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Emu egg teapot, c1870

This is an emu egg teapot made by Evan Jones (1846-1917) in Sydney, New South Wales. The body of the teapot is made from a speckled brown emu egg. One end is sectioned and hinged as a lid with a scalloped and pierced silver band around the edge. On the top of the lid is a small silver emu. The spout is in the form of a ...

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Silver emu inkstand, c1875

This is a large presentation inkstand made by Evan Jones (1846-1917) of Sydney in about 1875. It is a finely detailed silver emu mounted on a hexagonal polished wooden base. The emu forms a hinged lid that opens to reveal a silver-gilt emu egg liner decorated with floral motifs. This opens further to reveal two small Bristol ...

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Carved emu egg, c1900

This is an emu egg carved in cameo technique and mounted on a silver tripod stand, made by Jonaski Takuma, Sydney, New South Wales. The carved bush scene depicts two bushmen seated beside a campfire, watching a billy boil. The carved egg measures 12.0 cm high x 16.2 cm wide x 11.4 cm deep.

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Shackleton expedition at Lyttelton Harbour, 1914

This is a black-and-white photograph showing the sailing ship 'Endurance' being loaded with ponies and sled dogs at Lyttelton (east coast of the South Island of New Zealand) for Ernest Shackleton's expedition to Antarctica. A crowd of people is aboard the ship, watching proceedings, and there are groups of people in the ...

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Silver snuff box, 1835

This is a large silver snuff box attributed to Joseph Forrester (1805-?) of Hobart, Tasmania. The hinged cover is embossed with a scene of Sydney Harbour, showing stacked bales of wool, two barrels and a three-masted ship at a wharf on the left and a paddle steamer on the water in the centre. In the foreground are grasses, ...

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Riding a horse to school, 1928

This posed 1928 black-and-white photograph shows five girls on a horse on their way to the Glass Mountains State School, as it was known at the time, in Queensland. The girls are pressed together from the base of the horse's neck to its rump. They wear hats and hold their school cases. The horse has a bridle and one girl ...

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Horsedrawn whim on a gold field at Gympie, 1870-80

This is a black-and-white photograph of the minehead area at a Queensland goldmine. It shows the mine's headframe and a horsedrawn 'whim'. The whim consists of a wooden derrick construction with two large vertically mounted drums at its centre, one with a rope wound around it. The rope is connected at one end to the swivel ...

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Fish market

Buy and sell fish in trading markets in a range of Australian and New Zealand cities. Compare market prices, supply and demand. Get to know other traders to find the best deals and discover new markets. Find a rare fish. Maximise your profit and reputation as a smart trader. This learning object is the last in a series ...