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The Sky's the Limit by J.M. Spaight

The Sky's the Limit by J.M. Spaight

William Beausang collection
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London, England
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1940
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Boomerang, Victoria

Boomerang, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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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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Digging stick

Digging stick

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Digging sticks
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1925
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Mitchell River, Bairnsdale, Victoria

Mitchell River, Bairnsdale, Victoria

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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Pair of metal spurs with black leather straps

Pair of metal spurs with black leather straps

Colledge Family collection
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Spurs
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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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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Pocket Tin Whistle Book, Francis McPeake

Pocket Tin Whistle Book, Francis McPeake

Val Plumwood collection
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Zelvco.

Zelvco.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1822
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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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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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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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A Manual of Bridge Drafting

A Manual of Bridge Drafting

Mudgee Historical Society collection
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Manuals
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California, United States of America
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Mr Charles H. Wright
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1896
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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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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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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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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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Film negative - Members of the Mackay Exploring Expedition, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1926
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An Idol's Passion.

An Idol's Passion.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Books
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1895
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Hooked boomerang, Lake Eyre basin, South Australia

Hooked boomerang, Lake Eyre basin, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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The Life of William Cobbett.

The Life of William Cobbett.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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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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1882
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Glass washboard

Glass washboard

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Washboards
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1920
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Toy lawn mower

Toy lawn mower

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy tools
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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1925
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Sydney Sports Ground 1925-1926 medal

Sydney Sports Ground 1925-1926 medal

Ken Ross collection
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Sports medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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W Kerr
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1925
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
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Spearthrowers
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Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Film negative - Typical porcupine grass country on Northern Territory boundary, Musgrave Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Musgrave Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1926
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Felt bag containing eight drill bits

Felt bag containing eight drill bits

John Docker collection
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Drill bits
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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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Cricket

Cricket

Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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London, England
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Freddie Trueman
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1964
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Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook

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TE Hanley collection no. 1
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James Berry
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1969
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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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Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Swan Richards collection
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Cricket equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Stokes McGown Pty Ltd
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1950
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Book titled 'Japan Today and Tomorrow 1934 The Osaka Mainichi'

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Lorelle Moore collection
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China
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Lorelle Moore
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1934
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Photograph of St Johns Church, Reid, with headstones in the foreground

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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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Mr George H. Taylor
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1926
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Billy cans and bag

Billy cans and bag

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Billy cans
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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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Black cord lanyard

Black cord lanyard

Colledge Family collection
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Uniform accessories
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Receipt for sheets of iron from J B Young Ltd, 3 September 1926

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J B Young Ltd collection
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Receipts
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Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
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1926
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Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Gardiner Two Day Marine Chronometer No 5/3947 in wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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R Gardner
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1893
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'Improved' clothes peg invented by Florence McCarthy Clerke in Melbourne in 1925

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Pioneer Women's Hut collection
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Clothes pegs
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Middle Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Florence M. Clerke
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1925
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The Beginning of the Thaw, Snowy River, Kosciusko, NSW No. 25

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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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Coogee Beach, Sydney. No. 5.

Coogee Beach, Sydney. No. 5.

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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Felix the Cat cartoon book, titled War Daze with Felix

Felix the Cat cartoon book, titled War Daze with Felix

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 13
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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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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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The Encyclopaedia of Romance.

The Encyclopaedia of Romance.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1836
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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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England V Australia

England V Australia

Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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London, England
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Sir Pelham F. Warner
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1912
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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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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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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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Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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1910
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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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L'Amico del Prigionero

L'Amico del Prigionero

Rosa Cappelluti collection
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Books
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World War One period medallion and badge display shield

World War One period medallion and badge display shield

World War One Button Shield collection
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Commemorative objects
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1926
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Spirit level

Spirit level

John Docker collection
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Spirit levels
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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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Butter container

Butter container

Anne Girard collection
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Butter containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert Fowler Pottery Works
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1900
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Hot-air steriliser

Hot-air steriliser

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Health and medical equipment
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Baird and Tatlock
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1897
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The Vicar Of Wakefield

The Vicar Of Wakefield

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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