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Replica bottle doll swathed in blue and white fabric, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s

Replica bottle doll swathed in blue and white fabric, as mad...

Eileen Morgan collection
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Dolls
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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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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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Shovel

Shovel

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Shovels
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Savage Co Ltd
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1930
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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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Afghan camels and drivers in the Mallee about 1930

Afghan camels and drivers in the Mallee about 1930

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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Emmco brand electric food mixer

Emmco brand electric food mixer

Norman Hoffmann collection
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Food mixers
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Australia
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Electricity Meter & Allied Industries Ltd
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1935
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The Railway Station. Blackheath

The Railway Station. Blackheath

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Blackheath, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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White damask table centre with drawn thread work

White damask table centre with drawn thread work

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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1930
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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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Leopold Steger's mathematics exercise book

Leopold Steger's mathematics exercise book

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Exercise books
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Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger
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1938
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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchen knives
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Tooth's ferrous metal bottle opener

Tooth's ferrous metal bottle opener

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bottle openers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1950
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Wire cake stand

Wire cake stand

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cake stands
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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Black and white promotional photograph of three men, possibly the cast of Bunkey-doo

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB, Sydney
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1935
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Record player needle

Record player needle

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Styluses
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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2GB picnic with family and friends

2GB picnic with family and friends

Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB Blue Birds Club
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1935
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Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Ladles
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Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1965
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Cast iron 'D' shaped  screw lock handcuffs with key

Cast iron 'D' shaped screw lock handcuffs with key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Handcuffs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Rectangular wooden ornamental carving

Rectangular wooden ornamental carving

Odette O'Neill collection
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Wood carvings
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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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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Booklet titled 'Episodes - A Glimpse of Australia-Japan Relations 1859-1979'

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Thompson Family collection
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Booklets
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Japan
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1859
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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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Brown leather suitcase with 'W.H.E.' (Walter Herbert Eddison) impressed in black in the centre of the lid

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Marion Douglas and Pamela Yonge collection
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Suitcases
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Walter H. Eddison
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1913
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Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Transport passes
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Commonwealth Railways
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1975
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Bond of the Don Mortgage Bank at Taganrog for 10,000 roubles at 4 1/2%

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Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Autographic Kodak Junior camera

Autographic Kodak Junior camera

Harold Stevens collection
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Cameras
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Rochester, New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1920
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Cream cotton corset

Cream cotton corset

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Corsets
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1900
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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Sweden
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

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Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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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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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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The Opium Smugglers: A True Story of Our Northern Seas

The Opium Smugglers: A True Story of Our Northern Seas

Philip MacFarlane collection
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ion L. Idriess
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1948
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Exercise area No. 2, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Exercise area No. 2, 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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Wooden toy truck

Wooden 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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Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1846
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Craytex rod, polishing stone

Craytex rod, polishing stone

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Abrasives
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Rotary burr

Rotary burr

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Centre drill

Centre drill

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Drill bits
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Luggage tag

Luggage tag

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Luggage
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Austria
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Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger
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1938
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McCall Pattern from David Jones

McCall Pattern from David Jones

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Advertising postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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David Jones Ltd
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1938
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Child's walking trainer

Child's walking trainer

Ruth Lynch collection
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Walking aids
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United States of America
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1932
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Certificat de letat, Valeur 1000 roubles, Interets 4 1/2%, Banque Fonciere

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Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Vacola jar

Vacola jar

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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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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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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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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Not provided
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1938
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Wooden spoon

Wooden spoon

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Spoons
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1960
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1930

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1930

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1930
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The Gwalior Plains

The Gwalior Plains

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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J Carr
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1840
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Section of the Number 2 rabbit-proof fence from Hill View Homestead, Meekatharra, WA

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Geoff and Sheila Lacy collection
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Fences
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Meekatharra, Western Australia, Australia
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Government of Western Australia
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1903
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Banque Fonciere de Nijni-Novgorod-Samara, Lettre de Gage 4 1/2% de 10,000 roubles

Banque Fonciere de Nijni-Novgorod-Samara, Lettre de Gage 4 1...

Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Metal rule

Metal 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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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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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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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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Bread board

Bread board

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Kitchenware
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Mrs Kathleen Simpson
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1933
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Silver cigarette case engraved

Silver cigarette case engraved "Royal Aero Club Kings Cup 19...

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Cigarette cases
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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1938
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Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

Gidleigh collection
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Brands
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Precision ground flat stock gauge setting piece

Precision ground flat stock gauge setting piece

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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