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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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'Yumari', painted by Uta Uta Tjangala, 1981

'Yumari', painted by Uta Uta Tjangala, 1981

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Uta Uta Tjangala
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1981
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'Tjunyinkya', painted by Johnnie Scobie Tjapanangka and Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula, 1977

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Johnnie S. Tjapanangka
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1977
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You love them - Fight for them!

You love them - Fight for them!

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 6
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Political posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Victorian State Recruiting Committee
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1939
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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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Punyurrpungkunya', painted by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi, 1977

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi
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1977
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'Trial by Fire', painted by Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri, 1975

'Trial by Fire', painted by Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri, 1975

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tim L. Tjapaltjarri
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1975
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Bowen Downs map

Bowen Downs map

Andrew and Lesley Cowper collection
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Maps
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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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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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'Tingarri Dreaming', painted by Charlie Tjapangati, 1981

'Tingarri Dreaming', painted by Charlie Tjapangati, 1981

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Charlie Tjapangati
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1981
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Linen rectangle with embroidery in shades of brown and grey, depicting a man's legs

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Embroiderers' Guilds of Australia collection
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Textile samplers
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Tasmanian Embroiderers' Guild
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This House is a Nuclear Free Zone tea-towel

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Tea-towels
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Australia
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1981
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Linen rectangle with embroidery in shades of grey and brown, depicting part of shack

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Embroiderers' Guilds of Australia collection
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Textile samplers
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Tea-towel printed with 'The Peace Bus; driving for disarmament'

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People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Tea-towels
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Australia
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1984
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Strip of linen used for a woman's postnatal binding

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Textile pieces
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1949
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The first Palestinian flag raised in Australia by the Palest...

General Palestinian Delegation collection
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National flags
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Palestine Liberation Organisation
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1987
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Linen rectangle with embroidery in multiple colours, depicting three images of a man's head with hat

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Embroiderers' Guilds of Australia collection
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Textile samplers
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'it will be a great day when our schools get all the money t...

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Tea-towels
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Australia
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Royal Australian Air Force
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1981
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Waistcoat worn by Sir Henry Gullett

Wight-Gullett collection
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Sir Henry S. Gullett
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Sixth panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', created to commemorate the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

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ACT Embroiderer's Guild collection
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Embroidered pictures
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Embroiderers' Guild ACT Inc
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2000
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Whitework linen table runner

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Tablemats
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1900
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Australia wants to be nuclear free tea-towel

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Tea-towels
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Australia
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1981
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Doily

Muriel Kelly collection
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Doilies
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Mrs Muriel Kelly
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Linen pillow sham

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1920
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Riding crop forming part of the Lady in Riding Habit set by ...

Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Horse riding equipment
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1788
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Fourth panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', created to commemorate the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

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ACT Embroiderer's Guild collection
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Embroidered pictures
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Embroiderers' Guild ACT Inc
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2000
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You can't hug a child with nuclear arms tea-towel

You can't hug a child with nuclear arms tea-towel

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Tea-towels
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Australia
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1981
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Linen rectangle with embroidery in shades of brown and grey, depicts flowers and plants on left side

Linen rectangle with embroidery in shades of brown and grey,...

Embroiderers' Guilds of Australia collection
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Textile samplers
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Tasmanian Embroiderers' Guild
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Handmade white linen cross-shaped table centre with a fancyw...

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Nuclear War is not Healthy for Children and Other Living Thi...

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Tea-towels
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Australia
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1981
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Third panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', created to commemorate the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

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ACT Embroiderer's Guild collection
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Embroidered pictures
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Embroiderers' Guild ACT Inc
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2000
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Handmade oval linen table centre with a coarse white crochet...

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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Fifth panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', created to commemorate the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

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ACT Embroiderer's Guild collection
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Embroidered pictures
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Embroiderers' Guild ACT Inc
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2000
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Linen rectangle with embroidery in multiple shades of brown and grey, depicting part of log

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Embroiderers' Guilds of Australia collection
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Textile samplers
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Tasmanian Embroiderers' Guild
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Cream linen doily with green and brown organdie applique in ...

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Doilies
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1946
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Wall hanging to commemorate the Federation Jubilee of the Co...

Sydney Collectables Auction collection
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Wall hangings
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Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1951
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Crocheted bedspread

Crocheted bedspread

Rita McMartin collection no. 1
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Bedspreads
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Condobolin, New South Wales, Australia
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'Granny' Edwards
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1870
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Linen rectangle with embroidery in multiple shades of brown, grey and green, depicting flowers and plants

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Embroiderers' Guilds of Australia collection
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Textile samplers
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Tasmanian Embroiderers' Guild
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Linen rectangle with embroidery in shades of grey, green and brown

Linen rectangle with embroidery in shades of grey, green and...

Embroiderers' Guilds of Australia collection
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Textile samplers
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Tasmanian Embroiderers' Guild
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Australia, Our Aborginal Heritage tea-towel

Australia, Our Aborginal Heritage tea-towel

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Tea-towels
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Australia
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1960
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Whitework fine table runner

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Tablemats
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China
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1900
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Linen pillow sham

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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White linen pillow sham

White linen pillow sham

Bridge Family collection no. 6
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Pillow shams
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Australian Costume & Textile Society
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Strip of linen used for a woman's postnatal binding

Strip of linen used for a woman's postnatal binding

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Textile pieces
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Linen rectangle with embroidery in multiple colours, depicting part of hill with trees

Linen rectangle with embroidery in multiple colours, depicti...

Embroiderers' Guilds of Australia collection
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Tasmanian Embroiderers' Guild
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Taks the toys from the boys tea-towel

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Tea-towels
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Australia
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1981
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Square white cotton table centre cloth made by Una May Roadk...

Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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1906
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Karl Maria Stadler Munchen International Women's Day March 8...

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Tea-towels
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Australia
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1960
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Rectangular cream linen table centre with scalloped edges

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1963
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Tablecloth embroidered with hexagonal shapes and daisy chain...

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Tablecloths
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1953
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Second panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', created to commemorate the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

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ACT Embroiderer's Guild collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Embroiderers' Guild ACT Inc
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2000
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Linen rectangle with embroidery in shades of grey, depicts house with two windows and door

Linen rectangle with embroidery in shades of grey, depicts h...

Embroiderers' Guilds of Australia collection
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Textile samplers
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Tasmanian Embroiderers' Guild
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White linen pillow sham

White linen pillow sham

Bridge Family collection no. 6
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Pillow shams
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Australian Costume & Textile Society
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Linen tray cloth decorated with a drawn thread border

Bridge Family collection no. 4
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Table linen
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Girl Guide Movement
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1963
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Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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First panel of the embroidery titled 'The Crimson Thread of Kinship', created to commemorate the centenary of Australian federation 1901-2001

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ACT Embroiderer's Guild collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Embroiderers' Guild ACT Inc
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2000
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Whitework oval linen table centre in mountmellick work

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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Whitework fine linen tray cloth

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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Handmade white oval linen table centre with fancyworked flow...

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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1930
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