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Registration Number H49752
Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons
Name or Title Dress Sword and Scabbard
Production Place London/England
History and Use

This sword was part of the uniform worn by Sir Samuel Griffith on ceremonial occasions. Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920) held numerous positions including Attorney General, Premier in 1883 and 1890, Chief Justice of Queensland, Lieutenant Governor of Queensland, and Chief Justice of Australia. He married Julia Thompson (later referred to as Lady Griffith) of Maitland, NSW in July, 1870. They had six children, Mary, Llewellyn (Llew), helen (Nellie), Edward (Percy), Alice (Gwen) and Edith (Edie). In 1886 he was made Knight Commander of St Michael and St George, and in 1895 Grand Companion. In 1875 as Attorney General he introduced the State Education Act, which provided free primary school education for all Queensland children. In the following year he was appointed Secretary of Public Instruction (now Education Queensland). Griffith's illustrious career in the law and in Queensland politics culminated in his role in Federation. Following the drafting of the federal constitution during the latter part of the 1890s, and the proclamation of Federation in January 1901, Sir Samuel was appointed Chief Justice of Australia in 1903.

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Registration Number H49751
Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons
Name or Title Dress sword and Scabbard
History and Use

This sword was part of the uniform worn by Sir Samuel Griffith on ceremonial occasions. Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920) held numerous positions including Attorney General, Premier in 1883 and 1890, Chief Justice of Queensland, Lieutenant Governor of Queensland, and Chief Justice of Australia. He married Julia Thompson (later referred to as Lady Griffith) of Maitland, NSW in July, 1870. They had six children, Mary, Llewellyn (Llew), helen (Nellie), Edward (Percy), Alice (Gwen) and Edith (Edie). In 1886 he was made Knight Commander of St Michael and St George, and in 1895 Grand Companion. In 1875 as Attorney General he introduced the State Education Act, which provided free primary school education for all Queensland children. In the following year he was appointed Secretary of Public Instruction (now Education Queensland). Griffith's illustrious career in the law and in Queensland politics culminated in his role in Federation. Following the drafting of the federal constitution during the latter part of the 1890s, and the proclamation of Federation in January 1901, Sir Samuel was appointed Chief Justice of Australia in 1903.

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Registration Number H49759
Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons
Name or Title Dress sword protector.
History and Use

This sword was part of the uniform worn by Sir Samuel Griffith on ceremonial occasions. Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920) held numerous positions including Attorney General, Premier in 1883 and 1890, Chief Justice of Queensland, Lieutenant Governor of Queensland, and Chief Justice of Australia. He married Julia Thompson (later referred to as Lady Griffith) of Maitland, NSW in July, 1870. They had six children, Mary, Llewellyn (Llew), helen (Nellie), Edward (Percy), Alice (Gwen) and Edith (Edie). In 1886 he was made Knight Commander of St Michael and St George, and in 1895 Grand Companion. In 1875 as Attorney General he introduced the State Education Act, which provided free primary school education for all Queensland children. In the following year he was appointed Secretary of Public Instruction (now Education Queensland). Griffith's illustrious career in the law and in Queensland politics culminated in his role in Federation. Following the drafting of the federal constitution during the latter part of the 1890s, and the proclamation of Federation in January 1901, Sir Samuel was appointed Chief Justice of Australia in 1903.

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Registration Number H49399
Name or Title Fairchild Electro/Set Keyboard
Production Place New Jersey/USA
Production Date Circa 1968
History and Use

The Fairchild Electro Set Keyboard demonstrates an important step in the evolution of typesetting from manual to computerised operation. It is part of the earliest computerised equipment used for printing at Queensland Newspapers, and newspapers throughout Australia, and its obsolescence is evocative of the rapidly evolving technology of this field.

The keyboard was owned by Queensland Newspapers from ca.1968 until ca.1982, where it was used for data input in the composition of both news and classifieds. The keyboard produced 6 level punched paper tape which contained mark up, typesetting commands and text. Additional formatting was required and the tape was fed into a Digital PDP-8 mainframe computer, which processed the data and produced a second punch tape containing justification and hyphenation. The second tape was then processed by an automated Linotype or Intertype machine which produced hot metal type for page composition.

