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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob han...

Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Morris Tobias Marine Chronometer No 695, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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Morris Tobias
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1830
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Single-furrow horse-drawn plough used by experimental wheat breeder William Farrer

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Barbara Tong collection
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Ploughs
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Lambrigg Station, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1880
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Knitlock corner brickmaking machine designed and used by Walter Burley Griffin

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W Herbert and C Peters collection
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Brickmaking equipment
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Castlecrag, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Walter B. Griffin
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1920
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White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HMAS Sydney at Keeling Cocos Island on 9 November 1914

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Margaret Gibb collection
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Commemorative cups
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England
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Samuel Radford Ltd
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1914
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Six slice toast rack

Six slice toast rack

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Toast racks
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Sheffield, England
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Walker & Hall
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1927
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Australia for the Australians, White Australia

Australia for the Australians, White Australia

White Australia Protection Badge collection
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Political badges
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Australia
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1906
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Shovel

Shovel

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Shovels
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Savage Co Ltd
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1930
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Oval woven fibre basket

Oval woven fibre basket

Ursula McConnel collection
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Miss Ursula H. McConnel
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1930
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Billy cans and bag

Billy cans and bag

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Billy cans
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1925
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Postcard with photograph captioned R.M.M.S. AORANGI, Sydney Harbour Bridge, 25/4/30

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Aus...
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1930
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Album containing 27 photographs of significant sites around Canberra, from the 1930's

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Betty Hall collection
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Photograph albums
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Commonwealth Government Printers
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1930
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Pelt of a Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger), which was shot in the Pieman River - Zeehan area of Tasmania in 1930

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Charles Selby Wilson collection
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Specimens
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Pieman River, Tasmania, Australia
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Charles S. Wilson
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1930
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Timber box with L ROBERTSON L ROBE on lid

Timber box with L ROBERTSON L ROBE on lid

Les Robertson collection
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Boxes
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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Gould League of Bird Lovers, New South Wales, membership certificate to Bill Sutton

Gould League of Bird Lovers, New South Wales, membership cer...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Membership certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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F B. Rodriguez
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1910
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Black felt bowler hat for horse riding

Black felt bowler hat for horse riding

Colledge Family collection
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Bowler hats
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England
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Girl's fancy dress garment, hand-painted with cartoons and caricatures showing the work of the Heidelberg Unemployment Bureau

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Patricia Worthington collection
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Fancy dress costumes
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Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Chalcraft
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1930
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Hot-air steriliser

Hot-air steriliser

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Health and medical equipment
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Baird and Tatlock
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1880
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Narrandera Show medal 1930

Narrandera Show medal 1930

Colledge Family collection
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Medals
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Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1930
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Aboriginal stone hatchet head

Aboriginal stone hatchet head

Pauline Watson collection
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Hatchets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Miss Pauline Watson
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1929
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Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Transport passes
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Commonwealth Railways
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1912
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Composing stick

Composing stick

Les Robertson collection
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Printing accessories
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Merit certificate awarded to Ruby Monaghan

Merit certificate awarded to Ruby Monaghan

Ruby Lee collection
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Certificates
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Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1930
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Album containing 20 menus, 12 seating plans and 23 photographs from Parliament House in Canberra, dating from 1927 to 1944

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Betty Hall collection
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Albums
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1927
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Labour Selected and Endorsed Candidate.  Vote 1 J.T. Lang

Labour Selected and Endorsed Candidate. Vote 1 J.T. Lang

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 12
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Political badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Hon John (Jack) T. Lang
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1920
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Soft brown felt riding hat

Soft brown felt riding hat

Colledge Family collection
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Hats
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Album containing 97 menus, 20 seating plans and 47 photographs from Parliament House dining rooms...

Album containing 97 menus, 20 seating plans and 47 photograp...

Betty Hall collection
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Albums
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1918
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Minton 'Kings Service' china dinner plate bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

Minton 'Kings Service' china dinner plate bearing the Common...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dinner plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Harvest of Endurance : A History of the Chinese in Australia 1788-1988

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Australia-China Friendship Society collection
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Scrolls
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Australia
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Mr Mo Xiangyi
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1987
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Gold pan associated with Claude Dunshea

Gold pan associated with Claude Dunshea

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Goldmining equipment
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Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Picture taking with the No.1A Autographic Kodak Junior...

Picture taking with the No.1A Autographic Kodak Junior...

Harold Stevens collection
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Instruction booklets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1922
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John Poole Marine Chronometer No 2659, with accessories in a wooden case

John Poole Marine Chronometer No 2659, with accessories in a...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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John Poole
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1855
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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Phar Lap

Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Phar L...

Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1930
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Photograph album c1930s-1940s of the Great Barrier Reef, Tasmania and Mount Buffalo

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Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photograph albums
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Tasmania, Australia
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1930
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Photograph of Bob Hart in De Soutter aircraft VH-UPR of Victorian Interstate Airways

Photograph of Bob Hart in De Soutter aircraft VH-UPR of Vict...

Eric J Treloar collection
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Photographs
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr William H. Treloar
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1930
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Ceramic tankard with an Australian scene on its side that is titled 'Mine Like a Plurry Drink'

Ceramic tankard with an Australian scene on its side that is...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 3
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Tankards
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Thomastown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Robert Fowler Pottery Works
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1930
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Composing stick

Composing stick

Les Robertson collection
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Printing accessories
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Ink bottle

Ink bottle

Les Robertson collection
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Ink bottles
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Convict black leather side cap from Tasmania

Convict black leather side cap from Tasmania

Gregg collection
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Caps
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Tasmania, Australia
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1830
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RKO Radio Pictures

RKO Radio Pictures

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1929
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Hair brush and comb set

Hair brush and comb set

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Hair care equipment
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London, England
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Mappin & Webb Ltd
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1913
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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with accessories

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Spittoons
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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Oertling 62FM beam balance

Oertling 62FM beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Beam balances
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England
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L Oertling Ltd
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1930
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Camera tripod with telescopic legs

Camera tripod with telescopic legs

Harold Stevens collection
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Camera tripods
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Rochester, New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1911
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Spearthrower collected by Daisy Bates from Aboriginal visitors to her Ooldea camp

Spearthrower collected by Daisy Bates from Aboriginal visito...

Herbert Browne collection
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Spearthrowers
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1920
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Jungle Gym presented to Ainslie Primary School by Prime Minister James Scullin in 1930

Jungle Gym presented to Ainslie Primary School by Prime Mini...

Ainslie Primary School Collection no 1
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Recreational equipment
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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Jungle Gym Inc
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1923
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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup and saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Pokerwork kangaroo

Pokerwork kangaroo

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensa...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1820
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Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Dental equipment
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Blue woollen cricket blazer worn by New South Wales cricketer Bill O'Reilly

Blue woollen cricket blazer worn by New South Wales crickete...

Swan Richards collection
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Blazers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1927
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Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Swan Richards collection
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Cricket equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Stokes McGown Pty Ltd
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1950
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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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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 1604 with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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1850
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