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Mother-of-pearl button

Mother-of-pearl button

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Buttons
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My House

My House

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Janice Murray
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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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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Gibson Pootchemunka
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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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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Susan
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Point - glass - hafted

Point - glass - hafted

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Gaddafi Gall

Gaddafi Gall

Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1988
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Black Rock [Half Moon Bay]

Black Rock [Half Moon Bay]

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Black Rock, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1905
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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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Weipa, Queensland, Australia
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Ernest Boxer
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Courtroom sketch 'Michael and Lindy Chamberlain in court...' by Veronica O'Leary dated 6 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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Tureen marked with the crest of the Union Club of Hobart Town, made by Minton & Boyle, about 1840

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Terence Lane collection
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Tureens
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Stoke-on-Trent, England
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Minton and Boyle
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1840
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Miners by Jean Burke

Miners by Jean Burke

Warakurna History Paintings collection
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Paintings
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Warakurna Community, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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2011
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Timber tool box

Timber tool box

John Docker collection
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Tool boxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Leather nail bag

Leather nail bag

George Henry Taylor collection
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Tool bags
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Certificate

Certificate

Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection
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Prize certificates
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Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria
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1967
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Courtroom sketch 'Mr. Pauling interviews a witness.' by Veronica O'Leary, dated 20 September 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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Mythical Dances

Mythical Dances

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Prints
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Judith J. Warrie
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1988
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RAA Insignia

RAA Insignia

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Military badges
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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H Arendsen
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Oval-shaped iron coolamon

Oval-shaped iron coolamon

Scott Rainbow collection
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Containers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Leitz Wetzlar dissecting light monocular microscope

Leitz Wetzlar dissecting light monocular microscope

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Microscopes
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Wetzlar, Germany
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Leitz Wetzlar
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kanginy
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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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Angurugu, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Brian Mamarika
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Two children and a Horse.

Two children and a Horse.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Riding habit

Riding habit

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Jackets
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Dancing

Dancing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Malcolm Apuatjimi
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Album containing 106 photographs relating to James Pitkeathly in Malaya and Australia during the 1920s

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James Pitkeathly collection no. 1
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Photograph albums
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Malaysia
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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DTMCIW magnetometer S/N 18

DTMCIW magnetometer S/N 18

Bureau of Mineral Resources collection no. 1
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Geophysical survey equipment
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Buque Aleman Potosi

Buque Aleman Potosi

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Chile
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1907
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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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Wangurru
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Wooden cinema seats

Wooden cinema seats

Lisa Milner collection
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Seats
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Bowraville, New South Wales, Australia
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View of a temple or pagoda style building

View of a temple or pagoda style building

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Looking to the lighthouse, Point Lonsdale, Vic

Looking to the lighthouse, Point Lonsdale, Vic

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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Length of blue tapestry wool

Length of blue tapestry wool

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Yarns
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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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Lionel
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First prize card awarded at the Yass Spring Show, 1906

First prize card awarded at the Yass Spring Show, 1906

Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Cards
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1906
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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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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Julia M. Timaepatua
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Souvenir necktie for staff of the Maralinga atomic test facility

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Maralinga collection
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Neckties
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Australia
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Austico
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1956
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Sydney Heads

Sydney Heads

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney Heads, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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The Salvation Army Soldiers and Relatives Hostel, Featherston

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Industrial buildings with chimneys that are billowing smoke

Industrial buildings with chimneys that are billowing smoke

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Postcard featuring King William and Currie Streets, Adelaide

Postcard featuring King William and Currie Streets, Adelaide

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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1910
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Emanuel Brothers ledger 1949 - 1958

Emanuel Brothers ledger 1949 - 1958

Emanuel Family collection
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Ledgers
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Sun and tracks

Sun and tracks

Balarinji Art collection no. 2
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Gouache paintings
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Balarinji Design Studio, Jumbana Group
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Child's drawing, La Perouse, Sydney

Child's drawing, La Perouse, Sydney

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Stephen C
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Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Pialawa, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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1949
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Poster

Poster

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Posters
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Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Side plates
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Black

Black "English-Quarter" Landau carriage, with red trim

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Horsedrawn vehicles
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1889
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Drawing of a kangaroo and joey with three trees in the background.

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Cedric Emanuel
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Collins Street, Melbourne, Vic

Collins Street, Melbourne, Vic

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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Sketchbook, 'SPRING 05 -SUMMER 06', Diana Boyer

Sketchbook, 'SPRING 05 -SUMMER 06', Diana Boyer

Diana Boyer collection
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Sketchbooks
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Diana Boyer
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Moth-proof brown paper garment bag

Moth-proof brown paper garment bag

Hazel Hooton and Elizabeth Gibson collection
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Clothing storage containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Favorite Manufacturing & Trading Co Pty Ltd
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Woven plant fibre basket, with bands of fabric and feathers

Woven plant fibre basket, with bands of fabric and feathers

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Baskets
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Special resolution passed at meetings of the Members of J.B Young Limited, 1936

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J B Young Ltd collection
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Business records
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1936
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