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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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1980
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Part one of a silver belt buckle engraved with kangaroo motifs

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Terence Lane collection
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Belt buckles
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Unknown
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1989
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The Final Hearing of the Kenbi Land Claim of 1995, (turtle shell) by Gullawun Daniel Lee, 1999

The Final Hearing of the Kenbi Land Claim of 1995, (turtle s...

Gullawun Daniel Roque Lee collection
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Artworks
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Cox Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gullawun D. Lee
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1994
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Unused rectangular beige and brown sign that designates a protected Aboriginal burial ground

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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority NT collection
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Signs
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority
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1987
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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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Mayngu Dhoeri pearlshell headdress made by Sipau Audi Gibuma

Mayngu Dhoeri pearlshell headdress made by Sipau Audi Gibuma

Sipau Audi Gibuma Headdress collection
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Headdresses
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Boigu Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Sipau Audi Gibuma
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1990
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Humane rabbit trap 'jump-trap' with black rubber-lined jaws

Humane rabbit trap 'jump-trap' with black rubber-lined jaws

Brian Coman collection
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Rabbit traps
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United States of America
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Dr Brian J. Coman
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1983
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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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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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Aboriginal Areas Authority unused circular bronze site marker plaque

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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority NT collection
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Plaques
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority
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1987
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Stop French Testing

Stop French Testing

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Muroroa Atoll, Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia
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Direction des Centres d'Experimentation Nucleaires
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1966
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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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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

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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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Poster 'Pas de Bombes'

Poster 'Pas de Bombes'

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political posters
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France
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Government of France
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1966
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Weapon bag by Yvonne Koolmatrie

Weapon bag by Yvonne Koolmatrie

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Baskets
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Berri, South Australia, Australia
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Yvonne Koolmatrie
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1990
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Egg scoop by Yvonne Koolmatrie

Egg scoop by Yvonne Koolmatrie

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Containers
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Berri, South Australia, Australia
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Yvonne Koolmatrie
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1990
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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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Poster 'IT TAKES ONLY ONE NUCLEAR WEAPON TO SPOIL YOUR DAY...'

Poster 'IT TAKES ONLY ONE NUCLEAR WEAPON TO SPOIL YOUR DAY.....

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political posters
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Australia
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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
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1960
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Fishing spear made by Wilfred Aniba

Fishing spear made by Wilfred Aniba

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Spears
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Thursday Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Wilfred Aniba
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1987
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Fishing spear made by Wilfred Aniba

Fishing spear made by Wilfred Aniba

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Spears
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Thursday Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Wilfred Aniba
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1987
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Akubra brand broad-brimmed fur felt hat worn by anthropologist by Dr Peter Sutton when he was doing fieldwork

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Peter Sutton collection no. 2
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Hats
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Australia
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Akubra Hats Pty Ltd
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1980
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White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HMAS Sydney at Keeling Cocos Island on 9 November 1914

White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HM...

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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Lithgow Small Arms Factory Slazenger Model 1B single shot bolt action .22 rifle

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Tom Heinsohn collection
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Rifles
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Lithgow Small Arms Factory
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1950
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Varnished dark wooden writing desk with sloping top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Writing desks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1874
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1923 Stanley Steamer steam-powered motor car

1923 Stanley Steamer steam-powered motor car

Phillip Hutchinson collection
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Motor cars
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United States of America
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Stanley Motor Carriage Company
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1923
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Wooden wool depth measure, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

Wooden wool depth measure, used by professional shearer Coli...

Colin Davis collection
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Measuring instruments
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Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Colin Davis
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1946
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Zion Systems Wages Book, 1989  to 1999

Zion Systems Wages Book, 1989 to 1999

Busy Bee Cafe collection
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Wages books
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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The Busy Bee Cafe Gunnedah
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1989
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Varnished cedar cabinet in two sections, made for the GPO Sy...

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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White cotton petticoat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Petticoats
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1900
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Unused rectangular beige, brown and red aluminium sign warni...

Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority NT collection
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Signs
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority
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1987
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Two cream china dinner plates

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Dinner plates
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Painted bamboo drum

Painted bamboo drum

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Musical drums
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lena Passi
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1987
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Presentation box for Wollongong City Soccer Club Gold Decade Member medallion, Johnny Warren, 2003

Presentation box for Wollongong City Soccer Club Gold Decade...

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
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Presentation boxes
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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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Johnny Warren MBE OAM
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1994
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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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Combination UTS Sheffield shears, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

Combination UTS Sheffield shears, used by professional shear...

Colin Davis Collection
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Shearing equipment
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Sheffield, England
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Mr Colin Davis
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1946
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White cotton starched child's bonnet with alternate layers of lace bands stitched together, lined with white lawn

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Bonnets
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1900
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Five-horse power Lundell brand electric motor, used at the C...

Department of Administrative Services collection
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Motors
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United States of America
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Sprague Electric Co
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1890
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Unused rectangular beige and brown aluminium sign warning of...

Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority NT collection
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Signs
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority
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1987
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You Have My Word...

You Have My Word...

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Alan Moir
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1988
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White china dinner plate

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Dinner plates
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Sydney Water

Sydney Water

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Lindsay Foyle
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1988
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Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Ian R. Sharpe
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1988
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Unused rectangular beige and brown sign that designates a re...

Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority NT collection
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Signs
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority
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1987
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Salacious Rumours

Salacious Rumours

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Harry Bruce
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1988
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Blue plastic cover for shear blades, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

Blue plastic cover for shear blades, used by professional sh...

Colin Davis collection
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Covers
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Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Colin Davis
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1946
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Five-horse power Lundell brand electric motor, used at the C...

Department of Administrative Services collection
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Motors
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United States of America
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Sprague Electric Co
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1890
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Baby's silk bib

Baby's silk bib

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Baby bibs
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1900
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Wollongong City Soccer Club Gold Decade Member medallion in presentation box, Johnny Warren, 2003

Wollongong City Soccer Club Gold Decade Member medallion in ...

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
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Medallions
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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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Johnny Warren MBE OAM
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1994
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World Finance

World Finance

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Bruce Petty
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1988
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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Two bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Railway pendulum wall clock

Railway pendulum wall clock

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wall clocks
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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J M Wendt, Adelaide and Mount Gambier
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1887
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Five-horse power Lundell electric motor, used at the Cockato...

Department of Administrative Services collection
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Motors
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United States of America
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Sprague Electric Co
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1890
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Ladies cream satin left shoe, with cream and silver glass beading in a triangular shape on the front

Ladies cream satin left shoe, with cream and silver glass be...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1900
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Wollongong City Soccer Club Gold Decade Member medallion, Johnny Warren, 2003

Wollongong City Soccer Club Gold Decade Member medallion, Jo...

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
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Medallions
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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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Johnny Warren MBE OAM
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1994
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Cartoon of John Hewson sitting on a chair nursing a large fat 'GST' cat

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John Shakespeare collection no. 1
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr John Shakespeare
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1987
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White china bowl

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Dot Painting by Dorothy Napangardi

Dot Painting by Dorothy Napangardi

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dorothy N. Robinson
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1990
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Cooper Notebook, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

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Colin Davis collection
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Notebooks
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Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Colin Davis
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1979
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Hand crocheted bedspread

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Wollstonecraft, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Eveline Whiting
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1908
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