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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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Article about a wedding dress

Article about a wedding dress

Margot Child collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Mrs Margot Child
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Woven reed basket

Woven reed basket

Ursula McConnel collection
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Hessian newspaper holder

Hessian newspaper holder

Deirdre Knight collection
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Holders
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Ardlethan, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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MIss Margaret Peden

MIss Margaret Peden

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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Newspaper article titled Through Icy Storms, by John Close

Newspaper article titled Through Icy Storms, by John Close

John Collinson Close collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Antarctica
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Mr John Henry Collinson Close
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Young Ruby Monaghan, 13 years old

Young Ruby Monaghan, 13 years old

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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Pritchett who brilliantly scored 75 for N.S.W

Pritchett who brilliantly scored 75 for N.S.W

Ruby Lee collection
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Photographs
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Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Article enttiled

Article enttiled "How to Run Spark-Plugs"

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Article entitled

Article entitled "Stock Licks"

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Articles titled

Articles titled "Some Diseases of the Udder" and "The Sheep-...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Photograph of two women cricketers

Photograph of two women cricketers

Ruby Lee collection
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Photographs
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Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Pair of hand shears used for crutching sheep at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Sheffield, England
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George W. Woodhouse
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1935
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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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Spirit level

Spirit level

George O Crawford collection
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Spirit levels
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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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Article entitled

Article entitled "German Control"

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Butter container

Butter container

Anne Girard collection
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Butter containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert Fowler Pottery Works
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1900
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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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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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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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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Articles entitled

Articles entitled "The Hereford" and "War on the Maggot"

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Newspaper clippings
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New Australians Present National Music 1949

New Australians Present National Music 1949

J Wyszogrodzki collection no. 1
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Newspaper clippings
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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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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1934

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1934

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1930
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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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PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

Graeme Rex and Jane Avril Niehus collection no. 1
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Paddle-steamers
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Beverley, Yorkshire, England
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Beverley Iron Coy Limited
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1877
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Steel yard scales

Steel yard scales

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Balances
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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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Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

John Docker collection
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Folding rules
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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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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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Rectangular fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a red, yellow and black stripe pattern

Rectangular fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a r...

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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'An Historic Retrospect on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of the Founding of Australia' - colour publication printed for the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of Australia, 1938.

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Booklets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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S T Leigh & Co Pty Ltd
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1938
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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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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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Newspaper clipping titled 'Four Records at Keira High Sports'

Newspaper clipping titled 'Four Records at Keira High Sports...

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Photograph of J. Cooksley

Photograph of J. Cooksley

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Ms Amy Hudson
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Country Cousins Win,  Metropolis Misses Downed in Two Big Cricket Contests

Country Cousins Win, Metropolis Misses Downed in Two Big Cr...

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1932
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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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Embroidered handmade doily

Embroidered handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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Pair of slippers made from wood, leather, cloth and gold thread, Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Slippers
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Black and white photograph of Francis De Groot cutting ribbon at opening of Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1932

Black and white photograph of Francis De Groot cutting ribbo...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic prints
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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Aus...
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Francis De Groot
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1932
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Newspaper clipping featuring wedding photographs from a 1909 wedding which were published in the Weekend Australian in 1983

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Margot Child collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Weekend Australian
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1983
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Rabbet plane

Rabbet plane

John Docker collection
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Rabbet planes
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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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Club with emu motif on anterior of head and scallop border around head, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Clubs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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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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Prize card awarded to Mr AL Faithfull Yass 1906

Prize card awarded to Mr AL Faithfull Yass 1906

Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Cards
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1906
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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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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Photograph of a womens' cricket team

Photograph of a womens' cricket team

Ruby Lee collection
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Photographs
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Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Article entitled

Article entitled "Lick Trough"

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Newspaper clippings
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English women cricketers in Australia

English women cricketers in Australia

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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Good bowling - women play cricket

Good bowling - women play cricket

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Port Kembla, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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Photograph of winning rams bred by Augustus Lucian Faithfull, Wagga Wagga, 1884

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Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Photographs
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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
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Henry Y. Dorner
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1884
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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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Women's cricket match held at Goulburn. Arcadians LCC. 1931-32

Women's cricket match held at Goulburn. Arcadians LCC. 1931-...

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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Second prize card awarded at the Yass Spring Show, 1906

Second prize card awarded at the Yass Spring Show, 1906

Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Cards
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1906
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

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

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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The Native Bear Book - The Blue Gum Family at Koala Park by Noel Burnet 1932

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Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Noel Burnet
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1932
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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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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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