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Dobbie Son & Hutton Marine Chronometer No 5475, with accessories in a wooden case, used in HMAS Australia

Dobbie Son & Hutton Marine Chronometer No 5475, with accesso...

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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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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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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Monocular microscope used for the scientific study of algae by phycologist Valerie May

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Valerie Jones collection
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Microscopes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Valerie May
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1940
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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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Handmade wooden gold mining cradle on rockers

Handmade wooden gold mining cradle on rockers

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Gold washing cradles
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Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1950
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Corbi Moth fishing fly

Corbi Moth fishing fly

Noel Jetson collection
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Fishing lures
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Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Noel Jetson
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1970
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Manual of instructions for using the St George Supermatic electric stove, 1952

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Dr Edward Duyker collection no. 2
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Instruction booklets
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Peakhurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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St George Ranges Pty Ltd
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1947
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Miss Australia crown worn by national titleholders in the Miss Australia Quest each year from 1965 to 1991

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Miss Australia Company collection
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Crowns (headwear)
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Ernest Booth
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1964
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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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Headdress from the West Kimberley region, with ears, mouth and teeth

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Paddy Roe collection
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Dance equipment
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Lee
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1968
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Pair of Holden Torana cufflinks

Pair of Holden Torana cufflinks

Jack Heenan collection
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Cufflinks
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GM Holden Ltd
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1965
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Animal long bone awl

Animal long bone awl

Gladys Henry collection
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Awls
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Euramo, Tully, QLD, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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Make-do pine packing case cupboard

Make-do pine packing case cupboard

Lyn Cousins and Chris Tyrell collection
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Cupboards
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Towamba, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ernest Smith
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1897
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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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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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Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large nugget

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Smales Jewellers collection
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Brooches
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Western Australia, Australia
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Crawford family
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1890
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Oil painting of Mount Ainslie viewed from Russell Hill, Canberra, 1955

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Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Oil paintings
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Mount Ainslie, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mrs Petronella Wensing
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1955
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Club - woman's fighting stick

Club - woman's fighting stick

Gladys Henry collection
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Clubs
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Euramo, Tully, QLD, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Leigh Creek, Flinder Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Ray Maple
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1968
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Bark painting 'Nakidjkidj and Mimih at Nimbuwa Rock' by Bobby Barrdjaray Nganjmirra, Gumardir River Outstation, 1970

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Peter Brokensha and Bobby Bardjarai Nganjimirra collection
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Bark paintings
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Gumardir River Outstation, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory,...
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Bobby B. Nganjmirra
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1970
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Bark painting depicting the spirit Nawongberd and his four wives by Dick Nguleingulei Murrumurru

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Migkinj Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dick N. Murrumurru
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1970
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Molded yellow plastic hard hat associated wtih the Snowy Scheme

Molded yellow plastic hard hat associated wtih the Snowy Sch...

Snowy Scheme - Frank Rodwell collection
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Helmets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Industrial Safety Services
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1950
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Lionel says:

Lionel says: "K.O. litter - don't rubbish Australia!"

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 19
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Posters
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Australia
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Lionel Rose
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1966
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Club - man's fighting stick

Club - man's fighting stick

Gladys Henry collection
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Clubs
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Euramo, Tully, QLD, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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1910
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1963 Lightburn Zeta motor car

1963 Lightburn Zeta motor car

Lightburn collection
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Motor cars
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Camden, South Australia, Australia
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Lightburn & Co Ltd
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1963
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Bark painting depicting a spirit being Durlklorrkilorrken alternatively known as Balangdjangarlayn by Bardayal Nadjamerrek

Bark painting depicting a spirit being Durlklorrkilorrken al...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Kurrhkurr, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup bearing the Commonwealth...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Teacups
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Shovel

Shovel

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Shovels
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Savage Co Ltd
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1930
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Wolseley portable shearing plant

Wolseley portable shearing plant

Delma Keogh collection
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Shearing equipment
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England
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Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
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1925
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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the Commonwealth...

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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Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories in a wooden case

Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories i...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Painting depicts three human figures, one kangaroo and one string bag

Painting depicts three human figures, one kangaroo and one s...

Oujaimi and Safatli collection
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Bark paintings
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Gudjekbin, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bobby B. Nganjmirra
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1965
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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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Bark painting depicting a 'nature story' of dukala, possums and lambalk, the sugar glider, by Bardayal Nadjamerrek

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Kurrhkurr, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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John Poole Marine Chronometer No 2659, with accessories in a wooden case

John Poole Marine Chronometer No 2659, with accessories in a...

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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Ray Maple
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1968
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Vietnam Moratorium Withdrawal All Troops Now

Vietnam Moratorium Withdrawal All Troops Now

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Vietnam
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1965
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Latvian silver-coloured metal brooch with amber coloured bead

Latvian silver-coloured metal brooch with amber coloured bea...

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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First Prize, Needlework, awarded to Mrs V.M. Wilson for her 'Jacobean bird' textile panel at the 1970 Sunshine Coast Show

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Nambour, Queensland, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1970
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Namarrkon

Namarrkon

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Jimmy N. Nganjmirra
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1970
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Bark painting depicting animals at a sacred site by Jimmy Nakkurridjdjilmi Nganjmirra of Gunbalanya, 1970

Bark painting depicting animals at a sacred site by Jimmy Na...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Jimmy N. Nganjmirra
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1970
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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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Certificate

Certificate

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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V.C.N. Blight, Government Printer
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1970
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Latvian natural-coloured linen waistcoat with black embroidery

Latvian natural-coloured linen waistcoat with black embroide...

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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Wooden hall chair with a removable black felt cushion, from the Prime Minister's Lodge

Wooden hall chair with a removable black felt cushion, from ...

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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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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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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Wooden harpoon

Wooden harpoon

Gladys Henry collection
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Harpoons
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Euramo, Tully, QLD, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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Holden tiepin

Holden tiepin

Jack Heenan collection
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Tiepins
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GM Holden Ltd
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1970
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Console for the satellite tracking system from the Orroral Valley Tracking Station

Console for the satellite tracking system from the Orroral V...

Orroral Valley Tracking Station collection
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Computer hardware
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Oregon, United States of America
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United States Navy
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1950
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Top hat worn by Henry Bayton Somer Gullett MC OAM

Top hat worn by Henry Bayton Somer Gullett MC OAM

Wight-Gullett collection
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Top hats
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London, England
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Richard Hunt & Co Pty Ltd
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1960
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Danarm D128 direct drive petrol chainsaw, made about 1958

Danarm D128 direct drive petrol chainsaw, made about 1958

Reginald Alder collection no. 1
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Chainsaws
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Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Danarm Pty Ltd
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1958
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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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Wall hanging of a scene from Little Red Riding Hood, made by Ukrainian Displaced Person Olga Basylevich, in Germany in 1946

Wall hanging of a scene from Little Red Riding Hood, made by...

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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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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A Century at Moore Park Best Exhibit Beef Shorthorns 1882-1982

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Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection
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Medals
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1882
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