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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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Sepia photograph of the Australian Cricket team taken at Southend Ground, England 1921

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Nanette Ward collection
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1921
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Two page letter from John Close to Alice Close, 1911

Two page letter from John Close to Alice Close, 1911

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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1911
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Wedgwood & Bentley blue jasper portrait medallion of naturalist and botanist Joseph Banks

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Banks Medallion collection
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Wedgwood
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1775
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Hands Across the Sea

Hands Across the Sea

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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HMS Drake

HMS Drake

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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England
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Raphael Tuck & Sons
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'Commonwealth Bank, Sydney, NSW', No. 17, 1925

'Commonwealth Bank, Sydney, NSW', No. 17, 1925

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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New South Wales Government Tourist Bureau
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1925
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Cartoon of John Howard and John Hewson in 19th century England

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Warren Brown collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Warren Brown
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1992
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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Photograph of R.M.S. Ormonde

Photograph of R.M.S. Ormonde

Enid Treadgold collection
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Gravesend, Kent, England
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W J Munns, Gravesend
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1917
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Bone china dessert dish printed with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Dessert dishes
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Percival Proctor Mk 1 monoplane VH-FEP

Percival Proctor Mk 1 monoplane VH-FEP

Frederick Edmunds collection
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Aeroplanes
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Luton, Bedfordshire, England
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Percival Aircraft Company Limited
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1942
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Plane table frame used by Captain James Cook

Plane table frame used by Captain James Cook

Captain Cook Plane Table Frame collection
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Surveying equipment
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England
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Captain James Cook
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1768
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Garrett's Patent Horse Hoe

Garrett's Patent Horse Hoe

Charles Durr collection
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Richard Garrett & Sons
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1880
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Shock-Haired Peter

Shock-Haired Peter

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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1910
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Seal Bay - part of a pressed up ice ridge

Seal Bay - part of a pressed up ice ridge

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Australian swimmers Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie with British swimmer Jennie Fletcher

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National Sports Information Centre collection
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Miss Sarah Frances 'Fanny' Durack
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1910
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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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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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George VI Coronation Medal 1937 to Sir Robert Menzies

George VI Coronation Medal 1937 to Sir Robert Menzies

RG Menzies collection
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Medals
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England
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King George VI
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1937
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Souvenir miniature cricket bat, signed by the 1987 Australian and English women's cricket teams

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National Sports Information Centre collection
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Gray-Nicholls
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1987
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Souvenir tankard 'To Commemorate the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra'

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Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Tankards
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King Edward VII
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1902
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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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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Wimbledon Football Club

Wimbledon Football Club

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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1905
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Australian Army brass hat badge

Australian Army brass hat badge

Alison Hope Oliver collection
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Egypt
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Alison H. Oliver
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1915
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Astonishing - finish fit for the Gods!

Astonishing - finish fit for the Gods!

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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England
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Charles 'Charlie' G. Macartney
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A Nomad of the Bush

A Nomad of the Bush

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Raphael Tuck & Sons
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British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutenant Thomas Quinn, 73rd Regiment (ret), in Van Diemens Land

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Neil Martin collection
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Swords
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England
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Mr Thomas Quinn
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1820
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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Daphne Mabbott collection
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Commemorative badges
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England
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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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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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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1912
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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 27564, in wooden case with accessories

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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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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England
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Minton
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1927
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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting the Ashes (cricket)

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Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1988
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The Archway, Flinders, Victoria No. 46

The Archway, Flinders, Victoria No. 46

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Set of badges for the Dame Grand Cross of the British Empire awarded to Dame Pattie Menzies

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Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Awards
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London, England
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Garrard & Co Ltd
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1954
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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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Wedgwood & Bentley blue jasper medallion portrait of navigator and explorer Captain James Cook, RN

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Wedgwood & Bentley Portrait Medallions collection
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Wedgwood
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1779
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Three men and three dogs on the deck of a ship going to Antarctica

Three men and three dogs on the deck of a ship going to Anta...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Southern Ocean, ,
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Voting Intentions

Voting Intentions

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Harry Bruce
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1999
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The New Zealand Fur Seal, Arctocephlus Forsteri (Lesson) at Macquarie Island 1949-1964

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Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Magazine clippings
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Macquarie Island, Tasmania, Australia
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1965
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S.W.W.C.A. 1934 England Visit Australia

S.W.W.C.A. 1934 England Visit Australia

Ruby Lee collection
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Notes
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England
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Elizabeth 'Betty' A. Snowball
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Two page newspaper article titled Sir Douglas Mawson, As I knew him, by John Close, 1919

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John Collinson Close collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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1919
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Wooden board from a packing case for exported frozen rabbits, used by Wilkinson & Maher, Yelarbon, QLD

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Bert Wright collection
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Food packaging
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Yelarbon, Queensland, Australia
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Wilkinson & Maher
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1926
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British Military Issue Pattern 1842 Musket, or New Line, Socket Bayonet, used by Lieutenant Thomas Quinn, 73rd Regiment (ret), in Van Diemens Land

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Neil Martin collection
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Socket bayonets
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England
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George Salter & Co
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1844
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Poster with text 'The convicts came from England and 26 other Lands...It was multiculturalism by conviction'

Poster with text 'The convicts came from England and 26 othe...

Australian Bicentennial Authority collection
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Posters
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White china dinner plate

White china dinner plate

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Dinner plates
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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Newspaper article titled Through Icy Storms, by John Close

Newspaper article titled Through Icy Storms, by John Close

John Collinson Close collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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Some Models

Some Models

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Peter Sheehan
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1999
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Looking down upon his luck

Looking down upon his luck

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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England
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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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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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Next-of-kin plaque issued to the mother of 9956 Driver Alison Hope Oliver, AIF, who was killed in France

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Alison Hope Oliver collection
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Plaques
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London, England
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1922
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Certificate

Certificate

EJ Tomaszewski collection
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Certificates
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London, England
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Mr Edward J. Tomaszewski
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1943
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Convict love token for Thomas Lock

Convict love token for Thomas Lock

Convict Love Token collection no. 1
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England
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1830
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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Saucers
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Minton
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1927
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Bone china coffee cup with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Wedgwood & Bentley blue jasper portrait medallion of naturalist Johann Reinhold Forster

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Wedgwood & Bentley Portrait Medallions collection
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Portrait medallions
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Wedgwood
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1775
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Cream dinner set

Cream dinner set

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Dinner sets
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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Model replica of of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation coach

Model replica of of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation coach

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Toy horse drawn coaches
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London, England
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Lesney Products & Co Ltd
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1953
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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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White china mug to commemorate the (cancelled) 1949 Royal Visit to Australia

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Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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England
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King George VI
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1949
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Is there anything I can show you, sir?

Is there anything I can show you, sir?

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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