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Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accessories, trunk, spanner and jack

Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accesso...

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Concord, New Hampshire, United States of America
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Abbott-Downing Company
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1854
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Dayton brand white metal scales with stainless steel scoop

Dayton brand white metal scales with stainless steel scoop

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Balances
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Dayton Scale Company
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Green coloured cardboard menu cover with paper menu insert

Green coloured cardboard menu cover with paper menu insert

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Menus
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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1939
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Ice cream container

Ice cream container

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Food storage containers
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Container embossed with 'Norco'

Container embossed with 'Norco'

Busy Bee Cafe collection
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Ice cream container

Ice cream container

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Varlo brand malt dispenser with metal base, plastic container and aluminium lid

Varlo brand malt dispenser with metal base, plastic containe...

Busy Bee Cafe collection
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Dispensers
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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H.C. Sleigh Ltd.
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Zion Systems Wages Book, 1981  to 1989

Zion Systems Wages Book, 1981 to 1989

Busy Bee Cafe collection
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Wages books
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Stainless steel cutlery holder

Stainless steel cutlery holder

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Containers
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Black 'Busy Bee CAFE' sign

Black 'Busy Bee CAFE' sign

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Shop signs
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Woodson brand electric juicer with ceramic top and spout

Woodson brand electric juicer with ceramic top and spout

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Art Deco fanshaped mirror with clear, yellow and blue panels

Art Deco fanshaped mirror with clear, yellow and blue panels

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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1936
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Gold coloured silver plated teapot

Gold coloured silver plated teapot

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Booth-style wooden cafe table with yellow laminex top formel...

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Tables
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Parfait spoon

Parfait spoon

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Spoons
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Round metal butter dish

Round metal butter dish

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Stainless steel soup spoon

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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White coffee cup with Busy Bee Cafe logo

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Tunstall, England
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The Grindley Hotel Ware Co Ltd
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Gold coloured silver plated sundae dish

Gold coloured silver plated sundae dish

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Set of parfait spoons

Set of parfait spoons

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Spoons
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Account book, 1977 to 1982

Account book, 1977 to 1982

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Silver plated coffeepot, 1/2 pint capacity

Silver plated coffeepot, 1/2 pint capacity

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Semicircular glass light shade with corrugated design and wo...

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Stephen Varvaressos
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1936
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Stainless steel ladle, 1/2 pint capacity

Stainless steel ladle, 1/2 pint capacity

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Oval stainless steel platter

Oval stainless steel platter

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Account book, 1968 to 1972

Account book, 1968 to 1972

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Framed sign of 'The Original BUSY BEE MILK BAR'

Framed sign of 'The Original BUSY BEE MILK BAR'

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Shop signs
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Menu order pad

Menu order pad

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Order books
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Stainless steel tea strainer

Stainless steel tea strainer

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Parfait spoon

Parfait spoon

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Spoons
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Oval stainless steel platter

Oval stainless steel platter

Busy Bee Cafe collection
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Platters
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Stephen Varvaressos
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1936
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Round metal butter dish

Round metal butter dish

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Butter dishes
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Austria
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Hacker Silverware
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Framed sign of 'milk drinks'

Framed sign of 'milk drinks'

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Shop signs
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Account book, 1972 to 1977

Account book, 1972 to 1977

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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White dinner plate with Busy Bee Cafe logo

White dinner plate with Busy Bee Cafe logo

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Tunstall, England
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The Grindley Hotel Ware Co Ltd
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Account book, 1974 to 1975

Account book, 1974 to 1975

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Silver plated sundae dish

Silver plated sundae dish

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Yellow coloured drinking glass

Yellow coloured drinking glass

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Czech Republic
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Durit
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Stainless steel soup spoon

Stainless steel soup spoon

Busy Bee Cafe collection
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Soup spoons
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Stainless steel fork

Stainless steel fork

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Table forks
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Spherical clear glass 'Arnotts' biscuit jar with aluminium base

Spherical clear glass 'Arnotts' biscuit jar with aluminium b...

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Biscuit jars
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Arnott's
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Double-sided sign of 'FISH DINNERS'

Double-sided sign of 'FISH DINNERS'

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Shop signs
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Stainless steel ladle, 1/2 pint capacity

Stainless steel ladle, 1/2 pint capacity

Busy Bee Cafe collection
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Ladles
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Stainless steel soup spoon

Stainless steel soup spoon

Busy Bee Cafe collection
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Soup spoons
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Gold coloured silver plated sundae dish

Gold coloured silver plated sundae dish

Busy Bee Cafe collection
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Dessert dishes
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Oval stainless steel platter

Oval stainless steel platter

Busy Bee Cafe collection
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Platters
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Wall mounted style light with torch shaped shade

Wall mounted style light with torch shaped shade

Busy Bee Cafe collection
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Light fittings
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Box of 12 teaspoons

Box of 12 teaspoons

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Teaspoons
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Sheffield, England
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Cooper Brothers and Sons Ltd
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Sign of 'ICE CREAM SUNDAE'S'

Sign of 'ICE CREAM SUNDAE'S'

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Shop signs
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Round metal butter dish

Round metal butter dish

Busy Bee Cafe collection
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Butter dishes
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Austria
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Hacker Silverware
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Stainless steel knife

Stainless steel knife

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Table knives
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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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White coffee cup with Busy Bee Cafe logo

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Busy Bee Cafe collection
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Tunstall, England
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The Grindley Hotel Ware Co Ltd
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Stainless steel soup spoon

Stainless steel soup spoon

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Sign of 'FISH DINNERS'

Sign of 'FISH DINNERS'

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Shop signs
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Parfait spoon

Parfait spoon

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Silver plated straw dispenser

Silver plated straw dispenser

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Round metal butter dish

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Art Deco mirror with clear and yellow panels and green surro...

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Stephen Varvaressos
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Account book, 1962 to 1963

Account book, 1962 to 1963

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Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
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