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Square white cotton table centre cloth made by Una May Roadknight at Orbost, Victoria, in 1906

Square white cotton table centre cloth made by Una May Roadk...

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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Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Shovels
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Baron Thomas Denman
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1912
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Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wheelbarrows
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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W J. Spence
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1877
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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

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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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1897
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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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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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Two bowls

Two bowls

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

White cotton pillowcase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillowcases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1920
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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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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

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Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Corsets
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1900
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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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White pillowcase with cotton ties

White pillowcase with cotton ties

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillowcases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1920
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Three bowls

Three bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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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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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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Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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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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Cartoon of the parallels between the coal industry of 1892 and the hospitality industry of 1992

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Warren Brown collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Warren Brown
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1992
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Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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Camisole

Camisole

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Camisoles
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1900
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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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Wooden serviette ring set on a pewter stand which is shaped as a gum leaf

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Elizabeth Chess collection
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Serviette rings
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Western Australia, Australia
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1910
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White cotton pillowcase

White cotton pillowcase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillowcases
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1920
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White china dinner plate

White china dinner plate

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Dinner plates
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Circle 'W' branding iron initially used for branding cattle, and later horses, on Lyndavale Station, NT

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John Stanes collection
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Brands
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Erldunda, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Sydney H. Stanes
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1920
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Small fleece of superfine wool from Macarthur Merino Flock, ...

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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Souvenir cigar box made of wood from HMAS Australia (I)

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet collection no. 3
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Cigar boxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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HMAS Australia (I)
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1924
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ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes wringers
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Glasgow, Scotland
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ACME Manufacturing Co
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1900
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Five-horse power Lundell brand electric motor, used at the C...

Department of Administrative Services collection
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Motors
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United States of America
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Sprague Electric Co
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1890
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Ladies cream satin left shoe, with cream and silver glass beading in a triangular shape on the front

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1900
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Uncirculated 1997 one dollar coin

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2
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One dollar coins
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Royal Australian Mint
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1997
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Plate with image of Nobby's peninsula, Newcastle

Plate with image of Nobby's peninsula, Newcastle

Margaret Gibb collection
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Plates
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England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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First panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', commemorating the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

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ACT Embroiderer's Guild collection
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Embroidered pictures
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Embroiderers' Guild ACT Inc
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2000
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Woonona Soccer Club 1889 - 2003

Woonona Soccer Club 1889 - 2003

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
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Booklets
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1889
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Cedar chest of drawers

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Chests of drawers
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1918
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Pine washstand

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Washstands
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1910
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Fourth panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', commemorating the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

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ACT Embroiderer's Guild collection
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Embroidered pictures
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Embroiderers' Guild ACT Inc
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2000
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Single bed sheet

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bedsheets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1920
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Railway pendulum wall clock

Railway pendulum wall clock

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wall clocks
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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J M Wendt, Adelaide and Mount Gambier
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1887
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Salad fork

Salad fork

Joyce Riley collection
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Salad forks
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mrs Joyce Riley
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1900
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White cotton margala bedspread

Dorothy Whittem collection
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Bedspreads
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Canada
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Mrs Susan J. Haslett
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1880
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Scholefield double-barrelled hammer action, 12 gauge breech loading shotgun

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Richard Brooks collection
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Shotguns
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England, United Kingdom
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Scholefield
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1880
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Woollen fleece from the Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Camden Park, New South Wales

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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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Child's white lawn bonnet decorated with inset lace and embroidery

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Bonnets
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1900
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Ladies cream satin right shoe, with cream and silver glass beading in a triangular shape on the front

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1900
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Saucepan and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Saucepans
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1920
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Fifth panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', commemorating the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

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ACT Embroiderer's Guild collection
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Embroidered pictures
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Embroiderers' Guild ACT Inc
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2000
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Maple single bed with wire base

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Beds
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1920
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Kitchen table

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Tables
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1920
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White china bowl

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Second panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', commemorating the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

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ACT Embroiderer's Guild collection
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Embroidered pictures
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Embroiderers' Guild ACT Inc
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2000
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Salad spoon

Salad spoon

Joyce Riley collection
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Salad spoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mrs Joyce Riley
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1900
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White curtain with a blue and gold logo in the centre and 'A...

Australian Bicentennial Authority collection
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Curtains
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1988
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Varnished cedar cabinet in two sections, made for the GPO Sy...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Cabinets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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Double heightened cedar bookcase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bookcases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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'Whadda You Lot Celebratin Now?...', in relation to the centenary of the Federation of Australia in 2001

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Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Mark Lynch
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2001
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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Chairs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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White cotton petticoat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Petticoats
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1900
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