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Minton 'Kings Service' china fruit plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

Minton 'Kings Service' china fruit plate bearing the coat-of...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Fruit plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Some notes on Coode Island and its flora

Some notes on Coode Island and its flora

Jean Galbraith collection
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Certificate - Beauty course diploma

Certificate - Beauty course diploma

Bette McLean collection
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England
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Mrs Elizabeth D. Gordon
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1967
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Australian Pony Stud Book Society Foal Recording Records

Australian Pony Stud Book Society Foal Recording Records

Mary Willsallen collection
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Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup and saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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Minton
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Stories from Australian History (Second Edition)

Stories from Australian History (Second Edition)

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Reverend John Grosse
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1908
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Romantic Royal Marriages

Romantic Royal Marriages

Margot Child collection
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New York, United States of America
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Mrs Margot Child
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1981
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A Tale of Mississippi.

A Tale of Mississippi.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1840
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The Birthday Gift.

The Birthday Gift.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1834
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High Five

High Five

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Dean Alston
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1999
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Not Test Cricket

Not Test Cricket

Nanette Ward collection
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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J E. Monfries
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1950
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Sir David Beatty, Admiral of the Fleet, Royal Navy

Sir David Beatty, Admiral of the Fleet, Royal Navy

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Badges
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England
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Sir David Beatty
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1914
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The Jubilee Book of Cricket by Prince Ranjitsinhji.

The Jubilee Book of Cricket by Prince Ranjitsinhji.

Nanette Ward collection
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England, United Kingdom
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Prince Kumar S. Ranjitsinhji
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1897
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The Red Knight of Germany by Floyd Gibbons

The Red Knight of Germany by Floyd Gibbons

William Beausang collection
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Great Britain
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1930
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The New Weeks Preparation

The New Weeks Preparation

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Games

Games

Alex and Paddy Stitt collection
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Hill's Emigrants Introduction &c. &c. S.S. Hill Esq.

Hill's Emigrants Introduction &c. &c. S.S. Hill Esq.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1837
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club invitations book

Tirranna Picnic Race Club invitations book

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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Commemorative certificate from King George to the mother of 9956 Driver Alison Hope Oliver, AIF, who was killed in France

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Alison Hope Oliver collection
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London, England
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1922
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Chinese Remonstrance to the Parliament and People of Victoria. Issued by their committee: Cheok Hong Cheong, Chairman

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Chinese in Australia Rare Books collection
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1888
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'Circular Quay, Sydney', No. 23, 1925

'Circular Quay, Sydney', No. 23, 1925

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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New South Wales Government Tourist Bureau
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1925
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1926

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 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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Golden Gauntlet awarded to Australian speedway star Frank Arthur 1928

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Frank Arthur collection
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Trophies
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England
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Frank Arthur
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club cash book, 1922 to 1925

Tirranna Picnic Race Club cash book, 1922 to 1925

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1922
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Carpenter's boxwood and brass folding rule

Carpenter's boxwood and brass folding rule

George and Mary Weir collection
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Folding rules
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England
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John Rabone & Son
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1949
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Wooden board from a packing case for exported frozen rabbits, used by Wilkinson & Maher, Yelarbon, QLD

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Bert Wright collection
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Food packaging
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Yelarbon, Queensland, Australia
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Wilkinson & Maher
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1926
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Souvenir tankard 'Coronation HM Queen Elizabeth II 1953'

Souvenir tankard 'Coronation HM Queen Elizabeth II 1953'

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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England
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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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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Narrative of an Expedition into Central Australia...During the Years 1844, 5 and 6, Vol 2

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Charles Sturt and AB Paterson collection
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London, England
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Captain Charles Sturt
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1849
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Pedigree records

Pedigree records

Mary Willsallen collection
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Damania

Damania

Patsy Jones collection
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The Billy Book Hughes Abroad

The Billy Book Hughes Abroad

Eveline Coulter collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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NSW Bookstall Co Ltd
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1918
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Entree plate with coloured Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms insignia

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Royal Grafton
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1957
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Plane table frame used by Captain James Cook

Plane table frame used by Captain James Cook

Captain Cook Plane Table Frame collection
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Surveying equipment
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England
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Captain James Cook
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1768
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Astonishing - finish fit for the Gods!

Astonishing - finish fit for the Gods!

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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England
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Charles 'Charlie' G. Macartney
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Ritual -The Ritual of the First, Second and Third Degrees and Charges

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John Moore collection
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1920
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Hand Fibel owned by Reverend John Grosse's mother Evelyn Scholz

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Reverend John Grosse collection
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Reverend John Grosse
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1897
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Stimson's Reef

Stimson's Reef

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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1942
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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting the Ashes (cricket)

Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting the As...

Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1988
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Souvenir tankard 'May 12th Coronation 1937 HM Edward VIII'

Souvenir tankard 'May 12th Coronation 1937 HM Edward VIII'

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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King Edward VIII
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1937
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A discourse of Local Motion.

A discourse of Local Motion.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1670
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Cricket for Women and Girls

Cricket for Women and Girls

The Waratah Club NSW Women's Cricket Association collection
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Essex, England
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Anchor Press
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1933
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MT. WELLINGTON, S. TASMANIA.

MT. WELLINGTON, S. TASMANIA.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Book titled 'Fauna & Flora No 6 Transvaal 1955'

Book titled 'Fauna & Flora No 6 Transvaal 1955'

Thompson Family collection
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South Africa, Africa
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1955
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An Idol's Passion.

An Idol's Passion.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1895
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Seated Staffordshire porcelain figurine of Captain James Cook

Seated Staffordshire porcelain figurine of Captain James Coo...

Staffordshire Figurine collection
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Human figures
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Alpha Factory
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1845
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Salter's Spring Balance No.20, used for weighing large mail bags

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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England
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Salter Scales
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The Maze, Kuranda Nth QLD No. 81

The Maze, Kuranda Nth QLD No. 81

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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A Voyage with the Mails between Brisbane - London.  Australia and Great Britain

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Adrian Luck collection no. 1
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Orient Line
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Set of six clear drinking glasses, commemorating the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Australia in 1954

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Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Commemorative glassware
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England
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1953
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Two copies of the book 'The Cricket Field' by James Pycroft

Two copies of the book 'The Cricket Field' by James Pycroft

Nanette Ward collection
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London, England
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James Pycroft
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Surrey Cricket, Its History and Associations

Surrey Cricket, Its History and Associations

Nanette Ward collection
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London, England
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Lord Alverstone
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1902
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Mitchell River, Bairnsdale, Victoria No. 38

Mitchell River, Bairnsdale, Victoria No. 38

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Wedgwood medallion made from dark grey clay from Sydney Cove, 1789

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Sydney Cove Medallion collection
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Medallions
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England
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Josiah Wedgwood
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1789
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Prentenboek Van Rotterdam

Prentenboek Van Rotterdam

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Crickety Cricket

Crickety Cricket

Nanette Ward collection
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London, England
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Douglas Moffat
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1897
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The History of the Hoppers

The History of the Hoppers

Terence Lane collection
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1979
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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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Express Food Parcel Gift Voucher No.82261 and its despatch note, glued to a page of background notes

Express Food Parcel Gift Voucher No.82261 and its despatch n...

Kiacatoo Branch of the Country Women's Association of NSW collection
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Vouchers
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Country Women's Association
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1949
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Netball by Joyce Brown

Netball by Joyce Brown

History of Netball - Joyce Brown collection
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Joyce Brown
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1966
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