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Boomerang, broken, made by Donald Turner, Lake Tyers, 1937

Boomerang, broken, made by Donald Turner, Lake Tyers, 1937

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Donald Turner
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1937
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Gladstone bag with a leather body and handle

Gladstone bag with a leather body and handle

Les Robertson collection
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Luggage
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Wiltshire brand wood taper file

Wiltshire brand wood taper file

John Docker collection
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Files (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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Adjustable taper nose pliers

Adjustable taper nose pliers

John Docker collection
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Pliers
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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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Parliament of Tasmania Penal Establishments, Hobart and Launceston Reports for 1886

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Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Reports
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1886
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Silver cup. Inscribed

Silver cup. Inscribed "Mozart-Knaben/Amerika/1937-38

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Cups
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
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Olav Schappacher
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1937
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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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Handwritten letter from Alice Summers to Elsie Deane, 26 March 1937

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Elsie Deane collection
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Letters
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South Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Alice Summers
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1937
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Photograph of Alicia Walsh with cricket coach Fred Griffith

Photograph of Alicia Walsh with cricket coach Fred Griffith

Alicia Walsh collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Alicia Walsh
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1937
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Bryant and May 'Wax Vestas' match box, used by John Close to store Morse Code

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John Collinson Close collection
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Matchboxes
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England, United Kingdom
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Bryant and May
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Composing stick

Composing stick

Les Robertson collection
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Printing accessories
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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COLESANCO, January 1938, The Magazine of the Employees of G.J. Coles & Coy. Limited

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Magazines
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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G J Coles & Company Limited
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1938
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Bond of the Don Mortgage Bank at Taganrog for 10,000 roubles at 4 1/2%

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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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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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1937 Australian Women's Cricket Team

1937 Australian Women's Cricket Team

Elsie Deane collection
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Photographs
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London, England
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Adair
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1937
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Height measurement gauges

Height measurement gauges

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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Bread board

Bread board

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Kitchenware
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Mrs Kathleen Simpson
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1933
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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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Canister made from food tins

Canister made from food tins

Sir Douglas Mawson collection
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Canisters
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Antarctica
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Sir Douglas Mawson
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1931
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Five loose pages of diary with entries by John Close, 1912

Five loose pages of diary with entries by John Close, 1912

John Collinson Close collection
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Diaries
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Claremont, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Cadburys
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1920
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Red metal post box on four legs

Red metal post box on four legs

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1930
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Letter printed on yellow paper, titled '1984-A Year to Remember'

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Letters
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Sympathy card

Sympathy card

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Mrs Margot Child
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1937
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Harnessing the dogs and preparing to start on a sledging expedition

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Antarctica
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Condex brand metal fly-fishing reel and information sheet in a box

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Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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England
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J W Young & Sons
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1930
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Steel lister with three teeth 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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Portable folding bookmaker's board, which was used by Ted Eastman in Melbourne

Portable folding bookmaker's board, which was used by Ted Ea...

Ian Charles Tongue collection
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Gambling equipment
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Victoria, Australia
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Ted Eastman
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1930
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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John Rodgers Marine Chronometer No 1/1853, with accessories 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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John Rodgers
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1868
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metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "COM, C...

Cregan Family collection
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Stencils
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Cregan
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1920
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Brown leather child's saddle

Brown leather child's saddle

Gidleigh collection
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Saddles
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Boomerang, made by Joe Timbery Snr (1912-1978), La Perouse, Sydney

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joe Timbery Snr.
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1912
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R.M.S.

R.M.S. "Largs Bay" Fancy Dress Carnival

Nance Pownall collection
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Programs
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England, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line
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1937
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Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

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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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ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes wringers
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Glasgow, Scotland
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ACME Manufacturing Co
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1900
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Circle 'W' branding iron initially used for branding cattle, and later horses, on Lyndavale Station, NT

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John Stanes collection
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Brands
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Erldunda, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Sydney H. Stanes
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1920
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Program detailing tour and matches intinerary for the 1937 Australian Women's Cricket Team in England

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Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Programs
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Letchworth, England
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Pollard Publications
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1937
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Souvenir leaflet from the Australian Gas Light Company's 'Travel with Music' session from 2GB

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Leaflets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB, Sydney
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1935
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Page's dog Qus

Page's dog Qus

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Antarctica
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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2GB picnic with family and friends

2GB picnic with family and friends

Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB Blue Birds Club
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1935
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Peggy Antonio, Amy Hudson, Alice Wegemund, Hazel Pritchard, Kath Smith and Elsie Deane waving goodbye before sailing from Melbourne to England, 1937.

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Elsie Deane collection
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Photographs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Elsie Deane
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1937
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Metal punch featuring the letter

Metal punch featuring the letter "R".

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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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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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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A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-1982

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Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection
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Medals
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1882
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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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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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Photograph of Alicia Walsh and unknown NSW player walking off Hogan's Park Cricket Pitch, Annandale, 1937

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Alicia Walsh collection
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Photographs
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Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Alicia Walsh
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1937
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Newspaper article titled Antarctic Medals, mentioning John Close, 1916

Newspaper article titled Antarctic Medals, mentioning John C...

John Collinson Close collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Antarctica
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The Sydney Morning Herald
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1916
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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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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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Menu for a luncheon given by the Ministers of State of the Commonwealth in honour of visitors from overseas

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Muriel Kelly collection
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Menus
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1936
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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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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Round tin basin

Round tin basin

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Basins
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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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In memoriam card

In memoriam card

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1937
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Table cloth and four serviettes, made from Irish linen and featuring embroidered playing card motifs

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1928
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