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Brass fastening pin for latch

Brass fastening pin for latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Bead plane used during the construction of Old Parliament House

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George Henry Taylor collection
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Bead planes
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1926
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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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Chronometers
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London, England
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Dent & Co
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1895
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Tricycle horse that belonged to the Gibson children, Burrungurroolong

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Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Tricycles
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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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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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Corsets
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1900
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Leather dog shoe worn on long bush walking trips in the Blue Mountains by the Dunphy's fox terrier named Dextre

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Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Animal accessories
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1925
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First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Thursday Island

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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First day envelopes
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Camera tripod with telescopic legs

Camera tripod with telescopic legs

Harold Stevens collection
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Camera tripods
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Rochester, New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1911
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A Cattle Station in Australia

A Cattle Station in Australia

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Atlas Press Pty Ltd
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1920
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Skew back hand saw

Skew back hand saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Part of model dancing platform

Part of model dancing platform

Papuan Official collection
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr B W. Bramell
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1927
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Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1844
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Black and white photograph titled 'Canberra from Parliament House 1927'

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Mollie Ballard collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sun Feature Bureau
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1927
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Cylindrical wooden hand reel fitted with thick green cord and a fishing hook, used when fishing for Murray Cod

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Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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1920
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Rectangular nine carat gold-plated metal cigarette case engraved with 'SMITHY OLD SON WE MADE IT. CHARLES'

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Charles Kingsford-Smith collection
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Cigarette cases
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Sir Charles E. Kingsford Smith
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1920
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Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Side plates
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Straight back panel saw

Straight back panel saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Black and white photograph of a view over a military tent camp surrounded by houses

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Mollie Ballard collection
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Photographs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Frank W. Ballard
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1927
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Part of model dancing platform

Part of model dancing platform

Papuan Official collection
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr B W. Bramell
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1927
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Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll

Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll

Margaret Maclurcan collection
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Toilet paper
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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British Patent Perforated Paper Co Pty Ltd
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1894
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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

George O Crawford collection
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Mallets
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Toy cooking spoon

Toy cooking spoon

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Kitchen toys
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Mrs Eslee Bridge
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1920
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Four badges from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Show

Four badges from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Show

Colledge Family collection
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Badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1920
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Invitation to view the ceremonies connected with the Establishment of the Seat of Government in Canberra, 1927

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Helen Stockbridge collection
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Invitations
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1927
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Souvenir miniature cricket bat, 'Australian XI vs Singapore & Malaya, May & June 1927, The Europe Hotel, Singapore'

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Nanette Ward collection
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Commemorative objects
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Singapore
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Edgar Richard Mayne
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1927
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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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Guard, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Guard, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Letter printed on yellow paper, titled '1984-A Year to Remember'

Letter printed on yellow paper, titled '1984-A Year to Remem...

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Letters
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Australia for the Australians, White Australia

Australia for the Australians, White Australia

White Australia Protection Badge collection
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Political badges
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Australia
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1906
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Black and white photograph titled 'Junior Colour Party - Opening of  Parliament House by the Duke and Duchess of York 1927'

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Mollie Ballard collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sun Feature Bureau
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1927
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Labour Selected and Endorsed Candidate.  Vote 1 J.T. Lang

Labour Selected and Endorsed Candidate. Vote 1 J.T. Lang

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 12
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Political badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Hon John (Jack) T. Lang
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1920
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Leather dog shoe worn on long bush walking trips in the Blue Mountains by the Dunphy's fox terrier named Dextre

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Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Animal accessories
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1925
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Embroidered handmade doily

Embroidered handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair, and a matching saucer

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Cups and saucers
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Mauve satin covered ladies shoes with irridescent gelatin sequin decoration on toe and strap

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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Switzerland
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1920
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Wolseley portable shearing plant

Wolseley portable shearing plant

Delma Keogh collection
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Shearing equipment
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England
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The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
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1925
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The Patriot Organ of the S.A. Prohibition League for the Abolition of the Liquor Traffic, 1927

The Patriot Organ of the S.A. Prohibition League for the Abo...

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 14
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Magazines
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1927
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Bullroarer

Bullroarer

Papuan Official collection
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Bullroarers
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1927
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Reproduction of a sketch of Old Parliament House in its 1927 configuration, with signatures of the building foremen who worked on the site below it

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Brian Johnson collection
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Prints
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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1927
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White cotton pillowcase

White cotton pillowcase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillowcases
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1920
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Black and white photograph of a soldier in front of a military tent camp

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Mollie Ballard collection
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Photographs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Frank W. Ballard
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1927
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A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-1982

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Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection
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Medals
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1882
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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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Black and white photograph of Old Parliament House with a ceremonial platform

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Mollie Ballard collection
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Photographs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Frank W. Ballard
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1927
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Black and white photograph showing the overflow of the Cotter Dam in Canberra

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Mollie Ballard collection
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Photographs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Frank W. Ballard
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1927
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Part of model dancing platform

Part of model dancing platform

Papuan Official collection
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Models
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr B W. Bramell
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1927
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Merit certificate awarded to Norma Thompson from Brighton Technical Girls School, 1927

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Thompson Family collection
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Certificates
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Brighton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1927
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Toy shield

Toy shield

Papuan Official collection
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Toys
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1927
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Woodwork tool

Woodwork tool

George O Crawford collection
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Woodworking tools
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Cricket bat autographed by the English Women's Cricket Team (1934), the Victorian Women's XI (1934), and the Men's and Women's Touring XI (1937)

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Nance Pownall collection
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Cricket bats
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England, Great Britain
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Mrs Nancy M. Pownall
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1925
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Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Swan Richards collection
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Cricket equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Stokes McGown Pty Ltd
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1950
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Timber tool box

Timber tool box

John Docker collection
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Tool boxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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An Irrigated Apricot Orchard in Australia

An Irrigated Apricot Orchard in Australia

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Atlas Press Pty Ltd
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1920
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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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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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Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Side plates
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Water Ledger, S R & W S Commission, Tongala, Koyuga & Kyabram Parishes, 1926-1938

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Irrigation (Tatura) - Goulburn Murray Water collection
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Administrative records
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Tongala, Victoria, Australia
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State Rivers and Water Supply Commission
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1926
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Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair, and a matching saucer

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Cups and saucers
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Australian Military Forces, Infantry Group Special Order, 1927

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Mollie Ballard collection
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Programs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W Talty, Printer
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1927
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