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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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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Faulding's Essence of Coffee and Chicory

Faulding's Essence of Coffee and Chicory

Bothwell Museum collection
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Coffee containers
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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F H Faulding & Co Ltd
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1940
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Letter - Sworn statement by John Flynn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Flynn, 16 May 1844

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1844
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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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Oil pad made from a roll of felt held in half a tobacco tin

Oil pad made from a roll of felt held in half a tobacco tin

John Docker collection
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Carpentry tools
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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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Two square black sateen cushions

Two square black sateen cushions

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cushions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Prison warden, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Prison warden, 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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White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HMAS Sydney at Keeling Cocos Island on 9 November 1914

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Margaret Gibb collection
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Commemorative cups
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England
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Samuel Radford Ltd
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1914
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Metal centering piece for a bore gauge

Metal centering piece for a bore gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tool components
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Radius gauge

Radius 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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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Malay Prau

Malay Prau

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Spirit level

Spirit level

John Docker collection
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Spirit levels
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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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Sauce Dispenser

Sauce Dispenser

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dispensers
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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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Pair of worn brown leather gloves worn by non-denominational missionary Ernest Kramer

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Colin, Faith and Mary Kramer collection
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Gloves
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England
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Mr Ernest Kramer
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1935
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangiliana
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Pencil

Pencil

John Docker collection
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Pencils
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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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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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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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Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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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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Blue enamel candlestick

Blue enamel candlestick

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Candlesticks
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1930
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Karrawaingi

Karrawaingi

Terence Lane collection
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Books
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John Sands Pty Ltd
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1940
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Men making south-east wind (Mamariga).

Men making south-east wind (Mamariga).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Abagera
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Pair of brown leather elastic-sided ankle length riding boots

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Colledge Family collection
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Riding boots
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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T & M Sorby
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1920
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'Whadda You Lot Celebratin Now?...', in relation to the centenary of the Federation of Australia in 2001

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Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Mark Lynch
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2001
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Comb for sheep shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Berridale, New South Wales, Australia
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Neil Woodhouse
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1910
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Album containing black and white photographs of the World War One naval battle between HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden

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Frederick George Ince collection
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Photograph albums
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North Keeling Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Australia
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R Dey Son and Company
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1914
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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup spoons
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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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Bark painting 'Tortoises and fresh water crocodiles' by Birrikidji Gumana, Yirrkala, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Birrikitji Gumana
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1963
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Metal rule

Metal 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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Single-furrow horse-drawn plough used by experimental wheat breeder William Farrer

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Barbara Tong collection
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Ploughs
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Lambrigg Station, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1880
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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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Cylindrical wooden hand reel fitted with thick green cord and a fishing hook, used when fishing for Murray Cod

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Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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1920
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The Gecko, Ipilja-ipila

The Gecko, Ipilja-ipila

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tatalara
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1948
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Spear

Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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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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Pin punch

Pin punch

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Punches
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Cradle Mountain National Park (Tasmania)

Cradle Mountain National Park (Tasmania)

Dr Ilma M Brewer (Pidgeon) collection
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Photographs
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia
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Dr Ilma Brewer
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1940
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Box for The Lister Sheep-Shear used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Boxes
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Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
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R A Lister and Company Limited
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1910
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Handmade white oval linen table centre with fancyworked flowers

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum 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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1930
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Bark painting titled Snakes and Lizards by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1963
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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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2-3 inch micrometer

2-3 inch micrometer

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Micrometers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Camera tripod with telescopic legs

Camera tripod with telescopic legs

Harold Stevens collection
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Camera tripods
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Rochester, New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1911
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Wooden dentist instrument cabinet owned by Len Uren

Wooden dentist instrument cabinet owned by Len Uren

Len Uren collection
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Cabinets
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London, England
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Cash & Sons
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1920
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Boomerang decorated with the Australian Coat of Arms, inscribed 'Lindsay Gordon Mobourne', 'Lake Tyers, 1940'

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Lindsay G. Molbourne
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1940
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Gifts That Last War Saving Certificates

Gifts That Last War Saving Certificates

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 11
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Advertising posters
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Australia
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War Loans and National Savings Campaigns
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1939
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum 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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1930
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Jungle Gym presented to Ainslie Primary School by Prime Minister James Scullin in 1930

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Ainslie Primary School collection no. 1
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Recreational equipment
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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Jungle Gym Inc
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1923
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Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Booklet titled 'The Game of Hockey - With Notes on Umpiring', used by Rose Little

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Rose Hooke collection
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Booklets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne Sports Depot
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1939
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Hessian newspaper holder

Hessian newspaper holder

Deirdre Knight collection
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Holders
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Ardlethan, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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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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Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Terrylea Reynolds collection
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Swordsticks
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Toledo, Spain
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Major General George A. Vasey CB, CBE, DSO
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1927
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