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NCR electro-mechanical ticket selling machine, used by the West Australian Totalisator Agency Board

NCR electro-mechanical ticket selling machine, used by the W...

West Australian Totalisator Agency Board collection
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Ticket machines
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Western Australia, Australia
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National Cash Register
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1962
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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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Old Man's Dreaming, made and painted by Mick Wallankarri Tjakamarra, 1975

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Goodmans collection
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Boomerangs
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mick Wallankarri Tjakamarra
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1970
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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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U.N. Decade for Women 1976-1985

U.N. Decade for Women 1976-1985

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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August 9th South African Women's Day

August 9th South African Women's Day

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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Portrait of Charles Perkins carved into an emu egg

Portrait of Charles Perkins carved into an emu egg

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Engraved emu eggs
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Bourke, New South Wales, Australia
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Bill Reid
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1975
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Wooden kangaroo figure

Wooden kangaroo figure

Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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1972
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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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We want to be nuclear free

We want to be nuclear free

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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Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'The Spokesman said the election would be financed from the Treasurer's account...'

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Pat Rawlings collection
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Telegrams
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Australian Associated Press
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1975
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Ceramic glazed vessel tapering to a long narrow neck with a pouring lip and a handle

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Jugs
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Eddie Puruntatameri
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1975
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International Women's Year -  A Woman's Place is Everywhere

International Women's Year - A Woman's Place is Everywhere

Meredith Hinchliffe collection no. 1
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Commemorative badges
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1975
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Nuclear Free Zone Australia

Nuclear Free Zone Australia

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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Pair of slippers made from wood, leather, cloth and gold thread, Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Slippers
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Miss Australia crown worn by national titleholders in the Miss Australia Quest each year from 1965 to 1991

Miss Australia crown worn by national titleholders in the Mi...

Miss Australia Company collection
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Crowns (headwear)
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Ernest Booth
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1964
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1930
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Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'The Governor General of Australia, John Kerr, has asked for the resignation of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam...'

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Pat Rawlings collection
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Telegrams
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Australian Associated Press
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1975
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Bark painting depicting camping scene with trees, low hills, a stream and animals

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Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Muta
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1975
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Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Skirts
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1941
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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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International Women's Day March 8

International Women's Day March 8

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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Bark painting by Roy Dadaynga Marika.

Bark painting by Roy Dadaynga Marika.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Bark paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Roy Dadaynga Marika
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1975
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Motor Fishing Vessel Hong Hai, which transported 38 Vietnamese refugees to Australia in 1978

Motor Fishing Vessel Hong Hai, which transported 38 Vietname...

Tran Thi Nga collection
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Fishing boats
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An-Hoa, Kien Gaing, Vietnam
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Captain Van S. Truong
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1969
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Portrait of Namiatjira carved into an emu egg

Portrait of Namiatjira carved into an emu egg

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Engraved emu eggs
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Bourke, New South Wales, Australia
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Bill Reid
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1975
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Australian Peace Committee Supports World Disarmament Campaign

Australian Peace Committee Supports World Disarmament Campai...

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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Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'The decisions I have made were made after I was satisfied that Mr Whitlam could not obtain supply...'

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Pat Rawlings collection
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Telegrams
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Australian Associated Press
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1975
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Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'Australia's Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, today ensured himself of a place in history...'

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Pat Rawlings collection
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Telegrams
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Australian Associated Press
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1975
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Strike Fraser Out

Strike Fraser Out

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Australia
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Rt Hon Malcolm J. Fraser
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1975
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Section of the Number 2 rabbit-proof fence from Hill View Homestead, Meekatharra, WA

Section of the Number 2 rabbit-proof fence from Hill View Ho...

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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Beswick glazed ceramic kangaroo, titled 'Kanga', made for Disney Promotions in 1970

Beswick glazed ceramic kangaroo, titled 'Kanga', made for Di...

Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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England, United Kingdom
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John Beswick Limited
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1965
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Portable cabin made from a water tank, used on geological surveys by Dr John and Roma Dulhunty, who called it the 'Hollow Log'

Portable cabin made from a water tank, used on geological su...

John and Roma Dulhunty collection
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Caravans
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New South Wales, Australia
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Dr John Dulhunty
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1975
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gonun
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1965
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Australian Government Bentley 'S' Series 3 black saloon motor car used by Sir Robert Menzies

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Department of Administrative Services (Transport and Storage Divisi...
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Motor cars
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Crewe, Cheshire, England
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Rolls Royce
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1964
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Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'The Federal labor party caucus today unanimously agreed on a half senate election on December 13...'

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Pat Rawlings collection
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Telegrams
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Australian Associated Press
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1975
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Portrait of Neville Bonner carved into an emu egg

Portrait of Neville Bonner carved into an emu egg

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Engraved emu eggs
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Bourke, New South Wales, Australia
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Bill Reid
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1975
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'Wallaby dreaming', painted by Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1975

'Wallaby dreaming', painted by Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1975

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Kaapa M. Tjampitjinpa
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1975
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Liberal Party leaflet for the 1975 federal election: Gough a Bigger Mouth than Jaws!

Liberal Party leaflet for the 1975 federal election: Gough a...

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 4
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Advertising leaflets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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The Liberal Party of Australia
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1975
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Ivy Lovric's identity pass from Channel 9

Ivy Lovric's identity pass from Channel 9

Ivy Lovric collection
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Identity badges
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Ivy Lovric
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1970
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Certificate awarded to Mrs V.M. Wilson at the Evandale Agricultural Society Autumn Show, 1975 for second prize for a tapestry bag

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Evandale, Tasmania, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1975
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Cartoon depicting Jim Cairns wearing a tie with a heart on it

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Clarrie King collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Clarrie King
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1975
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A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-1982

A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-19...

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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A.N.C. Struggle for Liberation

A.N.C. Struggle for Liberation

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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Spool and paper tape associated with the SNOCOM computer

Spool and paper tape associated with the SNOCOM computer

Kevin Rosolen collection
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Computer components
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University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Kevin Rosolen
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1958
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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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Did They Beat The Drum Slowly As They Lowered You Down?

Did They Beat The Drum Slowly As They Lowered You Down?

Ellen Jose collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms Ellen Jose
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1992
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Commonwealth Railways oval cast metal plaque

Commonwealth Railways oval cast metal plaque

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Coats of arms
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South Australia, Australia
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Commonwealth Railways
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1951
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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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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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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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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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Out of ANZUS

Out of ANZUS

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Australia
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Australia, New Zealand, United States Security Treaty
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1951
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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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Mulga wood shield by Andy Tjilari, 1975

Mulga wood shield by Andy Tjilari, 1975

Diana James collection
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Shields
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Fregon, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Andy Tjilari
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1975
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Together we can stop the bomb

Together we can stop the bomb

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Association for International Co-operation & Disarmament
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1960
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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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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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J Carr
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1873
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I want to grow up not blow up

I want to grow up not blow up

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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Monocular microscope used for the scientific study of algae by phycologist Valerie May

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Valerie Jones collection
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Microscopes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Valerie May
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1940
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