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'Still life with jar and bowl', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1952

'Still life with jar and bowl', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1952

Bonita Mabo collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Eddie K. Mabo
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1952
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Red sun hat worn by Roma Dulhunty

Red sun hat worn by Roma Dulhunty

John and Roma Dulhunty collection
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Roma Dulhunty
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1976
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Man's black, cocked hat with cockade forming part of Fashionable Gentleman in Redingote set

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Italy
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Gruppo Ermenegildo Zegna
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1988
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Pink plastic rounded triangular case

Pink plastic rounded triangular case

Bette McLean collection
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Cases
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Buckingham Palace, London, England
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1968
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Wall decoration

Wall decoration

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Artworks
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Helen Mabo
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1992
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Buttercup yellow lace hat with netting veil

Buttercup yellow lace hat with netting veil

Andree Pelissier collection
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Khaki bush hat that was in the tent the night Azaria Chamberlain disappeared and was later found to be stained with Acacia sap

Khaki bush hat that was in the tent the night Azaria Chamber...

Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton collection no. 2
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Australia
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Mrs Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
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1980
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Certificate - Beauty course diploma

Certificate - Beauty course diploma

Bette McLean collection
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Certificates
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England
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Mrs Elizabeth D. Gordon
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1967
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Senior Postman's summer uniform khaki broad-brimmed fur felt hat with gold PMG badge

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Catherine Davenport collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Robert P. Davenport
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1961
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Cap-like hat made from black knotted woollen material

Cap-like hat made from black knotted woollen material

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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1947
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Small cream hat with heavy wire frame

Small cream hat with heavy wire frame

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1940
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Bamboo percussion instrument or clapper

Bamboo percussion instrument or clapper

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Percussion instruments
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lena Passi
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1992
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Coconut barsor

Coconut barsor

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Water containers
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Hat

Hat

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Department of the Parliamentary Library Information Storage and Retrieval System A guide through the Mabo maze

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Terry Fox collection
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Government records
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Eddie K. Mabo
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1993
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Off-white and black satin brimmed ladies dress hat

Off-white and black satin brimmed ladies dress hat

Andree Pelissier collection
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Large wooden clock presented to Mrs Kitchin by the people of Hoddles Creek, Victoria, on 27 April 1929

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Bette McLean collection
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Clocks
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Hoddles Creek, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Bertha E. Kitchin
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1929
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Straw hat with wide brim

Straw hat with wide brim

Marion Flanigan collection
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Soft brown felt riding hat

Soft brown felt riding hat

Colledge Family collection
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Grass doll baby dancing

Grass doll baby dancing

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Dolls
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Coconut shell water container

Coconut shell water container

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Water containers
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1993
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Khaki cloth floral needlework sampler made by eleven year old Bette Gordon in 1941

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Bette McLean collection
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Textile samplers
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1941
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Small cream coiled open weave plastic 'crinoline' hat

Small cream coiled open weave plastic 'crinoline' hat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1940
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Pearl coloured clip on earrings

Pearl coloured clip on earrings

Bette McLean collection
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Earrings
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Buckingham Palace, London, England
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1968
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Black felt hat with leatherette trim worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

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Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Dame Pattie Menzies
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1955
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Certificate - Beauty course diploma

Certificate - Beauty course diploma

Bette McLean collection
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Certificates
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England
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Mrs Elizabeth D. Gordon
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1967
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Bowl-shaped hat covered in pink synthetic material

Bowl-shaped hat covered in pink synthetic material

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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1965
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Floppy light brown canvas hat

Floppy light brown canvas hat

Phillip Porta collection
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Toy ball woven from coconut palm leaves

Toy ball woven from coconut palm leaves

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Toys
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Woollen khaki peaked hat

Woollen khaki peaked hat

Myrtle Ivy Lindsay collection
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Europe
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Myrtle I. Lindsay
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1945
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Woven grass, wide brim hat, attributed to Lake Tyers, 1950s

Woven grass, wide brim hat, attributed to Lake Tyers, 1950s

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1950
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Plastic bead necklace

Plastic bead necklace

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Necklaces
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Gagee Maron
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1992
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Nazir shell of the Trochus species

Nazir shell of the Trochus species

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Shells
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Torres Strait, ,
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Commemorative souvenir red, white and blue triangular paper 'PEACE HAT, 1918'

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Adrian Luck collection no. 1
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Hats
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Australia
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Australian Army
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1918
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Man's black felt hat with two leather bands forming part of the Gentleman in Greatcoat set

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Italy
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Gruppo Ermenegildo Zegna
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1988
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'Dragon Heads', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1951

'Dragon Heads', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1951

Bonita Mabo collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Eddie K. Mabo
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1951
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Red woollen, dome-shaped hat

Red woollen, dome-shaped hat

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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1965
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Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Round brimless ladies 'turban' style dress hat made with silver lurex fabric

Round brimless ladies 'turban' style dress hat made with sil...

Andree Pelissier collection
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Blue petal hat

Blue petal hat

Andree Pelissier collection
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Palm frond hand fan

Palm frond hand fan

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Fans
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Grace Barsa
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1992
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Round, brimless ladies dress hat with navy blue netting veil

Round, brimless ladies dress hat with navy blue netting veil

Andree Pelissier collection
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Woman's straw hat with dark blue velvet band

Woman's straw hat with dark blue velvet band

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Green/grey felt ex-army hat

Green/grey felt ex-army hat

Hazel Merlo collection
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1971
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Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Political cartoon titled 'MABO', by Geoff Pryor, 1993

Political cartoon titled 'MABO', by Geoff Pryor, 1993

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Political cartoons
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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Toy ball woven from pandanus leaves

Toy ball woven from pandanus leaves

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Toys
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Geography textbook used by Bette Gordon, 1942-1943

Geography textbook used by Bette Gordon, 1942-1943

Bette McLean collection
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Textbooks
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1942
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Felt hat of a dull medium brown colour

Felt hat of a dull medium brown colour

Phillip Porta collection
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Men's 'Roleigh' grey felt hat issued to Juozas Stepanas at the Woodside Migration Camp in South Australia, 1949

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Dr A Stepanas collection no. 1
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Hats
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Woodside, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Juozas Stepanas
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1949
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Woman's hat made of dark green velvet and surrounded by ostrich feathers

Woman's hat made of dark green velvet and surrounded by ostr...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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United States of America
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White, round brimless ladies dress hat with black netting veil

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Andree Pelissier collection
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Yellow raffia-like hat woven into a bowl-like shape

Yellow raffia-like hat woven into a bowl-like shape

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Hats
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1965
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Drawings
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Thursday Island Primary School
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1992
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Cream crocheted bib with koala on it, made by Dorothy Gordon for her daughter Bette, in 1929

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Bette McLean collection
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Baby bibs
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Mrs Elizabeth D. Gordon
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1929
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Women's handmade blue dress hat

Women's handmade blue dress hat

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Ornamental orange plastic bead earrings

Ornamental orange plastic bead earrings

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Earrings
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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Gagee Maron
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1992
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MABO Treaty, by Alan Moir

MABO Treaty, by Alan Moir

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Cartoons
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Mr Alan Moir
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Brown 'postillion' hat with an orange and yellow ribbon forming part of the Lady in Redingote set by Ermenegildo Zegna

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Hats
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Italy
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Gruppo Ermenegildo Zegna
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1988
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Eight Totems of Mer T-shirt

Eight Totems of Mer T-shirt

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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T-shirts
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1992
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