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Boothung and Mirrarng by Kevin Gilbert

Boothung and Mirrarng by Kevin Gilbert

Eleanor Williams-Gilbert collection
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Linocuts
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Mr Kevin Gilbert
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1969
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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup spoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Bread Knife

Bread Knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bread knives
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Warden at opened trap door for the 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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The bow guard and torpedo caps of a Japanese midget submarine

The bow guard and torpedo caps of a Japanese midget submarin...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1942
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Carved wooden arrowhead with six indents tapering to the point

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Odette O'Neill collection
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Arrows
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Natives of Carpentaria

Natives of Carpentaria

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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T Baines
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1873
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Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Doris Nash collection
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Highchairs
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Iram Nash
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1875
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Certificat de letat, Valeur 1000 roubles, Interets 4 1/2%, Banque Fonciere

Certificat de letat, Valeur 1000 roubles, Interets 4 1/2%, B...

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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Dessert spoon

Dessert spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessertspoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Piece of fabric screenprinted with the 'Kangaroo Hunt' pattern, made by Annan Fabrics, Mosman, about 1941

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Alexandra Kirkwood collection
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Screenprints
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Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Annan Fabrics
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1941
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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T & M Sorby
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1920
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Steel jaw trap for mice

Steel jaw trap for mice

Dr D Cocks collection
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Mouse traps
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Presgrove Products
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1940
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Fork

Fork

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Forks
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchen knives
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Odette O'Neill collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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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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Second World War Prisoner of War Banknote

Second World War Prisoner of War Banknote

David Westcott collection no. 6
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Banknotes
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1939
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Souvenir brown glass disc with etched three leaf clover pattern and fragments of opal

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Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Commemorative glassware
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Australia
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Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger
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1939
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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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Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Gidleigh Collection
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Fishing lures
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London, England
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Geography textbook used by Bette Gordon, 1942-1943

Geography textbook used by Bette Gordon, 1942-1943

Bette McLean collection
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Textbooks
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1942
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Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Bronco Strong Superfine Toilet Tissue

Margaret Maclurcan collection
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Toilet paper
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Andrew Jack, Dyson & Co
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1894
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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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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "JEC"

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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Depth gauge

Depth 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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Capstan head

Capstan head

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Key

Key

Colledge Family collection
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Keys
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Ladles
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Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1965
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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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Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Teaspoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Piece of shrapnel or bomb fragment from a bomb dropped on Darwin by an Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft, which destroyed the Post and Telegraphic Office on 19 February 1942

Piece of shrapnel or bomb fragment from a bomb dropped on Da...

William Henry Boyce collection
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Shrapnel
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Imperial Japanese Navy
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1942
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Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories in a wooden case

Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories i...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Plaque to commemorate the Australian May Day Centenary 1891 - 1991, with display stand

Plaque to commemorate the Australian May Day Centenary 1891 ...

Union of Australian Women collection
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Plaques
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1891
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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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Guard, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Guard, 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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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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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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Small cream hat with heavy wire frame

Small cream hat with heavy wire frame

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Hats
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1940
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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her hu...

Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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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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Pocket compass in case, used by John Close

Pocket compass in case, used by John Close

John Collinson Close collection
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Pocket compasses
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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Scout Master George Newman from 1st Surry Hills Troop standing between two of his Scouts in a Sydney street - Garry Wilson and Barry Williams

Scout Master George Newman from 1st Surry Hills Troop standi...

Barry Williams collection
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Photographs
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1942
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Letter of

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Sir Douglas Mawson collection
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Documents
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Antarctica
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Sir Douglas Mawson
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1931
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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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Telescopic gauge

Telescopic 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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Six page letter from John Close to Alice Close, Antarctica 1911

Six page letter from John Close to Alice Close, Antarctica 1...

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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Gauge block attachment

Gauge block attachment

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Percival Type D3 Gull Six monoplane G-AERD

Percival Type D3 Gull Six monoplane G-AERD

Neil Jensen collection
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Aeroplanes
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Gravesend, Kent, England
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Percival Aircraft Company Limited
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1936
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Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

Cartoon book, 'Wally and the Major' by Stan Cross

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 16
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Books
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1939
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White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dinner plates
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Electric light globe

Electric light globe

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Electric light globes
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United Kingdom
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General Electric Company
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1940
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Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Teaspoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Conical copper vase

Conical copper vase

Smith Family collection
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Vases
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Australia
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1930
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Cream coloured tray cloth featuring a cross stitched design of a vase

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1936
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Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Claremont, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Cadburys
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1920
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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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Carved wooden spearhead with six indents tapering to the point

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Odette O'Neill collection
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Arrows
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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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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