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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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New South Wales Postal Service red painted metal pillar box with an arched top

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Triggs, Marr & Taylor, Sydney
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1875
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Rectangular enamelled metal sign

Rectangular enamelled metal sign "Post Office"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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1980
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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post Historical collection
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1980
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Rectangular aluminium sign with "Canberra City Postcode 2601...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1994
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1948
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Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Victorian Postal Service square red metal letter box

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1870
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"Agent for Commonwealth Savings Bank"

Australia Post Historical collection
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New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Half-ounce weight

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Weights
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Colour display card, titled, 'Moving pictures, Pictorial pre...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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Round clear glass inkwell with a recessed sunburst pattern o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkwells
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Colour display card illustrated with a kookaburra, titled, '...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Poster titled 'The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, history...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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Black plastic wall telephone

Australia Post Historical collection
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Wall telephones
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1945
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air mail covers re-enactment flight first official air mail Australia - New Zealand 1934-1984...11th April 1984'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with '50th anniversary air m...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Australia Post poster captioned 'We Deliver'

Australia Post Historical collection
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1980
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Red metal pillar box with arched top

Red metal pillar box with arched top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W Taylor Paragon Foundry Pyrmont
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1912
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and "EIIR" in gold le...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Arnolds Ink bottle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Ink bottles
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One-ounce weight

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Weights
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and "EIIR" in gold le...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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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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White looseleaf cardboard page titled "Display hints"

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Rectangular brass plate with rounded edges and two screw hol...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Components
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"Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia"

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New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia
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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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Beige and brown rectangular postage stamp dispenser with a g...

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Postal equipment
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Postmaster General's Department
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1940
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Inkstands
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Red metal post box on four legs

Red metal post box on four legs

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1930
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Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Telephones
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United States of America
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Telephone and Radio Corporation
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1948
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Poster captioned 'You can help protect a vital service from ...

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Two-ounce weight

Australia Post Historical collection
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Weights
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Australia Post colour poster titled "Send your love home S.A...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Off-white rectangular transfer sticker with gold letters spe...

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Transfers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Set of brass scales attached to a black wooden base with fou...

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Beam balances
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Two-ounce weight

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Handbook of instructions for the guidance of Postmasters in ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Department of Defence
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1962
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Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Cylindrical red painted metal letter box with a domed top

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1920
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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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Clear glass rectangular inkstand with an inkwell in the cent...

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Inkstands
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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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Box for Postmaster's Display Kit 29

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display boxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1982
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Three-ounce weight

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Weights
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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

Australia Post Historical collection
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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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Handbook of instructions for the guidance of Postmasters in the payment of age and invalid pensions...

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Instruction books
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Commonwealth of Australia Repatriation Commission
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1945
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Poster captioned 'A 'phone call... takes the hurry out of no...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Nib pen

Australia Post Historical collection
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Pens
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London, England
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Perry & Co
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1959
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Telegraph Office

Australia Post Historical collection
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White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Australia, inaugural flight, Boeing 707 Jet Service, Sydney-Honolulu, 29 July 1959, QANTAS Empire Airways'

White canvas post bag, printed with 'Postmaster General Aust...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australia Post
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1959
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Instructional leaflet "Display Kit 29 - Pre-Stamped Postcard...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Instructional documents
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1982
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Narrow red cardboard box containing seven paper items

Australia Post Historical collection
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Display boxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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