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Descriptions of a new Victorian helichrysum

Descriptions of a new Victorian helichrysum

Jean Galbraith collection
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A circuit of Grampians

A circuit of Grampians

Jean Galbraith collection
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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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With the 15th Australian XI

With the 15th Australian XI

Nanette Ward collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney (Syd) Smith
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1922
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Toy boomerang

Toy boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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A Cattle Station in Australia

A Cattle Station in Australia

Bernard Freedman collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Atlas Press Pty Ltd
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1920
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Pull toy elephant by Bing Werke or Gebrüder Bing

Pull toy elephant by Bing Werke or Gebrüder Bing

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Pull-along toys
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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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Club, Mungeranie, South Australia

Club, Mungeranie, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Miss Helen Bowie
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1926
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Notes from the National Herbarium of Victoria

Notes from the National Herbarium of Victoria

Jean Galbraith collection
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White china bowl

White china bowl

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Bead plane used during the construction of Old Parliament House

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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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Goulburn to Sydney Road Race 1926 - Fastest Time medal

Goulburn to Sydney Road Race 1926 - Fastest Time medal

Ken Ross collection
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Sports medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ken Ross
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1926
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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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Carpenter's pincers, branded

Carpenter's pincers, branded "9"

John Docker collection
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Carpenters pincers
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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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Paxton's Flower Garden

Paxton's Flower Garden

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1883
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Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles collection
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Motor cars
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Bean Car Company
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1925
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Souvenir octagonal white bone china side plate with a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Side plates
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Sepia photograph depicting Croatian miners at Broken Hill

Sepia photograph depicting Croatian miners at Broken Hill

Marin Alagich collection no. 3
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Photographs
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Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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1926
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Educational Collections of Australian Plants: Part Three

Educational Collections of Australian Plants: Part Three

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Hotel Kosciusko NSW. No. 8.

Hotel Kosciusko NSW. No. 8.

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Shifting spanner

Shifting spanner

Phillip Porta collection
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Wrenches
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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John H. Gillman
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1850
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Mt Bogong, Victoria No. 34

Mt Bogong, Victoria No. 34

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Mortise gauge (seven inch)

Mortise gauge (seven inch)

George Henry Taylor collection
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Woodworking gauges
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1926
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The Australian Soldiers' Pocket Book, 1943 edition

The Australian Soldiers' Pocket Book, 1943 edition

Royce Hart collection
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1943
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Boxed set of a book, map, strip calculator and table

Boxed set of a book, map, strip calculator and table

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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Pair of man's dress gloves

Pair of man's dress gloves

Hazel Hooton and Elizabeth Gibson collection
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Gloves
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France
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Mr George W. Francisco
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1915
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The Poetical Works of W.M. Falconer.

The Poetical Works of W.M. Falconer.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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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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Boomerang, Lake Tyers area, east Gippsland, Victoria

Boomerang, Lake Tyers area, east Gippsland, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Air Conquest by W. Jefferson Davis

Air Conquest by W. Jefferson Davis

William Beausang collection
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United States of America
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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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Club, Victoria

Club, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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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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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Kodak camera case

Kodak camera case

Harold Stevens collection
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Camera cases
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Australia
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1926
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Linen pillow sham

Linen pillow sham

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Pillow shams
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1920
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The Last of the Mohicans.

The Last of the Mohicans.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1836
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A Dialogue in the Devonshire Dialect.

A Dialogue in the Devonshire Dialect.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1837
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Not provided
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1926
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Rectangular nine carat gold-plated metal cigarette case engraved with 'SMITHY OLD SON WE MADE IT. CHARLES'

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Charles Kingsford-Smith collection
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Cigarette cases
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Charles E. Kingsford Smith
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1920
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Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Gidleigh Collection
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Fishing lures
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London, England
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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The Encyclopaedia of Romance.

The Encyclopaedia of Romance.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1836
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Adventures of Phillip Quarll.

Adventures of Phillip Quarll.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1835
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Boomerang, attributed as being made by Fred Mulga aka 'Pelaco Jack'

Boomerang, attributed as being made by Fred Mulga aka 'Pelac...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Fred Mulga
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1874
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Tim Kane's Treasure

Tim Kane's Treasure

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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One of our Pilots is safe by Flight-Lieutenant William Simpson

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William Beausang collection
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London, England
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Morris Tobias Marine Chronometer No 695, 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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Morris Tobias
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1830
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Souvenir cup from the opening of Old Parliament House on 9 May 1927

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Bernice Spence Fryer collection
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Commemorative cups
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England, United Kingdom
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Aynsley and Sons
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1926
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The Legend of the Coming of the First Kangaroo

The Legend of the Coming of the First Kangaroo

Terence Lane collection
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1948
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A revision of the Australian Salicornieae

A revision of the Australian Salicornieae

Jean Galbraith collection
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Cane grocery basket used at a J B Youngs store in Canberra until 1965

Cane grocery basket used at a J B Youngs store in Canberra u...

Peter Duff collection
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Baskets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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J B Youngs Pty Ltd
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1920
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The Trade Cycle

The Trade Cycle

Australian Government Publishing Service collection no. 2
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Books
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Australian Government Publishing Service
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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Finials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Book titled 'Women in Interesting Occupations Coffs Harbour and NSW District 1986' written by Patricia Degens

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Thompson Family collection
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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Patricia A. Degens
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1986
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Workshop, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Workshop, 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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Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Buzacott Cyanogas Dust Blower Rabbit Fumigator Pump

Cregan Family collection
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Pest control equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Buzacott & Co Ltd
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1920
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The Tipping Olympics, Melbourne 1956 - Rome 1960

The Tipping Olympics, Melbourne 1956 - Rome 1960

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 3
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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E W. Tipping
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1956
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Chuck and Di have a Baby

Chuck and Di have a Baby

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Prince Charles P.
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