The keyboard represents an important step in the evolution of newspaper printing technology, specifically the introduction of computerised equipment in the typesetting process. The mid twentieth century was a time of increased research and development of computer technology. The introduction of the special-purpose PDP-8 mainframe computer by the Digital Equipment Corporation in 1965, was a major innovation, forming the basis of many computer-controlled typesetting systems at the time. For companies such as Queensland Newspapers, the introduction of computerised typesetting had the potential to increase efficiency and output, although in hindsight the process appears cumbersome in comparison with modern printing techniques.

The 1982 collapse of AM International (formerlythe Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation) is also representative of the challenge faced by many corporations then, struggling to successfully transition from mechancical to digital systems. The retention of obsolete computer equipment from the 1960s is relatively rare, given the space required to store them and their redundant use, and the keyboard is evocative of the early and rapidly evolving technology of this field.

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Registration Number H47651
Classification CH classification COMMERCE Advertising sign
Name or Title Banner - Queensland Museum
Production Date Circa 1986
History and Use

This plastic, paper and nylon banner displaying the words “Queensland Museum A State Government Project” is thought to date from 1986, and was probably displayed at the Museum's Gregory Terrace building around the time of the opening of the new museum buildings in South Brisbane.

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Registration Number H49758
Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons
Name or Title Dress sword protector.
History and Use

This sword was part of the uniform worn by Sir Samuel Griffith on ceremonial occasions. Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920) held numerous positions including Attorney General, Premier in 1883 and 1890, Chief Justice of Queensland, Lieutenant Governor of Queensland, and Chief Justice of Australia. He married Julia Thompson (later referred to as Lady Griffith) of Maitland, NSW in July, 1870. They had six children, Mary, Llewellyn (Llew), helen (Nellie), Edward (Percy), Alice (Gwen) and Edith (Edie). In 1886 he was made Knight Commander of St Michael and St George, and in 1895 Grand Companion. In 1875 as Attorney General he introduced the State Education Act, which provided free primary school education for all Queensland children. In the following year he was appointed Secretary of Public Instruction (now Education Queensland). Griffith's illustrious career in the law and in Queensland politics culminated in his role in Federation. Following the drafting of the federal constitution during the latter part of the 1890s, and the proclamation of Federation in January 1901, Sir Samuel was appointed Chief Justice of Australia in 1903.

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Registration Number H49641
Classification CH classification TOYS Soft Toys koala
Name or Title Toy koala 'Borobi'
Production Place China
Production Date 2017
History and Use

Designed by Brisbane teacher, Merrilyn Krohn, and inspired by the 1982 Commonwealth Games mascot, 'Matilda', the ‘blue koala’ model was one of over four thousand entries in a nation-wide competition to design a mascot for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The fundamental criteria for the design called for a ‘colourful ... blue, yellow, green, red, orange or pink or a combination of colours from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games’ ‘made-up/imaginary character or animal or person that represents the Gold Coast and the Commonwealth Games’. Key features of the winning ‘blue koala’ model include blue fur, blue and green ears, red nose, sunscreen, fluorescent yellow ‘boardshorts’ and Indigenous artwork on each paw.

Incorporating Yugambeh and broader Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art styles, the artwork was designed by Chern’ee Sutton, a contemporary Kalkadoon artist from Mt Isa, Queensland, in consultation with the Yugambeh Elders Reconciliation Action Plan Reference Group, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) and the Office of the Commonwealth Games. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games has been hailed as an historic event in terms of the recognition and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures at every level of the Games' organization and production, including consultation, collateral, product and uniform design, procurement of goods and services, participation and volunteering.

State/Province Queensland
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Country Australia
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Registration Number H49433
Classification CH classification RURAL INDUSTRY Livestock Sheep
Name or Title Wool Pack
Production Place Bangladesh
History and Use

Wool packs made of jute were filled at shearing sheds to form wool bales for transport. Wool reamined in the wool packs through all transport and storeage until the wool was processed at a woollen mill. Around 180 kg of wool was squeezed into each bale in wool presses, found in every shearing shed. The job of wool presser was a specialist occupation in the shearing shed. Jute wool packs were replaced by lighter synthetic packs from the 1990s.
Donor Bob Edwards used pieces of jute wool packs to line saddles in his work as a saddler and harnessmaker.

