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Composing rule

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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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Diary of a boat trip from Melbourne to Japan via Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville, Magnetic Island, Cairns, Thursday Island, Hong Kong, Canton and Shanghai in 1935

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Lorelle Moore collection
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Diaries
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Victoria, Australia
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Lorelle Moore
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1935
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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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Girl and boy dressed in period costume, boy presenting flowers to girl

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Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Henri
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1938
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Sample possum pelt

Sample possum pelt

James Wall collection
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Specimens
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Umbango, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Denis Francois R. de Berigny
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1920
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Medicine jar

Medicine jar

Anne Girard collection
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Jars
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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ACI
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1934
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Composing rule

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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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Set of glasses for the Commonwealth Parliament

Set of glasses for the Commonwealth Parliament

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Drinking glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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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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Album containing black and white photographs of the World War One naval battle between HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden

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Frederick George Ince collection
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Photograph albums
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North Keeling Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Australia
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R Dey Son and Company
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1914
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Exercise area No. 2, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Exercise area No. 2, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Composing rule

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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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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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Child's drawing -  Chaseling landing at Yirrkala in 1935 by Djanuk

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala School, Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Au...
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Djanuk
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1935
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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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QSL card for VK-2HS

QSL card for VK-2HS

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1935
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Table cloth and four serviettes, made from Irish linen and featuring embroidered playing card motifs

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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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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1928
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Miniature medals including a George V Jubilee Medal from 1935, a George VI Coronation Medal from 1937 and a Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal from 1953

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Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Medals
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England
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Dame Pattie Menzies
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1935
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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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Black and white promotional postcard photograph of the cast from Bunkey-doo around a 2GB microphone

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB, Sydney
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1935
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Century Road Club, America

Century Road Club, America

Sir Hubert Opperman collection no. 2
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Club badges
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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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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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White china bowl

White china bowl

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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White ceramic toy tea set with yellow decoration

White ceramic toy tea set with yellow decoration

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy tea sets
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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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Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Unissued Commonwealth Railways Gold Life Pass

Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Transport passes
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Commonwealth Railways
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1975
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Prison warden, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Prison warden, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Ceramic tankard with an Australian scene on its side that is titled 'Mine Like a Plurry Drink'

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 3
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Tankards
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Thomastown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Robert Fowler Pottery Works
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1930
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QSL card for 3XY Efftee's Quality Station

QSL card for 3XY Efftee's Quality Station

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1935
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Information for Pasengers from Commonwealth and Aberdeen Line

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Amy Hudson collection
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Booklets
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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HJR & L
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1935
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Timber tool box

Timber tool box

John Docker collection
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Tool boxes
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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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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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Three pence coin produced in 1935 for the Territory of New Guinea

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TE Hanley collection no. 3
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Threepences
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1935
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Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

Carpenter's boxwood folding rule

John Docker collection
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Folding rules
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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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Textbook on practical mathematics

Textbook on practical mathematics

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Textbooks
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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Gould League of Bird Lovers, NSW.  The Crimson Chat, 1944

Gould League of Bird Lovers, NSW. The Crimson Chat, 1944

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Club badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Reverend John Grosse
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1944
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Hand saw

Hand saw

George O Crawford collection
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Saws
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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The Gwalior Plains

The Gwalior Plains

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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J Carr
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1840
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Japanese porcelain condiment set, featuring a mustard pot flanked by a salt and pepper shaker, in the form of three kangaroos on a shaped plinth

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Terence Lane collection
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Condiment sets
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1930
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Spear

Spear

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spears
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Counter sink

Counter sink

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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Short History of Women's Cricket in Australia to 1939 With Particular Reference to Victoria

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Ruth Preddey collection
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Manuscripts
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms June Cole
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1975
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Hand saw

Hand saw

George O Crawford collection
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Saws
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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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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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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Plaque made by Albert Namatjira with inscription 'Palm Valley Central Australia'

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Albert Namatjira collection no. 2
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Plaques
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Albert Namatjira
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1935
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Three women cricketers. Left, Victorian player; centre, English player; right, NSW player.  Australia 1934/35.

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Elsie Deane collection
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Photographs
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1934
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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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Square cotton handkerchief commemorating the coronation of King George VI

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Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Handkerchiefs
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Australia
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King George VI
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1935
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Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Spittoons
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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Photograph album c1930s-1940s of the Great Barrier Reef, Tasmania and Mount Buffalo

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Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photograph albums
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Tasmania, Australia
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1930
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Arena Roller Skating Club

Arena Roller Skating Club

William Vout collection
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Club badges
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Mr William (Billy) Vout
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Pillow

Pillow

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Pillows
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1930
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White huckaback hand towel with a coloured fancywork design of an English house

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Handtowels
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1930
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Dolls cane pram

Dolls cane pram

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Dolls prams
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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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Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1846
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Acme thread gauge

Acme 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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Lead kangaroo figure for Cadbury's Cocoa Promotion, England 1930s

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Terence Lane collection
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Promotional toys
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England, United Kingdom
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Cadbury Schweppes Pty Ltd
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1930
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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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Composing rule

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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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Polar bear on wheels

Polar bear on wheels

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Pull-along toys
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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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