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Plaster death mask of the head of bushranger Ned Kelly

Plaster death mask of the head of bushranger Ned Kelly

Dale White collection
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Masks
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Melbourne Gaol, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Edward 'Ned' Kelly
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1880
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Messenger boy with bicycle, 1917

Messenger boy with bicycle, 1917

Cycling in Australia - Ephemera collection no.1
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Letter and envelope from Kathleen Howell - Italy

Letter and envelope from Kathleen Howell - Italy

Joan Richmond collection
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Letters
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Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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1932
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Stone blade

Stone blade

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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'Sunday Well' by Dadda Samson, 2008

'Sunday Well' by Dadda Samson, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Paintings
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Jigalong, Western Australia, Australia
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Dadda Samson
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2008
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Ostrich Chicks Hatching

Ostrich Chicks Hatching

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Side view of a ram 'Coronation'

Side view of a ram 'Coronation'

Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Photographs
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Sharpe brand Personal Torsion Magnetometer, Serial Number 142

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Bureau of Mineral Resources collection no. 1
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Geophysical survey equipment
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Wisteria Avenue, Botanical Gardens, Adelaide, SA

Wisteria Avenue, Botanical Gardens, 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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Mr Josef Lebovic
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This is the Bali we all know and love

This is the Bali we all know and love

Bali Bombings 2002 Memorial - Parliament of Victoria collection
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Posters
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Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
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2002
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Postcard featuring the St Kilda Esplanade

Postcard featuring the St Kilda Esplanade

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Saint Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Department of Lands, Sydney Warning Corwn Land

Department of Lands, Sydney Warning Corwn Land

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Signs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Department of Lands
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Handwritten poem

Handwritten poem

Ruby Lee collection
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Notes
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Stuart's Creek native in fighting array, South Aust.

Stuart's Creek native in fighting array, South Aust.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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South Australia, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1906
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'Lowulowuku Yinta' by Mulyatingki Marney, 2008

'Lowulowuku Yinta' by Mulyatingki Marney, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Paintings
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Kunawarritji, Western Australia, Australia
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Mulyatingki Marney
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2008
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Painting depicts fourteen small rectangles between band of pigment rendered across the top and the bottom

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Polly Miller, Poinomaju
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1965
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The beach, St Kilda, Vic

The beach, St Kilda, Vic

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Saint Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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Botanical Gardens, Sydney

Botanical Gardens, Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1909
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Teardrop shaped brown glass souvenir

Teardrop shaped brown glass souvenir

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Ornaments
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Australia
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Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger
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1939
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Belmont Guest House, Dromana, Vic

Belmont Guest House, Dromana, Vic

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Dromana, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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Yellow circles on a light brown background with yellow dots

Yellow circles on a light brown background with yellow dots

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

Seven Sisters

Songlines - Tjampawa Katie Kawiny collection
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Acrylic paintings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Tjampawa K. Kawiny
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2013
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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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Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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Kingsley
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Message stick

Message stick

University of Sydney collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1957
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1940s quarter pint glass cream bottle

1940s quarter pint glass cream bottle

Conway Tighe collection
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Milk bottles
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Essendon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reconciliation

Reconciliation

Balarinji Art collection no.2
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Gouache paintings
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Balarinji Design Studio, Jumbana Group
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Swimming pool, Goulburn River, Shepparton, Vic

Swimming pool, Goulburn River, Shepparton, Vic

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Goulburn River, Victoria, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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Morning Star by David Malangi

Morning Star by David Malangi

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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David D. Malangi
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A sudden squall

A sudden squall

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Australia
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Mr James A. Turner
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Nepean highway between Dromana & Rosebud, Vic

Nepean highway between Dromana & Rosebud, Vic

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Dromana, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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Glass plate negative - Balami and his wife Indamun, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1916
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Certificate awarded to Mrs V. Wilson at the West Wyalong  P.A.H. & I. Association Annual Show, 1966 for first prize for a jug cover

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia
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West Wyalong P A H & I Association
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1966
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Knife

Knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Stone tools
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Convict love token from Charles Lamb, 1826

Convict love token from Charles Lamb, 1826

Timothy Millett collection
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Convict love tokens
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Decorated boomerang, inscribed with

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Handwritten poem

Handwritten poem

Ruby Lee collection
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Notes
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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Typical Farmer's Home, New South Wales - A Prosperous New Year

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Black and white autographed photographic postcard of Australian swimmer Les Boardman

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National Sports Information Centre collection
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James C. Cruden
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1912
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Two girls in Japanese costume, holding fans.

Two girls in Japanese costume, holding fans.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Yirrumuuwu Amintiya Murtati

Yirrumuuwu Amintiya Murtati

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jane Frances Peantumilui
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Three men walking down a path towards a large building in the distance

Three men walking down a path towards a large building in th...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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'Time Change'

'Time Change'

Diana Boyer collection
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Paintings
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Diana Boyer
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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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Graham Badari
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Old Government house, Parramatta Park, N.S.W

Old Government house, Parramatta Park, N.S.W

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1909
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Sydney Harbour, showing Circular Quay

Sydney Harbour, showing Circular Quay

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Australia
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Miss P Jackson
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Postcard featuring a horse being led around a fenced enclosure

Postcard featuring a horse being led around a fenced enclosu...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dinner plates
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accessories, trunk, spanner and jack

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Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Concord, New Hampshire, United States of America
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Abbott-Downing Company
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1854
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Black stripes on white

Black stripes on white

Balarinji Art collection no.2
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Prints
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Balarinji Design Studio, Jumbana Group
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Glass plate negative - Punch (Arrerika), suffering with fly bitten eye, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Man O' War steps, Sydney

Man O' War steps, Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Commemorative poster presented to Sir Ninian Stephens on the occasion of the handing back of Uluru to its traditional owners in 1985

Commemorative poster presented to Sir Ninian Stephens on the...

Sir Ninian Stephen collection
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Political posters
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Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia
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Chips Mackinolty
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1985
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Camel Corps Christmas card to the McPhee family from Will Boothby

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Judy and Ian McPhee collection no. 2
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Christmas cards
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Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Muriel E. McPhee
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1910
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Pencil drawing in Papunya style by Uta Uta Tjangala, Pintupi. 1971

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Papunya Art 2008 collection
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Pencil drawings
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Uta Uta Tjangala
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1971
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1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Victorian Centenary celebrations

1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Vict...

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Matchbox holders
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reverend John Grosse
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1834
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Postcard featuring a bus depot

Postcard featuring a bus depot

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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The Narrows, from Kalimna, Lakes Entrance, Vic

The Narrows, from Kalimna, Lakes Entrance, Vic

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Narrows, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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Postcard featuring a printed portrait of Edwin Wesley Howard Fowles

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Edwin L. Fowles
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Beizam triple hammershark headdress sculpture or dance mask, by Ken Thaiday Senior

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Ken Thaiday collection no. 3
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Headdresses
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Kenneth J. Thaiday Sr
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