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A Prime Minister

A Prime Minister

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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The Prime Minister is divisive

The Prime Minister is divisive

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Letter to Prime Minister Lange from a Japanese citizen

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 1
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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Photograph of Ben Chifley and New Zealand Prime Minister Fra...

Fred Daly collection
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Mr Joseph B. Chifley
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Pine corner cabinet from the Prime Minister's Lodge, Canberr...

Department of Administrative Services collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
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1770
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Earthenware character jug depicting Prime Minister Joseph Lyons

Earthenware character jug depicting Prime Minister Joseph Ly...

Brendan and Janet Lyons collection
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Hon Joseph A. Lyons
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Pass for press travelling with the Prime Minister

Pass for press travelling with the Prime Minister

Alan Reid collection
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Cartoon of Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser answering the door to a polster

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Louis Zmak collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Larry Pickering
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1977
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No

No "Sorry", Prime Minister?

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mark Cornwall
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1999
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Bust of Prime Minister Edmund Barton by Nelson Illingworth

Bust of Prime Minister Edmund Barton by Nelson Illingworth

Edmund Barton collection
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Sir Edmund Barton GCMG QC
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Australian flag used in the office of Prime Minister Bob Hawke

Australian flag used in the office of Prime Minister Bob Haw...

Brendan Sheehan collection
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Australian flags
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Evan Evans Pty Ltd
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1983
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Cartoon of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as a charmed snake

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Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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India
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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1981
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Cartoon of Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser

Cartoon of Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser

Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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1979
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Political cartoon of the Indian Prime Minister Indira Ghandi

Political cartoon of the Indian Prime Minister Indira Ghandi

Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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India
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Ward O'Neil
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1984
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'Subject No.9 - Prime Ministers' bicentennial commemorative ...

ACT Milk Authority collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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ACT Milk Authority
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1988
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'Subject No.9 - Prime Ministers' bicentennial commemorative ...

ACT Milk Authority collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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ACT Milk Authority
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1988
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'Subject No.9 - Prime Ministers' bicentennial commemorative milk carton

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ACT Milk Authority collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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ACT Milk Authority
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1988
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Glass Trophy with wooden base  - Prime Minister's XI against  ATSIC XI

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Letter from Gough Whitlam asking Minister L Barnard to Act as Prime Minister from 25 October to 5 November 1973 during Whitlam's absence in China

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Hon Lance Barnard collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Hon Edward G. Whitlam
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1973
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Mahogany single bed with empire scroll sides from the Prime ...

Department of Administrative Services collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
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1926
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Mahogany single bed with empire scroll sides from the Prime ...

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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George IV extendable wooden dining table on pedestal from th...

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mould used to create an earthenware character jug depicting Prime Minister Joseph Lyons

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Brendan and Janet Lyons collection
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Ceramics moulds
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Joseph Benedict Chifley - Australian Prime Minister - 1945-1949 - The Tipperary Connection

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Ben Chifley collection no. 3
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Two letters, one to and one from Alan Reid, regarding Prime ...

Alan Reid collection
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I'll be a different Prime Minister in many ways...by the millennium

I'll be a different Prime Minister in many ways...by the mil...

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Butcher
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1998
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Extendable timber card table with two sliding leaves, from t...

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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W H Rocke & Co Prop Ltd
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1927
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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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Australia
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Mrs Ruth Lane Poole
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1926
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Cartoon depicting Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser wearing pyjamas and carrying a very large crying baby

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Louis Zmak collection
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Mr Clarrie King
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1976
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Cartoon depicting Prime Minister Harold Holt engaging in various different athletic activities

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Earl Ewers collection no. 1
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Mr Geoffrey R. Hook
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1966
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Novelty doorstop or paperweight caricature of former Australian prime minister Sir George Houstoun Reid

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 3
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Doorstops
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sir George H. Reid
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Note from Prime Minister WM Hughes to Bernard Feedman, 21 Ju...

Bernard Freedman collection no. 2
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Notes
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Hon William 'Billy' M. Hughes
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1951
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Cartoon of Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and opposition leader Bill Hayden on a pinball machine

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Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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1980
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Cartoon of Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke and United States President Ronald Reagan

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Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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United States of America
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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1984
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Jungle Gym presented to Ainslie Primary School by Prime Minister James Scullin in 1930

Jungle Gym presented to Ainslie Primary School by Prime Mini...

Ainslie Primary School collection no. 1
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Recreational equipment
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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Jungle Gym Inc
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1923
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Prime ministerial correspondence

Prime ministerial correspondence

Ben Chifley collection no. 3
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Timber chest of drawers with three sliding drawers, each one...

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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W H Rocke & Co Prop Ltd
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1927
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Novelty brown glazed ceramic paperweight caricature of the head of Australian Prime Minister William (Billy) Hughes

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 3
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Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mashman Bros
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1916
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The Rt Hon W.M. McMahon MP. Prime Minister of Australia, fro...

Jim Bradman collection no. 1
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Holy Bible on which Lance Barnard took the oath of office of...

Hon Lance Barnard collection
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London, England
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Oxford University Press
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1952
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Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam...

Pat Rawlings collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Australian Associated Press
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1975
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Cartoon depicting Prime Minister Billy McMahon, driving a motor car in the shape of Australia

Cartoon depicting Prime Minister Billy McMahon, driving a mo...

Louis Zmak collection
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Aubrey Collette
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1971
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Cartoon of a flag raising ceremony with Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Treasurer Paul Keating in military costume

Cartoon of a flag raising ceremony with Prime Minister Bob H...

Ward O'Neill collection no. 2
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Port Jackson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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1985
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Postcard featuring a printed  black and white photograph of Richard Seddon, 15th Prime Minister of New Zealand

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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New Zealand
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Rt Hon Richard J. Seddon
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1906
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Prime ministerial correspondence with related letter

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Ben Chifley collection no. 3
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Soil sample from a 'sod' turned by the Prime Minister John Howard on the site of the National Museum of Australia and Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies on 1 October 1998

Soil sample from a 'sod' turned by the Prime Minister John H...

Acton Peninsula Alliance collection
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Specimens
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Hon John W. Howard
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1998
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Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'FLASH FLASH FLASH Canberra, The Governor General Sir John Kerr has withdrawn the commission of the Prime Minister...'

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Pat Rawlings collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Australian Associated Press
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1975
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Pat Rawlings collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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1975
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Pat Rawlings collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Pat Rawlings collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Pat Rawlings collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Pat Rawlings collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Australian Associated Press
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Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'The Governor General of Australia, John Kerr, has asked for the resignation of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam...'

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Pat Rawlings collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Australian Associated Press
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Teleprinter printout related to the dismissal of the Whitlam government 'Prime Minister Mr Gough Whitlam, today spent 15 mins with the Governor General, Sir John Kerr...'

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Pat Rawlings collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Pat Rawlings collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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1975
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Ceremonial shovel used by Prime Minister John Howard to turn the first sod on the site of the National Museum of Australia and AIATSIS on Acton Peninsula, Canberra, ACT, on 1 October 1998

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Acton Peninsula Alliance collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Hon John W. Howard
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Pat Rawlings collection
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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1975
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Sketch portrait of a male, identified as Sir Arthur Fadden (Treasurer, leader National Party, briefly Prime Minister), by Sir Ivor Hele

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Marcia Rankin collection
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Sir Ivor H. Hele CBE
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Tapestry of the Great Wall of China, given to Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in China, and subsequently hung in ALP Heaquarters at John Curtin House

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Great Wall of China Tapestry collection
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Hon Edward G. Whitlam
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