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Lead Sinker

Lead Sinker

Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1988
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China dinner plate printed with the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dinner plates
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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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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Hello, I'm Hector Cat - Road Safety leaflet

Hello, I'm Hector Cat - Road Safety leaflet

Ian Yeaman collection
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Leaflets
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Road Safety Council of the Australian Capital Territory Inc
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1971
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Bomarea edulis

Bomarea edulis

Banks Florilegium collection
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Engravings
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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1982
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Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Cregan Family collection
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Pest control equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Buzacott & Co Ltd
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1920
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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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Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Shovels
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Baron Thomas Denman
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1912
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T.A.A. travel poster - Come See TAAs Melbourne

T.A.A. travel poster - Come See TAAs Melbourne

Ron Kerr collection
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Advertising posters
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Australia
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TAA/Australian Airlines Museum
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1975
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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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Dendrobium discolor

Dendrobium discolor

Banks Florilegium collection
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Engravings
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Cat sculpture

Cat sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Poster titled 'Advance Australia Where?'

Poster titled 'Advance Australia Where?'

Lorraine Coutts collection
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Posters
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Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Terri...
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National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
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1992
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Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law

Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1988
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Gas mask used as part of a protest costume

Gas mask used as part of a protest costume

Benny Zable collection no. 1
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Gasmasks
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Mr Benjamin 'Benny' Zable
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1981
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Dress worn by Lindy Chamberlain at Federal Court, 1983

Dress worn by Lindy Chamberlain at Federal Court, 1983

Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton collection no. 1
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Dresses
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Mrs Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
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1983
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Petalostigma banksii

Petalostigma banksii

Banks Florilegium collection
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Engravings
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Dendrophthoe vitellina

Dendrophthoe vitellina

Banks Florilegium collection
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Engravings
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Bone china coffee cup with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Coffee cups
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Copy of the Ouyen Baitlayer, a vehicle-drawn two-wheeled trailer with a 1080 bait distribution cylinder

Copy of the Ouyen Baitlayer, a vehicle-drawn two-wheeled tra...

Brian Coman collection
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Pest control equipment
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Victoria, Australia
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Jock MacRae
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1980
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Hibiscus meraukensis Malvaceae

Hibiscus meraukensis Malvaceae

Banks Florilegium collection
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Engravings
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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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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Dendrobium discolor

Dendrobium discolor

Banks Florilegium collection
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Mounts
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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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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Metal and plastic headphone plug

Metal and plastic headphone plug

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Audio equipment accessories
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sony Corporation
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1960
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Syzygium suborbiculare

Syzygium suborbiculare

Banks Florilegium collection
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Mounts
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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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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Section of the Number 2 rabbit-proof fence from Hill View Homestead, Meekatharra, WA

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Geoff and Sheila Lacy collection
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Fences
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Meekatharra, Western Australia, Australia
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Government of Western Australia
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1903
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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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1982
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Gaddafi Gall

Gaddafi Gall

Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1988
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Clay pot by Thancoupie

Clay pot by Thancoupie

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Pots
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Thancoupie
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1975
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I [Love] Being Free from Smoking - Narcotics Education Inc., 1985

I [Love] Being Free from Smoking - Narcotics Education Inc.,...

Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton collection no. 2
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Badges
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Australia
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Mrs Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
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1980
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Dillenia Alata

Dillenia Alata

Banks Florilegium collection
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Mounts
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Billy Cooley
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1982
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Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large nugget

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Smales Jewellers collection
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Brooches
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Western Australia, Australia
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Crawford family
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1890
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'Willy Wagtail and Hailstone Dreamings', painted by Pansy Napangarti, 1996

'Willy Wagtail and Hailstone Dreamings', painted by Pansy Na...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Acrylic paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Pansy Napangarti
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1981
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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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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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Bark painting depicting a shark, Groote Eylandt NT

Bark painting depicting a shark, Groote Eylandt NT

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Nifty Perfume

Nifty Perfume

Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1988
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Dillenia Alata

Dillenia Alata

Banks Florilegium collection
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Engravings
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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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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Brown, grey and black patterned sleeveless dress with black belt, worn by Lindy Chamberlain

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Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton collection no. 2
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Dresses
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Australia
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Mrs Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
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1980
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Tetragonia trigyna Tetragoniaceae

Tetragonia trigyna Tetragoniaceae

Banks Florilegium collection
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Engravings
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Stuzzi Memocord MT570 audio cassette tape in a blue plastic case

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Ernest B Phillips collection
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Audio cassettes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Grundig Intermedia GmbH
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1960
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Ipomoea indica

Ipomoea indica

Banks Florilegium collection
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Mounts
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup and saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup and saucer bearing the c...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Painting by Gordon Syron entitled 'Water hole of the sleepy lizard', 1983

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Gordon Syron
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1983
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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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Bamboo hybrid stringed musical instrument called a 'dan tre', an original creation by Vietnamese refugee Minh Tam Nguyen

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Minh Nguyen collection
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Musical instruments
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Philippines
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Mr Minh Tam Nguyen
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1982
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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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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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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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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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Mouse sculpture

Mouse sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Crotalaria verrucosa

Crotalaria verrucosa

Banks Florilegium collection
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Engravings
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Capparis lucida

Capparis lucida

Banks Florilegium collection
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1980
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