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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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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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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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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup and saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup and saucer bearing the c...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Cups and saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Instruction and Recipe Book for pressure cooker made by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation

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MC Glenn collection
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Operating manuals
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Pty Ltd
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1945
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Violet Day 1917 fundraising badge

Violet Day 1917 fundraising badge

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Wartime badges
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North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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A W. Patrick
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1917
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Rabbet plane

Rabbet plane

John Docker collection
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Rabbet planes
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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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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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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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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Pair of brown leather elastic-sided ankle length riding boots

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Colledge Family collection
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Riding boots
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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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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Monocular microscope used for the scientific study of algae by phycologist Valerie May

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Valerie Jones collection
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Microscopes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Valerie May
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1940
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Angle measuring piece

Angle measuring piece

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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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland rank badge, Bi Ullamh

Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland rank badge, Bi Ullamh

Robin Maloney collection
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Club badges
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Scout cord

Scout cord

Barry Williams collection
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Uniform accessories
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Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1942
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Wallaroo Red Cross Circle, January 1919

Wallaroo Red Cross Circle, January 1919

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Charity badges
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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A W. Patrick
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1919
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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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Nutcracker in the form of a cast brass kangaroo figure

Nutcracker in the form of a cast brass kangaroo figure

Terence Lane collection
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Nutcrackers
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1940
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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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Lemon coloured semi-circular tatted tea cosy

Lemon coloured semi-circular tatted tea cosy

Lois Grosse collection
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Tea-cosies
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Hampden, South Australia, Australia
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Vera E. Ottens
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1935
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Wolseley-Lister mechanical shearing handpiece used at 'Rocky Plains' via Berridale

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Tony Preston collection no. 4
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Shearing equipment
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company
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1910
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The Nation's Forum of the Air - Can Education Abolish War?

The Nation's Forum of the Air - Can Education Abolish War?

Elsie Gare collection no. 1
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Booklets
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E C. Gare
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1946
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Ovaltine tin

Ovaltine tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Herefordshire, England
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A Wander Ltd
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1940
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Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Teaspoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Wattle Day League Hospital Wing Keswick 21/12/1917, Our Xmas Gift to Maimed Soldiers

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Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Wartime badges
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North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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A W. Patrick
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1917
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Typeface for the letter 'T'

Typeface for the letter 'T'

Les Robertson collection
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Type pieces
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Stub of a wax candle

Stub of a wax candle

John Docker collection
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Candles
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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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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Jamestown, South Australia, Australia
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The Belalie Agricultural Society
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1946
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Pin punch

Pin punch

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Punches
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Triangular metal file

Triangular metal file

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Files (tools)
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Metal scriber

Metal scriber

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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Metal punch featuring the number

Metal punch featuring the number "1"

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Punches
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Hawker, South Australia, Australia
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Country Women's Association
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1946
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Prison padlock

Prison padlock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Padlocks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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RAC/VIC car badge

RAC/VIC car badge

Sir Hubert Opperman collection no. 2
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Club badges
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Sir Hubert F. Opperman
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Khaki cotton shirt

Khaki cotton shirt

Myrtle Ivy Lindsay collection
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Shirts
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Europe
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Myrtle I. Lindsay
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1945
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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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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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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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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup spoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Gold blue ashtray

Gold blue ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1940
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Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Thick metal wire bow for stretching rabbit pelts

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Leatherworking tools
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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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White ceramic soup bowl

White ceramic soup bowl

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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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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Gleddon Automatic Voltage Regulator

Gleddon Automatic Voltage Regulator

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Electrical equipment
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Government of Australia
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1927
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The Coca-Cola Bottlers Club

The Coca-Cola Bottlers Club

Daphne Mabbott collection
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Club badges
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Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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The Coca-Cola Company
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1953
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A kindergarten set of building blocks

A kindergarten set of building blocks

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Toy blocks
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airm...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1964
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Teaspoon

Teaspoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Teaspoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Registration of Marriage

Registration of Marriage

W Klicki collection
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Documents
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1946
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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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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Embroidered cloth badge of the Melbourne Women's Walking Club

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Melbourne Women's Walking Club collection
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Club badges
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Gretchen Fordyce
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1929
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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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Metal blue ashtray

Metal blue ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1940
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Crocheted jug cover with yellow glass beads

Crocheted jug cover with yellow glass beads

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Jug covers
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1942
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International Refugee Organisation. Wels, Austria, issued 12.8.1948 card no. 12930

International Refugee Organisation. Wels, Austria, issued 12...

Dr Stefan Csordas collection
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Identity cards
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Wels, Austria
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Dr Stefan Csordas
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1948
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