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On The Essenes

On The Essenes

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Bead plane used during the construction of Old Parliament House

Bead plane used during the construction of Old Parliament Ho...

George Henry Taylor collection
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Bead planes
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1926
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Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large nugget

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Smales Jewellers collection
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Brooches
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Western Australia, Australia
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Crawford family
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1890
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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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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1925
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Australian Short Stories

Australian Short Stories

Thompson Family collection
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Books
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Companion of The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael & St George, awarded to Dr J H L Cumpston

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Cumpston Family collection
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Awards
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London, England
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Garrard & Co Ltd
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1901
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Damania

Damania

Patsy Jones collection
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Books
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Skew back hand saw

Skew back hand saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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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 'Official Rules of Hockey', used by Rose Little

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Rose Hooke collection
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Booklets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Hartleys Sports Stores
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1915
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Leather dog shoe worn on long bush walking trips in the Blue Mountains by the Dunphy's fox terrier named Dextre

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Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Animal accessories
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1925
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Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair, and a matching saucer

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Cups and saucers
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

Letter - Sworn statement by John Dunn, 16 May 1844

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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Tirranna Picnic Race Club cash book, 1922 to 1925

Tirranna Picnic Race Club cash book, 1922 to 1925

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1922
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Bunch of keys marked HM Prison Campbell St Hobart 1834-1966

Bunch of keys marked HM Prison Campbell St Hobart 1834-1966

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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Observation on the Fairy Queen.

Observation on the Fairy Queen.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1807
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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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Cricket

Cricket

Nanette Ward collection
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London, England
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Freddie Trueman
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1964
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The Birthday Gift.

The Birthday Gift.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1834
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A Shillings-Worth of Sugar Plums

A Shillings-Worth of Sugar Plums

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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The Epicurean.  A Tale and Alciphron.

The Epicurean. A Tale and Alciphron.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1838
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Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Scotland
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Mr George Ranken
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1821
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Cast iron frying pan

Cast iron frying pan

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Frying pans
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Tape measure

Tape measure

George O Crawford collection
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Tape measures
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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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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope.

The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1827
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Black and white photograph titled 'Junior Colour Party - Opening of  Parliament House by the Duke and Duchess of York 1927'

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Mollie Ballard collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sun Feature Bureau
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1927
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1926 Crossley Landaulette 'Canberra' car used for the 1927 Royal Tour and at the opening of Parliament House

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Victor Alberts collection no. 1
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Motor cars
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Manchester, England
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Crossley Motors Ltd
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1926
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Fine toothed hacksaw blade

Fine toothed hacksaw blade

John Docker collection
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Saw blades
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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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Newspaper clippings of articles and cartoons related to prickly pear and cactoblastis moth

Newspaper clippings of articles and cartoons related to pric...

Dr John Mann collection
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Newspaper clippings
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1926
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Claw hammer

Claw hammer

John Docker collection
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Hammers
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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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Western Australia

Western Australia

Joan Stanbury collection
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Books
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Miss Australia Company
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1959
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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Timber tool box

Timber tool box

John Docker collection
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Tool boxes
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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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The Duke and Duchess of York in a carriage at the opening of Parliament House, Canberra

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George Henry Taylor collection
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Photographs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Duke of York
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1927
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Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Epidiascope, more commonly known as a magic lantern

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
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Epidiascopes
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Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Reverend F H. Stokes
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1909
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Wolseley-Lister mechanical shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
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1910
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John Poole Marine Chronometer No 2659, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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John Poole
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1855
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr William Warner collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Surrey Cricket, Its History and Associations

Surrey Cricket, Its History and Associations

Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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London, England
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Lord Alverstone
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1902
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Love in a Village.

Love in a Village.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Portrait of Frank Feast

Portrait of Frank Feast

Frank E Feast collection
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Australia
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Mr Frank E. Feast
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1920
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

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

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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ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

ACME 'Invincible' clothes wringer

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes wringers
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Glasgow, Scotland
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ACME Manufacturing Co
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1900
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Sheilas, wogs & poofters

Sheilas, wogs & poofters

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
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Books
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John N. Warren MBE OAM
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2002
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Nineteen wooden alphabet blocks

Nineteen wooden alphabet blocks

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Alphabet blocks
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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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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Wood gouge with a timber handle

Wood gouge with a timber handle

John Docker collection
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Gouges
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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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Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by Herbert Basedow

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Card expressing thanks for sympathy card contained within envelope

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Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Mrs Margot Child
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1927
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1926

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 2, 1926

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1920
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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Paperback book titled 'With Stoddart's Team in Australia' by Prince Ranjitsinhji, 1898

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Nanette Ward collection
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London, England
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Prince Kumar S. Ranjitsinhji
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1898
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Fiftieth Anniversary 1888-1938

Fiftieth Anniversary 1888-1938

Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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An Australian Cricketer on Tour

An Australian Cricketer on Tour

Nanette Ward collection
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England, United Kingdom
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Frank J. Laver
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1905
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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Smoking pipes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1927
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The Works of Virgil.

The Works of Virgil.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1820
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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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Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek, Red Gorge, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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