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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

Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at w...

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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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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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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Pokerwork snake

Pokerwork snake

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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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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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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Yellow, blue and red beanie-shaped hat, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Hats
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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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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Portable folding bookmaker's board, which was used by Ted Eastman in Melbourne

Portable folding bookmaker's board, which was used by Ted Ea...

Ian Charles Tongue collection
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Gambling equipment
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Victoria, Australia
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Ted Eastman
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1930
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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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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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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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QSL card for VK2ME, The Voice of Australia, A.W.A.

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

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1935
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Picture taking with the No.1A Autographic Kodak Junior...

Picture taking with the No.1A Autographic Kodak Junior...

Harold Stevens collection
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Instruction booklets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1922
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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

Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob han...

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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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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Natives of Carpentaria

Natives of Carpentaria

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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T Baines
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1873
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See the heart of the continent

See the heart of the continent

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 1
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Advertising posters
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Percy Trompf
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1930
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A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-1982

A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-19...

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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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Orroroo, South Australia, Australia
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1935
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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with accessories

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with ac...

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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Handwritten poem

Handwritten poem

Ruby Lee collection
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Notes
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1935
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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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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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Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with leather bindings

Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with le...

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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QSL card for VK3OC

QSL card for VK3OC

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1935
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Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Transport passes
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Commonwealth Railways
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1912
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Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensa...

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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Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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R Gardner
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1893
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Album containing 97 menus, 20 seating plans and 47 photographs from Parliament House dining rooms...

Album containing 97 menus, 20 seating plans and 47 photograp...

Betty Hall collection
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Albums
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1918
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QSL card, Greetings from VK2ED

QSL card, Greetings from VK2ED

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1935
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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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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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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people o...

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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Camera tripod with telescopic legs

Camera tripod with telescopic legs

Harold Stevens collection
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Camera tripods
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Rochester, New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1911
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Pokerwork goanna

Pokerwork goanna

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass issued to the Hon King O'Malley

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Transport passes
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Australia
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Commonwealth Railways
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1912
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Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Unknown
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1935
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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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Lead kangaroo figure for Cadbury's Cocoa Promotion, England 1930s

Lead kangaroo figure for Cadbury's Cocoa Promotion, England ...

Terence Lane collection
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Promotional toys
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England, United Kingdom
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Cadbury Schweppes Pty Ltd
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1930
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Letter

Letter

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Letters
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Shantou, China
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1935
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QSL card for VK2LZ, Australian Experimental Station

QSL card for VK2LZ, Australian Experimental Station

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1935
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new...

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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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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The Last of England's Infamous Felon Fleet The Convict Ship

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Jay Kruizenga collection
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Pamphlets
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United States of America
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Convict Ship 'Success' Touring Museum
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1924
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Girl's fancy dress garment, hand-painted with cartoons and caricatures showing the work of the Heidelberg Unemployment Bureau

Girl's fancy dress garment, hand-painted with cartoons and c...

Patricia Worthington collection
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Fancy dress costumes
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Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Chalcraft
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1930
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Gould League of Bird Lovers, New South Wales, membership certificate to Bill Sutton

Gould League of Bird Lovers, New South Wales, membership cer...

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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Black and white promotional photograph of Uncle George of 2GB

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB, Sydney
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1935
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Convict black leather side cap from Tasmania

Convict black leather side cap from Tasmania

Gregg collection
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Caps
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Tasmania, Australia
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1830
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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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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of South Australia Incor...
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1935
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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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Patrol Box No.1 used by anthropologist Ian Hogbin in the Solomon Islands and New Guinea, 1933-1935

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Macleay Museum collection
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Boxes
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Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
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Dr Ian Hogbin
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1933
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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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Letter

Letter

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Letters
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1935
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Album containing 20 menus, 12 seating plans and 23 photographs from Parliament House in Canberra, dating from 1927 to 1944

Album containing 20 menus, 12 seating plans and 23 photograp...

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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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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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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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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