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Piano accordion and case

Piano accordion and case

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Musical instruments
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Yellow embroidery thread

Yellow embroidery thread

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Threads
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Umbilical cord binding material

Umbilical cord binding material

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Textile pieces
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Book in Dutch language

Book in Dutch language

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Books
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Brown cotton thread

Brown cotton thread

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Khaki coloured felt hat

Khaki coloured felt hat

Dot Butler collection no. 2
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Hats
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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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Cardboard fan

Cardboard fan

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Fans
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1953
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10 sols's pour accordeon par Frans van Cappelle ...

10 sols's pour accordeon par Frans van Cappelle ...

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Music books
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Embroidery wool

Embroidery wool

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Embroidery threads
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Metal button with white cloth covering

Metal button with white cloth covering

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Buttons
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Photo of a small boy holding a bucket

Photo of a small boy holding a bucket

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Department of the Parliamentary Library Information Storage and Retrieval System A guide through the Mabo maze

Department of the Parliamentary Library Information Storage ...

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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Certificate

Certificate

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Certificates
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White flannelette nappy

White flannelette nappy

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Nappies
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1949
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Vrolijke wijsjes voor zingerde meisjes ..

Vrolijke wijsjes voor zingerde meisjes ..

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Books
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1939
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Trouw Delta Werken

Trouw Delta Werken

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Magazines
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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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Hats
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1947
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Programma Kerstavond

Programma Kerstavond

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Booklets
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Cloth bucket hat with red, blue and white coloured patterns

Cloth bucket hat with red, blue and white coloured patterns

Norm Wilson PNG Patrol Officer collection
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Hats
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Strengthening Cultural Networks

Strengthening Cultural Networks

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Sun visors
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Ted Gabey
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1992
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Brown cotton thread

Brown cotton thread

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Threads
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Postcards featuring images of forests with roads passing through them

Postcards featuring images of forests with roads passing thr...

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Aqua/blue dome-shaped felt hat

Aqua/blue dome-shaped felt hat

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Hats
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1965
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Embroidery wool

Embroidery wool

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Embroidery threads
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Metal button with white cloth covering

Metal button with white cloth covering

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Certificate

Certificate

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Length of black embroidery wool wound around blue and gold card that features the text

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Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Yarns
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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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Soft black felt riding hat

Soft black felt riding hat

Colledge Family collection
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Hats
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Umbilical cord binding material

Umbilical cord binding material

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Textile pieces
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Green/grey felt ex-army hat

Green/grey felt ex-army hat

Hazel Merlo collection
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Hats
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1971
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Embroidery pattern

Embroidery pattern

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Patterns
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Music book

Music book

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Photo of a young boy in a school uniform pushing a pram

Photo of a young boy in a school uniform pushing a pram

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Photographs
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1959
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Small pink plastic hairbrush

Small pink plastic hairbrush

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Hairbrushes
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1949
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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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Hats
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Red, white and green felt cap with badges and charms attached and an elastic chin strap

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Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Caps
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1951
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Man's black mourning brooch

Man's black mourning brooch

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Brooches
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1946
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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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White cotton nappy

White cotton nappy

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Nappies
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Menu card for passengers of MS 'Sibajak', dated 11 Juni 1953

Menu card for passengers of MS 'Sibajak', dated 11 Juni 1953

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Menus
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Programma Kerstavond

Programma Kerstavond

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Booklets
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Piggelmee groet en...wordt weer klein

Piggelmee groet en...wordt weer klein

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Childrens books
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Doorkijk...

Doorkijk...

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Magazines
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Certificate

Certificate

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Certificates
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Mother-of-pearl button

Mother-of-pearl button

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Buttons
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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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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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Hats
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Knitting needle container

Knitting needle container

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Containers
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1941
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Pink plastic comb

Pink plastic comb

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Combs
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1949
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The Good Neighbour

The Good Neighbour

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Newspapers
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Metal crucifix

Metal crucifix

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Crucifixes
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1949
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Photo of a woman and three children by a fence

Photo of a woman and three children by a fence

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Certificate

Certificate

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Certificates
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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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Programma Kerstavond

Programma Kerstavond

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Booklets
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Baby's white vinyl shoes

Baby's white vinyl shoes

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Baby shoes
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1950
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White cotton nappy

White cotton nappy

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Nappies
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Metal button with white cloth covering

Metal button with white cloth covering

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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