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Les Robertson collection
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Type pieces
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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White huckaback hand towel with a coloured fancywork design of an English house

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Handtowels
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1930
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Photograph of Scout Barry Williams

Photograph of Scout Barry Williams

Barry Williams collection
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Photographs
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1942
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Paddy Pallin brand canvas 'A' frame backpack

Paddy Pallin brand canvas 'A' frame backpack

Jessie Luckman collection
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Backpacks
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Copy-translation of a testamur from the University of Latvia certifying that Lilija Busmanis (Brakmanis) acquired the degree of a Doctor for Dental Disease, in 1933

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Dace Dzelzkalns collection
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Testamurs
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Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1947
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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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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Screwdriver

Screwdriver

John Docker collection
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Screwdrivers
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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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Suitcase covered with brown lacquered-hessian over molded composite wooden boards

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Marion Douglas and Pamela Yonge collection
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Suitcases
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Walter H. Eddison
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1913
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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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Detachable band collar

Detachable band collar

Myrtle Ivy Lindsay collection
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Collars
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Europe
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Myrtle I. Lindsay
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1945
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Wood gouge with a timber handle

Wood gouge with a timber handle

John Docker collection
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Gouges
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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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Carved wooden arrowhead with six indents tapering to the point

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Odette O'Neill collection
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Arrows
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Typed document with black ink handwriting in places

Typed document with black ink handwriting in places

Janina Dolega-Checinska collection no. 2
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Documents
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Poland
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1947
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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Corsets
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1900
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Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Margaret Maclurcan collection
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Toilet paper
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Andrew Jack, Dyson & Co
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1894
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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

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Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wheelbarrows
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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W J. Spence
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1877
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Wood carving of a pelican head with pigment design

Wood carving of a pelican head with pigment design

Professor Ronald Berndt collection
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan 1 Marika
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1944
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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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Metal stencil for a wool bale, with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale, with cut-out lettering "WYOMI...

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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Slip block

Slip block

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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Felt bag containing eight drill bits

Felt bag containing eight drill bits

John Docker collection
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Drill bits
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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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Steel yard scales

Steel yard scales

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Balances
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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

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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Certificate

Certificate

EJ Tomaszewski collection
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Certificates
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Poland
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Mr Edward J. Tomaszewski
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1947
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Sister Eva Friedenshort.. A Servant of Others, for Christ's Sake given to Lois Grosse (nee Ottens)

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Reverend John Grosse collection
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Religious books
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1947
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Black and white promotional postcard photograph of the cast from Bunkey-doo around a 2GB microphone

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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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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Pamela Maple-Brown (nee Calder) on her wedding day in 1947

Pamela Maple-Brown (nee Calder) on her wedding day in 1947

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Portrait photographs
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Monte Luke
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1947
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Spirit level

Spirit level

George O Crawford collection
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Spirit levels
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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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YMCA Membership Card, Austria, 1950

YMCA Membership Card, Austria, 1950

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Membership cards
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Austria
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1950
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Whitework oval linen table centre in mountmellick work

Whitework oval linen table centre in mountmellick work

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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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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Cartoon titled 'Automation' depicting Sir Eric Harrison and Sir Robert Menzies

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Sir Eric Harrison collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Norm Mitchell
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1938
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1948 Daimler landaulette, used in the 1954 Royal Tour of Australia

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John Harvey collection
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Motor cars
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England, United Kingdom
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1947
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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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Ladies refurbished Roadmaster bicycle, which was ridden in Tasmania by Reima Mieztis

Ladies refurbished Roadmaster bicycle, which was ridden in T...

Reima Miezitis collection
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Bicycles
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Australia
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Mrs Reima Miezitis
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1945
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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchen knives
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Petrol ration ticket

Petrol ration ticket

Irene Kopievsky Ben Chifley Tie collection
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Ration cards
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Australia
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Commonwealth Liquid Fuel Control Board
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1940
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Latvian red felt headdress

Latvian red felt headdress

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Headdresses
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Riga, Latvia
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Unknown
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1942
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Toy automated kangaroo with a joey in its pouch

Toy automated kangaroo with a joey in its pouch

Terence Lane collection
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Mechanical toys
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1946
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Table cloth and four serviettes, made from Irish linen and featuring embroidered playing card motifs

Table cloth and four serviettes, made from Irish linen and f...

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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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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T & M Sorby
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1920
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Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Teaspoons
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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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Pillowcase with ruffles

Pillowcase with ruffles

Gwyneth Ottrey collection
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Pillowcases
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Saint Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Florence O. Ottrey
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1945
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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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Replica bottle doll swathed in blue and white fabric, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s

Replica bottle doll swathed in blue and white fabric, as mad...

Eileen Morgan collection
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Dolls
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup spoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Wooden wool depth measure, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

Wooden wool depth measure, used by professional shearer Coli...

Colin Davis collection
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Measuring instruments
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Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Colin Davis
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1946
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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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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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Rectangular wooden ornamental carving

Rectangular wooden ornamental carving

Odette O'Neill collection
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Wood carvings
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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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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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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International Refugee Organisation. Wels, Austria, issued 12.8.1948 card no. 12930

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Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Identity cards
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Wels, Austria
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1948
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Set of glasses for the Commonwealth Parliament

Set of glasses for the Commonwealth Parliament

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Drinking 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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Key

Key

Colledge Family collection
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Keys
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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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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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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