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Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airmail, 1914-1964, 50th Anniversary Flight'

Blue nylon airmail bag, printed with 'Australia's First Airm...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Australia
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Australia Post
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1964
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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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The Horn, Mt. Buffalo, Victoria No. 48

The Horn, Mt. Buffalo, Victoria No. 48

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Marchant Model XL Rotary Calculator

Marchant Model XL Rotary Calculator

Arthur Young and Company collection
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Calculators
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California, United States of America
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Marchant Calculating Machine Company
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1920
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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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Nameplate for K.H.Aumullier

Nameplate for K.H.Aumullier

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Nameplates
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Mukden, Liaoning, China
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Photograph of Hotel Canberra

Photograph of Hotel Canberra

George Henry Taylor collection
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Photographs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1926
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Knives
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South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Nosebone

Nosebone

Horne-Bowie collection
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Personal adornments
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Stag's Horn Reef North Queensland

Stag's Horn Reef North Queensland

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Wiltshire brand wood taper file

Wiltshire brand wood taper file

John Docker collection
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Files (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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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

Phillip Porta collection
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Saw-setting tools
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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John H. Gillman
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1850
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Embroidered handmade doily

Embroidered handmade doily

Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1900
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Hotel Kosciusko NSW. No. 8.

Hotel Kosciusko NSW. No. 8.

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Tricycle horse that belonged to the Gibson children, Burrungurroolong

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Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Tricycles
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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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King River, Albany, W.A. No. 69

King River, Albany, W.A. No. 69

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Wooden rocking horse with elliptical wheels which moves along when rocked

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Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Rocking horses
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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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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

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Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1897
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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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'An Historic Retrospect on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of the Founding of Australia' - colour publication printed for the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of Australia, 1938.

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Booklets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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S T Leigh & Co Pty Ltd
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1938
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Firedrill

Firedrill

Dr William Warner collection
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Firesticks
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Toy ladle

Toy ladle

Bridge Family collection no. 1
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Kitchen toys
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Mrs Eslee Bridge
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1920
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Glass plate negative - Natives prisoners, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905(?)

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1900
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Photograph of Old Parliament House, Canberra

Photograph of Old Parliament House, Canberra

George Henry Taylor collection
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Photographs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1926
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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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A full copy of the Sydney Mail, 24 March 1926

A full copy of the Sydney Mail, 24 March 1926

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Newspapers
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1926
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Glass plate negative - Emily Gap, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1924

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Emily Gap, Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1924
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Stony Creek Falls and Bridge, Cairns Railway QLD No. 77

Stony Creek Falls and Bridge, Cairns Railway QLD No. 77

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Film negative - Extracting a stake from a camel's foot, Yununba Hill, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1926
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Bradman

Bradman

David Westcott collection no. 6
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Biographies
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Angus & Robertson
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1948
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Pearl necklace given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Necklaces
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Club from Victoria

Club from Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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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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Oval shell ornament

Oval shell ornament

Horne-Bowie collection
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Ornaments
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South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Boomerangs
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East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
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Spearthrowers
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Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Film negative - Heavy scientific instruments are carried over rough and hilly country by the natural owners of the land, Mt McCulloch, Petermann Ranges, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Mount McCulloch, Petermann Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1926
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Derwent Valley Railway Tas. No. 93

Derwent Valley Railway Tas. No. 93

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Rabbet plane

Rabbet plane

John Docker collection
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Rabbet planes
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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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Receipt for cement from J B Young Ltd dated 14 September 1926

Receipt for cement from J B Young Ltd dated 14 September 192...

J B Young Ltd collection
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Receipts
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Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
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1926
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Photograph of Parliament House, Canberra, shortly after its completion

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George Henry Taylor collection
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Photographs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1926
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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1925
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Souvenir cup from the opening of Old Parliament House on 9 May 1927

Souvenir cup from the opening of Old Parliament House on 9 M...

Bernice Spence Fryer collection
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Commemorative cups
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England, United Kingdom
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Aynsley and Sons
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1926
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Boomerang, Cowarie, South Australia

Boomerang, Cowarie, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Cowarie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Spur strap

Spur strap

Colledge Family collection
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Footwear accessories
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

John Docker collection
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Saw-setting 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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Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Ogden Smiths Mermaid fishing fly

Gidleigh Collection
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Fishing lures
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London, England
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Photograph album c1920s-1930s

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photograph albums
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1920
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Film negative - Alice Springs, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Gould League of Bird Lovers, New South Wales, membership certificate to Bill Sutton

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Membership certificates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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F B. Rodriguez
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1940
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Stub of a wax candle

Stub of a wax candle

John Docker collection
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Candles
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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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Butter container

Butter container

Anne Girard collection
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Butter containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert Fowler Pottery Works
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1900
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Glass washboard

Glass washboard

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Washboards
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1920
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Wooden pull toy by Toy Tinkers of Evanston, Illinois, USA

Wooden pull toy by Toy Tinkers of Evanston, Illinois, USA

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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Curved club from western Victoria

Curved club from western Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Western Victoria, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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