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Firestick attributed to Lake Tyres, 1930s

Firestick attributed to Lake Tyres, 1930s

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Firesticks
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1930
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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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Enamel laundry tub

Enamel laundry tub

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Laundry equipment
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Janet Spence Smith
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1930
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Pokerwork snake

Pokerwork snake

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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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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Cathedral Rocks, Kiama, NSW

Cathedral Rocks, Kiama, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Kiama, South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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1938
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Matson Line Oceanic Line match book

Matson Line Oceanic Line match book

Terence Lane collection
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Matchboxes
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California, United States of America
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Matson Navigation Company
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1926
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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Three bowls

Three bowls

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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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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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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Uncirculated 1997 one dollar coin

Uncirculated 1997 one dollar coin

Royal Australian Mint collection no. 2
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One dollar coins
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Royal Australian Mint
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1997
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Wooden hall chair with a removable black felt cushion, from the Prime Minister's Lodge

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Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Chairs
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Australia
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Mrs Ruth Lane Poole
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1926
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Crimson full-length tunic, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Tunics
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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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

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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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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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Panel of poplin fabric featuring a 'Jacobean' bird

Panel of poplin fabric featuring a 'Jacobean' bird

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Embroidered panels
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1932
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Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Swordstick or swordcane that resembles a walking stick

Terrylea Reynolds collection
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Swordsticks
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Toledo, Spain
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Major General George A. Vasey CB, CBE, DSO
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1927
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Key

Key

Colledge Family collection
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Keys
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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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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New South Wales Women's Cricket Association 1st grade premiers cloth badge, 1929-1935

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Fern Blade collection
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Club badges
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Make-do pine packing case cupboard

Make-do pine packing case cupboard

Lyn Cousins and Chris Tyrell collection
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Cupboards
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Towamba, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ernest Smith
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1897
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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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Timber boomerang from a key ring, 1938

Timber boomerang from a key ring, 1938

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1938
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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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Menu for a Valedictory Dinner given by the Honourable A J McLachlan to Retiring Senators, 1938

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Muriel Kelly collection
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Menus
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1938
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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Finials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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John Rodgers Marine Chronometer No 1/1853, with accessories in a wooden case

John Rodgers Marine Chronometer No 1/1853, with accessories ...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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John Rodgers
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1868
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Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Unknown
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1935
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Space beneath trap door from gallows, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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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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Skew back hand saw

Skew back hand saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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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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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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Pencil

Pencil

John Docker collection
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Pencils
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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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Vacola jar

Vacola jar

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Photograph album titled 'Views of the New Compound, China Inland Mission, Shanghai'

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RG Bain collection
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Photograph albums
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Shanghai, China
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China Inland Mission
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1936
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Single-furrow horse-drawn plough used by experimental wheat breeder William Farrer

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Barbara Tong collection
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Ploughs
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Lambrigg Station, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1880
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Plow plane iron

Plow plane iron

John Docker collection
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Plane irons
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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Embroidered cloth badge of the Melbourne Women's Walking Club

Embroidered cloth badge of the Melbourne Women's Walking Clu...

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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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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Thread gauge

Thread 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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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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Bradman

Bradman

David Westcott collection no. 6
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Biographies
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Angus & Robertson
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1948
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Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, made in Orbost, Victoria, in the late 1800s

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Helena E. Roadknight
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1870
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Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

Pedal driven dentist's drill used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Dental equipment
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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Rotary International

Rotary International

Sir Hubert Opperman collection no. 2
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Club badges
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Leopold Steger's mathematics exercise book

Leopold Steger's mathematics 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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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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Riding crop

Riding crop

Colledge Family collection
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Riding whips
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Round slip gauge

Round slip 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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Hessian newspaper holder

Hessian newspaper holder

Deirdre Knight collection
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Holders
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Ardlethan, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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Letter from Rose Sarah Rasey to 'My dear Family', 3 June 1938

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RG Bain collection
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Letters
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Henan, China
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Ms Rose S. Rasey
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1938
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Pearl brooch given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Minton 'Kings Service' china teacup 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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England
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Minton
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1927
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Canvas bag for saws

Canvas bag for saws

John Docker collection
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Storage bags
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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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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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Stick for Pick-Up-Sticks game

Stick for Pick-Up-Sticks game

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Games
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Austria
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Olav Schappacher
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1930
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Victory Trust

Victory Trust

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Badges
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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A W. Patrick
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Australia Day Port Victoria 1918

Australia Day Port Victoria 1918

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Commemorative badges
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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A W. Patrick
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1918
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Round rose table centre, embroidered in various shades of pink and green

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Semco Company
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1928
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Griddle Iron

Griddle Iron

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cooking equipment
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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