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Bailey wood plane

Bailey wood plane

John Docker collection
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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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Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian Customs Service

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ER Skipper collection
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Embossing machines
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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P J King, General Engraver Die Sinker
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1901
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Keyhole saw

Keyhole saw

John Docker collection
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Keyhole saws
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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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Firestick attributed to Lake Tyres, 1930s

Firestick attributed to Lake Tyres, 1930s

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Firesticks
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1930
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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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Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation box marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

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Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Cast iron frying pan

Cast iron frying pan

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Frying pans
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1900
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Striped velveteen cushion

Striped velveteen cushion

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cushions
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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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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament Coat of Arms

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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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Newspaper article about Ruby Lee

Newspaper article about Ruby Lee

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1934
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Minton 'Kings Service' china side plate bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Side plates
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Roller skates

Roller skates

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Roller-skates
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Adze

Adze

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Adzes
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Glenelg River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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A Manual of Bridge Drafting

A Manual of Bridge Drafting

Mudgee Historical Society collection
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Manuals
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California, United States of America
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Mr Charles H. Wright
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1896
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Circle 'W' branding iron initially used for branding cattle, and later horses, on Lyndavale Station, NT

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John Stanes collection
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Brands
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Erldunda, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Sydney H. Stanes
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1920
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Types pieces

Types pieces

John and Sonoko de Boer collection
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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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Pendant made from four macropod incisors set in resin.

Pendant made from four macropod incisors set in resin.

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Pendants
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Square orange cushion

Square orange cushion

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Cushions
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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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Plane iron

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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Scientific Expedition to Haymen Island May, 1934

Scientific Expedition to Haymen Island May, 1934

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Notebooks
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Hayman Island, Queensland, Australia
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The Canberra Hotel, Brisbane
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1934
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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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Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Pair of wicket keeper's leather gloves

Swan Richards collection
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Cricket equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Stokes McGown Pty Ltd
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1950
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Handmade cushion cover with a stencilled design of leaves and flowers

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Cushion covers
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Mrs Kathleen Simpson
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1930
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Tourist guide map of Canberra

Tourist guide map of Canberra

Elizabeth Kay collection no. 1
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Travel pamphlets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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The Kangaroo Club
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1935
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) and collected by Herbert Basedow in 1913

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Slip block

Slip block

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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Metal punch featuring the letter

Metal punch featuring the letter "R".

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Punches
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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No. 20 Singer sewing machine for girls with lid of box and instructions booklet

No. 20 Singer sewing machine for girls with lid of box and i...

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Sewing machines
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1926
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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Dent & Co
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1895
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club chequebook, 1928 to 1937

Tirranna Picnic Race Club chequebook, 1928 to 1937

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Chequebooks
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1928
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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Skew back hand saw

Skew back hand saw

John Docker collection
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Saws
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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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Jockey Maurice McCarten's racebook 1935

Jockey Maurice McCarten's racebook 1935

Maurice McCarten collection no. 2
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Photograph albums
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Maurice McCarten
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1929
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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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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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Newspaper clipping showing a photo of cricketers Miss Rene Shevill (left) and Miss Ruby Monaghan

Newspaper clipping showing a photo of cricketers Miss Rene S...

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Fowler's Vacola Jar no. 28

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving jars
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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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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Adze used by Rolfe Bridle

Adze used by Rolfe Bridle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Adzes
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Rolfe Bridle
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1900
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Three sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Three sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Games
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Austria
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Olav Schappacher
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1930
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Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Fowler's Vacola sauce bottle

Rolfe and Mavis Bridle collection
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Food preserving bottles
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Blowering Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Mavis Bridle
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1930
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Photograph of Ruby Monaghan playing cricket

Photograph of Ruby Monaghan playing cricket

Ruby Lee collection
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Photographs
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Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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'Whadda You Lot Celebratin Now?...', in relation to the centenary of the Federation of Australia in 2001

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Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Mark Lynch
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2001
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Invitation to Elsie Deane from the Victorian Women's Cricket Association.

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Elsie Deane collection
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Invitations
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Elsie Deane
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1934
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English star - Miss M Hide

English star - Miss M Hide

Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Sepia photograph of a large group of women, both seated and standing

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Ruby Lee collection
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Photographs
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Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Cadbury's Bourn-Vita tin

Bothwell Museum collection
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Food storage containers
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Claremont, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Cadburys
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1920
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Marking gauge

Marking gauge

John Docker collection
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Marking gauges
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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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Poster advertising Wool Week, 1934

Poster advertising Wool Week, 1934

People's Paraphernalia collection no. 5
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Event posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Keith Howe
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1934
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Round rose table centre, embroidered in various shades of pink and green

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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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Semco Company
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1928
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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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Spirit level

Spirit level

John Docker collection
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Spirit levels
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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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Six slice toast rack

Six slice toast rack

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Toast racks
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Sheffield, England
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Walker & Hall
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1927
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Black cord lanyard

Black cord lanyard

Colledge Family collection
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Uniform accessories
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Wooden scribe made from wood with a small tack like metal piece attached

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George O Crawford collection
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Woodworking tools
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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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