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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new...

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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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Instructions for the guidance of Postmasters respecting the ...

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Commonwealth of Australia Repatriation Commission
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1945
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Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and "Canber...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1948
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Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newspapers and packets

Rectangular red wooden post box with a sloped top, for newsp...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1939
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Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 3 - Pre-stamped envelopes...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Macquarie Street, showing the Post Office, Hobart

Gaston Renard collection
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Photographic postcards
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Narrow white cardboard box containing 15 paper items

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display boxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1982
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Red metal pillar box with arched top

Red metal pillar box with arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W Taylor Paragon Foundry Pyrmont
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1912
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Handbook of instructions for the guidance of Postmasters in the payment of age and invalid pensions...

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Commonwealth of Australia Repatriation Commission
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1945
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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

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Chairs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 29"

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1982
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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1982
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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit No. 3

Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

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

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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and "EIIR" in gold le...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Colour display card illustrated with a kookaburra, titled, '...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1978
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Instructions for the guidance of Allowance Postmasters at no...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1914
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Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 29 - Pre-Stamped Postcard...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1982
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Varnished cedar cabinet in two sections, made for the GPO Sy...

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Cabinets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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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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Varnished cedar writing desk, bought expressly for the GPO S...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Writing desks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Alex W Norton, Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and Commission Agent
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1873
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Rectangular aluminium sign with "Canberra City Postcode 2601...

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spe...

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Transfers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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General Post Office, Hobart

Gaston Renard collection
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and "EIIR" in gold le...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Australia Post three-piece cardboard mobile 'Beautiful birds...

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Mobiles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spe...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Transfers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Beige and brown rectangular postage stamp dispenser with a g...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postal equipment
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Postmaster General's Department
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1941
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Black plastic wall telephone

Australia Post Historical collection
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Wall telephones
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1945
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Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display boxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Instructions for the guidance of non-official Postmasters

Australia Post Historical collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1940
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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1920
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Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Telephones
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United States of America
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Telephone and Radio Corporation
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1948
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Beige and brown rectangular postage stamp dispenser with a g...

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1940
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Handbook of instructions for the guidance of Postmasters in ...

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Department of Defence
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1962
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White looseleaf cardboard page titled "Display hints"

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1870
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Red metal post box on four legs

Red metal post box on four legs

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New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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Two Royal Mail brass keys for the stamp dispenser

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Postmaster General's Department
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1940
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Australia Post colour poster titled "Send your love home S.A...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1920
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New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron post box

New South Wales Postal Service cylindrical red cast iron pos...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Triggs & Marr, Sydney
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1870
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Sodeco SL11 red painted metal stamp dispenser

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postal equipment
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Societe des Computeurs de Geneva
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1970
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Postman's black plastic peaked cap

Catherine Davenport collection
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Caps
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Robert P. Davenport
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1949
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Poster titled 'Post early this Christmas'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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