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Rock used as a hammer

Rock used as a hammer

Eileen Morgan collection
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Tools
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Wallaga Lake, New South Wales, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Leopold Steger's German grammar exercise book

Leopold Steger's German grammar exercise book

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Exercise books
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Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger
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1938
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Book titled 'A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson', Watkin Tench, 1793

Book titled 'A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Ja...

Watkin Tench collection
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Books
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London, England
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Lieutenant-General Watkin Tench
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1793
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Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation box marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

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Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Spear

Spear

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spears
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Byron Tales.

Byron Tales.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Books
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1837
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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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Books
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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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Dolls house and accessories handcrafted in Adelaide by Mrs Eva Howie for her daughter Clyde, 1930s

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Hetherington Family collection
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Dolls houses
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Eden Hills, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Eva A. Howie
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1930
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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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Books
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The Bijou.

The Bijou.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Books
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1834
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Landenberger Paper Equivalentor

Landenberger Paper Equivalentor

Les Robertson collection
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Information tables
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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B J Ball Limited
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1927
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

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Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Afghan camel drivers in the Mallee

Afghan camel drivers in the Mallee

Joyce Knife collection
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Photographic prints
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Underbool, Victoria, Australia
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Mr J A. Knife
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1930
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PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

Graeme Rex and Jane Avril Niehus collection no. 1
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Paddle-steamers
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Beverley, Yorkshire, England
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Beverley Iron Coy Limited
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1877
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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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Sculptural preform, a squared sample block of 'carraka' stone

Sculptural preform, a squared sample block of 'carraka' ston...

Keith Goddard collection
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Specimens
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Diamantina River, Queensland, Australia
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Kalboori Youngi
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1938
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Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Cadburys
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1920
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More Cricket Prints

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Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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London, England
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R C. Robertson-Glascow
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1948
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Nature study project book

Nature study project book

Lesley Maynard collection no. 2
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Books
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Lesley Maynard
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1955
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Melrose Ware green ceramic bowl, made by Hoffman Brick & Potteries Ltd, Melbourne, c.1930s

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Terence Lane collection
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Bowls
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Hoffman Brick & Potteries Ltd
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1930
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Red leather note pad cover

Red leather note pad cover

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Covers
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Mr Leopold 'Leo' Steger
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1938
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Map of the West Kimberley fitted into a timber pelmet

Map of the West Kimberley fitted into a timber pelmet

Emanuel Family collection
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Maps
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Western Australia, Australia
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Lands & Surveys Department, Western Australia
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1901
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Ink bottle

Ink bottle

Les Robertson collection
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Ink bottles
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Handmade white linen cross-shaped table centre with a fancywork design of daisies

Handmade white linen cross-shaped table centre with a fancyw...

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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A Coronation Gallery of Royal Books

A Coronation Gallery of Royal Books

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Books
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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Paxton's Flower Garden

Paxton's Flower Garden

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Books
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1883
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Timber lamp stand with a standard bayonet light fitting

Timber lamp stand with a standard bayonet light fitting

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Lamps
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The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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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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Book titled 'Rum Jungle Uranium Project Opening Ceremony'

Book titled 'Rum Jungle Uranium Project Opening Ceremony'

Norman Parker collection
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Books
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Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Norman Parker
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1954
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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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Booklet titled 'Episodes - A Glimpse of Australia-Japan Relations 1859-1979'

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Thompson Family collection
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Booklets
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Japan
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1859
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Botanical specimen book, volume three of

Botanical specimen book, volume three of "1873-6, Educationa...

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Books
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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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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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Bond of the Don Mortgage Bank at Taganrog for 10,000 roubles at 4 1/2%

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Olga Riet collection
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Financial records
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Harbin, Heilongjiang Sheng, China
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Mrs Olga A. Riet
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1929
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Book titled The History of the Convict Ship 'Success'

Book titled The History of the Convict Ship 'Success'

Neville Locker collection
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Books
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
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1929
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Odette O'Neill collection
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Baskets
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Ladles
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Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1965
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Kitchen knife

Kitchen knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchen knives
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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The new and the old...Cricket Record Broken

The new and the old...Cricket Record Broken

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
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Gordon Russell
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1937
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Bore depth gauge

Bore depth 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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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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Oil pad made from a roll of felt held in half a tobacco tin

Oil pad made from a roll of felt held in half a tobacco tin

John Docker collection
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Carpentry tools
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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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Cylindrical timber bead necklace, attributed to Lake Tyers

Cylindrical timber bead necklace, attributed to Lake Tyers

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Necklaces
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1930
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Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1846
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Book titled 'How to be an Alien' wirtten by George Mikes, 1955

Book titled 'How to be an Alien' wirtten by George Mikes, 19...

Thompson Family collection
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Books
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1955
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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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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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Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Post splitting wedge used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Wedges
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1930
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Handmade copper hammer

Handmade copper hammer

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Hammers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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Striped velveteen cushion

Striped velveteen cushion

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cushions
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Dial gauge

Dial 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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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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Books
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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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Boomerang, attributed as being made by Fred Mulga aka 'Pelaco Jack'

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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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Program for South Australian Women's Cricket Association Interstate Carnival, 10-17 January 1938

Program for South Australian Women's Cricket Association Int...

Elsie Deane collection
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Programs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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E J McAlister & Co
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1938
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Invitation 'To have the honour of meeting Her Excellency, the Viscountess Galway...', 1938

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Betty Hall collection
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Invitations
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr H L. Napthali
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1938
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Receipt book, 10/07/1984 - 01/10/1085

Receipt book, 10/07/1984 - 01/10/1085

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 1
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Books
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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1984
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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