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Composing rule

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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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Medical notes for use by outposts attached to Flying Doctor Base Wireless Stations

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Norman Parker collection
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Medical books
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Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia
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Royal Flying Doctor Service
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1950
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Poster

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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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Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Building materials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Manual of instructions for using the St George Supermatic electric stove, 1952

Manual of instructions for using the St George Supermatic el...

Dr Edward Duyker collection no. 2
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Instruction booklets
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Peakhurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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St George Ranges Pty Ltd
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1947
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Paul Robeson - calls on the American People to fight for Freedom and Peace

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Milleese Morrow Boughton collection
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Pamphlets
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New York, United States of America
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Mr Paul L. Robeson
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1944
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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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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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Electric jug lid

Electric jug lid

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Lids
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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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Enid Glover playing a piano accordion for a group of Legacy children on the beach

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Clifton Gardens, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Enid M. Treadgold
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1953
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Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

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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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The Illustrated London News 28 November 1953

The Illustrated London News 28 November 1953

Marion Butcher collection
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Magazines
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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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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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Lemon coloured semi-circular tatted tea cosy

Lemon coloured semi-circular tatted tea cosy

Lois Grosse collection
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Tea-cosies
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Hampden, South Australia, Australia
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Vera E. Ottens
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1935
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I want to grow up not blow up

I want to grow up not blow up

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political 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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Postcard depicting-The Gateway Wylde Street Potts Point NSW

Postcard depicting-The Gateway Wylde Street Potts Point NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd
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1950
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Minchoolie's humpy, Birdsville. January, 1953

Minchoolie's humpy, Birdsville. January, 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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Go / No go gauge

Go / No go 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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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flo...

Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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Coronation Glitter Model Book

Coronation Glitter Model Book

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Cut-out books
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London, England
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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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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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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Letter of

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Sir Douglas Mawson collection
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Documents
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Antarctica
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Sir Douglas Mawson
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1931
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A black and white photograph of a pencil drawing labelled 'Dolly' or 'Pinanma'

A black and white photograph of a pencil drawing labelled 'D...

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Birdsville Track, South Australia, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1952
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Topsy or Ooloo-Yoora. Birdsville. Late January to February, 1953

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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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Gold panning dish

Gold panning dish

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Mining equipment
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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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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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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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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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Newspaper article by John Close, titled Captain John King Davis, 1929

Newspaper article by John Close, titled Captain John King Da...

John Collinson Close collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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1929
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Dessert spoon

Dessert spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessertspoons
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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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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Hiroshima Never Again!'88

Hiroshima Never Again!'88

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political 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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Guinness ferrous metal bottle opener

Guinness ferrous metal bottle opener

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bottle openers
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Guinness & Co
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1950
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'Still life with jar and bowl', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1952

'Still life with jar and bowl', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1952

Bonita Mabo collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Eddie K. Mabo
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1952
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Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Skirts
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1941
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Silver-coloured dessert spoon made from stainless steel

Silver-coloured dessert spoon made from stainless steel

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessertspoons
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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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Royal Sisters Volume Two

Royal Sisters Volume Two

Daphne Mabbott collection
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Books
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Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Queensland Book Depot
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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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White china dinner plate

White china dinner plate

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Dinner plates
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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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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Sergeant V Barlow at Birdsville Races

Sergeant V Barlow at Birdsville Races

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 2
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Photographs
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Birdsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1953
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We want to be nuclear free

We want to be nuclear free

Union of Australian Women collection
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Political 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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Photograph of a group in evening wear seated around a dinner table

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Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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1953
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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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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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1997 Royal Australian Mint Proof Coin Set

1997 Royal Australian Mint Proof Coin Set

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2
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Coin proof sets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Royal Australian Mint
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1997
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Mickey Mouse Weekly - Souvenir Coronation issue, 1953

Mickey Mouse Weekly - Souvenir Coronation issue, 1953

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Magazines
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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Bore gauge

Bore 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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Shield

Shield

Odette O'Neill collection
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Shields
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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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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Pair of brown cotton knit stockings

Pair of brown cotton knit stockings

Olga Riet collection
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Stockings
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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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Inside calipers

Inside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Inside calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.13. Native Pomegranate

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No.13. Native Pomegranate

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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Glass bowl

Glass bowl

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1950
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1945 FDIF 1965 WIDF

1945 FDIF 1965 WIDF

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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Aborigines, Birdsville. (

Aborigines, Birdsville. ("Corporal", old "Minchoolie's" pal,...

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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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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Diary of Edna Thompson, containing details of her daily activities while living in Japan, 1953

Diary of Edna Thompson, containing details of her daily acti...

Thompson Family collection
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Diaries
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Japan
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Edna M. Thompson
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1953
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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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