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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob han...

Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Food label for Fancy Soccer Brand Apples, Tasmania

Food label for Fancy Soccer Brand Apples, Tasmania

Terence Lane collection
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Food labels
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Tasmania, Australia
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Paterson & Co Pty Ltd
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1929
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Thirteen sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Thirteen sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Games
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Austria
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Olav Schappacher
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1930
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Belts
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Timber tool box

Timber tool box

John Docker collection
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Tool boxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Fine toothed hacksaw blade

Fine toothed hacksaw blade

John Docker collection
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Saw blades
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Aboriginal breastplate for King Billy, King of the Barwon Blacks

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1910
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Pair of metal spurs with brown leather straps

Pair of metal spurs with brown leather straps

Colledge Family collection
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Spurs
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Lorelle Sample's domestic science notebook from University of Melbourne

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Lorelle Moore collection
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Notebooks
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Lorelle Moore
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1931
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Invitation to a Garden Party on 14 May 1937 to celebrate the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

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Elizabeth Kay collection no. 2
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Invitations
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Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
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1937
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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Afghan camel drivers in the Mallee

Afghan camel drivers in the Mallee

Joyce Knife collection
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Photographic prints
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Underbool, Victoria, Australia
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Mr J A. Knife
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1930
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Toy piano

Toy piano

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy musical instruments
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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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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Underwood No.5 Standard Typewriter, used by New South Wales School Inspector John Dunlop, 1927-1937

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Helen Mason collection
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Typewriters
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United States of America
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Stott & Underwood Ltd
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1927
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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Embroidered handmade doily

Embroidered handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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Tin toy truck

Tin toy truck

Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
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Toy trucks
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Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
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Suncoast Pioneer Village
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1920
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ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes wringers
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Glasgow, Scotland
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ACME Manufacturing Co
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1900
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Spearthrower from Cloncurry, Queensland

Spearthrower from Cloncurry, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Paved area leading to cells Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Paved area leading to cells Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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Adzes
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Not provided
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1931
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Ceramic bust of John Batman

Ceramic bust of John Batman

John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner Pottery Bust collection
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Busts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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John Batman
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1934
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Letter printed on yellow paper, titled '1984-A Year to Remember'

Letter printed on yellow paper, titled '1984-A Year to Remem...

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Letters
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1984
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Hexagonal metal dog registration tag REGD DOG 1 JULY 1931 - 30 JUNE 1932

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Dog Registration Tag collection
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Dog accessories
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1931
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Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Punishment equipment
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart
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1837
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Parliament of Tasmania Penal Establishments, Hobart and Launceston Reports for 1886

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Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Reports
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1886
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Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving bottles
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia
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Scotchy
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1931
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1936
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Model paddle

Model paddle

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Paddles
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Four sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Four sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Games
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Austria
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Olav Schappacher
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1930
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Hair brush and comb set

Hair brush and comb set

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Hair care equipment
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London, England
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Mappin & Webb Ltd
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1913
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Plaster bust ofTruganini by Edmund Joel Dicks

Plaster bust ofTruganini by Edmund Joel Dicks

Edmund Dicks collection
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Busts
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Tasmania, Australia
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Edmund J. Dicks
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1931
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COLESANCO, January 1938, The Magazine of the Employees of G.J. Coles & Coy. Limited

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Magazines
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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G J Coles & Company Limited
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1938
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Textbook on practical mathematics

Textbook on practical mathematics

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Textbooks
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Pick

Pick

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Picks
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Souvenir plate - Royal Family

Souvenir plate - Royal Family

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
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Minton 'Kings Service' china fruit plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Fruit plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "BLS"

Cregan Family collection
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Stencils
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Cregan
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1920
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Marking gauge

Marking gauge

John Docker collection
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Marking gauges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Shield

Shield

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Shields
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

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Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Cadburys
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1920
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Tricycle horse that belonged to the Gibson children, Burrungurroolong

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Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Tricycles
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

John Docker collection
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Mallets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Model paddle

Model paddle

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Paddles
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, King of Gongolgon

Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, King of Gongolgon

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Gongolgon, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Minetta 'Nettie' McColive
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1986
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Toy lawn mower

Toy lawn mower

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy tools
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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1925
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Boomerang from Coopers Creek, central Queensland

Boomerang from Coopers Creek, central Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Letter and envelope from Joan Richmond - India

Letter and envelope from Joan Richmond - India

Joan Richmond collection
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Letters
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Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1931
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