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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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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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Plastic bag with Union of Australian Women Declares Peace on the World

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Plastic bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Certificate awarded to Mrs V.M. Wilson for first prize at the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria for a cushion cover

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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H Hearne & Co Pty Ltd
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1951
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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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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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Spencers Creek Camp

Spencers Creek Camp

Snowy Scheme - Joe Gordon collection
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Photographs
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Spencers Creek, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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1951
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16 millimetre movie camera used by Sir Robert Menzies

16 millimetre movie camera used by Sir Robert Menzies

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 1
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Movie cameras
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United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1948
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A kindergarten set of building blocks

A kindergarten set of building blocks

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Toy blocks
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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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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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Percival Type D3 Gull Six monoplane G-AERD

Percival Type D3 Gull Six monoplane G-AERD

Neil Jensen collection
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Aeroplanes
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Gravesend, Kent, England
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Percival Aircraft Company Limited
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1936
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Miner's short-handled pick

Miner's short-handled pick

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Picks
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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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Custom-made hay baling hooks

Custom-made hay baling hooks

Barry Cranston collection
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Hooks
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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1950
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Black and white photographic postcard of Circular Quay with artist's impression of the Sydney Opera House

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Austr...
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Australian News and Information Bureau
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1950
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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Latvian natural-coloured linen waistcoat with black embroidery

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Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Waistcoats
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1942
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1930
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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

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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1895
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Painted ceramic tumbler made by Martin Boyd

Painted ceramic tumbler made by Martin Boyd

Martin Boyd Pottery Tumbler collection
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Tumblers
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North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Martin Boyd Pottery
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1950
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Black vasculum

Black vasculum

Dr Winifred Curtis collection
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Cases
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Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Dr Winifred M. Curtis
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1939
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Latvian white, red and grey costume blouse

Latvian white, red and grey costume blouse

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Blouses
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1939
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GMH Pointers

GMH Pointers

Jack Heenan collection
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Magazines
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GM Holden Ltd
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1951
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Jungle Gym presented to Ainslie Primary School by Prime Minister James Scullin in 1930

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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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Sign Here - So Help Me God!

Sign Here - So Help Me God!

Ellen Jose collection
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Oil paintings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms Ellen Jose
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1992
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'Dragon Heads', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1951

'Dragon Heads', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1951

Bonita Mabo collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Eddie K. Mabo
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1951
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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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Three sheets of paper containing technical drawings for a canoe, drawn by Olegas Truchanas

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Melva Truchanas collection
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Technical drawings
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Olegas Truchanas
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1950
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Ballet, painting by Aileen Motton 1951

Ballet, painting by Aileen Motton 1951

Aileen Motton collection
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Paintings
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Weipa, Queensland, Australia
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Aileen Motton
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1951
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Souvenir leaflet from the Australian Gas Light Company's 'Travel with Music' session from 2GB

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Leaflets
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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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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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White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HMAS Sydney at Keeling Cocos Island on 9 November 1914

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Margaret Gibb collection
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Commemorative cups
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England
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Samuel Radford Ltd
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1914
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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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Did They Beat The Drum Slowly As They Lowered You Down?

Did They Beat The Drum Slowly As They Lowered You Down?

Ellen Jose collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms Ellen Jose
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1992
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Postman's standard issue dark blue cloth peaked cap with red PMG badge

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Catherine Davenport collection
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Caps
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Riverwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Robert P. Davenport
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1949
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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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Ladies refurbished Roadmaster bicycle, which was ridden in Tasmania by Reima Mieztis

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Reima Miezitis collection
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Bicycles
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Australia
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Mrs Reima Miezitis
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1946
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Letter acknowledging gifts, addressed to Mrs Alice Close, 1951

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John Collinson Close collection
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Letters
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University of Sydney
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1951
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Fumigating machine

Fumigating machine

CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology collection
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Machines
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Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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CSIRO - Central Experimental Workshops
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1950
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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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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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Wooden skis

Wooden skis

George and Robert Dovers collection
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Skis
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Antarctica
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Robert G. Dovers
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1951
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Letter to Miss Luben, from Elizabeth Chifley, dated 30 July 1951

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Irene Kopievsky Ben Chifley Tie collection
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Personal letters
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Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
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Elizabeth Chifley
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1951
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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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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Commonwealth Railways oval cast metal plaque

Commonwealth Railways oval cast metal plaque

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Coats of arms
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South Australia, Australia
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Commonwealth Railways
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1951
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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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Photograph of George Weir with his young son Charlie, who is sitting on a horse

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George and Mary Weir collection
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Photographs
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Jindabyne, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George F. Weir
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1950
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Florence and Christine Wililamson in pipeline at Munyang

Florence and Christine Wililamson in pipeline at Munyang

Snowy Scheme - Christine Filiamundi collection
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Photographs
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Munyang, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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John P. Williamson
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1953
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Pair of snowshoes consisting of a wooden frames strung with leather thongs

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Dane Wimbush collection
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Snowshoes
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Island Bend, Kosciusko National Park, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Dane Wimbush
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1950
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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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Neck Decoration for the Order of the Companion of Honour to Sir Robert Menzies

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RG Menzies collection
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Awards
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London, England
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Sir Robert 'Bob' G. Menzies
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1951
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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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Neck Decoration for the Order of the Companion of Honour to Sir Robert Menzies

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RG Menzies collection
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Awards
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London, England
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Sir Robert 'Bob' G. Menzies
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1951
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Wall hanging of a scene from Little Red Riding Hood, made by Ukrainian Displaced Person Olga Basylevich, in Germany in 1946

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Forest Hill Residential Kindergarten collection
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Wall hangings
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Neu-Ulm Displaced Persons Camp, American Zone, Germany
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Olga Basylevich
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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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Halcyon 'Surfmaster Avoca' multiplier fishing reel

Halcyon 'Surfmaster Avoca' multiplier fishing reel

Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Halcyon Products
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1940
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Six slice toast rack

Six slice toast rack

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Toast racks
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Sheffield, England
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Walker & Hall
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1927
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Wooden hall chair with a removable black felt cushion, from the Prime Minister's Lodge

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Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Chairs
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Australia
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Mrs Ruth Lane Poole
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1926
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Wharfie's hook used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness when he worked on the wharves in Cairns, 1950s

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Joe McGinness collection
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Hooks
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Joe McGinness
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1950
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Ring made from the metal of a US fighter jet from the Vietnam War

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Finger rings
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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