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Wet specimen - Bat - whole specimen preserved

Wet specimen - Bat - whole specimen preserved

MacKenzie collection
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Zoological specimens
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Glass plate negative - Woman carrying pet possum on her head while on the march, Pongaponga people, western Arnhem land, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Perfume bottle

Perfume bottle

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Perfume bottles
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Glass plate negative - Women and children at campsite, Darwin, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Spearheads
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Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law

Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1988
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Photographic glass plate positive depicting three men working in gully with prospector's cradle

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Richard Daintree collection
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Glass plate positives
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Queensland, Australia
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Richard Daintree
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1860
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Glass plate negative - Heavitree Gap, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1923
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Sharpe brand Personal Torsion Magnetometer, Serial Number 142

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Bureau of Mineral Resources collection no. 1
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Geophysical survey equipment
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Spearheads
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Kimberley point

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Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearheads
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Medicine chest and contents

Medicine chest and contents

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Medicine chests
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Wet specimen - Horse, kidney

Wet specimen - Horse, kidney

MacKenzie collection
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Zoological specimens
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Brass telescope eyepiece used by Captain John Gore

Brass telescope eyepiece used by Captain John Gore

Jack Gallaway collection
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Telescope accessories
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London, England
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Peter Dollond
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Glass plate negative - Luritja man demonstrating method of attack with boomerang under cover of shield, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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Glass plate negative - Grave, Innamincka station, South Australia, Yandruwandha people, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1919
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearheads
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Double Abbot buggy used around Boorowa in the 1870s

Double Abbot buggy used around Boorowa in the 1870s

Horse Era Museum collection no. 2
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Horsedrawn vehicles
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Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia
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1840
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Browne Marine Chronometer No 16728 in a wood and glass case

Browne Marine Chronometer No 16728 in a wood and glass case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Henry Browne & Son Ltd
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Black and white lantern slide of a painting - The Death of O'Malley

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Christies Auction collection
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Lantern slides
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Goimbla Station, Eugowra, New South Wales, Australia
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John O'Meally
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1863
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Photographic glass plate positive depicting three men working in gully with prospector's cradle

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Richard Daintree collection
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Glass plate positives
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Queensland, Australia
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Richard Daintree
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1860
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Latvian red felt headdress

Latvian red felt headdress

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Headdresses
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Riga, Latvia
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1942
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Glass plate negative - Men working in stockyards, Innamincka station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1919
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Glass plate negative - Homestead of Victoria River Downs station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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Glass plate negative - About to depart The Bluff station, Queensland, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Spearheads
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Tube of white glass for glass eye sclera

Tube of white glass for glass eye sclera

Paul McClarin collection
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Samples
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Mick Syrup

Mick Syrup

Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1988
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Glass plate negative - An episode in the great fire ceremony, Forrest River mission, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1916
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Spearheads
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Glass spearhead

Glass spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearheads
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Glass plate negative - Hut decked with porcupine grass, eastern Arrernte people, Arltunga, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Glass plate negative - Plane of marine denudation at Fannie Bay, Darwin, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905(?)

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearheads
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Wet specimen - Horse - Kidney

Wet specimen - Horse - Kidney

MacKenzie collection
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Zoological specimens
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Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1988
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Glass lens and brass lens cover for a telescope used by Rear Admiral John Gore

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Jack Gallaway collection
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Telescope lenses
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Rear Admiral John Gore
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Gold pocket watch presented to William Faithfull by Joseph Foveaux in 1801

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Pocket watches
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London, England
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Brockbanks [chronometer Makers]
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1800
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearheads
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Kimberley point

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Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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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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Variometer

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Bureau of Mineral Resources collection no. 1
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

E Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Photographic glass plate positive depicting group of white men, an Aboriginal woman and Aboriginal child in front of tent

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Richard Daintree collection
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Glass plate positives
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Queensland, Australia
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Richard Daintree
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1860
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1923 5CV 'Type C' torpedo' Citroen motor car that Nevill Westwood drove on the first around Australia circuit by a car in 1925

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Ron Westwood collection
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France
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1923
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Glass plate negative - Baobab marked by Captain Lort Stokes' party in 1838, May River, off Stokes Bay, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1916
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Glass spearhead

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Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearheads
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Wet specimen - Horse - oesophagus

Wet specimen - Horse - oesophagus

MacKenzie collection
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Zoological specimens
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Spearhead

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Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Mr Bruce Coaldrake
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Lindqvist Two Day Marine Chronometer No 114, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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London, England
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William Lindqvist
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1949 Model 48/215 Holden sedan

1949 Model 48/215 Holden sedan

Mary Munckton and Ian Metherall collection
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Motor cars
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Victoria, Australia
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GM Holden Ltd
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1949
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Glass plate negative - Men catching a horse, Innamincka station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1919
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Glass plate negative - The old open-cut in pre-Cambrian clay-slates at the Daly River copper mine, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Glass plate negative - The vice-regal party at breakfast, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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Glass plate negative - Old Kai Kai, a Western Arrernte man, Henbury station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Painting of 'Robert' the bantam, with associated prize medals

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Cecil Thompson Poultry collection
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Oil paintings
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Wet specimen - Horse - brain

Wet specimen - Horse - brain

MacKenzie collection
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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 27564, in wooden case with accessories

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Department of Defence collection
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England
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