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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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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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Osmond Little Marvel washing machine

Osmond Little Marvel washing machine

EJ and NW Millett collection no. 1
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Washing machines
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Osmond
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1910
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Wolseley-Lister mechanical shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
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1910
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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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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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Metal scales with a cane basket, used by the Canberra Mothercraft Society to weigh babies

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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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Black, white and pink leaflet printed for Australia's 150th Anniversary in 1938

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Leaflets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Australia's 150th Anniversary Celebrations Council
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1938
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QSL card for 4AK, The Courier-Mail Relay Station

QSL card for 4AK, The Courier-Mail Relay Station

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1935
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Pair of knee-length black leather riding boots

Pair of knee-length black leather riding boots

Colledge Family collection
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Riding boots
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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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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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Cadburys
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1920
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Toy car manufactured by TOOTSIETOY, USA,

Toy car manufactured by TOOTSIETOY, USA,

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy vehicles
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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TootsieToy
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1925
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White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HMAS Sydney at Keeling Cocos Island on 9 November 1914

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Margaret Gibb collection
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Commemorative cups
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England
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Samuel Radford Ltd
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1914
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Ceramic tankard with an Australian scene on its side that is titled 'Mine Like a Plurry Drink'

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 3
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Tankards
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Thomastown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Robert Fowler Pottery Works
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1930
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Handmade oval linen table centre with a coarse white crocheted pilot edge

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Circle 'W' branding iron initially used for branding cattle, and later horses, on Lyndavale Station, NT

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John Stanes collection
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Brands
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Erldunda, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Sydney H. Stanes
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1920
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Scrapbook album compiled by a Polish migrant to Australia, titled '1928-1950 Memories of Migrant'

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Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski collection
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Scrapbooks
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Poland
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Mr Zygmunt Skarbek-Kruszewski
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1928
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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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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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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Pair of worn brown leather gloves worn by non-denominational missionary Ernest Kramer

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Colin, Faith and Mary Kramer collection
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Gloves
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England
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Mr Ernest Kramer
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1935
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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup and 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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Cups and saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Food stirer

Food stirer

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Kitchenware
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Hooked boomerang attributed to South Australia, 1930's by collector

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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South Australia, Australia
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1930
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Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Cregan Family collection
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Pest control equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Buzacott & Co Ltd
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1920
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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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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Row of cells and walkway, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Row of cells and walkway, 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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QSL card for VK2ME, The Voice of Australia, A.W.A.

QSL card for VK2ME, The Voice of Australia, A.W.A.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1935
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Girl and boy dressed in period costume, boy presenting flowers to girl

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Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Henri
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1938
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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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Gold panning dish

Gold panning dish

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Mining equipment
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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South Australia, Australia
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Great Northern Juvenile Athletic and Schools Exhibition Association
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1935
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Keyhole saw

Keyhole saw

John Docker collection
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Keyhole saws
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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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Ruth Preddey, Sport's Editor, Australian Women's Weekly

Ruth Preddey, Sport's Editor, Australian Women's Weekly

Ruth Preddey collection
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Business cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Australian Women's Weekly
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1930
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Nail punch

Nail punch

John Docker collection
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Punches
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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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Peasant's land-bank, 5% State certificate of 100 roubles

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

Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Child's drawing - Arrival of Chaseling by Jimmy Yangatha

Child's drawing - Arrival of Chaseling by Jimmy Yangatha

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala School, Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Au...
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Jimmy Yangatha
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1935
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Shifting spanner

Shifting spanner

Phillip Porta collection
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Wrenches
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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John H. Gillman
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1850
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Go / No go gauge

Go / No go 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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Bore depth gauge

Bore 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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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 1604 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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Dent & Co
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1850
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Craytex rod, polishing stone

Craytex rod, polishing stone

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Abrasives
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Album containing black and white photographs of the World War One naval battle between HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden

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Frederick George Ince collection
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Photograph albums
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North Keeling Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Australia
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R Dey Son and Company
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1914
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Proclamation of British sovereignty over King George V Land (Antarctica), signed by Sir Douglas Mawson, 1931

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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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Dispatch box with 'Premier of New South Wales' on lid

Dispatch box with 'Premier of New South Wales' on lid

Marion Green collection
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Dispatch boxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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NSW Government
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1901
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Box for 'Lister' Sheep-Shearing combs used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Storage boxes
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Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
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R A Lister and Company Limited
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1910
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Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1844
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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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Wet specimen - Pig - whole specimen preserved

Wet specimen - Pig - whole specimen preserved

MacKenzie collection
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Zoological specimens
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Straight back panel saw

Straight back panel saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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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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Griddle Iron

Griddle Iron

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cooking equipment
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Tape measure

Tape measure

George O Crawford collection
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Tape measures
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Brown checked riding jacket

Brown checked riding jacket

Colledge Family collection
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Jackets
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittings and four candle holders

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Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Table lamps
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The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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Jungle Gym presented to Ainslie Primary School by Prime Minister James Scullin in 1930

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Ainslie Primary School collection no. 1
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Recreational equipment
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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Jungle Gym Inc
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1923
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Newspaper clippings of articles and cartoons related to prickly pear and cactoblastis moth

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Dr John Mann collection
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Newspaper clippings
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1926
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Table model kerosene lamp

Table model kerosene lamp

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kerosene lamps
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Replica fat lamp in a tin, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s

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Eileen Morgan collection
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Lamps
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Metal grooving tool

Metal grooving tool

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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Souvenir leaflet from the Australian Gas Light Company's 'Travel with Music' session from 2GB

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Leaflets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB, Sydney
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1935
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QSL card for VK5 SU F.M. Gray, Toorak, South Australia

QSL card for VK5 SU F.M. Gray, Toorak, South Australia

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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South Australia, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1935
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