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The Legend of the Birds

The Legend of the Birds

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Barunga, Northern Territory, Australia
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David Gentian
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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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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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Fidelis Madarvi
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Letter written by Hilda Creager to her father

Letter written by Hilda Creager to her father

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Fruit bat

Fruit bat

Balarinji Art collection no. 2
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Gouache paintings
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Balarinji Design Studio, Jumbana Group
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'Bama Bama story - rats from  Manguldji', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1967

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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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Narritjin Maymuru
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1967
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Child's drawing by Karen Daley, Tabulam Primary School NSW

Child's drawing by Karen Daley, Tabulam Primary School NSW

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Tabulam, New South Wales, Australia
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Karon Daley
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearheads
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Money box to commemorate the British royal visit to Australia, 1954

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Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Moneyboxes
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Victoria, Australia
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State Bank of Victoria
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1954
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Red wool cut-away riding jacket with tails (hunting pinks)

Red wool cut-away riding jacket with tails (hunting pinks)

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Sports clothing
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William H. Anderson
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Maris Pacifici quod vulgo Mar del Zur

Maris Pacifici quod vulgo Mar del Zur

Maris Pacifici Map collection
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Maps
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Abraham Ortelius
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1595
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Willie Dundamen
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David Hicks

David Hicks

Political Cartooning 2006 collection - Jonathon Bentley
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Cartoons
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Mr Jonathon Bentley
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2006
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Discussion poster No.61 - Can we develop our empty north? - May 15, 1950

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George W Barber collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Office of Education
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1950
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Deco-style box

Deco-style box

Thompson Family collection
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Boxes
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Paperwork associated with commemorative airmail box

Paperwork associated with commemorative airmail box

Glenn Piper collection
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Latvian black silk bonnet

Latvian black silk bonnet

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Caps
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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1957
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Coolamon made from wood

Coolamon made from wood

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Western Australia, Australia
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Tammy Mastrosavas
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Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Badges
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Australia
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1981
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Pathway in Pennington Gardens east, Adelaide, SA

Pathway in Pennington Gardens east, Adelaide, SA

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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Kogarah Railway Station

Kogarah Railway Station

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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It'll grow back. Save our forrests. No Woodchips

It'll grow back. Save our forrests. No Woodchips

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Grace Loogatha
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Courtroom sketch 'Justice Muirhead.' by Veronica O'Leary, October 1982.

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Veronica O'Leary collection no. 1
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Courtroom drawings
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ms Veronica O'Leary
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1982
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paul Myers
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Outer seating area of the East Melbourne Cricket

Outer seating area of the East Melbourne Cricket

Nanette Ward collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Edgar Richard Mayne
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1921
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The Weir, Camden

The Weir, Camden

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographic postcards
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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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Cronulla, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1963
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Single-furrow horse-drawn plough used by experimental wheat breeder William Farrer

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Barbara Tong collection
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Ploughs
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Lambrigg Station, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1880
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Cleveland Street School

Cleveland Street School

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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David Jones

David Jones

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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David Jones Ltd
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1920
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Equal Pay Year 1986

Equal Pay Year 1986

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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Stone slab with incised crocodile, a kangaroo, a wallaby, as well as a human figure with some small amount of vegetation

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Rock carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Unfinished pencil sketch

Unfinished pencil sketch

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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The clock tower, Grafton, NSW

The clock tower, Grafton, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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Bert Wright and Bill Winterbottom with 600 rabbit pairs for the Yelarbon Freezing Works, Queensland

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Bert Wright collection
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Reg Dunn's pushbike

Reg Dunn's pushbike

Irrigation (Deniliquin and Tatura) collection
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Bicycles
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Deniliquin, Riverina, New South Wales, Australia
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Murray Irrigation Limited
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1933
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Felicity Jimarin
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Black brown wooden music stick

Black brown wooden music stick

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Clapsticks
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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Card awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show, 1887, First Prize

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Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Cards
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1887
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Ruins - Toomey's Cottage. North Sydney Tornado

Ruins - Toomey's Cottage. North Sydney Tornado

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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Envelope addressed to Mrs A. I. Maple Brown

Envelope addressed to Mrs A. I. Maple Brown

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Envelopes
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mirrinybal
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Print

Print

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Mururruma's Spirit Seen after Death.

Mururruma's Spirit Seen after Death.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Matamar
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National Anthem, and God Save the King, handwritten on a piece of paper

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Christmas card from Betty Archdale to Ruby Monaghan, 1935

Christmas card from Betty Archdale to Ruby Monaghan, 1935

Ruby Lee collection
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Christmas cards
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London, England
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Ms Betty Archdale
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1935
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St Stephen's Women's Guild fete

St Stephen's Women's Guild fete

Ben Chifley collection no. 3
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Receipts
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr A P Lyons
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Townsville. Castle Hill

Townsville. Castle Hill

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1914
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Metal handcuffs

Metal handcuffs

Convict Era Shirt collection
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Handcuffs
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Granton, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Souvenir flag of the Royal visit to Australia, 1954

Souvenir flag of the Royal visit to Australia, 1954

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Flags
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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A West Australian Aboriginal - Black Tracker

A West Australian Aboriginal - Black Tracker

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Certificate awarded to V.M. Wilson at the Warragul Premier Show, 1973 for first prize for a table centre

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Warragul, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1973
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Courtroom sketch of the Chamberlain trial by Veronica O'Leary, 1982.

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Veronica O'Leary collection no. 1
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Courtroom drawings
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ms Veronica O'Leary
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1982
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Grand hotel, Healesville, Vic

Grand hotel, Healesville, Vic

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Healesville, Victoria, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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Toy bag

Toy bag

Reverend and Mrs Fenn collection no. 2
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Toys
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Pencil sketch depicting a bridge and a lake, signed

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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