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Shovel

Shovel

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Shovels
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Savage Co Ltd
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1930
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Toy shovel

Toy shovel

Marion Douglas and Pamela Yonge collection
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Toy tools
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England, United Kingdom
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Walter H. Eddison
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1860
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Shovels in SMA stores depot at Cooma Gaol

Shovels in SMA stores depot at Cooma Gaol

Snowy Scheme - Joe Gordon collection
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Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
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Snowy Mountains Authority
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1950
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Furnace Shovel from the Government Printing Office

Furnace Shovel from the Government Printing Office

Australian Government Publishing Service collection no. 2
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Shovels
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Australian Government Publishing Service
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Broadmouth metal shovel with a D-shaped wooden handle

Broadmouth metal shovel with a D-shaped wooden handle

Reginald Alder collection no. 2
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Shovels
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Epping, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Reginald F. Adler
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1940
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Toy broad-bladed snow or muck shovel

Toy broad-bladed snow or muck shovel

Marion Douglas and Pamela Yonge collection
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Toy tools
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England, United Kingdom
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Walter H. Eddison
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1860
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Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large nugget

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Smales Jewellers collection
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Brooches
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Western Australia, Australia
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Crawford family
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1890
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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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Shovels
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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John W. Howard
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1998
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Wooden spearhead

Wooden spearhead

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Spearheads
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Toy dustpan

Toy dustpan

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Cleaning toys
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Mrs Helen Jensma
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1950
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Glass blower's reamer

Glass blower's reamer

Whilhelmus Tys collection
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Occupation-based equipment
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Backhoe rock shovel bucket from a Terex O&K mining excavator RH-120E

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Rio Tinto collection
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Mining equipment
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Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia
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Mulga wood spear or club from Curtin Springs, 1957

Mulga wood spear or club from Curtin Springs, 1957

Barrie and Jennifer Hadlow collection
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Spears
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Ten men, some with shovels or picks, standing around a horse and cart

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Small trenching shovel with a green painted metal blade and a yellow plastic grip - daughter's

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Tjanpi 'Wild Harvest Family' collection
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Shovels
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Postcard featuring six men, some with shovels, standing around a horse and cart loaded with dirt or rubble.

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Meredith Hinchliffe collection no. 1
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Event posters
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Ten photographs of the Snowy Mountains Scheme

Ten photographs of the Snowy Mountains Scheme

Snowy Scheme - Joe Gordon collection
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Photographs
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Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Digging tool known as a 'Pelican', used in the construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme

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Snowy Scheme - Bill Fegan collection
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Picks
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Norway
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Mr William Fegan
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1967
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Spear

Spear

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Glass plate negative of 'Carting earth at back of Hartneys', 1908

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Robert Orlando Cowey collection
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Glass plate negatives
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1908
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Sydney Water

Sydney Water

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Lindsay Foyle
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1988
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'The Waterman' Gardener figure

'The Waterman' Gardener figure

Everitt and George Family collection
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Toy theatre figures
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Photographic postcard titled 'Leura 11.8.10'

Photographic postcard titled 'Leura 11.8.10'

Horse and Agricultural Images and Advertising collection
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Photographic postcards
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Leura, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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1905
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Cartoon titled 'Chinalco seeks to control both supply and demand of Rio Tinto ore'

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Behind the Lines 2009 collection
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Political cartoons
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Mr Ian R. Sharpe
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Poem - Hawke is my Shepherd...

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Janeene Wallwork collection
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Manuscripts
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Queensland, Australia
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Concerned Ladies Action Group
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1987
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Sand in the Face

Sand in the Face

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1999
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The Big Mate

Elizabeth Kalix collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Elizabeth Kalix
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1950
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Glass plate negative of family and horse standing near tree stump

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Robert Orlando Cowey collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia
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Lafferty cartoon strips (2)

Lafferty cartoon strips (2)

Stephen Stanley collection
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Cartoons
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South Australia, Australia
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Mr Stephen E. Stanley
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1987
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Ceremonial shovel used for 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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Shovels
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Baron Thomas Denman
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1912
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Glass plate negative of family and horse standing near tree stump

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Robert Orlando Cowey collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia
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He's digging us out

He's digging us out

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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Engraved boab nut 'Fighting over Women' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Fighting over Women' by Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Hey ho

Hey ho

Alan Moir collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Mr Alan Moir
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Pre-federation Australian flag from the Klondike goldfields

Pre-federation Australian flag from the Klondike goldfields

Charlie Lloyd collection
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Flags
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Canada
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Mr Charles T. Lloyd
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1898
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Oxide St after the rain January 14 1910

Oxide St after the rain January 14 1910

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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Kodak Ltd
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1910
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God Save the Labor Party

God Save the Labor Party

Political Humour Competition 2002 collection
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Cartoons
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Tony Rafty
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Builder's spirit level

Builder's spirit level

Reginald Alder collection no. 2
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Spirit levels
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Reginald F. Adler
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1945
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Wooden digging stick made by Jack Shepherd, 1913

Wooden digging stick made by Jack Shepherd, 1913

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Central Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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Jack Shepherd
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1913
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Federated Engine Drivers' and Firemen's Association of Australasia, South Australian Branch certificate of merit

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Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Certificates
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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The Mail Newspaper (Adelaide)
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1905
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Flat-top mining cart

Flat-top mining cart

Victorian Goldfields collection no. 1
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Carts
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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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

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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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Digging stick from Bogan River, New South Wales, 1912

Digging stick from Bogan River, New South Wales, 1912

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Central Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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1912
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Carved and painted carpet snake by Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri

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Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri Carving collection
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Wood carvings
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri
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Child's drawing by unknown artist, This bulldozer destroying the secret tree

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun State School, Aurukun, Cape York, QLD, Australia
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Jonah Yunkaporta
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Grant Narbendinal
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Terence Pootchemunka
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Yellow plasticised fabric overpants with an elasticated waist band associated with the Snowy Scheme

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Snowy Scheme - Bill Fegan collection
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Trousers
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Talbingo, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Fegan
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1967
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Slide depicting Bill Fegan wearing a yellow hard hat and dark trousers when he was working on the Snowy Scheme near Talbingo

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Snowy Scheme - Bill Fegan collection
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Talbingo, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Fegan
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1967
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Slide depicting Bill Fegan at Diggers Creek molding a snowball during the construction of the Snowy Scheme

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Snowy Scheme - Bill Fegan collection
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Diggers Creek, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Fegan
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1968
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Unnamed welder working in shade, with a pale green Holden ute in the background

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Snowy Scheme - Bill Fegan collection
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Talbingo, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Fegan
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1967
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Oval metal dog registration tag REGD DOG FROM JULY 1893 TO JUNE 30 1894

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Dog Registration Tag collection
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1893
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Oval metal dog registration tag REGD DOG 1 JULY 1927 - JUNE 1928

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Dog Registration Tag collection
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1927
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Domed metal dog registration tag REGD DOG JULY 1924 - 30 JUNE 1925

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Dog Registration Tag collection
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1924
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Hexagonal metal dog registration tag REGD DOG 1 JULY 1931 - 30 JUNE 1932

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Dog Registration Tag collection
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1931
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Hexagonal metal dog registration tag REGD DOG 1 JULY 1925 - 30 JUNE 1926

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Dog Registration Tag collection
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1925
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Diamond-shaped metal dog registration tag REGD DOG 1 JULY 1923 - 30 JUNE 1924

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Dog Registration Tag collection
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1923
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Triangular metal dog registration tag REGD DOG 1 JULY 1928 - 30 JUNE 1929

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Dog Registration Tag collection
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1928
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