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Erythrina vespertilio

Erythrina vespertilio

Banks Florilegium collection
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Princely Gravy

Princely Gravy

Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1988
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Metal and plastic headphone plug

Metal and plastic headphone plug

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Audio equipment accessories
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sony Corporation
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1960
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Cat sculpture

Cat sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Bomarea edulis

Bomarea edulis

Banks Florilegium collection
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Engravings
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Poster titled 'Advance Australia Where?'

Poster titled 'Advance Australia Where?'

Lorraine Coutts collection
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Posters
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Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Terri...
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National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
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1992
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Monocular microscope used for the scientific study of algae by phycologist Valerie May

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Valerie Jones collection
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Microscopes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Valerie May
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1940
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IBM input typewriter from the SNOCOM computer used by the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority

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University of Sydney School of Engineering collection
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Typewriters
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University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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School of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney
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1958
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Dendrobium discolor

Dendrobium discolor

Banks Florilegium collection
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Mounts
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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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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Clerodendrum paniculatum

Clerodendrum paniculatum

Banks Florilegium collection
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Engravings
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Bookmaker's bag belonging to Jim McMahon

Bookmaker's bag belonging to Jim McMahon

Jim McMahon collection
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Gambling equipment
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Jim McMahon
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1983
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Commemorative poster presented to Sir Ninian Stephens on the occasion of the handing back of Uluru to its traditional owners in 1985

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Sir Ninian Stephen collection
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Political posters
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Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia
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Chips Mackinolty
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1985
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Letter from Benny Zable to the Organisers of ANZART, 1985

Letter from Benny Zable to the Organisers of ANZART, 1985

Benny Zable collection no. 2
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Letters
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Mr Benjamin 'Benny' Zable
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1985
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Mick Syrup

Mick Syrup

Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1988
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Dendrobium discolor

Dendrobium discolor

Banks Florilegium collection
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Engravings
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Bamboo hybrid stringed musical instrument called a 'dan tre', an original creation by Vietnamese refugee Minh Tam Nguyen

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Minh Nguyen collection
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Musical instruments
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Philippines
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Mr Minh Tam Nguyen
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1982
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Wooden cylindrical walking stick with carved images on the spiral

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Walking-sticks
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Finke River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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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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Milky Way.

Milky Way.

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Maymirrirr Maymuru
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1985
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Hibiscus meraukensis Malvaceae

Hibiscus meraukensis Malvaceae

Banks Florilegium collection
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Engravings
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Erythrina vespertilio Leguminosae

Erythrina vespertilio Leguminosae

Banks Florilegium collection
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Engravings
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Cain Sandwich Paste

Cain Sandwich Paste

Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1988
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'Yingapungapu'

'Yingapungapu'

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bumiti 2 Dhamarrandji
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1985
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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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Stuzzi Memocord MT570 audio cassette tape in a blue plastic case

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Ernest B Phillips collection
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Audio cassettes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Grundig Intermedia GmbH
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1960
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Possum costume

Possum costume

Cairns and Far North Queensland Environment Centre collection
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Costumes
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Jan Harris
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1980
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Modified and battered green Toyota Landcruiser 40 Series Short Wheel Base Four Wheel Drive vehicle known as the 'Buff Catcher'

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Tommy Fawcett collection
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Vehicles
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Japan
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Toyota Motor Co
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1980
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Painting depicts three human figures, one kangaroo and one string bag

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Oujaimi and Safatli collection
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Bark paintings
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Gudjekbin, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bobby B. Nganjmirra
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1965
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Dillenia Alata

Dillenia Alata

Banks Florilegium collection
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Engravings
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Banksia serrata

Banksia serrata

Banks Florilegium collection
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Mounts
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nellie Patterson
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1982
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Wall hanging of a scene from Little Red Riding Hood, made by Ukrainian Displaced Person Olga Basylevich, in Germany in 1946

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Forest Hill Residential Kindergarten collection
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Wall hangings
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Neu-Ulm Displaced Persons Camp, American Zone, Germany
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Olga Basylevich
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1946
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Marrngu.

Marrngu.

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ganmirri Marika
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1985
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Bark painting 'Bartji (Jungle yams)' by Jack Wunuwun, Gamardi, about 1985

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Inada Holdings 11/12/1985 collection
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Bark paintings
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Gamardi Outstation, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jack Wunuwun
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1985
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Dillenia Alata

Dillenia Alata

Banks Florilegium collection
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Mounts
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Don's Truth Drug

Don's Truth Drug

Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1988
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Bark painting depicting a shark, Groote Eylandt NT

Bark painting depicting a shark, Groote Eylandt NT

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Tetragonia trigyna Tetragoniaceae

Tetragonia trigyna Tetragoniaceae

Banks Florilegium collection
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Engravings
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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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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Turtle Hunt (3rd paint of series).

Turtle Hunt (3rd paint of series).

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Djarrakpi, NE Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nyapilingu Dhamarrandji
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1985
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Gaddafi Gall

Gaddafi Gall

Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1988
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Banksia serrata

Banksia serrata

Banks Florilegium collection
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Engravings
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Clay pot by Thancoupie

Clay pot by Thancoupie

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Pots
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Thancoupie
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1975
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Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large nugget

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Smales Jewellers collection
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Brooches
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Western Australia, Australia
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Crawford family
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1890
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Clouds (painting of clouds design sacred to Manggalili people).

Clouds (painting of clouds design sacred to Manggalili peopl...

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ganmirri Marika
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1985
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Manual of instructions for using the St George Supermatic electric stove, 1952

Manual of instructions for using the St George Supermatic el...

Dr Edward Duyker collection no. 2
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Instruction booklets
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Peakhurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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St George Ranges Pty Ltd
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1947
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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1982
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Lead Sinker

Lead Sinker

Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1988
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Carved and mounted emu egg depicting the journey of Burke and Wills

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Peter Harris collection
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Engraved emu eggs
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Lake Cargelligo, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Peter J. Harris
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1983
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Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Cregan Family collection
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Pest control equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Buzacott & Co Ltd
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1920
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Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law

Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1988
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Clouds and Turtle (Miyapunu ga Mangan).

Clouds and Turtle (Miyapunu ga Mangan).

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Galuru, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nyapilingu Dhamarrandji
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1985
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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-raising ceremony at Sydney Cove in 1788, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

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Garnet Watkins collection
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Murals
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Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Alban Watkins
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1981
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Ceriops tagal

Ceriops tagal

Banks Florilegium collection
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Engravings
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Alecto Historical Editions
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1980
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Illuminated address to William Barbour

Illuminated address to William Barbour

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Illuminated addresses
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1907
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Carving of a lizard

Carving of a lizard

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Wood carvings
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Wara
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1982
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