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Painting depicts the creation of the constellation,

Painting depicts the creation of the constellation, "Wuripir...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wandjiwara
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1963
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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Angle measuring piece

Angle measuring piece

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Measuring instruments
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Acme thread gauge

Acme thread gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Railway pendulum wall clock

Railway pendulum wall clock

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wall clocks
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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J M Wendt, Adelaide and Mount Gambier
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1887
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 9. Poinsetta

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 9. Poinsetta

Joyce Knife collection
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Matchboxes
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Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bryant and May
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1950
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Pair of metal spurs with black leather straps

Pair of metal spurs with black leather straps

Colledge Family collection
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Spurs
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Birdsville Hall. August, 1953

Birdsville Hall. August, 1953

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Birdsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1953
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Silver cigar box and cigar box case presented to Sir Robert Gordon Menzies by the Citizens of Melbourne in appreciation of his leadership...

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RG Menzies collection
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Cigar boxes
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Thai Nakon
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1966
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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Tweezers

Tweezers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tweezers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Sticker

Sticker

Union of Australian Women collection
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Stickers
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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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Exhibition program for replica Royal jewels, coronation robes and Royal arms of England

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Marion Butcher collection
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Booklets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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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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Convict-made brick with an 'O' stamped in the centre of one face

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David Westcott collection no. 4
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Convict bricks
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New South Wales, Australia
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John Onus
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1833
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Dolly clothes peg

Dolly clothes peg

Margaret Heap collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1950
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Soft brown felt riding hat

Soft brown 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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Wooden cell door, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Wooden cell door, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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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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Copy of Stradivari's 'Haussman' cello, made by Australian mastercraftsman A E Smith in 1953

Copy of Stradivari's 'Haussman' cello, made by Australian ma...

EV Llewellyn collection
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Cellos
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Arthur E. Smith
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1953
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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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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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Mayne's autograph book containing over 850 autographs of famous cricketers from England, Australia, Sth Africa, New Zealand, West Indies & Scotland covering the period 1907-1955

Mayne's autograph book containing over 850 autographs of fam...

Nanette Ward collection
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Autograph books
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Edgar R. Mayne
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1907
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Latvian white, red and grey costume blouse

Latvian white, red and grey costume blouse

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Blouses
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1939
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.32. Whale

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.32. Whale

Joyce Knife collection
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Matchboxes
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Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bryant and May
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1950
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Jenny calipers

Jenny calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Broken saw blade

Broken saw blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Saw blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Painting depicts bird on tree and goanna

Painting depicts bird on tree and goanna

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bayma
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1963
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Weapon - Spearthrower Groote Eylandt

Weapon - Spearthrower Groote Eylandt

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Dalimbu.

Dalimbu.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bukanda
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1969
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International Women's Day March 8

International Women's Day March 8

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative 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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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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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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1985  Participation Development Peace - IYY [International Youth Year].

1985 Participation Development Peace - IYY [International Y...

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative 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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Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Lamps
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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The Pyle-National Company
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1924
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Sticker

Sticker

Union of Australian Women collection
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Stickers
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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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White china bowl

White china bowl

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Vacola jar

Vacola jar

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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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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Movie style poster that reads

Movie style poster that reads "White House Corporation prese...

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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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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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchen knives
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Ring made from the metal of a US fighter jet from the Vietnam War

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Finger rings
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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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Birdsville Track, Clifton Hills Station

Birdsville Track, Clifton Hills Station

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 2
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Negatives
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Birdsville Track, South Australia, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1953
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The Royal Tour: Outward Bound

The Royal Tour: Outward Bound

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Commemorative books
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Sydney May Day Committee UAW (Union of Australian Women) Best Women's Organisation, 1990

Sydney May Day Committee UAW (Union of Australian Women) Bes...

Union of Australian Women collection
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Plates
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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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Snowy Mountains Authority, Cabramurra

Snowy Mountains Authority, Cabramurra

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Cabramurra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1950
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Restricted - Royal Visit, 1954, Guide for Planning

Restricted - Royal Visit, 1954, Guide for Planning

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Programs
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1953
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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-raising ceremony at Sydney Cove in 1788, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

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Garnet Watkins collection
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Murals
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Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Alban Watkins
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1981
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First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Thursday Island

First day cover celebrating the centennary of Our Lady of th...

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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First day envelopes
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Monotype, Beket Information

Monotype, Beket Information

Les Robertson collection
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Information tables
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Wood-handled iron mattock

Wood-handled iron mattock

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Mattocks
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Bath plug

Bath plug

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Sink plugs
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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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Percival Type D3 Gull Six monoplane G-AERD

Percival Type D3 Gull Six monoplane G-AERD

Neil Jensen collection
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Aeroplanes
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Gravesend, Kent, England
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Percival Aircraft Company Limited
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1936
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January, 1953. Sergeant V. Barlow, Birdsville Police Station

January, 1953. Sergeant V. Barlow, Birdsville Police Station

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Birdsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1953
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Hand made pick

Hand made pick

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Picks
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Not provided
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1964
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Ceramic tankard ceramic with Aboriginal motifs of animals

Ceramic tankard ceramic with Aboriginal motifs of animals

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 3
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Tankards
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Leura, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Essexware
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1950
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 8. Kangaroo Paw

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 8. Kangaroo Paw

Joyce Knife collection
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Matchboxes
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Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bryant and May
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1950
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Home-made rectanglular painted plywood drinks tray used at 'Pretty Point' homestead via Delegate, NSW

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Judy Hirst collection no. 2
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Trays
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Delegate, New South Wales, Australia
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1950
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