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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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Clear glass plate marked Advance Australia, to commemorate Australia's centenary in 1888

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Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative plates
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England
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1887
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Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to Reverend Hungerford in 1852

Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to R...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Walking-sticks
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Northern New England, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1852
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Envelope and letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 23 December 1883

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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New York, United States of America
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1883
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Icepick used on 1911-1913 Australian Antarctic Expedition

Icepick used on 1911-1913 Australian Antarctic Expedition

George and Robert Dovers collection
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Icepicks
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Antarctica
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George H. Dovers
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1911
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Dark burgundy velvet loose collar

Dark burgundy velvet loose collar

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Collars
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1880
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Wooden footstool with tapestry top that commemorates the establishment of Lucini & Co in Melbourne, Victoria, 1853

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Joseph Andreallo collection no. 1
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Footstools
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Italy
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Unknown
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1858
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Stone hatchet hafted in bent wood

Stone hatchet hafted in bent wood

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Hatchets
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Dirranbandi, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Natives of Carpentaria

Natives of Carpentaria

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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T Baines
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1873
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Two piece pink full length wool dress (bodice and skirt) with cream lace trimming

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dresses
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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David Jones Ltd
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1883
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Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1806
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Diamond-shaped wooden parrying shield decorated with blue pigment

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19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Shields
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Upper Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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1840
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Engraved EPNS serviette ring, made about 1880

Engraved EPNS serviette ring, made about 1880

Terence Lane collection
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Serviette rings
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1875
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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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Cartoon titled 'Royal Macquarie Hospital'

Cartoon titled 'Royal Macquarie Hospital'

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Cartoons
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Macquarie Island, Tasmania, Australia
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George Kasasayas
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1955
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Four unused centenary re-issue of the first postage stamps produced in Australia, 1950

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Third Great Seal of New South Wales collection
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Postage stamps
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Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1950
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Black, white and pink leaflet printed for Australia's 150th Anniversary in 1938

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Leaflets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Australia's 150th Anniversary Celebrations Council
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1938
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Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the Cairns district

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Two-piece full-length dress consisting of a bodice and a skirt in burgundy duchess satin with inserts of cut velvet in a geometric and floral pattern

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dresses
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1875
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A small portrait photograph of Dan Turner.

A small portrait photograph of Dan Turner.

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Portrait photographs
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mathewson & Co
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1883
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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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Clear glass bowl to commemorate Australia's Centenary in 1888

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Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative plates
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Sunderland, England
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Greener & Co
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1887
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Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Paperknife

Paperknife

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Paperknives
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London, England
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1876
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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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Brass fastening latch

Brass fastening 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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Pair of cane ski stocks

Pair of cane ski stocks

Jessie Luckman collection
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Sports equipment
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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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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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Entrance to Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Entrance to 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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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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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-raising ceremony at Sydney Cove in 1788, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

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Garnet Watkins collection
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Murals
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Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Alban Watkins
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1981
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Cast Easom Enfield plaque with rising sun, kangaroo and emu, late 1800s

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Terence Lane collection
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Plaques
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1880
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Pocket compass in case, used by John Close

Pocket compass in case, used by John Close

John Collinson Close collection
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Pocket compasses
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Doris Nash collection
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Highchairs
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Iram Nash
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1875
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Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 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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Bunch of keys marked HM Prison Campbell St Hobart 1834-1966

Bunch of keys marked HM Prison Campbell St Hobart 1834-1966

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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The Gwalior Plains

The Gwalior Plains

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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J Carr
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1840
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Dr Csordas with heating branding irons

Dr Csordas with heating branding irons

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Photographs
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Macquarie Island, Tasmania, Australia
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1955
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Boomerang, attributed as being made by Fred Mulga aka 'Pelaco Jack'

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Fred Mulga
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1874
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Convict-made brick with an 'O' stamped in the centre of one face

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David Westcott collection no. 4
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Convict bricks
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New South Wales, Australia
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John Onus
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1833
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A New System of Domestic Cookery.

A New System of Domestic Cookery.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Cookbooks
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1883
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Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, made in Orbost, Victoria, in the late 1800s

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Helena E. Roadknight
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1870
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Mackay Agricultural Pastoral & Mining Association 1883 'Cochin China'

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David Allen medals collection
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Medals
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1883
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Emperor penquin rookery at commencement of Great Barrier

Emperor penquin rookery at commencement of Great Barrier

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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Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Gidleigh Collection
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Fishing lures
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London, England
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Burnished, wooden fighting club

Burnished, wooden fighting club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Cattle branding iron with the initials WR

Cattle branding iron with the initials WR

Gidleigh collection
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Brands
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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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COLESANCO, January 1938, The Magazine of the Employees of G.J. Coles & Coy. Limited

COLESANCO, January 1938, The Magazine of the Employees of G....

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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Three page folded letter from John Close to Alice Close, Antarctica 1911

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John Collinson Close collection
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Letters
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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1912
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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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Postcard issued by the Sydney Philatelic Club for the Jubilee of the NSW five pence stamp, 1855-1905

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney Philatelic Club
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1905
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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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'NUCLEAR WEAPON FREE ZONE ANTARCTICA 1961'

'NUCLEAR WEAPON FREE ZONE ANTARCTICA 1961'

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Antarctica
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Antarctic Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaty
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1961
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Lil-lil club

Lil-lil club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Family Bible

Family Bible

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bibles
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Glasgow, Scotland
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William Collins, Sons and Co.
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1800
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Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook

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TE Hanley collection no. 1
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James Berry
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1969
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Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

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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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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