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Red metal post box on four legs

Red metal post box on four legs

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1930
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Girl's fancy dress garment, hand-painted with cartoons and caricatures showing the work of the Heidelberg Unemployment Bureau

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Patricia Worthington collection
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Fancy dress costumes
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Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Chalcraft
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1930
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Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photograph albums
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1920
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Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Lamps
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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The Pyle-National Company
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1924
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Clear moulded stem glass

Clear moulded stem glass

Andrew Reeves and Helen Parrott collection
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Champagne glasses
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United States of America
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The Libbey Glass Company
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1892
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Metal scales with a cane basket, used by the Canberra Mothercraft Society to weigh babies

Metal scales with a cane basket, used by the Canberra Mother...

Canberra Mothercraft Society collection
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Weighing instruments
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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J W Wedderburn & Sons
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1930
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Fine toothed hacksaw blade

Fine toothed hacksaw blade

John Docker collection
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Saw blades
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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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Souvenir booklet for a dinner welcoming Mr Robert Sands to the firm of John Sands Ltd, 1933

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Booklets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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John Sands Pty Ltd
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1933
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Gould League of Bird Lovers, New South Wales, membership certificate to Bill Sutton

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Membership certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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F B. Rodriguez
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1940
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Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian Customs Service

Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian...

ER Skipper collection
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Embossing machines
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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P J King, General Engraver Die Sinker
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1901
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Centrallising anvil

Centrallising anvil

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Anvils
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china fruit plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Fruit plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Fretsaw blade

Fretsaw blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Saw blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Terrylea Reynolds collection
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Swordsticks
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Toledo, Spain
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Major General George A. Vasey CB, CBE, DSO
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1927
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Hand-knitted woollen mittens in red and white

Hand-knitted woollen mittens in red and white

Fiona Reynolds collection
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Mittens
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Three bowls

Three bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Letter from the Bank of New South Wales to Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 26 October 1933

Letter from the Bank of New South Wales to Tirranna Picnic R...

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Letters
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Bank of New South Wales
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1933
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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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Photograph of Winnie Hannan (nee O'Sullivan) with Lily Molloy on a merry-go-round

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Kevin Hannan collection
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Photographs
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Winnie O'Sullivan
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1925
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Dividers

Dividers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Measuring instruments
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Pull toy elephant by Bing Werke or Gebrüder Bing

Pull toy elephant by Bing Werke or Gebrüder Bing

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Pull-along toys
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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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Prison truncheon, about 1940

Prison truncheon, about 1940

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Weapons
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Jodhpurs

Jodhpurs

Colledge Family collection
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Jodhpurs
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Lorna Huxtable collection
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Copper sticks
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Louise E. Barrenger
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1882
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Ski Illustrated; America's foremost skiing magazine, January 1943

Ski Illustrated; America's foremost skiing magazine, January...

Jessie Luckman collection
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Magazines
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1943
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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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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distanc...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Two page newspaper article titled Sir Douglas Mawson, As I knew him, by John Close, 1919

Two page newspaper article titled Sir Douglas Mawson, As I k...

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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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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The History of Fur Seals on Macquarie Island

The History of Fur Seals on Macquarie Island

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Magazine clippings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1963
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Adze used by Rolfe Bridle

Adze used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Adzes
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1900
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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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Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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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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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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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 toy race car

Metal toy race car

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy racing cars
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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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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Clare, South Australia, Australia
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Clare Agricultural & Horticultural Society
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1936
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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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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Seven page letter from John Close to Alice Close, Antarctica 1911

Seven page letter from John Close to Alice Close, Antarctica...

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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Shell pendant

Shell pendant

Ursula McConnel collection
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Pendants
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Album containing 20 menus, 12 seating plans and 23 photographs from Parliament House in Canberra, dating from 1927 to 1944

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Betty Hall collection
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Albums
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1927
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Camera tripod with telescopic legs

Camera tripod with telescopic legs

Harold Stevens collection
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Camera tripods
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Rochester, New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1911
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Photograph album c1930s-1940s of the Great Barrier Reef, Tasmania and Mount Buffalo

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Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photograph albums
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Tasmania, Australia
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1930
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Thelma Toods Bell, Madge Price - Arcadians LCC

Thelma Toods Bell, Madge Price - Arcadians LCC

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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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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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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Acme thread gauge

Acme thread gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Wedges
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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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Rip saw

Rip saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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London, England
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L Pabble & Sanderson
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1920
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Morris Tobias Marine Chronometer No 695, 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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Morris Tobias
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1830
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Newspaper clipping showing a photo of cricketers Miss Rene Shevill (left) and Miss Ruby Monaghan

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Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Dustpan embossed with an image of Old Parliament House

Dustpan embossed with an image of Old Parliament House

Revolve Inc collection
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Dustpan and brush sets
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Kathleen Simpson
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1930
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Dance card from the Seventh Annual Ball of the Commonwealth Forestry Bureau in 1933

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Elizabeth Kay collection no. 2
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Cards
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Department of Forestry
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1933
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