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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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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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International Year of Peace 1986

International Year of Peace 1986

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative badges
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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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Sticker

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Stickers
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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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Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Spittoons
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Skirts
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1941
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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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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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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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25mm lens for movie camera used by Sir Robert Menzies

25mm lens for movie camera used by Sir Robert Menzies

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 1
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Camera lenses
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United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1948
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Second prize awarded for 'Round Rose Tablecloth' at Euroa Agricultural & Pastoral Society 78th Annual Show

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Euroa, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1963
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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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Mockba 1987  World Congress of Women

Mockba 1987 World Congress of Women

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative badges
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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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Engraved boab nut 'Hunting and Gathering - Camp Life' by Jack Wherra

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Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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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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Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Dental equipment
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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Engraved boab nut 'Women Admire Themselves in a Lilypond' by Jack Wherra

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Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Pair of slippers made from wood, leather, cloth and gold thread, Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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1955 FJ Holden Special sedan

1955 FJ Holden Special sedan

Faye and Albert Neuss collection
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Motor cars
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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GM Holden Ltd
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1955
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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-raising ceremony at Sydney Cove in 1788, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

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Garnet Watkins collection
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Murals
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Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Alban Watkins
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1981
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Painting depicts totems of the Manarrngu mortuary rites

Painting depicts totems of the Manarrngu mortuary rites

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Boyun
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1966
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UAW. Union of Aust. Women

UAW. Union of Aust. Women

Union of Australian Women collection
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Union badges
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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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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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Engraved boab nut 'Attempt to Seduce a Wife' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Attempt to Seduce a Wife' by Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Equal Pay Year 1986

Equal Pay Year 1986

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political badges
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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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Sticker

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Union of Australian Women collection
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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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Bark painting 'Totems of the Manarrngu Mortuary Rites' by David Malangi, Milingimbi, 1966

Bark painting 'Totems of the Manarrngu Mortuary Rites' by Da...

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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David D. Malangi
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1966
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Letter holder

Letter holder

Union of Australian Women collection
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Letter holders
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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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Union of Australian Women collection
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Stickers
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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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Latvian white, red and grey costume blouse

Latvian white, red and grey costume blouse

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Blouses
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1939
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Equal Pay Year 1986

Equal Pay Year 1986

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political badges
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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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Painting depicts a variety of creatures, including 7  turtles, various fish & insects, & a number of plants (black stalks).

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bob Bilinjara
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1966
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Tonbridge CND

Tonbridge CND

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Badges
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Australia
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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
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1960
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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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IYY [International Year of Youth]

IYY [International Year of Youth]

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative badges
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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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Painting depicts a crocodile and other creatures

Painting depicts a crocodile and other creatures

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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1966
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Movimento Democratico De Mulheres MDM

Movimento Democratico De Mulheres MDM

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political badges
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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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Little Grey Fergie toy tractor handcrafted from salvaged box timber and wire by 10 year old Brian Burns in 1943.

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John McNally collection
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Toy tractors
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Cudgen, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Brian Burns
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1943
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Mockba 1987 World Congress of Women

Mockba 1987 World Congress of Women

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative badges
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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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Harvest of Endurance : A History of the Chinese in Australia 1788-1988

Harvest of Endurance : A History of the Chinese in Australia...

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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Union of Australian Women collection
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Stickers
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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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Vietnam

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Badges
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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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Engraved boab nut 'Police Intervene after a Fight' by Jack Wherra

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Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Miss Australia crown worn by national titleholders in the Miss Australia Quest each year from 1965 to 1991

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Miss Australia Company collection
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Crowns (headwear)
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Ernest Booth
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1964
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'Two Nyapililngu ancestral women', by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1966

'Two Nyapililngu ancestral women', by Narritjin Maymuru, Yir...

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1966
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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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Engraved boab nut 'Spearing Stockman' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Spearing Stockman' by Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Certificate awarded to Mrs V. Wilson at the West Wyalong  P.A.H. & I. Association Annual Show, 1966 for first prize for a jug cover

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia
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West Wyalong P A H & I Association
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1966
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Molded yellow plastic hard hat associated wtih the Snowy Scheme

Molded yellow plastic hard hat associated wtih the Snowy Sch...

Snowy Scheme - Frank Rodwell collection
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Helmets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Industrial Safety Services
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1950
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Morris Model FE Pye outside broadcast van used by ABC-TV Channel 2 ABN

Morris Model FE Pye outside broadcast van used by ABC-TV Cha...

Australian Broadcasting Corporation collection no. 1
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Vans
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England
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British Motor Corporation - Morris
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1955
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Halcyon 'Surfmaster Avoca' multiplier fishing reel

Halcyon 'Surfmaster Avoca' multiplier fishing reel

Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Halcyon Products
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1940
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United Nations' Decade for Women 1976-1985

United Nations' Decade for Women 1976-1985

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative badges
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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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Fastening pin for latch on chronometer

Fastening pin for latch on chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Sticker

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Union of Australian Women collection
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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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Bark painting depicting a dilly bag fish trap made by the Wawilak sisters by Dawidi Djuwarak, Milingimbi, 1966

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dawidi
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1966
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Pressed glass vase

Pressed glass vase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Vases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1940
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Top hat worn by Henry Bayton Somer Gullett MC OAM

Top hat worn by Henry Bayton Somer Gullett MC OAM

Wight-Gullett collection
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Top hats
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London, England
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Richard Hunt & Co Pty Ltd
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1960
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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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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup and saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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1927
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