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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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Smooth wood plane

Smooth wood plane

John Docker collection
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Planes
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Chisel

Chisel

John Docker collection
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Chisels
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Massachusetts, United States of America
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T H Witherby Tool Company
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1920
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Did They Beat The Drum Slowly As They Lowered You Down? by Ellen Jose

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Ellen Jose collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms Ellen Jose
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1992
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Photocopy of a press clipping titled 'Gathering largest of its type in Canberra' from the Canberra Times

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National Gathering of Christians collection
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Press clippings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Canberra Times
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1988
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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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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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Spitfire aircraft made from a penny made in 1943 by Sheila Ferguson, WAAAF

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Sheila Van Emden collection
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Models
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Penrith, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Sheila C. Van Emden
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1943
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Invitation to view the ceremonies connected with the Establishment of the Seat of Government in Canberra, 1927

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Helen Stockbridge collection
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Invitations
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1927
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Radius gauge

Radius 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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Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll

Sanitary Bronco Toilet Roll

Margaret Maclurcan collection
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Toilet paper
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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British Patent Perforated Paper Co Pty Ltd
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1894
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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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Crystal wine glass from Old Parliament House

Crystal wine glass from Old Parliament House

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 2
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Wine glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Government of Australia
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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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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Jack plane with a timber body and a steel blade

Jack plane with a timber body and a steel blade

John Docker collection
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Jack planes
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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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Scout Patrol Leader's fleur-de-lys lapel badge

Scout Patrol Leader's fleur-de-lys lapel badge

Barry Williams collection
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Badges
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Barry Williams
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1942
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Parking permit sticker for the Parliament House Opening Ceremony 9 May 1988

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Chris Grady collection
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Stickers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Government of Australia
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1988
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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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Scout Master George Newman from 1st Surry Hills Troop standing between two of his Scouts in a Sydney street - Garry Wilson and Barry Williams

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Barry Williams collection
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Photographs
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1942
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Sliding bevel

Sliding bevel

John Docker collection
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Bevels
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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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Go / No go gauge

Go / No go 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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Bench axe with a steel head branded

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John Docker collection
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Axes
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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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Scout Master George Newman from 1st Surry Hills Troop and Barry Williams, Garry Wilson and Cliff Baldock

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Barry Williams collection
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Photographs
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1942
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White cotton pillowcase

White cotton pillowcase

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillowcases
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New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1920
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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-raising ceremony at Sydney Cove in 1788, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

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Garnet Watkins collection
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Murals
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Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Alban Watkins
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1981
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Ashtray

Ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Kathleen Simpson
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1930
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Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Latvian ring-shaped brooch

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1942
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Ruth Preddey 1943

Ruth Preddey 1943

Ruth Preddey collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Australian Women's Weekly
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1943
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Acme thread gauge

Acme 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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Silver-coloured dessert spoon made from stainless steel

Silver-coloured dessert spoon made from stainless steel

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessertspoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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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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Hand saw

Hand saw

George O Crawford collection
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Saws
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Percival Proctor Mk 1 monoplane VH-FEP

Percival Proctor Mk 1 monoplane VH-FEP

Frederick Edmunds collection
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Aeroplanes
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Luton, Bedfordshire, England
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Percival Aircraft Company Limited
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1942
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Screwdriver

Screwdriver

John Docker collection
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Screwdrivers
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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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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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Counter sink

Counter sink

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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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Odette O'Neill collection
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Baskets
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Wooden cell door, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Wooden cell door, 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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Letter from Rose Sarah Rasey to 'My Dear Family', 28 March 1943

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RG Bain collection
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Letters
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Shanghai, China
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Ms Rose S. Rasey
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1943
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Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup and 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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Cups and saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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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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Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, made in Orbost, Victoria, in the late 1800s

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Helena E. Roadknight
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1870
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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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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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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchen knives
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1940
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Carved wooden arrowhead with six indents tapering to the point

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Odette O'Neill collection
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Arrows
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Coal is Vital to Victory

Coal is Vital to Victory

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 11
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Posters
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Australia
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1939
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Fork

Fork

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Forks
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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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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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

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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Australia's New Parliament House Site Open Day

Australia's New Parliament House Site Open Day

Parliament House Construction Authority collection no. 1
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Posters
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Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Government of Australia
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1986
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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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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Sign Here - So Help Me God! by Ellen Jose

Sign Here - So Help Me God! by Ellen Jose

Ellen Jose collection
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Oil paintings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms Ellen Jose
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1992
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Handmade miner's lunch box

Handmade miner's lunch box

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Food storage containers
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1940
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Entrance to Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Entrance to 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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Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensa...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1820
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