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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Teacups
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Proclamation of British sovereignty over King George V Land (Antarctica), signed by Sir Douglas Mawson, 1931

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Sir Douglas Mawson collection
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Documents
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Antarctica
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Sir Douglas Mawson
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1931
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A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-1982

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Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection
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Medals
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1882
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Brass fastening latch

Brass fastening latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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The Last of England's Infamous Felon Fleet The Convict Ship

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Jay Kruizenga collection
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Pamphlets
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United States of America
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Convict Ship 'Success' Touring Museum
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1924
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Glebe primary school, Class 1B in 1937

Glebe primary school, Class 1B in 1937

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1937
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Autographic Kodak Junior camera

Autographic Kodak Junior camera

Harold Stevens collection
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Cameras
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Rochester, New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1920
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Valley of the Tweed, Murwillumbah

Valley of the Tweed, Murwillumbah

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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1937
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Certificate

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Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Clare, South Australia, Australia
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Clare Agricultural & Horticultural Society
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1937
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Punishment equipment
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart
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1837
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'An Historic Retrospect on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of the Founding of Australia' - colour publication printed for the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of Australia, 1938.

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Booklets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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S T Leigh & Co Pty Ltd
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1938
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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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Certificate

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Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Orroroo, South Australia, Australia
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Orroroo Agricultural Society Incorporated
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1937
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The Ministers of State of the Commonwealth request the pleasure of the company of...to meet the visiting South African Footballers, 1937

The Ministers of State of the Commonwealth request the pleas...

Betty Hall collection
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Invitations
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Government of Australia
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1937
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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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PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

Graeme Rex and Jane Avril Niehus collection no. 1
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Paddle-steamers
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Beverley, Yorkshire, England
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Beverley Iron Coy Limited
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1877
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Lead kangaroo figure for Cadbury's Cocoa Promotion, England 1930s

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Terence Lane collection
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Promotional toys
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England, United Kingdom
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Cadbury Schweppes Pty Ltd
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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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Autograph book containing autograph of Hubert Opperman, 1937

Autograph book containing autograph of Hubert Opperman, 1937

ML Doley collection
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Autograph books
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Wirrulla, South Australia, Australia
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Sir Hubert F. Opperman
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1937
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Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass issued to the Hon King O'Malley

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Transport passes
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Australia
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Commonwealth Railways
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1912
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Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with leather bindings

Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with le...

Donald Maclurcan collection no. 2
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Skis
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Kiandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey Yen
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1860
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Essay by Jim Maple-Brown titled Transport by the Camel in Australia

Essay by Jim Maple-Brown titled Transport by the Camel in Au...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Documents
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Mr Jim Maple-Brown AM
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1937
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Dolls house and accessories handcrafted in Adelaide by Mrs Eva Howie for her daughter Clyde, 1930s

Dolls house and accessories handcrafted in Adelaide by Mrs E...

Hetherington Family collection
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Dolls houses
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Eden Hills, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Eva A. Howie
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1930
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Section of the Number 2 rabbit-proof fence from Hill View Homestead, Meekatharra, WA

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Geoff and Sheila Lacy collection
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Fences
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Meekatharra, Western Australia, Australia
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Government of Western Australia
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1903
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Certificate

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Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Gladstone, South Australia, Australia
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Booyoolie Agricultural Society Incorporated
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1937
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Native Encampment

Native Encampment

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1844
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Hand-coloured and annotated map of Holland

Hand-coloured and annotated map of Holland

Nance Pownall collection
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Maps
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Rotterdam, Holland
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Mrs Nancy M. Pownall
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1937
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Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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1910
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John Sands Ltd Centenary Luncheon on 22 June 1937

John Sands Ltd Centenary Luncheon on 22 June 1937

Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Phil Ward Studios Pty Ltd
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1937
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Black and white photograph - Edgar Percival and Douglas Corrigan at Luton 1937.

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Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Photographs
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Luton, Bedfordshire, England
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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1937
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Letter to Miss Nancy Clements from The Ceylon Tea Company Propaganda Board

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Nance Pownall collection
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Letters
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Ceylon
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Malcolm Dando
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1937
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Reg Dunn's pushbike

Reg Dunn's pushbike

Irrigation (Deniliquin and Tatura) collection
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Bicycles
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Deniliquin, Riverina, New South Wales, Australia
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Murray Irrigation Limited
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1933
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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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Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Doris Nash collection
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Highchairs
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Iram Nash
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1875
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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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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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Wooden pack saddle consisting of an A-shaped timber frame with items attached by wire, chains and straps

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John Swain collection
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Saddles
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Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles Carter
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1933
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Unknown
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1935
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Black and white photograph depicting Amy Hudson holding flowers, 1937

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Amy Hudson collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Amy Hudson
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1937
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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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Chronometers
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London, England
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Morris Tobias
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1830
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Envelope address to Augustus Lucian Faithfull, Springfield, Goulburn

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Envelopes
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Augustus L. Faithfull
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1937
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Minton 'Kings Service' china dinner plate bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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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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Luncheon tendered by the Government of New South Wales to The New South Wales and Queensland Members of The Australian Coronation Contingent - Parliament House Sydney, 30th June 1937

Luncheon tendered by the Government of New South Wales to Th...

Betty Hall collection
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Menus
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1937
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Wooden hall chair with a removable black felt cushion, from the Prime Minister's Lodge

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Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Chairs
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Australia
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Mrs Ruth Lane Poole
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1926
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Australian Women's Cricket Team Oxford, 1937.

Australian Women's Cricket Team Oxford, 1937.

Alice Smallman collection
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Photographic postcards
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Mrs Hazel Doreen Scanlon
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1937
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Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Scotland
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Mr George Ranken
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1821
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Invitation to a Garden Party on 14 May 1937 to celebrate the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

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Elizabeth Kay collection no. 2
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Invitations
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Queen Elizabeth
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1937
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Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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J Carr
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1873
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Certificate

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Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Orroroo, South Australia, Australia
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Orroroo Agricultural Society Incorporated
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1937
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Agricultural Bureau of South Australia Exhibition of Women's Handicrafts First Prize, 1937 awarded to Miss Huppatz

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Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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South Australia, Australia
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Agricultural Bureau of South Australia
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1937
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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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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

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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Jodhpurs

Jodhpurs

Colledge Family collection
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Jodhpurs
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Surfing Australia

Surfing Australia

Australian National Travel Association collection
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Posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australian National Travel Association
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1930
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