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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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Grass doll

Grass doll

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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Not provided
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1993
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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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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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Murray Island Dancers - Greetings from Torres Strait

Murray Island Dancers - Greetings from Torres Strait

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Photographic postcards
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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Murray Island Dance Group
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1992
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Pair of men's leather riding boots by Biagio forming part of the Fashionable Gentleman in Redingote set

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Riding boots
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Biagio
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1988
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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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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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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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Round hat, constructed from bright blue synthetic netting

Round hat, constructed from bright blue synthetic netting

Andree Pelissier collection
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Jewellery consisting of a velvet ribbon with gold plated decorations and a red round glass and a pink rectangular stone forming part of the Gentleman in Redingote set by Ermenegildo Zegna

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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1988
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Khaki green hat

Khaki green hat

Marion Flanigan collection
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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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Eddie K. Mabo
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1952
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Nazir shell of the Trochus species

Nazir shell of the Trochus species

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Torres Strait, ,
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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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White and green brimmed ladies dress hat

White and green brimmed ladies dress hat

Andree Pelissier collection
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Yellow, blue and red beanie-shaped hat, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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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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Women's handmade blue dress hat

Women's handmade blue dress hat

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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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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Black fur and wool driving hat

Black fur and wool driving hat

Mary Ellerslie Massey collection
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England
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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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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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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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Pair of black and tan riding boots forming part of the Lady in Riding Habit set by Ermenegildo Zegna

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Riding boots
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Biagio
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1988
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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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Navy blue cotton hat with Doolagahs Australia and face embroidered on the front

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Doolagahs Indigenous Design collection
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Cotton khaki bush hat that was in the tent the night Azaria Chamberlain was taken by a dingo and later found to be stained with Acacia sap

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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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Blue petal hat

Blue petal hat

Andree Pelissier collection
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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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Jewellery consisting of a black velvet ribbon with gold-plated decorations and green and red glass stones forming part of the Gentleman in Riding Clothes set by Ermenegildo Zegna

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Jewellery
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1988
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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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Men's 'Roleigh' grey felt hat issued to Juozas Stepanas at the Woodside Migration Camp in South Australia, 1949

Men's 'Roleigh' grey felt hat issued to Juozas Stepanas at t...

Dr A Stepanas collection no. 1
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Woodside, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Juozas Stepanas
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1949
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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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Buttercup yellow lace hat with netting veil

Buttercup yellow lace hat with netting veil

Andree Pelissier collection
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Brown felt hat with a leather hat band

Brown felt hat with a leather hat band

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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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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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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Varnished wooden walking stick forming part of the Mercantile Gentleman set

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Walking-sticks
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1788
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Soft black felt riding hat

Soft black 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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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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Black and grey velvet hat worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Black and grey velvet hat worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Hats
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Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Anne Harrison
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1955
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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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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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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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Brushtail Possum skin hat made by Richard Siedentopf

Brushtail Possum skin hat made by Richard Siedentopf

Tasmanian Native Mammal Fur Industry collection
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Mr Richard Siedentopf
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Black velour hat

Black velour hat

Margaret Coen collection
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Italy
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Margaret Coen
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1954
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Pair of men's leather riding boots by Biagio forming part of the Gentleman in Greatcoat set

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Riding boots
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Biagio
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1988
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Large cream jap silk and grosgrain day hat

Large cream jap silk and grosgrain day hat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1912
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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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Wall decoration

Wall decoration

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Wall hangings
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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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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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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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Straw hat with wide brim

Straw hat with wide brim

Marion Flanigan collection
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Pair of men's leather riding boots by Biagio forming part of the Mercantile Gentleman set

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Riding boots
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Biagio
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1988
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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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Grey, white and navy, wide-brimmed ladies dress hat

Grey, white and navy, wide-brimmed ladies dress hat

Andree Pelissier collection
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Polish national costume hat

Polish national costume hat

Polonez Song and Dance Ensemble collection
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Poland
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Polonez Song and Dance Ensemble
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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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