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1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Victorian Centenary celebrations

1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Vict...

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Matchbox holders
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reverend John Grosse
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1834
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Australian Comforts Fund - Our Fighting Men

Australian Comforts Fund - Our Fighting Men

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Wartime badges
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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A W. Patrick
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1914
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Pearl necklace given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Necklaces
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Melbourne Wharf Labourers' Union Certificate of Recognition

Melbourne Wharf Labourers' Union Certificate of Recognition

Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Certificates
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Fraser and Jenkinson
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1919
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Double-sided poster titled 'Why we Must Win The War', illustrated by Norman Lindsay, 1918

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 6
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Political posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Norman A. Lindsay
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1918
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Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Margaret Maclurcan collection
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Toilet paper
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Andrew Jack, Dyson & Co
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1894
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'Billybook', a political cartoon book by Bulletin cartoonist David Low, 1918

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 18
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Books
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Sir David A. Low
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1918
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Brass carriage clock in leather box used by Lord Forrest

Brass carriage clock in leather box used by Lord Forrest

Commonwealth Grants Commission collection
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Carriage clocks
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France
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Couaillet Family
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1892
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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Ceramic bust of John Pascoe Fawkner

Ceramic bust of John Pascoe Fawkner

John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner Pottery Bust collection
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Busts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John P. Fawkner
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1934
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Ceramic bust of John Batman

Ceramic bust of John Batman

John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner Pottery Bust collection
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Busts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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John Batman
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1934
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Square white cotton table centre cloth made by Una May Roadknight at Orbost, Victoria, in 1906

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1906
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Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, made in Orbost, Victoria, in the late 1800s

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Helena E. Roadknight
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1870
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Australian Prisoners of War Appeal

Australian Prisoners of War Appeal

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Wartime badges
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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A W. Patrick
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1914
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Issued by the Department of Defence to the Women of Australia - For Duty Done

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Bothwell Museum collection
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Military badges
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Stokes & Sons
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1914
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Wooden footstool with tapestry top that commemorates the establishment of Lucini & Co in Melbourne, Victoria, 1853

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Joseph Andreallo collection no. 1
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Footstools
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Italy
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Unknown
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1858
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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Oak oil stone

Oak oil stone

George Henry Taylor collection
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Sharpening stones
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1790
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Brass button - Australian Military Forces

Brass button - Australian Military Forces

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Military buttons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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K C Luke Pty Ltd
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1914
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Booklet titled 'Official Rules of Hockey', used by Rose Little

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Rose Hooke collection
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Booklets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Hartleys Sports Stores
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1915
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Brass button - Australian Military Forces

Brass button - Australian Military Forces

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Military buttons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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K C Luke Pty Ltd
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1914
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Views of the Federal Capital Territory. Australia

Bernice Spence Fryer collection
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Booklets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Sir George F. Pearce
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1924
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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Rickety blue wooden wheelbarrow

Lorna May Colwell collection no. 1
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Wheelbarrows
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Knock & Kirby
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1913
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Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian...

ER Skipper collection
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Embossing machines
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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P J King, General Engraver Die Sinker
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1901
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Longcase clock made of Australian Blackwood in the Renaissan...

George Bebbington collection
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Clocks
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Benjamin H. Knapton
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1890
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Federal Parliament House, Melbourne, Victoria

Federal Parliament House, Melbourne, Victoria

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Atlas Press Pty Ltd
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1901
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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Toyne's clothes hoist, 1914-1918

Toyne's clothes hoist, 1914-1918

Hills Industries Limited collection
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Clothes hoists
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Aeroplane Hoist Manufacturing Company
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1914
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