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Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Dental equipment
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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Engraved boab nut 'The Eloping Couple and the Husband's Revenge' by Jack Wherra

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Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Engraved boab nut 'An Affair is Suspected' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'An Affair is Suspected' by Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Senior Postman's grey fabric peaked cap with gold PMG badge

Senior Postman's grey fabric peaked cap with gold PMG badge

Catherine Davenport collection
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Caps
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Riverwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Robert P. Davenport
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1961
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Bark painting featuring the Australian coat of arms by Narritjin Maymuru, about 1963

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Irene Davidson collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1963
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Everyone Counts for a Nuclear Free Australia

Everyone Counts for a Nuclear Free Australia

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Stop Uranium Mining

Stop Uranium Mining

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Australia
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Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament
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1960
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Great Gardens of the Western World

Great Gardens of the Western World

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Gardening books
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1963
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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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Three women, an Asian woman, a Caucasian woman and an African woman

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Fastening pin for latch on chronometer

Fastening pin for latch on chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Tonbridge CND

Tonbridge CND

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Badges
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Australia
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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
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1960
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John Rodgers Marine Chronometer No 1/1853, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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John Rodgers
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1868
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Small brown vinyl suticase used to transport the late-Pleistocene Mungo cremation to Canberra by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

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D J Mulvaney collection
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Suitcases
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Lake Mungo, New South Wales, Australia
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Professor Derek J. Mulvaney
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1925
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Plastic bag with Union of Australian Women Declares Peace on the World

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Plastic bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Peace Now!

Peace Now!

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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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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Computer components
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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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Movimento Democratico De Mulheres MDM

Movimento Democratico De Mulheres MDM

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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IYY [International Year of Youth]

IYY [International Year of Youth]

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Sticker

Sticker

Union of Australian Women collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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UAW. Union of Aust. Women

UAW. Union of Aust. Women

Union of Australian Women collection
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Union badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Engraved boab nut 'Bush Scenes, a Monster and Cooking a Kangaroo' by Jack Wherra

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Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Spittoons
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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AICD (Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament)

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People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Australia
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Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament
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1960
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Bone china coffee cup and saucer with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

Bone china coffee cup and saucer with a coloured Commonwealt...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Six slice toast rack

Six slice toast rack

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Toast racks
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Sheffield, England
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Walker & Hall
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1927
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China dinner plate printed with 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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Royal Grafton
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1957
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I am a Woman for Peace

I am a Woman for Peace

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Souvenir necktie for staff of the Maralinga atomic test facility

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Maralinga collection
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Neckties
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Australia
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Austico
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1956
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Brass fastening latch

Brass fastening latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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1985  Participation Development Peace - IYY [International Youth Year].

1985 Participation Development Peace - IYY [International Y...

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Australia for the Australians, White Australia

Australia for the Australians, White Australia

White Australia Protection Badge collection
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Political badges
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Australia
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1906
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Flying Foxes

Flying Foxes

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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1963
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Photograph of Cronulla South Public School, class 2A, 1964

Photograph of Cronulla South Public School, class 2A, 1964

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photographs
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Cronulla, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1963
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Black and white photographic postcard of Circular Quay with artist's impression of the Sydney Opera House

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Austr...
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Australian News and Information Bureau
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1950
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Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1942
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Ammunition box used by Polish migrant Mr Lukas in Italy, England, Argentina and Australia, 1943-1988

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Stanislaw Lukas collection
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Storage boxes
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Italy
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Mr Stanislaw '. Lukas
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1943
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Sign Here - So Help Me God!

Sign Here - So Help Me God!

Ellen Jose collection
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Oil paintings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms Ellen Jose
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1992
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White wooden 'make-do' stool made by soldier settler Harry Newman at Narrogin, Western Australia, in 1922

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Harry and Natalie Newman collection
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Stools
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Narrogin Agricultural Area, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Henry '. Newman
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1922
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International Women's' Year 1975

International Women's' Year 1975

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Engraved boab nut 'Ceremonies, Sorcery, Revenge, Cooking a Kangaroo and Hunting a Crocodile' by Jack Wherra

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Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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May Day 1979 World Peace IYC

May Day 1979 World Peace IYC

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Engraved boab nut 'Capturing the Cattle Killers' by Jack Wherra

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Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Sticker

Sticker

Union of Australian Women collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Incised shield with white pigment decoration

Incised shield with white pigment decoration

Stan Mitchell collection
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Shields
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Not provided
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1963
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1963 Lightburn Zeta motor car

1963 Lightburn Zeta motor car

Lightburn collection
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Motor cars
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Camden, South Australia, Australia
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Lightburn & Co Ltd
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1963
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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

Wall hanging of a scene from Little Red Riding Hood, made by...

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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Brass fastening pin for latch

Brass fastening pin for latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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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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1985  Participation Development Peace - IYY [International Youth Year].

1985 Participation Development Peace - IYY [International Y...

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Painting depicts black turtles

Painting depicts black turtles

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gawarrin
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1963
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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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Wolseley portable shearing plant

Wolseley portable shearing plant

Delma Keogh collection
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Shearing equipment
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England
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Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
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1925
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Painting depicts bird on tree and goanna

Painting depicts bird on tree and goanna

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bayma
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1963
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Emanuel Family photograph album of Go Go Station, about 1963-1967

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Emanuel Family collection
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Photograph albums
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Fitzroy River, Western Australia, Australia
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1963
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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Teacups
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Sculpture in an echidna form

Sculpture in an echidna form

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles collection
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Motor cars
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Bean Car Company
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1925
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Oil painting of Mount Ainslie viewed from Russell Hill, Canberra, 1955

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Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Oil paintings
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Mount Ainslie, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mrs Petronella Wensing
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1955
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