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Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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1910
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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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View of a temple or pagoda style building

View of a temple or pagoda style building

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Dance wand

Dance wand

Papuan Official collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Portrait of a soldier, woman and child

Portrait of a soldier, woman and child

David Westcott collection no. 7
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Photographic postcards
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1914
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Guerre 1914-1916, Ypes - La Rue au Beurre - Butter Street

Guerre 1914-1916, Ypes - La Rue au Beurre - Butter Street

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Ypres, Belguim
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1914
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Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Shovels
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Baron Thomas Denman
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1912
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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 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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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large nugget

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Smales Jewellers collection
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Brooches
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Western Australia, Australia
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Crawford family
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1890
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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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Blackheath, railway station

Blackheath, railway station

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Blackheath, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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1915
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Balmoral House, Katoomba

Balmoral House, Katoomba

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Katoomba, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1915
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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-raising ceremony at Sydney Cove in 1788, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

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

Certificate of Merit

Gwyneth Ottrey collection
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Certificates
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Buffalo River, Victoria, Australia
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Education Department of Victoria
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1915
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Glass plate negative - Expedition buggy on bed of Todd River, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Hot-air steriliser

Hot-air steriliser

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Health and medical equipment
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Baird and Tatlock
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1880
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Black velvet horse riding helmet

Black velvet horse riding helmet

Colledge Family collection
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Sports safety helmets
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England
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

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Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Map of the West Kimberley fitted into a timber pelmet

Map of the West Kimberley fitted into a timber pelmet

Emanuel Family collection
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Maps
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lands & Surveys Department, Western Australia
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1901
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Souvenir from France

Souvenir from France

David Westcott collection no. 7
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Postcards
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1914
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Dance wand

Dance wand

Papuan Official collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Pair of ladies mauve leather shoes with a baby Louis heel and a narrow pointed toe

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoes
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1910
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Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Scotland
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Mr George Ranken
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1821
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Brass fastening pin for latch

Brass fastening pin for latch

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr R L Bellamy
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1915
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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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Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1820
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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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Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek east, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1900
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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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Glass plate negative - Old Kai Kai, a Western Arrernte man, Henbury station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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J Carr
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1873
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Film negative - Alice Springs, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wheelbarrows
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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W J. Spence
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1877
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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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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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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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Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with leather bindings

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Donald Maclurcan collection no. 2
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Skis
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Kiandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey Yen
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1860
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Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accessories, trunk, spanner and jack

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Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Concord, New Hampshire, United States of America
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Abbott-Downing Company
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1854
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Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by Herbert Basedow

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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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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Post and Telegraph Office in Cumnock, N.S.W

Post and Telegraph Office in Cumnock, N.S.W

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Cumnock, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1915
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Fob medallion awarded to Corporal M O'Toole

Fob medallion awarded to Corporal M O'Toole

Terence Lane collection
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Fobs
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Australian Army
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1915
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Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies 4 NHP portable steam engine, Serial No 18053

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Horse Era Museum collection no. 2
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Portable engines
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Ipswich, Suffolk, England
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Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies, Agricultural Engineers
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1900
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Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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NSW Government
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1832
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Lantern slide - Chambers Pillar, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Chambers Pillar, Central Desert, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Two older woman and their great-granddaughters, sitting on a veranda.

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1915
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Carved pig

Carved pig

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Film negative - Expedition party on march, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1926
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Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek, Red Gorge, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1900
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A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-1982

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Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection
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Medals
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1882
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Mothers and Widows badge issued to the mother of 9956 Driver Alison Hope Oliver, AIF, who was killed in France

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Alison Hope Oliver collection
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Badges
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Egypt
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1919
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Glass plate negative - Women and children at campsite, Darwin, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Black and white negative glass lantern slide - Base of Ayers Rock Northern Territory, showing effect of aoelian erosion, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1926
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Illuminated address to William Barbour

Illuminated address to William Barbour

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Illuminated addresses
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1907
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Glass plate negative - Emily Gap, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1924

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Emily Gap, Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1924
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Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, 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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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Railway Station, Ipswich, Queensland

Railway Station, Ipswich, Queensland

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1900
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Photograph album of Derby and station scenes associated with the Emanuel family

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Emanuel Family collection
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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1914
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