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'Swaggie' doll, 1933

This is a homemade doll dressed as a swagman, made by Rita Williams in 1933. The doll has a commercially made plastic head to which has been added a stuffed fabric body. It is dressed in a threadbare suit made from scraps of woollen fabric, a red-and-white checked neckerchief, a grey striped cotton shirt and a felt hat ...

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Court suit worn by Captain William Hovell, 1856

This is a men's court suit consisting of a three-quarter-length coat and breeches of chocolate-brown cashmere, with a cream silk waistcoat decorated with embroidery at the front. The outfit also comprises leggings and shoes. The exact manufacturer is unknown, but it is thought that it was made by Robinson in Florence, Italy, ...

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Safe-n-Sound baby safety capsule, 1986

This is a moulded-plastic baby safety capsule with carry handles manufactured by Safe-n-Sound, Australia, in 1986. It features nylon straps and buckles that can be used to fasten the capsule to a car seat. The interior of the capsule has a removable synthetic 'lamb's-wool' liner and a wide velcro-lined strap to hold the ...

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Britains toy soldiers, 1911-41

These are metal toy soldiers made by W Britain Ltd (better known as Britains) in 1911-41. The soldiers are British Army Coldstream Foot Guards and British Royal Horse Guards and are at a 1:32 scale. Although depicted here in black and white, the models are painted in the appropriate colours of their real counterparts. The ...

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Framed photograph of Lawrence Hargrave, c1900

This is a sepia photograph taken about 1900 depicting pioneering aeronautic scientist Lawrence Hargrave wearing a suit and hat. In the background are bushes. The print is in a wooden frame with tortoiseshell overlay, and is protected by glass. On the top edge is a round metal hanging hook and the frame is backed with brown paper.

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Pedlar doll in glass dome, 1848-60

This is a female pedlar (peddler) doll that was made in England between 1848 and 1860. The doll has a composition head and painted facial features, a large hooked nose, circular gold-wire glasses, white wool hair and a peg-jointed wooden body. The legs are straight and painted white with black feet. The doll is dressed ...

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Solar-powered car by Ian Landon Smith, 1986-87

This is a solar-powered car designed and built in 1986-87 by an Australian team led by Ian Landon Smith. Constructed on a square tube frame, it has a very low body - it is just over 1 m high - a round nose and removable fibreglass cockpit cover and tinted windscreen. Body panels are made of fibreglass, mylar and kevlar, ...

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Governor-general's railway carriage, 1901

This is the governor-general's railway carriage, which was manufactured in Australia in 1901. The carriage is constructed of wood and finished in crimson lake and lined with gold leaf. The body shell is of Indian teak and the floor framing and under-frame are of pitch pine. It has platforms at each end, one of which is ...

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Water shoes designed by Lawrence Hargrave, 1870

These are reproduction water shoes or skis designed by Lawrence Hargrave in 1870 to enable the wearer to walk on water. The shoes are hollow, timber and boat-shaped. Eight wooden square boards are hinged to the sole of each shoe and fold parallel to the sole to allow unimpeded forward motion of the shoes. The boards are ...

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Angus Young's Gibson guitar, 1992

This is a Gibson SG custom-model electric guitar used by and autographed by Angus Young of the Australian rock band AC/DC. The guitar has a solid timber body with black enamel finish and a timber neck with an ebony fretboard. Young has autographed the guitar in silver ink on the pick guard: 'A Young. AC/DC'. The manufacturer's ...

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Child's shoes from China with tiger motif, 1900-50

This is a black-and-white image of a child's pair of handmade black fabric slip-on shoes appliqued and embroidered to look like tigers. The shoes were made in China between 1900 and 1950. The body of each 'tiger' is orange, black and white, with three-dimensional ears, eyes, tail and mouth. The interior is lined with indigo-dyed ...

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'Federation' dress and sash, 1901

This is a woman's 'Federation' dress and sash, made of painted silk and cotton, worn by Margaret Chisholm to a Federation Ball in 1901. It consists of a a bodice, skirt and sash. The bodice features a Union Jack pattern in silk and the cotton skirt is painted with an early version of the Australian coat of arms and the ...

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Margaret Chisholm wearing a Federation dress, 1890-1901

This is a hand-tinted photograph mounted on heavy card showing Margaret Chisholm wearing her Federation dress. The photo was taken at some stage between 1890 and 1901. Her hair is ornamented with a small flag and she carries a riding whip in her right hand. She leans with her left hand against what appears to be a table ...

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Mermaid costume, 1906-40

This is a mermaid performance costume worn by Annette Kellerman throughout the USA and Europe between 1906 and 1940. It comprises a tightly fitted one-piece yellow cotton costume designed to fit under the arms with the bodice tapering in to the waist and down the legs to end in a padded 'fishtail'. The whole outfit is decorated ...

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'Iceman' electric guitar , 1996-98

This is an Ibanez Iceman electric guitar made in Japan between 1996 and 1998. It features an irregularly shaped mahogany body with a 'galactic green' finish and a white star pattern. The case (not shown) is made of black fabric over ply and has sustained extensive damage. The lining of the case is dark velour fabric. The ...

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Kewpie doll used at Sydney Olympic Games closing ceremony, 2000

This is an oversized prop kewpie doll comprising a head, arms, legs and torso cast in fibreglass. It was used at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games closing ceremony. The 'skin' of the kewpie is painted pink, and the moulded facial features and hair are also painted. A red bodice has been painted onto the torso. Two arms attach ...

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Violin made by Arthur Hodgson, 1936

This is a timber violin made by Arthur Hodgson in Paramatta, New South Wales, in 1936. The belly is highly arched with two long irregular f-holes cut into it, and it appears to have been made from a single piece of timber, possibly pine or spruce. Ribs and back are constructed from a single solid piece of timber, which ...

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Square piano, 1835-38

This is a square piano with a six-octave compass from F to F, made between 1835 and 1838. It is thought to have been made by Collard and Collard, London, and it has a decorative nameplate that reads: 'Manufactured Expressly for F. ELLARD Sydney'. The piano has a solid timber case with a fold-back lid, which can be supported ...

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Bronze figure of Aja the ram, 18th-century

This is a bronze statuette of Aja, the ram, a Hindu figure manufactured from bronze some time in the 18th century. Standing squarely on four legs, the ram has curled horns, and wears a cloth over his back and garlands around the neck. Beneath him are two dogs. In front of each of the ram's forelegs is a human figure and ...

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Ancestor portrait, 1894

This is a Chinese ancestor portrait comprising a framed mirror upon which has been finely painted two figures sitting on either side of a small table under a thatched umbrella. Both figures are depicted in the formal dress of the Qing Dynasty. There are Chinese characters in red running down either side of the mirror and ...