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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Harvest of Endurance: A History of the Chinese in Australia 1788-1988

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Australia-China Friendship Society collection
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Scrolls
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Australia
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Mr Mo Xiangyi
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1987
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Receipt from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 2 January 1872

Receipt from Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 2 January 1872

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Receipts
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Hardy Bros, Silversmiths and Jewellers
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1872
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Brass fastening latch

Brass fastening 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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Firestick

Firestick

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Firesticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1974
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Giants of the Game

Giants of the Game

Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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London, England
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Hon H R. Lyttelton
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1856
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Black and white lantern slide of a drawing - Ben Hall

Black and white lantern slide of a drawing - Ben Hall

Christies Auction collection
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Lantern slides
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Ben Hall
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1872
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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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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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Firedrill base

Firedrill base

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Firesticks
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1968
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Receipt issued to Tirranna Race Club, for stationary purchases made on 16 and 23 December 1872

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Receipts
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Evening Penny Post Newspaper
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1872
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Record of Tirranna Picnic Race Club winners from 1871 to 1880

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Documents
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1871
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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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A printed lithograph of Hon. George Higinbotham

A printed lithograph of Hon. George Higinbotham

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Lithographs
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1872
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Night fishing

Night fishing

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Samuel T. Gill
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1870
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Sympathy letter to Mr and Mrs Campbell after being attacked by bushrangers Ben Hall, John O'Meally and John Gilbert

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Veda Hope collection
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Letters
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Forbes, New South Wales, Australia
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Amelia Campbell
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1864
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Wooden sword club made in the Cardwell district of Queensland

Wooden sword club made in the Cardwell district of Queenslan...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Cardwell, Queensland, Australia
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1850
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Record of Tirranna Picnic Race Club winners from 1871 to 1880

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Documents
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1871
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Firedrill

Firedrill

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Firesticks
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Walcott Inlet, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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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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Workshop, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Workshop, 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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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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Envelope and letters sent from Constance and Frances Faithfull, 15 August 1872

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Constance M. Faithfull
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1872
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Firedrill set

Firedrill set

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Firesticks
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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David Mowaljarlai
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1971
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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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Firestick

Firestick

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Firesticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1974
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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

Phillip Porta collection
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Saw-setting tools
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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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Silk cloth bearing a printed testimony of admiration to the Campbells for repelling an attack on Goimbla by bushrangers John Gilbert, Ben Hall, and John O'Meally (killed) on 19 November 1863

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Veda Hope collection
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Commemorative objects
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Beaver
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1863
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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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Carte de visite portrait photograph of Nathaniel Myers

Carte de visite portrait photograph of Nathaniel Myers

Nathaniel Myers Scrimshaw collection
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Photographs
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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H H. Baily
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1867
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Firestick

Firestick

Dr William Warner collection
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Firesticks
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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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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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Letter addressed to Robert Lionel Faithfull, 4 September 1872

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Letters
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1872
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Firestick

Firestick

Dr William Warner collection
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Oak oil stone

Oak oil stone

George Henry Taylor collection
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Sharpening stones
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1790
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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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Firedrill sheath

Firedrill sheath

Dr La Mont West collection
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Firesticks
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Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
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Firedrill

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J Davidson collection no. 1
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Wooden boomerang bound with split cane and covered with adhesive and pigment in four places

Wooden boomerang bound with split cane and covered with adhe...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected by Charles Morrison around Port Phillip Bay, 1852 -1882

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Charles Morrison collection
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Botanical specimens
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Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia
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Charles Morrison
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1852
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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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Photographic glass plate positive depicting group of men with gold mining cradle

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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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John Cumming, by C Nettleton of North Melbourne

John Cumming, by C Nettleton of North Melbourne

Jane Webster collection
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Cartes-de-visite
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Charles Nettleton
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1867
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Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Dr Donald McMichael collection no. 2
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Badges
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1988
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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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Firedrill set

Firedrill set

Enid Bowden collection
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Firesticks
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Dispatch box with 'The Colonial Treasurer' on lid

Dispatch box with 'The Colonial Treasurer' on lid

Marion Green collection
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Dispatch boxes
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1856
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Portrait photograph of Mr John Cumming, by Batchelder & Co East Melbourne

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Jane Webster collection
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Cartes-de-visite
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East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Batchelder & Co
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1865
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Portrait of Ann Deane, by Myra Felton, 1860s

Portrait of Ann Deane, by Myra Felton, 1860s

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Pastel drawings
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Myra Felton
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1860
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Pearl necklace given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Necklaces
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Black and white lantern slide of a painting - The Death of O'Malley

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Christies Auction collection
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Lantern slides
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Goimbla Station, Eugowra, New South Wales, Australia
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John O'Meally
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1863
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Whisk with pin

Whisk with pin

Tom Price collection
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Regalia
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Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr K Warbarton
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1870
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Photographic glass plate positive depicting Aboriginal men standing in front of weatherboard building

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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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Cane rings from firesticks set

Cane rings from firesticks set

Papuan Official collection
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Firesticks
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to Reverend Hungerford in 1852

Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to R...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Walking-sticks
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Northern New England, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1852
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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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Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Printing equipment
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London, England
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Siemens
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1850
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Lil-lil club

Lil-lil 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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