi
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1987
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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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Metal tray for Holden: The First Twenty Years 1948-1968

Metal tray for Holden: The First Twenty Years 1948-1968

Jack Heenan collection
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Trays
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GM Holden Ltd
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1948
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IBM input typewriter from the SNOCOM computer used by the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority

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University of Sydney School of Engineering collection
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Typewriters
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University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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School of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney
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1958
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Black vasculum

Black vasculum

Dr Winifred Curtis collection
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Cases
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Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Dr Winifred M. Curtis
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1939
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Wooden hall chair with a removable black felt cushion, from the Prime Minister's Lodge

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Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Chairs
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Australia
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Mrs Ruth Lane Poole
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1926
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Emanuel Family photograph album of Go Go Station, about 1959-1963

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Emanuel Family collection
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Photograph albums
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Fitzroy River, Western Australia, Australia
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1959
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John Rodgers Marine Chronometer No 1/1853, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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John Rodgers
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1868
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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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London, England
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John Poole
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1855
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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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Certificate awarded at the Merredin and District Agricultural Society Annual Show, 1959 for first prize for a calico apron

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Merredin, Western Australia, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1959
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Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Doris Nash collection
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Highchairs
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Iram Nash
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1875
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Manual of instructions for using the St George Supermatic electric stove, 1952

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Dr Edward Duyker collection no. 2
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Instruction booklets
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Peakhurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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St George Ranges Pty Ltd
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1947
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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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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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Dent & Co
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1895
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Six slice toast rack

Six slice toast rack

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Toast racks
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Sheffield, England
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Walker & Hall
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1927
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Christmas card with message from Governor-General William Slim, 1959

Christmas card with message from Governor-General William Sl...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Christmas cards
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William Slim
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1959
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Gold metallic cloth and black woollen coat, worn by Gertud Bodenwieser when taking on-stage acknowledgements

Gold metallic cloth and black woollen coat, worn by Gertud B...

Cuckson Bodenwieser collection no. 1
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Coats
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New South Wales, Australia
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Eileen Cramer
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1940
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Bone china coffee cup and saucer with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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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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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flo...

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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Painted ceramic tumbler made by Martin Boyd

Painted ceramic tumbler made by Martin Boyd

Martin Boyd Pottery Tumbler collection
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Tumblers
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North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Martin Boyd Pottery
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1950
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Small brown vinyl suticase used to transport the late-Pleistocene Mungo cremation to Canberra by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

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D J Mulvaney collection
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Suitcases
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Lake Mungo, New South Wales, Australia
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Professor Derek J. Mulvaney
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1925
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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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Monocular microscope used for the scientific study of algae by phycologist Valerie May

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Valerie Jones collection
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Microscopes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Valerie May
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1940
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Shovel

Shovel

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Shovels
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Savage Co Ltd
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1930
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Dobbie Son & Hutton Marine Chronometer No 5475, with accessories in a wooden case, used in HMAS Australia

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Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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Dobbie Son & Hutton
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1942
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Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the fir...

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wheelbarrows
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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W J. Spence
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1877
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Paper tape reader designed by Kevin Rosolen to be used with the SNOCOM computer

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Kevin Rosolen collection
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Computer components
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University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Kevin Rosolen
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1958
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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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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories in a wooden case

Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories i...

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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Did They Beat The Drum Slowly As They Lowered You Down?

Did They Beat The Drum Slowly As They Lowered You Down?

Ellen Jose collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms Ellen Jose
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1992
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China saucer for a coffee cup with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

China saucer for a coffee cup with a coloured Commonwealth P...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Saucers
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Propert 'Trailaway' touring caravan, a unique example built by the company in 1956 for advertising purposes

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Thomas Propert collection
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Caravans
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Propert Co
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1956
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Console for the satellite tracking system from the Orroral Valley Tracking Station

Console for the satellite tracking system from the Orroral V...

Orroral Valley Tracking Station collection
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Computer hardware
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Oregon, United States of America
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United States Navy
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1950
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Plastic bag with Union of Australian Women Declares Peace on the World

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Plastic bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Pair of gold-coloured metal cufflinks bearing the Holden lion logo

Pair of gold-coloured metal cufflinks bearing the Holden lio...

Jack Heenan collection
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Cufflinks
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GM Holden Ltd
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1956
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Certificate

Certificate

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Manildra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1959
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Holden tiepin

Holden tiepin

Jack Heenan collection
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Tiepins
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GM Holden Ltd
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1956
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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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Souvenir necktie for staff of the Maralinga atomic test facility

Souvenir necktie for staff of the Maralinga atomic test faci...

Maralinga collection
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Neckties
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Australia
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Austico
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1956
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Percival Type D3 Gull Six monoplane G-AERD

Percival Type D3 Gull Six monoplane G-AERD

Neil Jensen collection
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Aeroplanes
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Gravesend, Kent, England
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Percival Aircraft Company Limited
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1936
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Miner's short-handled pick

Miner's short-handled pick

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Picks
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Oil painting of Mount Ainslie viewed from Russell Hill, Canberra, 1955

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Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Oil paintings
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Mount Ainslie, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mrs Petronella Wensing
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1955
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Second Prize awarded for 'Round Rose Tablecloth' at Mount Larcom & District Agricultural Society 21st Annual Show

Second Prize awarded for 'Round Rose Tablecloth' at Mount La...

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Queensland, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1959
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PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

Graeme Rex and Jane Avril Niehus collection no. 1
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Paddle-steamers
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Beverley, Yorkshire, England
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Beverley Iron Coy Limited
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1877
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Postman's standard issue dark blue cloth peaked cap with red PMG badge

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Catherine Davenport collection
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Caps
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Riverwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Robert P. Davenport
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1949
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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SNOCOM computer used by the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority

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University of Sydney School of Engineering collection
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Computer components
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University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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School of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney
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1958
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Ring made from the metal of a US fighter jet from the Vietnam War

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Finger rings
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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