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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

Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-...

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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Box for The Lister Sheep-Shear used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Boxes
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Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
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R A Lister and Company Limited
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1910
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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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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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Unknown
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1880
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First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Thursday Island

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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First day envelopes
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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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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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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Square white cotton table centre cloth made by Una May Roadknight at Orbost, Victoria, in 1906

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1906
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Camisole

Camisole

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Camisoles
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1900
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Box for 'Lister' Sheep-Shearing combs used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Storage boxes
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Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
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R A Lister and Company Limited
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1910
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Letter printed on yellow paper, titled '1984-A Year to Remember'

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Letters
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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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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Comb for sheep shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
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Neil Woodhouse
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1910
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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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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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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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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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Booklet titled 'Episodes - A Glimpse of Australia-Japan Relations 1859-1979'

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Thompson Family collection
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Booklets
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Japan
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1859
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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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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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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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Steel lister with three teeth used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
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Neil Woodhouse
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1910
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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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Oak oil stone

Oak oil stone

George Henry Taylor collection
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Sharpening stones
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1790
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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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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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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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White cotton muslin petticoat

White cotton muslin petticoat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Petticoats
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1900
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Three bowls

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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Rickety blue wooden wheelbarrow

Lorna May Colwell collection no. 1
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Wheelbarrows
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Knock & Kirby
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1913
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Day bed

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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1910
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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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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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Varnished cedar writing desk, bought expressly for the GPO S...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Writing desks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Alex W Norton, Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and Commission Agent
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1873
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Cultivator share

Doreen Liddle collection
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Machinery blades
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Narridy, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Jack P. Liddle
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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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West Bromwich, West Midlands, England
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Archibald Kenrick & Sons
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1900
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Bundle of press cuttings and historical documents relating the history of J B Young Holdings Ltd

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J B Young Ltd collection
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Scrapbooks
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J B Young Holdings Ltd
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1914
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Metal saddle-shaped baseplate mould for the share stamping p...

Jack Liddle collection
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Moulds
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Narridy, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Jack P. Liddle
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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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Firemen and Deckhands Union of New South Wales banner

Firemen and Deckhands Union of New South Wales collection
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Banners
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Edgar Whitbread
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1895
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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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Fourth panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', commemorating the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

Fourth panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of...

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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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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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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Third 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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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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Small metal hand drill used by Jack Liddle, Blacksmith, Narr...

Jack Liddle collection
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Hand drills
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Narridy, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Jack P. Liddle
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1900
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Plough share stamping press used by Jack Liddle, Blacksmith,...

Jack Liddle collection
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Blacksmithing tools
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Narridy, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Jack P. Liddle
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1900
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Convict-made brick with an 'O' stamped in the centre of one face

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David Westcott collection no. 4
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Convict bricks
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New South Wales, Australia
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John Onus
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1833
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Hand threader used by Jack Liddle, Blacksmith, Narridy, Sout...

Jack Liddle collection
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Blacksmithing tools
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Narridy, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Jack P. Liddle
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1900
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John Broadwood and Sons Oblique Upright Piano, No.57621

John Broadwood and Sons Oblique Upright Piano, No.57621

Diane Fuller collection
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Upright pianos
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London, England
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John Broadwood & Sons
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1880
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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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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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Large metal hand drill used by Jack Liddle, Blacksmith, Narr...

Jack Liddle collection
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Narridy, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Jack P. Liddle
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1900
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