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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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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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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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Letter to the National Retail Merchants Association declining the Association's invitation to an Awards Luncheon

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J B Young Ltd collection
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Business letters
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New York, United States of America
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J A. Colman
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1964
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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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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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Engraved boab nut 'Police Intervene after a Fight' by Jack Wherra

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Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Skirts
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1941
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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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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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Painting on masonite  by Gurangi, 1964 -  depicting six goannas.

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Dr Alex Van der Leeden collection
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Paintings
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Numbulwar, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Guragi
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1964
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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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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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Engraved boab nut 'The Eloping Couple and the Husband's Revenge' by Jack Wherra

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Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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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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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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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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Bone china coffee cup and saucer with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Letter from the National Retail Merchants Association to J B Young advising of their nomination for an International Community Service certificate of commendation

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J B Young Ltd collection
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Business letters
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New York, United States of America
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National Retail Merchants Association
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1964
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Metal tray for Holden: The First Twenty Years 1948-1968

Metal tray for Holden: The First Twenty Years 1948-1968

Jack Heenan collection
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Trays
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GM Holden Ltd
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1948
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Bale hook used by Dutch immigrant dockside worker Harry Duyker, 1950-1960s

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Dr Edward Duyker collection no. 1
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Hooks
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Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Herman '. Duyker
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1954
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Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Swan Richards collection
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Cricket equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Stokes McGown Pty Ltd
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1950
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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 1604 with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Dent & Co
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1850
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Fire drill set

Fire drill set

Dr La Mont West collection
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Fire-making equipment
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Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
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Billy Boyle
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1964
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Liyagalawumirri  mortuary rites.

Liyagalawumirri mortuary rites.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nanganarralil
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1964
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Railways of Australia Gold Life Pass issued to Sir Robert Menzies

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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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1963
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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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Engraved boab nut 'Bush Scenes, a Monster and Cooking a Kangaroo' by Jack Wherra

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Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Little Grey Fergie toy tractor handcrafted from salvaged box timber and wire by 10 year old Brian Burns in 1943.

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John McNally collection
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Toy tractors
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Cudgen, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Brian Burns
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1943
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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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1955 FJ Holden Special sedan

1955 FJ Holden Special sedan

Faye and Albert Neuss collection
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Motor cars
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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GM Holden Ltd
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1955
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Letter is from J A Coleman of J B Young, asking Mr Menzies, Senior Trade Commissioner, New York, to attend an awards function in New York, on their behalf

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J B Young Ltd collection
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Business letters
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New York, United States of America
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J A. Colman
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1964
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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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Palm leaf bound with a narrow length of palm leaf forming a circular armband

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Dr La Mont West collection
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Armbands
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Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Latvian silver-coloured metal brooch with amber coloured bead

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Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1957
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Senior Postman's grey fabric peaked cap with gold PMG badge

Senior Postman's grey fabric peaked cap with gold PMG badge

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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1961
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Pandanus and lawyer cane coil basket

Pandanus and lawyer cane coil basket

Lockhart River Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Centre collection
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Baskets
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Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
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Margaret Temple
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1960
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Small brown vinyl suticase used to transport the late-Pleistocene Mungo cremation to Canberra by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

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D J Mulvaney collection
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Suitcases
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Lake Mungo, New South Wales, Australia
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Professor Derek J. Mulvaney
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1925
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Engraved boab nut 'Ceremonies, Sorcery, Revenge, Cooking a Kangaroo and Hunting a Crocodile' by Jack Wherra

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Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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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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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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Bone china coffee cup with a coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Coffee cups
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England
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Wooden sculpture, representing a freshwater turtle

Wooden sculpture, representing a freshwater turtle

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lipundja
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1964
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Stuzzi Memocord MT570 audio cassette tape in a blue plastic case

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Ernest B Phillips collection
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Audio cassettes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Grundig Intermedia GmbH
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1960
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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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1926 Crossley Landaulette 'Canberra' car used for the 1927 Royal Tour and at the opening of Parliament House

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Victor Alberts collection no. 1
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Motor cars
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Manchester, England
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Crossley Motors Ltd
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1926
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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with accessories

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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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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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Engraved boab nut 'Capturing the Cattle Killers' by Jack Wherra

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Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Tuckerbox used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness when he travelled on work as an officer bearer of FCAATSI, 1950s-1960s

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Joe McGinness collection
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Food storage containers
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Queensland, Australia
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Joe McGinness
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1960
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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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Morris Tobias Marine Chronometer No 695, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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1830
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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Corsets
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1900
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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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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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TO QUARANTINE LAUNCH AEDES

TO QUARANTINE LAUNCH AEDES

Torrens Island Quarantine Station collection
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Signs
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Torrens Island, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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1930
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Yacca walking-stick

Yacca walking-stick

C Warren Bonython collection
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Walking-sticks
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South Australia, Australia
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Charles W. Bonython
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1947
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Painting on masonite by  Larangana, 1964 - depicts a river and a snake, together with three fish, a stingray, nine birds and twenty three eggs.

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Dr Alex Van der Leeden collection
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Paintings
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Numbulwar, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Larangana
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1964
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