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The Barramundi

The Barramundi

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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Black cord lanyard

Black cord lanyard

Colledge Family collection
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Uniform accessories
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Bardurru, the Hollow Mortuary Log is borne to the Milky Way or The Pussycat and the Crows.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Dauwidi
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Uncirculated 1997 one dollar coin

Uncirculated 1997 one dollar coin

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2
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One dollar coins
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Royal Australian Mint
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1997
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Railway pendulum wall clock

Railway pendulum wall clock

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Wall clocks
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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J M Wendt, Adelaide and Mount Gambier
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1887
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International Refugee Organisation identity card

International Refugee Organisation identity card

L Bucelis collection
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Identity cards
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Lithuania
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International Refugee Organisation
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1949
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Bunch of prison keys and tags

Bunch of prison keys and tags

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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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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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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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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Painting depicts hollow logs, flying foxes and human figures

Painting depicts hollow logs, flying foxes and human figures

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Binyinuwuy
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1966
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Bark painting depicting a bird, Groote Eylandt NT

Bark painting depicting a bird, Groote Eylandt NT

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Bark painting with black lizards and fish

Bark painting with black lizards and fish

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Bark paintings
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Cape Arnhem, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Larrjanga
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Painting depicts red oval with black lines (waterholes), snake heads and tails.

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Maningrida Arts and Crafts 26/11/1973 collection
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Roy Rewa
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Ammunition box used by Polish migrant Mr Lukas in Italy, England, Argentina and Australia, 1943-1988

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Stanislaw Lukas collection
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Storage boxes
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Italy
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Mr Stanislaw '. Lukas
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1943
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting wolerrh, female euro (Macropus robustus), circa 1970

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup spoons
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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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Program for the English Women's XI tour of Australia, 1948-9

Program for the English Women's XI tour of Australia, 1948-9

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Programs
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Australia
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Sue Summers
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1948
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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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 The Two Men, Nabira-mira

The Two Men, Nabira-mira

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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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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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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Pair of outside calipers

Pair of outside calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Outside calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Bark painting depicting Njalyot the Rainbow Serpent by Peter Marralwanga, Marrkolidjban

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Bark paintings
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Marrkolidjban, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Peter Marralwanga
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1988
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Cycad Nuts

Cycad Nuts

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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Dessert spoon

Dessert spoon

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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Painting depicts a crocodile and other creatures

Painting depicts a crocodile and other creatures

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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1966
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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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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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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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Sawfish

Sawfish

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nagungaba
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1969
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The Whale, Dianmeri - Yirrkala, 1948

The Whale, Dianmeri - Yirrkala, 1948

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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Mawalan 1 Marika
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1948
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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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Small cream coiled open weave plastic 'crinoline' hat

Small cream coiled open weave plastic 'crinoline' hat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Hats
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1940
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'Darwirr', bark painting, native plant species

'Darwirr', 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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'Marruka and Rakay', bark painting, native plant species

'Marruka and Rakay', 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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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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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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Bradawl with a partly broken handle

Bradawl with a partly broken handle

John Docker collection
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Awls
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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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Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1844
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South East Wind and a Canoe

South East Wind and a Canoe

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Minimini Numalkiyiya Mamarika
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1948
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Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' 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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Painting depicts 25 fish arranged in nine lines

Painting depicts 25 fish arranged in nine lines

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Maralwanga
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Booklet produced by the Australian Labor Party for the 1949 election campaign

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People's Paraphernalia collection no. 2
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Booklets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australian Labor Party
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1949
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Punishment cell Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Punishment cell 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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Florence Faithfull 1860s

Florence Faithfull 1860s

Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Freeman & Co
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1860
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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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Florence and Christine Williamson under verandah, Munyang

Florence and Christine Williamson under verandah, Munyang

Snowy Scheme - Christine Filiamundi collection
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Photographs
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Munyang, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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John P. Williamson
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1953
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting four fish and shell, by Magani

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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Coffee cups
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England
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Minton
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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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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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Rectangular fawn-coloured lacquered canvas suitcase with a red, yellow and black stripe pattern

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Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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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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Bark painting

Bark painting

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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Paddy Fish (Fisherman), Irimiati
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1965
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Newsclipping -

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Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sue Summers
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1948
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Simplex engine indicator with accessories in a wooden box

Simplex engine indicator with accessories in a wooden box

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Engine indicators
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Duntroon, Campbell, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Royal Military College of Australia
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1940
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'Yingapungapu'

'Yingapungapu'

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bumiti 2 Dhamarrandji
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1985
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'The Bremer Island Turtle Man' by Mawalan Marika, Yirrkala, 1967

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan 1 Marika
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1967
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Bark painting of two figures relating to the Maraian ceremony by Billy Yirawala

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Bark paintings
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Yirawala
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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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