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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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Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

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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Blue woollen cricket blazer worn by New South Wales cricketer Bill O'Reilly

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Swan Richards collection
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Blazers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1927
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Digging sticks
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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British Scouts district badge, Surrey

British Scouts district badge, Surrey

Robin Maloney collection
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Club badges
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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

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Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Minton 'Kings Service' china coffee cup bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Coffee cups
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Australian Scout Jamboree, Frankston, Victoria, Dec 27th - Jan 13th

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Molineux Poster collection
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Event posters
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Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Levi Molineux
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1934
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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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Macropod scapula used as a yam cutting knife

Macropod scapula used as a yam cutting knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Nail punch

Nail punch

John Docker collection
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Punches
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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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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Dent & Co
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1895
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Bore depth gauge

Bore depth 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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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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Twenty-one wooden alphabet blocks

Twenty-one wooden alphabet blocks

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Alphabet blocks
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Women's matches - City v Country

Women's matches - City v Country

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Scene of football player with broken wreath surround.

Scene of football player with broken wreath surround.

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
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Club badges
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Slip block

Slip block

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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Non-conductive fibre

Non-conductive fibre

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Components
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Sawfish club

Sawfish club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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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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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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Bench axe with a steel head branded

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John Docker collection
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Axes
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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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Newspaper article about Ruby Lee

Newspaper article about Ruby Lee

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1934
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Underwood No 5 Manual Typewriter

Underwood No 5 Manual Typewriter

Else Alsop collection
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Typewriters
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United States of America
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Underwood Typewriter Company
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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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Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Square brown fabric-coated suitcase and a card baggage label

Colledge Family collection
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Suitcases
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Advance Australia, Australia Day 1918

Advance Australia, Australia Day 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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Warden sitting in the main chair in the 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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The Royal Review Official Itinerary The Tour of N.S.W. H.R.H. Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester, 1934

The Royal Review Official Itinerary The Tour of N.S.W. H.R.H...

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Booklets
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Duke Henry Duke of Gloucester
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1934
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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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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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Clapstick

Clapstick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clapsticks
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Southern central, Australia
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Not provided
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1903
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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

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Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Pyle-National brand switch or railway carriage lamp

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Lamps
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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The Pyle-National Company
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1924
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Craytex rod, polishing stone

Craytex rod, polishing stone

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Abrasives
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Navy Day 1918 fundraising badge

Navy Day 1918 fundraising badge

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Wartime 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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Illuminated address to William Barbour

Illuminated address to William Barbour

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Illuminated addresses
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1907
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Anzac Day - Advance Australia, Help those Who Helped You, 25 April 1915

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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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1915
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Australia for the Australians, White Australia

Australia for the Australians, White Australia

White Australia Protection Badge collection
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Political badges
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Australia
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1906
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Oil can with tapered spout

Oil can with tapered spout

John Docker collection
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Oil cans
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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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Pathescope 9.5mm hand-cranked film projector

Pathescope 9.5mm hand-cranked film projector

Ken Bigger collection
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Movie projectors
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London, Cricklewood, England
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Pathescope Ltd
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1934
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Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Claremont, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Cadburys
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1920
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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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Bottle gathered from Hollywood Mission by Eric Bell

Bottle gathered from Hollywood Mission by Eric Bell

Eric Bell collection no. 2
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Bottles
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Yass, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Eric Bell
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1934
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Victor Harbour Soldiers' Memorial Gardens

Victor Harbour Soldiers' Memorial Gardens

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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Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated with flower, leaf and bee motifs

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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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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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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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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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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ACF - Australian Comforts Fund 1918

ACF - Australian Comforts Fund 1918

Social History Museums (South Australia) collection
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Wartime 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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Melbourne Centenary Royal Show medal 1934

Melbourne Centenary Royal Show medal 1934

Colledge Family collection
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Medals
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1934
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Cheer-Up Society, Hats Off to the Infantry

Cheer-Up Society, Hats Off to the Infantry

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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1914
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Child's walking trainer

Child's walking trainer

Ruth Lynch collection
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Walking aids
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United States of America
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Farmers Co Ltd
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1932
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Metal grooving tool

Metal grooving tool

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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