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Family Bible

Family Bible

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bibles
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Glasgow, Scotland
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William Collins, Sons and Co.
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1800
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Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Black knit miser's purse

Black knit miser's purse

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Purses
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1860
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Manual for ski babies by Fritz Heinrich

Manual for ski babies by Fritz Heinrich

Jessie Luckman collection
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Manuals
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Four unused centenary re-issue of the first postage stamps produced in Australia, 1950

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Third Great Seal of New South Wales collection
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Postage stamps
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Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1950
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Convict-made brick with an 'O' stamped in the centre of one face

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David Westcott collection no. 4
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Convict bricks
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New South Wales, Australia
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John Onus
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1833
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Wooden cell door, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Wooden cell door, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Noticee: visitors are permitted to see those persons who are committed for trial on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

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Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Signs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1892
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Skiers Handbook

Skiers Handbook

Jessie Luckman collection
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Handbooks
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Newspaper article by John Close, titled Captain John King Davis, 1929

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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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1929
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Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

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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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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Tirranna Race Club Programme, 14 February 1862

Tirranna Race Club Programme, 14 February 1862

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Programs
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1862
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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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Bryant and May 'Wax Vestas' match box, used by John Close to store Morse Code

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John Collinson Close collection
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Matchboxes
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England, United Kingdom
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Bryant and May
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CSIRO Wildlife Research: Studies on the Southern Elephant Seal.

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Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Booklets
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Macquarie Island, Tasmania, Australia
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R Carrick
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1962
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Three page folded letter from John Close to Alice Close, Antarctica 1911

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John Collinson Close collection
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Letters
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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1912
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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-raising ceremony at Sydney Cove in 1788, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

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Garnet Watkins collection
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Murals
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Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Alban Watkins
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1981
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1936
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Australian cuprous penny trading token

Australian cuprous penny trading token

Trading Token collection
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Penny tokens
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East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Stokes & Sons
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1862
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Minetta 'Nettie' McColive
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1986
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Ceramic bust of John Batman

Ceramic bust of John Batman

John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner Pottery Bust collection
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Busts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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John Batman
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1934
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Guard, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Guard, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Diary of George Dovers, Antarctica 1911-1913

Diary of George Dovers, Antarctica 1911-1913

George and Robert Dovers collection
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Diaries
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Antarctica
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George H. Dovers
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1911
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Commercial cast iron tobacco cutter for chopping plug tobacco

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Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
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Tobacco cutters
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Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
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Suncoast Pioneer Village
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1850
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Five loose pages of diary with entries by John Close, 1912

Five loose pages of diary with entries by John Close, 1912

John Collinson Close collection
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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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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Sterling silver mounted emu egg candlestick holder, by Henry Steiner about 1880

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Terence Lane collection
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Candlesticks
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Australia
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Henry Steiner
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1860
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Chinese and Coolie Immigration petition, Queensland 1862

Chinese and Coolie Immigration petition, Queensland 1862

Chinese in Australia Rare Books collection
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Petitions
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1862
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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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Bunch of keys marked HM Prison Campbell St Hobart 1834-1966

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

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Toy farm set

Toy farm set

Marion Douglas and Pamela Yonge collection
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Toy farms
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England, United Kingdom
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1860
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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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England
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Mr Thomas Quinn
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1820
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Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

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Edmund Milne collection
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1800
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Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the Cairns district

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Cast iron prison key

Cast iron prison key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Six page letter from John Close to Alice Close, Antarctica 1911

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John Collinson Close collection
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Letters
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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1911
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Black pouch-shaped bag

Black pouch-shaped bag

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Evening bags
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1860
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Cream cotton unlined baby cap with broderie anglaise and drawn thread work

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Baby caps
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1860
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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Postcard issued by the Sydney Philatelic Club for the Jubilee of the NSW five pence stamp, 1855-1905

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney Philatelic Club
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1905
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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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Brass winding key for chronometer

Brass winding key for chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Keys
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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NSW Government
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1832
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Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

Bunch of keys from HM Prison Campbell St Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Scotland
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Mr George Ranken
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1821
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Government House

Government House

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Government House, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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NSW Government
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1849
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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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Photographic postcards
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Antarctica
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Photographic glass plate positive depicting two men outside hut with dog and gold prospecting equipment

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Richard Daintree collection
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Glass plate positives
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Queensland, Australia
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Richard Daintree
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1860
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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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Start of the southern depot party

Start of the southern depot party

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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St. Thomas' Church, North Sydney

St. Thomas' Church, North Sydney

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1849
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Black leather ski boots

Black leather ski boots

Jessie Luckman collection
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Ski boots
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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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Florence Faithfull 1860s

Florence Faithfull 1860s

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Freeman & Co
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1860
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Cast iron 'D' shaped  screw lock handcuffs with key

Cast iron 'D' shaped screw lock handcuffs with key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Handcuffs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Stone hatchet hafted in bent wood

Stone hatchet hafted in bent wood

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Hatchets
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Dirranbandi, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Burnished, wooden fighting club

Burnished, wooden fighting club

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