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Pressed glass vase

Pressed glass vase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Vases
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1940
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Napura
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1954
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Ansonia Parisian parlour clock with an ornate wood and glass case

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Doris Grattan collection
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Shelf clocks
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New York, United States of America
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Ansonia Clock Company
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1879
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Oval shaped washing basket

Oval shaped washing basket

Noel Keith collection
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Baskets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mrs Hazel Vertigan
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1958
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United Nations' Decade for Women 1976-1985

United Nations' Decade for Women 1976-1985

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Mockba 1987  World Congress of Women

Mockba 1987 World Congress of Women

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Pair of outside calipers

Pair of outside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Outside calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Mayawara Minutjukur
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1954
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Nineteen brown paper sample bags used by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

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D J Mulvaney collection
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Bags
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Professor Derek J. Mulvaney
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1956
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Transcribing machine

Transcribing machine

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Office machines
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Grundig Intermedia GmbH
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1960
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Blue dance program titled 'Programme, Government House, 1868'

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dance programs
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1868
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Watercolour painting of landscape, by Herbert Raberaba, 1972

Watercolour painting of landscape, by Herbert Raberaba, 1972

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Watercolour paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Herbert Raberaba
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1967
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Bolster cover in white twill cotton

Bolster cover in white twill cotton

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bolsters
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1930
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Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Skirts
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1941
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Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large nugget

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Smales Jewellers collection
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Brooches
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Western Australia, Australia
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Crawford family
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1890
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Tea cosy

Tea cosy

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Tea-cosies
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1950
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Poster

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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1954
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjikalayi
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1954
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Incomplete lizard sculpture, Ernabella SA

Incomplete lizard sculpture, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Child's drawing by Tyimpayi, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Tyimpayi, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tyimpayi
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1954
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Abstract design from Ernabella

Abstract design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Pastel drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Panrnja
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1954
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Miss Australia crown worn by national titleholders in the Miss Australia Quest each year from 1965 to 1991

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Miss Australia Company collection
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Crowns (headwear)
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Ernest Booth
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1964
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Yidaki painted by Narritijin Maymuru

Yidaki painted by Narritijin Maymuru

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Didjeridus
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1974
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Timber lamp stand with a standard bayonet light fitting

Timber lamp stand with a standard bayonet light fitting

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Lamps
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The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Christmas decorations
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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Bark painting depicting a shark, Groote Eylandt NT

Bark painting depicting a shark, Groote Eylandt NT

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 24. Tasmanian Wolf

Brymay Redheads Safety Matches No. 24. Tasmanian Wolf

Joyce Knife collection
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Matchboxes
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Cremorne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Bryant and May
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1950
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Allen key

Allen key

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Allen keys
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Poster promoting a peace march in 1986 for the international year of peace.

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Spirit Islands

Spirit Islands

John Calaby collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1940
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Stuzzi Memocord MT570 audio cassette tape in a orange plastic case

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Ernest B Phillips collection
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Audio cassettes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Grundig Intermedia GmbH
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1960
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Child's drawing by Wantamai, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Wantamai, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Wantamai
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1954
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White china cup commemorating the sinking of SMS Emden by HMAS Sydney at Keeling Cocos Island on 9 November 1914

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Margaret Gibb collection
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Commemorative cups
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England
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Samuel Radford Ltd
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1914
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Blue badge featuring a white moratorium symbol

Blue badge featuring a white moratorium symbol

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Vietnam
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Vietnam Moratorium Campaign (NSW)
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1965
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Muricidae Pterynotus Acanthopterus

Muricidae Pterynotus Acanthopterus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Carpenter's plane

Carpenter's plane

George and Mary Weir collection
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Planes
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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D Malloch & Son
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1949
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngintya
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1954
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Child's drawing by Tjampu, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Tjampu, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjampu
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1954
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Poster for 'International Women's Day' 80th Aniversary, 1990

Poster for 'International Women's Day' 80th Aniversary, 1990

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Child's drawing by Purkinya, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Purkinya, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Purkinya
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1954
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Bore depth gauge

Bore depth gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Harpoon head, which is designed to be fired from a .303 rifle to attach a rope to a crocodile

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Mick Baker collection
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Harpoons
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Borroloola, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Mick Baker
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1960
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'Opossum tree story', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1967

'Opossum tree story', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1967

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1967
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Khaki socks with two green stripes

Khaki socks with two green stripes

Dr Stephen Jani collection
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Socks
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Dr Istvan Jani
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1950
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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia from Darwin

Haliotidae Haliotis Varia from Darwin

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wheelbarrows
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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W J. Spence
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1877
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Pair of slippers made from wood, leather, cloth and gold thread, Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Slippers
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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AICD (Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament)

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People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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Political badges
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Australia
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Association for International Co-operation and Disarmament
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1960
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Thread gauge

Thread gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Light brown/pink hat

Light brown/pink hat

Bette McLean collection
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Hats
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Buckingham Palace, London, England
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1968
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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Christmas decorations
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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Morris Model FE Pye outside broadcast van used by ABC-TV Channel 2 ABN

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) collection no. 1
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Vans
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England
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British Motor Corporation - Morris
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1955
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Headphone plug, lead, and speaker unit

Headphone plug, lead, and speaker unit

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Audio equipment accessories
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1960
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Set of headphones, and two additional sets of headsets and ear pieces

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Ernest B Phillips collection
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Headphones
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1960
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