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

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Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton collection no. 2
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Hats
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Australia
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Mrs Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
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1980
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Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation box marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation bo...

Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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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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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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White, round brimless ladies dress hat with black netting veil

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Andree Pelissier collection
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Grass doll baby dancing

Grass doll baby dancing

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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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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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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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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Book titled 'A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson', Watkin Tench, 1793

Book titled 'A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Ja...

Watkin Tench collection
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Books
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London, England
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Lieutenant-General Watkin Tench
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1793
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Clear glass bowl to commemorate Australia's Centenary in 1888

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Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative plates
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Sunderland, England
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Greener & Co
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1887
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Pair of black leather shoes with black ribbon and gold buckle forming part of the Lady in Redingote set by Ermenegildo Zegna

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Biagio
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1988
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Convict-made brick with an arrow stamped in the centre of one face

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David Westcott collection no. 4
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Convict bricks
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Richmond, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
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1788
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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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Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Straw hat with wide brim

Straw hat with wide brim

Marion Flanigan collection
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Woman's hat made of dark green velvet and surrounded by ostrich feathers

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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United States of America
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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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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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Varnished wooden walking stick forming part of the Gentleman in Redingote 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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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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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Matthew Flinders

Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Matthe...

Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1774
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Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

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Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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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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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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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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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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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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Convict-made brick with an 'T' stamped at the edge of one face

Convict-made brick with an 'T' stamped at the edge of one fa...

David Westcott collection no. 4
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Convict bricks
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New South Wales, Australia
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1788
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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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Book titled 'The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay', 1789.

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Christies Auction collection
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Books
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Botany Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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John Stockdale
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1789
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Varnished wooden walking stick forming part of the Gentleman in Riding clothes 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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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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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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Italy
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Gruppo Ermenegildo Zegna
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1988
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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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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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Khaki green hat

Khaki green hat

Marion Flanigan collection
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Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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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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Floppy light brown canvas hat

Floppy light brown canvas hat

Phillip Porta collection
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Conical hat woven from coconut leaves

Conical hat woven from coconut leaves

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lily Gabey
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1992
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Light brown/pink hat

Light brown/pink hat

Bette McLean collection
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Buckingham Palace, London, England
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1968
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Clear glass plate marked Advance Australia, to commemorate Australia's centenary in 1888

Clear glass plate marked Advance Australia, to commemorate A...

Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative plates
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England
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1887
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Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia'...

Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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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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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Sinc...

Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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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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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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Navy dome shaped hat worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Navy dome shaped hat worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Hats
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R M. Docker
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1955
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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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Buttercup yellow lace hat with netting veil

Buttercup yellow lace hat with netting veil

Andree Pelissier collection
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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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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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Poster of Eddie Mabo, by Clifford Beresford Robinson, 1993

Poster of Eddie Mabo, by Clifford Beresford Robinson, 1993

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Posters
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Clifford B. Robinson
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1993
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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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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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First Fleet Re-enactment Rehearsal

First Fleet Re-enactment Rehearsal

Mary Nicholson collection no. 1
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Cartoons
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1987
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