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Sharpening stone for shears, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

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Colin Davis collection
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Sharpening stones
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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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Wooden serviette ring set on a pewter stand which is shaped as a gum leaf

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Elizabeth Chess collection
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Serviette rings
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Western Australia, Australia
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1910
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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 (Waiben) 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 (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Wilfred Aniba
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1987
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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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Wooden wool depth measure, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

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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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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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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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The Final Hearing of the Kenbi Land Claim of 1995, (turtle shell) by Gullawun Daniel Lee, 1999

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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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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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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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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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Nomad brand 'walking' lawn sprinkler

Nomad brand 'walking' lawn sprinkler

David and Margaret Ride collection
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Sprinklers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Dr David Ride
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1959
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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

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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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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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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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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Corsets
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1900
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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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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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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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Camisole

Camisole

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Camisoles
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1900
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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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White china dinner plate

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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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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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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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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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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Bond of the Don Mortgage Bank at Taganrog for 10,000 roubles...

Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Sports trading card of Joey Smith - Australian Rules football

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Health Department of Western Australia collection
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Collecting cards
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Health Department of Western Australia
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1994
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Wollongong City Soccer Club Gold Decade Member medallion in presentation box, Johnny Warren, 2003

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John 'Johnny' Warren collection
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Medallions
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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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John N. Warren MBE OAM
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1994
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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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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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Sports trading card of Nova Peris - hockey

Sports trading card of Nova Peris - hockey

Health Department of Western Australia collection
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Collecting cards
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Health Department of Western Australia
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1994
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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 (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lena Passi
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1987
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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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Cast iron frying pan

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Frying pans
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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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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Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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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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Circle 'W' branding iron initially used for branding cattle, and later horses, on Lyndavale Station, NT

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John Stanes collection
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Brands
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Erldunda, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Sydney H. Stanes
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1920
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Third panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', commemorating the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

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ACT Embroiderer's Guild collection
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Embroidered pictures
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Embroiderers' Guild ACT Inc
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2000
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Fourth panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', commemorating the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

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ACT Embroiderer's Guild collection
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Embroidered pictures
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Embroiderers' Guild ACT Inc
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2000
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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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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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Black woolly fur muff

Black woolly fur muff

Olga Riet collection
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Muffs
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Uncirculated 1997 one dollar coin

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2
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One dollar coins
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Royal Australian Mint
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1997
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Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Lamps
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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The Pyle-National Company
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1924
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Ladies cream satin right shoe, with cream and silver glass beading in a triangular shape on the front

Ladies cream satin right shoe, with cream and silver glass b...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1900
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Pair of ladies cream satin shoes with cream and silver glass beading in a triangular shape on the front

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1900
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Cartoon of Paul Keating sitting upside down at the top of the page pointing to an 'ECONOMY' graph

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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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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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First panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', commemorating the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

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ACT Embroiderer's Guild collection
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Embroidered pictures
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Embroiderers' Guild ACT Inc
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2000
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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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White cotton petticoat

Olga Riet collection
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Petticoats
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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You Scratch My Back

You Scratch My Back

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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Belgian single shot bolt action .22 rifle

Belgian single shot bolt action .22 rifle

Tom Heinsohn collection
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Rifles
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Belgium
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Anciens Etablissments Pieper Herstal
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1950
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Plate decorated with pre-Federation coat of arms

Plate decorated with pre-Federation coat of arms

Margaret Gibb collection
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Plates
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England
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Mr George Hodgson
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1885
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White cotton muslin petticoat

White cotton muslin petticoat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Petticoats
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1900
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