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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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Handwritten poem

Handwritten poem

Ruby Lee collection
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Notes
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1935
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Rectangular fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a red, yellow and black stripe pattern

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Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Slip block

Slip block

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Pathescope 9.5mm hand-cranked film projector

Pathescope 9.5mm hand-cranked film projector

Ken Bigger collection
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Movie projectors
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London, Cricklewood, England
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Pathescope Ltd
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1934
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Centre drill

Centre drill

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Drill bits
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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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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Metal punch featuring the number

Metal punch featuring the number "1"

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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Miniature dividers

Miniature dividers

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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Counter sink

Counter sink

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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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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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass issued to the Hon King O'Malley

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Transport passes
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Australia
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1912
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Food label for Fancy Soccer Brand Apples, Tasmania

Food label for Fancy Soccer Brand Apples, Tasmania

Terence Lane collection
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Food labels
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Tasmania, Australia
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Paterson & Co Pty Ltd
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1929
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Shifting spanner

Shifting spanner

Phillip Porta collection
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Wrenches
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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John H. Gillman
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1850
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Oertling 62FM beam balance

Oertling 62FM beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Beam balances
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England
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L Oertling Ltd
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1930
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Claw hammer

Claw hammer

John Docker collection
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Hammers
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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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Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photograph albums
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1920
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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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Cylindrical basket

Cylindrical basket

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Baskets
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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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Labour Selected and Endorsed Candidate.  Vote 1 J.T. Lang

Labour Selected and Endorsed Candidate. Vote 1 J.T. Lang

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 12
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Political badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Hon John (Jack) T. Lang
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1920
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Whitework fine linen tray cloth

Whitework fine linen tray cloth

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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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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Dhamarranji
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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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Metal match box cover featuring photographs of Old Parliament house and the Australian War Memorial

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Elizabeth Kay collection no. 2
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Match containers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Alex Collingridge
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1935
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Wild Honey

Wild Honey

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djimbun
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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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Kathy Gunnrurr
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Child's walking trainer

Child's walking trainer

Ruth Lynch collection
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Walking aids
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United States of America
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1932
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Four sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Four sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Games
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Austria
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Olav Schappacher
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1930
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Painting depicts totems of the Manarrngu mortuary rites

Painting depicts totems of the Manarrngu mortuary rites

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Boyun
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1966
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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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Jess Murarrgirarrgi
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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South Australia, Australia
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Great Northern Juvenile Athletic and Schools Exhibition Association
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1935
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Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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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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Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Keyhole saw

Keyhole saw

John Docker collection
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Keyhole saws
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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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Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Sir Ch...

Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1897
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Child's drawing - 'The sun changinging into a fish' by

Child's drawing - 'The sun changinging into a fish' by

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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Gurrnhangu
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Child's drawing When first Mr Chaseling came to Yirrkala in 1935 by Belinda Ngarrawu

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala School, Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Au...
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Belinda Ngarrawu
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1935
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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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Bark painting titled Goanna and snakes searching for food in grass by Djikululu, Milingimbi, Northern Territory

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Y Pettinato collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djikululu
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Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Warden sitting in the main chair in the Campbell Street Pris...

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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Stick used to pierce cloth

Stick used to pierce cloth

Eileen Morgan collection
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Tools
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Handmade cushion cover with a stencilled design of leaves and flowers

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Cushion covers
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Mrs Kathleen Simpson
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1930
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Five women cricketers and a woman (not in cricket attire) walking off a cricket ground. Queensland tour cricket 1935

Five women cricketers and a woman (not in cricket attire) wa...

Lorna Smith collection
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Photographs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd
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1934
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Chisel

Chisel

George O Crawford collection
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Chisels
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensa...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1820
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Ink bottle

Ink bottle

Les Robertson collection
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Ink bottles
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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'Fight between Crocodile-man and Stingray-man' by Narritjin Maymuru, 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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Narritjin Maymuru
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1963
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Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large nugget

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Smales Jewellers collection
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Brooches
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Western Australia, Australia
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Crawford family
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1890
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Brass fastening pin for latch

Brass fastening pin for latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Gunn and Moore cricket bat

Gunn and Moore cricket bat

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Cricket bats
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England
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Gunn and Moore Ltd
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1925
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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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John Dhamawurra
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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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Skew back hand saw

Skew back hand saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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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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Child's drawing - Chaseling arriving in 1935 by Yikani

Child's drawing - Chaseling arriving in 1935 by Yikani

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala School, Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Au...
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Yikani
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1935
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Kaleidoscope component

Kaleidoscope component

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
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Kaleidoscopes
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Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Reverend F H. Stokes
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1909
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