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Framed composite picture dedicated to Miss N Rogers from CTP and MJU in appreciation of loyalty and friendship

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Ellen Rogers collection
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Aviation ephemera
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Charles T. Ulm
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1930
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Coffee service produced to commemorate the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932

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Gwenda Heginbothom collection
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Coffee services
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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Aus...
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1931
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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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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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Letter and envelope from Joan Richmond - Sydney

Letter and envelope from Joan Richmond - Sydney

Joan Richmond collection
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Letters
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Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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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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Spear

Spear

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spears
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Letter from Margaret Peden to Miss M.G. Wood, 28 October 1930

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Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Letters
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Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Margaret Peden
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1930
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Knitlock corner brickmaking machine designed and used by Walter Burley Griffin

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W Herbert and C Peters collection
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Brickmaking equipment
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Castlecrag, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Walter B. Griffin
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1920
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Fastening pin for latch on chronometer

Fastening pin for latch on chronometer

Department of Defence collection
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Fasteners
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Aboriginal breastplate for Joey, Chief of Petraman

Aboriginal breastplate for Joey, Chief of Petraman

E Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Petraman
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Not provided
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1931
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Adze

Adze

E Milne collection
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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Mulbrung Jack
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1931
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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

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Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Aboriginal breastplate for Peter, King of Tchanning

Aboriginal breastplate for Peter, King of Tchanning

E Milne collection
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Tchanning, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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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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Jodhpurs

Jodhpurs

Colledge Family collection
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Jodhpurs
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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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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Spear

Spear

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spears
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Aboriginal stone hatchet head

Aboriginal stone hatchet head

Pauline Watson collection
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Hatchets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Miss Pauline Watson
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1929
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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 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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Photo album owned by David Davis, owner of Phar Lap, featuring each of Phar Lap's Australian race wins

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David Davis collection
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Photograph albums
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Flemington, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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David J. Davis
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1928
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Purchase slip from Takeda Bros. and Co., 1931

Purchase slip from Takeda Bros. and Co., 1931

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Receipts
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Takeda Bros & Co
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1931
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Woven semi-circular basket

Woven semi-circular basket

E Milne collection
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Baskets
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Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

E Milne collection
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Pialawa, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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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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Australia for the Australians, White Australia

Australia for the Australians, White Australia

White Australia Protection Badge collection
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Political badges
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Australia
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1906
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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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Oertling 62FM beam balance

Oertling 62FM beam balance

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Beam balances
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England
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L Oertling Ltd
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1930
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Crimson full-length tunic, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Tunics
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Shovel

Shovel

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Shovels
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Savage Co Ltd
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1930
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Gould League of Bird Lovers, New South Wales, membership certificate to Bill Sutton

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Membership certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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F B. Rodriguez
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1910
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Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Dental equipment
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Envelope to Mrs John Richmond

Envelope to Mrs John Richmond

Joan Richmond collection
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Envelopes
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Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1931
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John Poole Marine Chronometer No 2659, 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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John Poole
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1855
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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

E Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Merigal, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Black and white photo of Edna Ogden bowling overarm at a cricket pitch

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Amy Hudson collection
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Photographs
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The Australian Women's Weekly
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1930
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Clare, South Australia, Australia
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Clare Agricultural & Horticultural Society
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1936
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Aboriginal breastplate for Neddy, King of Neis Valley

Aboriginal breastplate for Neddy, King of Neis Valley

E Milne collection
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1918
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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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Single-furrow horse-drawn plough used by experimental wheat breeder William Farrer

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Barbara Tong collection
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Ploughs
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Lambrigg Station, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1880
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Aboriginal breastplate for Dicky, King of Clyde Road

Aboriginal breastplate for Dicky, King of Clyde Road

E Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Purchase slip from Takeda Bros. and Co., 1931

Purchase slip from Takeda Bros. and Co., 1931

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Receipts
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Takeda Bros & Co
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1931
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Aboriginal breastplate for Sawyer, King of Wickham Hill

Aboriginal breastplate for Sawyer, King of Wickham Hill

E Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Wickham Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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Wreck of SS Malabar 2 April 1931

Wreck of SS Malabar 2 April 1931

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Malabar Bay, Malabar, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Burns Philp & Company Limited
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1931
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Politcal handbill titled 'Cash at Crank's bank', which was produced for the 1931 federal election

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Paul Hills collection
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Handbills
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Country National Party
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1931
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Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Spittoons
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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Wolseley portable shearing plant

Wolseley portable shearing plant

Delma Keogh collection
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Shearing equipment
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England
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Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
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1925
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Surfing Australia

Surfing Australia

Australian National Travel Association collection
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Posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australian National Travel Association
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1930
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Kodak camera case

Kodak camera case

Harold Stevens collection
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Camera cases
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Australia
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1926
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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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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Wreck of SS Malabar 2 April 1931

Wreck of SS Malabar 2 April 1931

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Malabar Bay, Malabar, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Kodak Ltd
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1931
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Letter from Joan Richmond - Basra

Letter from Joan Richmond - Basra

Joan Richmond collection
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Letters
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Basra, Iraq
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1931
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Aboriginal breastplate for Paddy, King of Boobarrego

Aboriginal breastplate for Paddy, King of Boobarrego

E Milne collection
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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White wooden 'make-do' stool made by soldier settler Harry Newman at Narrogin, Western Australia, in 1922

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Harry and Natalie Newman collection
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Stools
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Narrogin Agricultural Area, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Henry '. Newman
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1922
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Ceramic bust of John Pascoe Fawkner

Ceramic bust of John Pascoe Fawkner

John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner Pottery Bust collection
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Busts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr John P. Fawkner
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1934
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