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Small magnifying glass, given to astronomer William Bayly by Captain James Cook on his third voyage

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Captain Cook Magnifier collection
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Magnifying glasses
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Australia
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William Bayly
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1776
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Black and white portrait photograph of a man

Black and white portrait photograph of a man

Fred Daly collection
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Farm Cove, Sydney

Farm Cove, Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Farm Cove, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1913
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Union membership card of the Waterside Workers Federation (Melbourne Branch) issued to Harry Duyker

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Dr Edward Duyker collection no. 1
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Membership cards
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Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Herman '. Duyker
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1954
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Those who can't

Those who can't

Political Humour Competition 1996 collection
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Cartoons
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Ms Joan Rosser
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1995
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Paper dolls

Paper dolls

Australian Bicentennial Authority collection
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Papercuts
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Journals
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No.1 WARD, LITTLE BAY HOSPITAL,  N.S.W.

No.1 WARD, LITTLE BAY HOSPITAL, N.S.W.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Little Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Aboriginal breastplate for King Billy, King of the Barwon Blacks

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1910
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Our junk - on which we travelled for about 5 days. Coming down the Fu River from Kwerlin to Wuchow - 190 miles. Apl 1917

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Painting depicts four water goannas, the sons of

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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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Mawalan 1 Marika
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1966
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Dunes

Dunes

Balarinji Art collection no. 2
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Gouache paintings
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Balarinji Design Studio, Jumbana Group
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Red Letter Day for Maimed Soldiers, Wattle Day League, Hospital Wing, 1917

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Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Wartime badges
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North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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A W. Patrick
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1917
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Colourful lines and curves

Colourful lines and curves

Balarinji Art collection no. 2
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Gouache paintings
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Balarinji Design Studio, Jumbana Group
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Painting depicts a fresh water crocodile

Painting depicts a fresh water crocodile

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Bark paintings
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Liverpool River, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mick Kuparrku
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Dark blue cap with light blue peak and UNTAET embroidered on front

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Australian Army History Unit collection
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Caps
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East Timor
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Australian Army
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2000
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Passport purse

Passport purse

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Child's drawing by Ned Wilson

Child's drawing by Ned Wilson

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ned Wilson
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Our Jack J.J. Virgo

Our Jack J.J. Virgo

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Badges
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Young Mens Christian Association
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1918
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Boomerang

Boomerang

John Magers collection
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1975
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Invitation to a luncheon in honour of Sir Edward Harding, Canberra, 4 December 1936

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Betty Hall collection
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Invitations
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1936
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Rectangular corroded black metal nail and screw tidy

Rectangular corroded black metal nail and screw tidy

John Handfield collection
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Containers
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Glass bead necklace

Glass bead necklace

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Necklaces
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Stereo photograph depicting the American Arch, Commonwealth Celebrations, Sydney, 1901

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Camberwell Trash and Treasure Market collection
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Stereo photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1901
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Ebony walking stick presented to Sir George Houstoun Reid by Lloyd George on 27 March 1917

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Anne Fairbairn collection no. 4
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Walking-sticks
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Sir George H. Reid
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1897
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Convict love token engraved with the names J. Lea and M.A. Johnson, 1835

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Timothy Millett collection
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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The Yarra at Melbourne. Australia

The Yarra at Melbourne. Australia

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Albert H. Fullwood
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Gang gang parrot

Gang gang parrot

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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John M. Cantle
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Food canister

Food canister

Jean Harvey collection
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Canisters
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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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Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu), Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Terri...
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Bruno J. Pilakui
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Australian coat of arms and American flag

Australian coat of arms and American flag

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Germany
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Embroidery sampler on coarse linen or hessian, mainly featuring cross stitched letters and numbers [Margaret Stool Montrose, 1855?]

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Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Textile samplers
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1855
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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Gibb key - Strips of steel

Gibb key - Strips of steel

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Current flow meter in box, with accessories

Current flow meter in box, with accessories

Snowy Scheme - Snowy Hydro collection
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Meters
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Dough knife with a metal blade and a wooden handle

Dough knife with a metal blade and a wooden handle

ET Fealy collection
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Knives
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Painting depicts a human figure with elbows bent & hands upraised

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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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Unknown
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Metal tin opener with corkscrew

Metal tin opener with corkscrew

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Tin-openers
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1960
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'Creation Stories of the Manggalili Clan' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, about 1965

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Department of Aboriginal Affairs collection no. 1
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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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1965
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The 'Gathering Bulletin' containing articles and pictures relating to the opening of the New Parliament House in 1988

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National Gathering of Christians collection
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Newsletters
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Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Government of Australia
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1988
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Horses and Cowboys 1999

Horses and Cowboys 1999

Liesl Rockchild collection
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Bush toys
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Santa Teresa, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tristan Young
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1999
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Bark painting 'Totems of the Manarrngu Mortuary Rites' by David Malangi, Milingimbi, 1966

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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David D. Malangi
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1966
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Soft black felt riding hat

Soft black felt riding hat

Colledge Family collection
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Hats
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Men overlooking a pen of shorn Vermont sheep at Boondara

Men overlooking a pen of shorn Vermont sheep at Boondara

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Boondara, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1918
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Portrait photograph of Kay Lanceley

Portrait photograph of Kay Lanceley

Jon Lewis collection
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Portrait photographs
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Jon Lewis
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"NO DAMS in S-W Tasmania WORLD HERITAGE"

Bob Brown collection no. 1
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Stickers
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South West Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia
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Tasmanian Wilderness Society
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U.S.A. Marines passing The Exchange, Sydney

U.S.A. Marines passing The Exchange, Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Postcard featuring a allegorical scene of Brittania observing Australian preparations towards the British War effort

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Maurice Dry Cleaners vans, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Maurice Dry Cleaners vans, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Aus...
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1907
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Warping board for use with eight stage loom

Warping board for use with eight stage loom

Audrey McBurney collection
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Weaving equipment
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Snails Bay, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Audrey McBurney
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Model paddle

Model paddle

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Paddles
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Sewing machine

Sewing machine

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Sewing machines
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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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Ann S. Stool
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1870
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Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour

Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Star Photo Co
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1905
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MANLY BEACH, LOOKING NORTH.

MANLY BEACH, LOOKING NORTH.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Manly Beach, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Lines and dots on teal

Lines and dots on teal

Balarinji Art collection no. 2
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Gouache paintings
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Balarinji Design Studio, Jumbana Group
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