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Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

1999.0013.0035

Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

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Physical description

Clear glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic. It has a rusty metal screw top lid.

Statement of significance

This collection consists of 87 items from the New South Wales historical section of Australia Post. The items range from furnishings that were used for the opening of the Sydney GPO in 1874 to telephones, signs, posters, and postal boxes. The material covers a period of over one hundred years of postal service in Australia.

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