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Stub of a wax candle

Stub of a wax candle

John Docker collection
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Candles
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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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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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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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Thumb plane

Thumb plane

John Docker collection
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Thumb planes
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England
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Coffee cups
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Orient Line R.M.S. Orama 20,000 tons

Orient Line R.M.S. Orama 20,000 tons

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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1931
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Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

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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Tirranna Picnic Race Club account book, 1931

Tirranna Picnic Race Club account book, 1931

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Account books
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Bank of New South Wales
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1931
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Spearthrower from Byrock, New South Wales, 1912

Spearthrower from Byrock, New South Wales, 1912

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Jack Shepherd
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1912
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Frawleys chocolate tin

Frawleys chocolate tin

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 23
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Chocolate boxes
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Botany Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Samuel Calvert
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1865
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Handmade white oval linen table centre with fancyworked flowers

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Women's cricket match held at Goulburn. Arcadians LCC. 1931-32

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Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Photographs
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Arcadian Women's Cricket Club
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1932
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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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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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Boot hook

Boot hook

Colledge Family collection
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Boot hooks
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Aboriginal breastplate for Peter, King of Tchanning

Aboriginal breastplate for Peter, King of Tchanning

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Tchanning, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Plaster plaque of William Lanney [King Bill]

Plaster plaque of William Lanney [King Bill]

Edmund Dicks collection
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Plaques
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Tasmania, Australia
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Edmund J. Dicks
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1931
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Native Encampment

Native Encampment

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1844
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Skiers Handbook

Skiers Handbook

Jessie Luckman collection
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Handbooks
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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 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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Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Punishment equipment
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart
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1837
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Cane grocery basket used at a J B Youngs store in Canberra until 1965

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Peter Duff collection
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Baskets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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J B Youngs Pty Ltd
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1920
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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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Brown checked riding jacket

Brown checked riding jacket

Colledge Family collection
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Jackets
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Lang's Note

Lang's Note

John Beagle collection
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Handbills
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James J. Lee
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1931
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Pearl necklace 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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Necklaces
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Club

Club

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Clubs
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Gerhardt Laves
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1931
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Boomerang from Coopers Creek, central Queensland

Boomerang from Coopers Creek, central Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Four sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Four sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Games
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Austria
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Olav Schappacher
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1930
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Spear

Spear

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spears
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Pillow

Pillow

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillows
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Wooden and metal scooter

Wooden and metal scooter

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Scooters
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Tape measure

Tape measure

George O Crawford collection
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Tape measures
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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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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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Water Ledger, S R & W S Commission, Tongala, Koyuga & Kyabram Parishes, 1926-1938

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Irrigation (Tatura) - Goulburn Murray Water collection
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Administrative records
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Tongala, Victoria, Australia
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State Rivers and Water Supply Commission
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1926
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Black velvet horse riding helmet

Black velvet horse riding helmet

Colledge Family collection
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Sports safety helmets
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England
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Registered envelope addressed to J H Collinson Close, Mosman, NSW

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John Collinson Close collection
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Envelopes
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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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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Australia for the Australians, White Australia

Australia for the Australians, White Australia

White Australia Protection Badge collection
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Political badges
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Australia
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1906
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Farthest South, Keen's Mustard

Farthest South, Keen's Mustard

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Antarctica
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Keen's Mustard
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Trophy placed on a chair, garden background

Trophy placed on a chair, garden background

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Photographs
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Goulburn & Districts Women's Cricket Association
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1932
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Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

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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Cylindrical wooden hand reel fitted with thick green cord and a fishing hook, used when fishing for Murray Cod

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Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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1920
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Hair brush and comb set

Hair brush and comb set

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Hair care equipment
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London, England
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Mappin & Webb Ltd
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1913
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Home-made Bosun's chair and for child

Home-made Bosun's chair and for child

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Chairs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1930
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Australian passport issued to

Australian passport issued to "Karl Henry AUMULLER

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Passports
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1927
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Two square plush d'oyleys

Two square plush d'oyleys

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Doilies
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Pokerwork goanna

Pokerwork goanna

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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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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Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales, 1915

Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales, 1915

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Square with a brass reinforced timber stock and a steel blade

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John Docker collection
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Try squares
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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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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

John Docker collection
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Mallets
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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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Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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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Pair of cane ski stocks

Pair of cane ski stocks

Jessie Luckman collection
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Sports equipment
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Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Cregan Family collection
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Pest control equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Buzacott & Co Ltd
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1920
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