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Radius gauge

Radius gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Carborundum rod sharpening tool

Carborundum rod sharpening tool

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Sharpening stones
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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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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Composing stick

Composing stick

Les Robertson collection
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Printing accessories
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Oil pad made from a roll of felt held in half a tobacco tin

Oil pad made from a roll of felt held in half a tobacco tin

John Docker collection
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Carpentry tools
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Fine tooth saw blade

Fine tooth saw blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Saw blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Radius gauge

Radius gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Go / No go gauge

Go / No go gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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White pillowcase with cotton ties

White pillowcase with cotton ties

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillowcases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1920
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Certificate of Good Conduct

Certificate of Good Conduct

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Certificates
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Wels, Austria
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1949
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Underwood No 5 Manual Typewriter

Underwood No 5 Manual Typewriter

Else Alsop collection
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Typewriters
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United States of America
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Underwood Typewriter Company
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1919
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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Metal tray

Metal tray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Trays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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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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Two white linen pillow shams

Two white linen pillow shams

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillow shams
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1910
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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T-shirt commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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T-shirts
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion
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1992
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metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "COM, C...

Cregan Family collection
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Stencils
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Cregan
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1920
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Jamestown, South Australia, Australia
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The Belalie Agricultural Society
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1946
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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Stub of a wax candle

Stub of a wax candle

John Docker collection
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Candles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Parliament of Tasmania Penal Establishments, Hobart and Launceston Reports for 1886

Parliament of Tasmania Penal Establishments, Hobart and Laun...

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Reports
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1886
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Scout's Fireman badge certificate

Scout's Fireman badge certificate

Barry Williams collection
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Certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1943
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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, made in Orbost, Victoria, in the late 1800s

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Helena E. Roadknight
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1870
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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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Centre drill

Centre drill

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Drill bits
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Registration of Marriage

Registration of Marriage

W Klicki collection
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Documents
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1946
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1997 Royal Australian Mint Proof Coin Set

1997 Royal Australian Mint Proof Coin Set

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2
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Coin proof sets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Royal Australian Mint
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1997
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Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1942
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King Scout badge

King Scout badge

Barry Williams collection
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Certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1946
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Jack Davey, Amy Hudson, Molly Flaherty, Easter 1946.

Jack Davey, Amy Hudson, Molly Flaherty, Easter 1946.

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Amy Hudson
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1946
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Wood carving of a female figure in human form

Wood carving of a female figure in human form

Professor Ronald Berndt collection
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Professor Ronald M. Berndt
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1946
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Fork

Fork

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Forks
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Handmade white oval linen table centre with fancyworked flowers

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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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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Centre drill

Centre drill

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Drill bits
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Cast iron 'D' shaped  screw lock handcuffs with key

Cast iron 'D' shaped screw lock handcuffs with key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Handcuffs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Jungle Gym presented to Ainslie Primary School by Prime Minister James Scullin in 1930

Jungle Gym presented to Ainslie Primary School by Prime Mini...

Ainslie Primary School collection no. 1
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Recreational equipment
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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Jungle Gym Inc
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1923
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Scout's Ambulance Man badge certificate

Scout's Ambulance Man badge certificate

Barry Williams collection
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Certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1946
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Dobbie Son & Hutton Marine Chronometer No 5475, with accessories in a wooden case, used in HMAS Australia

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Dobbie Son & Hutton
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1942
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Jack plane with a timber body and a steel blade

Jack plane with a timber body and a steel blade

John Docker collection
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Jack planes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Hawker, South Australia, Australia
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Country Women's Association
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1946
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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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Ammunition box used by Polish migrant Mr Lukas in Italy, England, Argentina and Australia, 1943-1988

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Stanislaw Lukas collection
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Storage boxes
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Italy
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Mr Stanislaw '. Lukas
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1943
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Dial gauge

Dial gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Hand made rigid fan made from woven plant fibre

Hand made rigid fan made from woven plant fibre

Odette O'Neill collection
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Hand fans
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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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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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Minetta 'Nettie' McColive
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1986
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Gold panning dish

Gold panning dish

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Mining equipment
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1946
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Wooden cell door, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Wooden cell door, 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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