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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Sinc...

Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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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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Mirrors - This book is about Aboriginal Christians in the East Kimberleys

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Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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1974
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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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Horts Chronology and Ancient History.

Horts Chronology and Ancient History.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1820
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Dolls cane pram

Dolls cane pram

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Dolls prams
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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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Notes from the National Herbarium of Victoria

Notes from the National Herbarium of Victoria

Jean Galbraith collection
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Adjustable taper nose pliers

Adjustable taper nose pliers

John Docker collection
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Pliers
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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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Club with pokerwork emu motif on anterior of bulbous head, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Clubs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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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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Notice of Anthony Stradivari The Celebrated Violin-Maker

Notice of Anthony Stradivari The Celebrated Violin-Maker

Dods Violin and Viola collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr William W. Dods
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1919
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Love

Love

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Native Encampment

Native Encampment

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1844
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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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England
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Paperback book titled

Paperback book titled "Pelmanism"

Thompson Family collection
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club cash book from 1925 to 1928

Tirranna Picnic Race Club cash book from 1925 to 1928

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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1925
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Wedding photograph of Edna Thompson, Melbourne, 1933

Wedding photograph of Edna Thompson, Melbourne, 1933

Thompson Family collection
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Photographs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Edna M. Thompson
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1933
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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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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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On The Essenes

On The Essenes

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Miniature Classical Library.

Miniature Classical Library.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1836
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1834-1934 matchbox holder souvenir of the Melbourne and Victorian Centenary celebrations

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Reverend John Grosse collection
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Matchbox holders
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reverend John Grosse
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1834
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Prentenboek Van Rotterdam

Prentenboek Van Rotterdam

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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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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Wiltshire brand wood taper file

Wiltshire brand wood taper file

John Docker collection
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Files (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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Newspaper clippings of articles and cartoons related to prickly pear and cactoblastis moth

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Dr John Mann collection
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Newspaper clippings
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1926
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Sawfish club

Sawfish club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Simplified Cost Accounting Procedures for the Printing Trade

Simplified Cost Accounting Procedures for the Printing Trade

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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Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Leila Dallas in cricket attire at cricket ground. Arcadian Women's CC Goulburn. 1932-33.

Leila Dallas in cricket attire at cricket ground. Arcadian W...

Australian Women's Cricket Council collection
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Photographs
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Arcadian Women's Cricket Club
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1932
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Gold panning dish

Gold panning dish

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Mining equipment
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Miss Margaret Peden

Miss Margaret Peden

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Margaret Peden
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1929
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White ceramic toy tea set with yellow decoration

White ceramic toy tea set with yellow decoration

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy tea sets
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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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'Whadda You Lot Celebratin Now?...', in relation to the centenary of the Federation of Australia in 2001

'Whadda You Lot Celebratin Now?...', in relation to the cent...

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Mark Lynch
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2001
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Sans Souci wins title by stonewalling

Sans Souci wins title by stonewalling

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Totality by Kevin Gilbert

Totality by Kevin Gilbert

Eleanor Williams-Gilbert collection
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Linocuts
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Mr Kevin Gilbert
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1965
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British passport issued to

British passport issued to "Innes Amy Laura AUMULLER

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Passports
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Vietnam
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Innes A. Aumuller
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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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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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Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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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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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

Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the fir...

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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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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Sheilas, wogs & poofters

Sheilas, wogs & poofters

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
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John N. Warren MBE OAM
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2002
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Olympic Games Melbourne 1956

Olympic Games Melbourne 1956

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 3
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Books
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australian Olympic Commitee
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1956
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Camisole

Camisole

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Camisoles
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1900
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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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Sepia photograph of a large group of women, both seated and standing

Sepia photograph of a large group of women, both seated and ...

Ruby Lee collection
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Photographs
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Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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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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Club

Club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Melrose Ware green ceramic bowl, made by Hoffman Brick & Potteries Ltd, Melbourne, c.1930s

Melrose Ware green ceramic bowl, made by Hoffman Brick & Pot...

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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Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Wooden stick used for washing clothes

Lorna Huxtable collection
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Copper sticks
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Louise E. Barrenger
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1882
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Box for The Lister Sheep-Shear used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Boxes
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Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
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R A Lister and Company Limited
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1910
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Kaleidoscope component

Kaleidoscope component

Reverend Canon HR Cavalier collection
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Kaleidoscopes
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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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Medal issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Mint, Sydney, in 1955

Medal issued by the Australian Numismatic Society to mark th...

TE Hanley collection no. 2
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Australian Numismatic Society
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1955
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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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Dividers

Dividers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Measuring instruments
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Minetta 'Nettie' McColive
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1986
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