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Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, made in Orbost, Victoria, in the late 1800s

Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, mad...

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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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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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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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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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Corsets
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1900
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Plaque to commemorate the Australian May Day Centenary 1891 - 1991, with display stand

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Plaques
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1891
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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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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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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

Phillip Porta collection
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Saw-setting tools
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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John H. Gillman
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1850
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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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Camisole

Camisole

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Camisoles
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

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Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1897
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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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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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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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Woollen fleece from the Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Camden Park, New South Wales

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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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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Uncirculated 1997 one dollar coin

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2
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One dollar coins
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Royal Australian Mint
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1997
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Plate 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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Small fleece of superfine wool from Macarthur Merino Flock, ...

Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Crosscut basal section of 'Mountain Grey Gum' [Eucalyptus cypellocarpa] tree trunk

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Monier Redlands Ltd collection
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Botanical specimens
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Errinundra-Bonang State Forest, Victoria, Australia
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Monier's Club Terrace Sawmill
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1787
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Pine combination chest

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Chests
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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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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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Pair of ladies cream satin shoes with cream and silver glass beading in a triangular shape on the front

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1900
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Pearl brooch 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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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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White cotton starched child's bonnet with alternate layers of lace bands stitched together, lined with white lawn

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Bonnets
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1900
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Pearl brooch 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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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Salad fork and spoon

Salad fork and spoon

Joyce Riley collection
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Salad servers
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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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Ladies cream satin left shoe, with cream and silver glass beading in a triangular shape on the front

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1900
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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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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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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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Pearl brooch 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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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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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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Baby's silk bib

Baby's silk bib

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Baby bibs
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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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White cotton margala bedspread

Dorothy Whittem collection
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Bedspreads
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Canada
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Mrs Susan J. Haslett
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1880
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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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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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Music cabinet

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cabinets
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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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Five-horse power Lundell electric motor, used at the Cockato...

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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White cotton petticoat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Petticoats
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1900
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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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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the coat of arms of Australia, 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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Shifting spanner

Phillip Porta collection
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Wrenches
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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John H. Gillman
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1850
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