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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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White china bowl

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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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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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Corsets
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1900
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Three bowls

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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Pair of dark brown cotton knit stockings

Pair of dark brown cotton knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
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Stockings
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Pair of dark brown cotton knit stockings

Pair of dark brown cotton knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
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Stockings
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Pair of pink-brown knit stockings

Pair of pink-brown knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
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Stockings
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Pair of brown cotton knit stockings

Pair of brown cotton knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
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Stockings
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Clothes peg container, for attachment to the upright post of a Hill's-typre rotary clothes hoist

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Rosemary Huff-Johnston collection
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Containers
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Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1959
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Poster 'IT TAKES ONLY ONE NUCLEAR WEAPON TO SPOIL YOUR DAY...'

Poster 'IT TAKES ONLY ONE NUCLEAR WEAPON TO SPOIL YOUR DAY.....

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political posters
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Australia
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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
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1960
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Nomad brand 'walking' lawn sprinkler

Nomad brand 'walking' lawn sprinkler

David and Margaret Ride collection
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Sprinklers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Dr David Ride
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1959
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Wooden wool depth measure, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

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Colin Davis collection
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Measuring instruments
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Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Colin Davis
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1946
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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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Sharpening stone for shears, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

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Colin Davis collection
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Sharpening stones
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Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Colin Davis
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1946
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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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Yacca walking-stick

Yacca walking-stick

C Warren Bonython collection
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Walking-sticks
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South Australia, Australia
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Charles W. Bonython
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1947
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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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Cast iron frying pan

Cast iron frying pan

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Frying pans
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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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Griddle Iron

Griddle Iron

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cooking equipment
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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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Camisole

Camisole

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Camisoles
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1900
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Saucepan and lid

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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Fiji Football Association 60th Anniversary medallion

Fiji Football Association 60th Anniversary medallion

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
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Medallions
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Fiji
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John N. Warren MBE OAM
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1938
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Two bowls

Two 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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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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Pair of brown cotton stockings

Pair of brown cotton stockings

Olga Riet collection
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Stockings
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HMAS Sydney at Keeling Cocos Island on 9 November 1914

White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HM...

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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Black woolly fur hat

Black woolly fur hat

Olga Riet collection
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Headwear
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Black lambskin

Black lambskin

Olga Riet collection
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Animal skins
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Linen fabric

Linen fabric

Olga Riet collection
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Textiles
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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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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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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Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Lamps
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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The Pyle-National Company
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1924
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Black woolly fur muff

Black woolly fur muff

Olga Riet collection
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Muffs
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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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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Japanese obi wrap

Japanese obi wrap

Olga Riet collection
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Obis
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1933
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Two cream china dinner plates

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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Suede pouch with twelve packets of fishing line

Gidleigh Collection
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Fishing equipment
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England, United Kingdom
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1928
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Varnished dark wooden writing desk with sloping top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Writing desks
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1874
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Ball and ring bunion shoe stretcher

Gidleigh Collection
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Bootmaking tools
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Sheffield, England
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1836
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White cotton petticoat

Olga Riet collection
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Petticoats
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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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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Black woolly fur hat

Black woolly fur hat

Olga Riet collection
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Headwear
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Zeiss Motorised Operating Double Microscope used by Earl Owen

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Professor Earl Owen collection
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Microscopes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Professor Earl Owen AO
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1964
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Ladies cream satin right shoe, with cream and silver glass beading in a triangular shape on the front

Ladies cream satin right shoe, with cream and silver glass b...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1900
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Plate decorated with pre-Federation coat of arms

Plate decorated with pre-Federation coat of arms

Margaret Gibb collection
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Plates
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England
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Mr George Hodgson
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1885
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Child's white lawn bonnet decorated with inset lace and embroidery

Child's white lawn bonnet decorated with inset lace and embr...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Bonnets
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1900
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Blue plastic cover for shear blades, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

Blue plastic cover for shear blades, used by professional sh...

Colin Davis collection
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Covers
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Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Colin Davis
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1946
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Lithgow Small Arms Factory Slazenger Model 1B single shot bolt action .22 rifle

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Tom Heinsohn collection
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Rifles
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Lithgow Small Arms Factory
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1950
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White cotton starched child's bonnet with alternate layers of lace bands stitched together, lined with white lawn

White cotton starched child's bonnet with alternate layers o...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Bonnets
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1900
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Man's white cotton long underwear

Man's white cotton long underwear

Olga Riet collection
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Underwear
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Belgian single shot bolt action .22 rifle

Belgian single shot bolt action .22 rifle

Tom Heinsohn collection
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Rifles
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Belgium
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Anciens Etablissments Pieper Herstal
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1950
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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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Cooper Notebook, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

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Colin Davis collection
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Notebooks
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Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Colin Davis
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1979
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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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Painted wooden 'female' Tiwi spear

Painted wooden 'female' Tiwi spear

John Moody collection
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Spears
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Fifth panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', commemorating the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

Fifth 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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First panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', commemorating the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

First 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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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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1997 Royal Australian Mint Proof Coin Set

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2
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Coin proof sets
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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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