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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Corsets
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1900
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Saucepan and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Saucepans
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West Bromwich, West Midlands, England
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Archibald Kenrick & Sons
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1900
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Engraver made from a small bone attached to a wooden handle

Engraver made from a small bone attached to a wooden handle

Robert Karyuka collection
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Engraving tools
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Robert Karyuka
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1994
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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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Scholefield double-barrelled hammer action, 12 gauge breech loading shotgun

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Ian Browne collection
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Shotguns
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England, United Kingdom
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Scholefield
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1880
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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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Sixth panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', created to commemorate the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

Sixth panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of ...

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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Camisole

Camisole

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Camisoles
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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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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census promotional metal display board

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Australian Bureau of Statistics collection
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Advertisements
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Kent Miklenda
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1991
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Cartoon of Paul Keating sitting upside down at the top of the page pointing to an 'ECONOMY' graph

Cartoon of Paul Keating sitting upside down at the top of th...

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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Clothes peg container, for attachment to the upright post of a Hill's-typre rotary clothes hoist

Clothes peg container, for attachment to the upright post of...

Rosemary Huff-Johnston collection
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Containers
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Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1959
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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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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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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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'Whadda You Lot Celebratin Now?...', in relation to the centenary of the Federation of Australia in 2001

'Whadda You Lot Celebratin Now?...', in relation to the cent...

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Mark Lynch
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2001
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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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Varnished cedar writing desk, bought expressly for the GPO S...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Writing desks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Alex W Norton, Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and Commission Agent
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1873
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Unused rectangular beige and brown aluminium sign warning th...

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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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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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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Painted wooden 'female' Tiwi spear

Painted wooden 'female' Tiwi spear

John Moody collection
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Spears
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Hit and Run

Hit and Run

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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1998
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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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Sharpening stone for shears, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

Sharpening stone for shears, used by professional shearer Co...

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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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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John N. Warren MBE OAM
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1994
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First panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', created to commemorate the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

First panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of ...

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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ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes wringers
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Glasgow, Scotland
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ACME Manufacturing Co
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1900
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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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1997 Royal Australian Mint Proof Coin Set

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2
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Coin proof sets
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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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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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Unused rectangular yellow and brown aluminium sign that desi...

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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Second panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', created to commemorate the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

Second panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of...

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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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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Commemorative stand displaying three World War Two artillery...

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Commemorative objects
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Australia
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South Australian Railways
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1939
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Third panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', created to commemorate 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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Cooper Notebook, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

Cooper Notebook, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on...

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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Three bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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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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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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