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

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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup 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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Sympathy card

Sympathy card

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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United Kingdom
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Mrs Margot Child
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1937
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

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

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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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting barrk, male black wallaroo (Macropus bernardus), circa 1970

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Manmoyih, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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Spokeshave branded H Docker, 1887

Spokeshave branded H Docker, 1887

John Docker collection
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Spokeshaves
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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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Men making south-east wind (Mamariga).

Men making south-east wind (Mamariga).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Abagera
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Bark painting outlined in white with black dots, divided into three panels by two horizontal lines of yellow and white with black dots

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Long Peter, Parapriti
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1965
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'Murrnyi / Murrtjumun', bark painting, native plant species

'Murrnyi / Murrtjumun', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2014
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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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Metal centering piece for a bore gauge

Metal centering piece for a bore gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tool components
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Bark painting titled Carpet snakes at their 'home' by Boyun

Bark painting titled Carpet snakes at their 'home' by Boyun

Y Pettinato collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Boyun
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English and Australian Women's Cricket Teams being presented to Duchess of Gloucester

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Betty Archdale collection
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Photographic postcards
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The Oval Cricket Ground, London, England
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Duchess of Gloucester
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1937
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Handmade white oval linen table centre with fancyworked flowers

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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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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Spirit People by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

Spirit People by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1965
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting bird holding fish, frog and turtle, by Munggeraui

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting kalawan, the sand monitor (Varanus gouldi), circa 1970

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Kunmarrimban Outstation, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, A...
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting three figures and possum, by Marrkavakara

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Marrkarakara
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1974
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting barrk, black wallaroo (Macropus bernardus), circa 1970

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Kurrhkurr, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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Menu Card from the Brinkman Cafe, Haarlem, Holland, 1937

Menu Card from the Brinkman Cafe, Haarlem, Holland, 1937

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Menus
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The Netherlands
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Sue Summers
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1937
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Bark painting 'Barama Shows the First Sacred Rangga' by Garwirrin Gumana, Gangan

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gawirrin Gumana
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1974
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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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Bark painting 'The mimi man Normogormo on his way from Majong to Guriba' by Bobby Barrdjaray Nganjmirra, Gunbalanya, 1968

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Bobby B. Nganjmirra
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1968
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Bristol squat storage jar

Bristol squat storage jar

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Jars
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1923
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Bark painting 'Frogs and baby ibis' by unknown artist, north-western Arnhem Land

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Unknown
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Great Comp, June 1st 1937

Great Comp, June 1st 1937

Amy Hudson collection
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Cards
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Kent, England
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Ms Amy Hudson
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1937
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Bark painting 'Female spirit figure'

Bark painting 'Female spirit figure'

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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John N. Guymala
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Chisel

Chisel

George O Crawford collection
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Chisels
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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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Invitation to Elsie Deane from Mrs Arthur Greenfell, President of the YWCA of Great Britain

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Elsie Deane collection
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Invitations
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London, England
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Elsie Deane
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1937
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'Rawak' bark painting, dried native plant

'Rawak' bark painting, dried native plant

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2013
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Wooden pack saddle consisting of an A-shaped timber frame with items attached by wire, chains and straps

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John Swain collection
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Saddles
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Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles Carter
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1933
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Dances from Manarrngu  Hollow Log Ceremony.

Dances from Manarrngu Hollow Log Ceremony.

Y Pettinato collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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David D. Malangi
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Cast iron prison key

Cast iron prison key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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T & M Sorby
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1920
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Scorecard Gloucestershire and District v Australia, Victoria Ground, Cheltenham, 1 July 1937

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Elsie Deane collection
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Scorecards
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
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Shenton's Printing Works
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1937
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Sympathy card

Sympathy card

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1937
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Painting depicts three figures dancing

Painting depicts three figures dancing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gumardir River, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Robin Ngainmira
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Table cloth and four serviettes, made from Irish linen and featuring embroidered playing card motifs

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1928
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The Ngarra Ceremony of the Yirridja Wulageh  People, Bark: Diver Bird Ceremony.  Inv:

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Ray Baku
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Invitation to Miss Clements to a reception to meet YWCA Friends From Other Countries

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Nance Pownall collection
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Invitations
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London, England
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Mrs Nancy M. Pownall
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1937
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Dog Dreaming by George Milpurrurru

Dog Dreaming by George Milpurrurru

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Bark paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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George Milpurrurru
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1988
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Fifteen sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Fifteen 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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Scorecard Kent v Australia, Bat and Ball Ground, Gravesend June 2 1937

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Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Scorecards
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England, United Kingdom
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Sue Summers
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1937
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Itinerary for Australian Women's Cricket Team tour of England, 1937

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Amy Hudson collection
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Itineraries
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1937
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Miniature dividers

Miniature dividers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Measuring instruments
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Metal punch featuring the letter

Metal punch featuring the letter "R".

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Punches
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Souvenir plate - 150th Anniversary of New South Wales

Souvenir plate - 150th Anniversary of New South Wales

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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England
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Wood & Sons Ltd
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1937
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Mollie Flaherty bowling

Mollie Flaherty bowling

Mollie Flaherty collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Mollie Flaherty
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1937
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The Northamption Independent, cover photograph of Australia v England Women's Test Match

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Nance Pownall collection
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Newspapers
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Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
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Northampton Independent Newspaper
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1937
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Naluk - The Woman

Naluk - The Woman

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Unknown
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1948
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Jenny calipers

Jenny calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting two figures, two possums and two kangaroos, by Mithili

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithili
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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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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting turtle and fish, by Bokarra

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bokarra
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1974
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Wooden hunting club, Darling River region, New South Wales

Wooden hunting club, Darling River region, New South Wales

Black's Museum collection
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Clubs
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1930
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Painting depicts

Painting depicts "Guna" the goanna fat

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Bark paintings
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Bolkdjam, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bill Madangija
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Bark painting  depicting a goanna, a snake, two turtles, a bird and fish - Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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