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Registration Number H49447
Classification CH classification LIGHTING
CH classification TRADES Plumbing
CH classification TRADES Tinsmithing
Name or Title Street lamp.
Production Place Lowood/South Central/Queensland/Australia
History and Use

Richard ( Dick) Holm had a Lowood plumbing business from the 1930s. Sheet metal manufacturing and soldering were part of the plumbing trade in the era of corregated steel water tanks and roofs 1850s - 1950s). Dick Holm also made jugs, lamps, tubs, window awnings, roof finials, roof vents etc of sheet metal, both as part of his business and as a hobby.
This handmade lamp is of a style used for street lighting in the nineteenth and early 20th centuries.

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Registration Number H49448
Classification CH classification LIGHTING Kerosene & Oil kerosene lamp
CH classification TRADES Plumbing
CH classification TRADES Tinsmithing
Name or Title Wall mounted lamp.
Production Place Lowood/South Central/Queensland/Australia
History and Use

The lamp was made by Richard (Dick) Holm, who was a plumber in Lowood from the 1930s until the 1980s. He manufactured items from galvanised steel sheet by hand. The joints are soldered with lead 'plumber's solder'. Dick Holm made tanks, oil lamps, jugs, basins etc as part of his plumbing business, but also as a hobby. He would aquire 19th Century items such as old lamps and then make copies.

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Registration Number H49453
Classification CH classification TOOLS Multipurpose hole cutter
CH classification TRADES Wheelwrighting
Name or Title Washer and gasket circle cutter
Production Place Unknown
History and Use

Washer and gasket circle cutter. Used to cut leather wheel washers which were placed on an axle ends against the collars, prior to putting the wooden wheels on the axles. The washers reduced friction as the wheels turned. The washer cutters could be used by wheelwrights, or any person maintaing a buggy or cart by removing the wheels and greasing the axle ends. Worn or compressed washers would be replaced as part of normal maintenance. The central pivot has a square shank to fit a brace drill. The blades to cut the inside and outside diameters of the washer are adjustable.

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Registration Number H49454
Classification CH classification TOOLS Multipurpose
CH classification TRADES Wheelwrighting
Name or Title Trammel
History and Use

Trammel, used by wheelwrights to scribe arcs when making wheel fellies. Trammels are adjustable to produce arcs of varying diameters. Arcs could be directly scribed on to timber planks to make lines for sawing out fellies (the outside timber parts of a wheel), or on to metal sheet to be cut out to make fellie patterns. Trammels could also be used in other trades where arcs or circles were drawn including carpentry, engineering and sheet metalwork.

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Registration Number H49456
Classification CH classification TRADES Wheelwrighting
CH classification TOOLS Tools
Name or Title Double callipers.
Production Place Sydney/New South Wales/Australia
History and Use

Double callipers. These are used by woodturners including wheelwrights to capture two different outside diameters. Double callipers would be useful when turning wheel hubs on a lathe. Both the narrower end size and the belly diameter could be held for producing multiple wheels.
The item was donated by wheelwright Mike Hendrikson from Kariong NSW and formerly of Sydney, and was probably acquired around Sydney.

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Registration Number H49438
Classification CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Edged weapons bayonet
Name or Title Bayonet and scabbard
Production Place Sheffield/South Yorkshire/England
Production Date 1918
History and Use

The 1907 Patent bayonet was used with Lee Enfield .303 rifles by Commonwealth countries including Australia in World War I and World War II, and up until the 1950s.The Sanderson company which made the bayonet manufactired tool steel and tools in Sheffield England.

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Registration Number H49440
Classification CH classification MILITARY Army Transport
CH classification TRANSPORT Horse Harness bit
Name or Title Military horse bit
Production Place England
Production Date 1914
History and Use

Military horse bit, British pattern, as used by Commonwealth forces in the First World War. Used with both ridden and harnessed horses. Also known as an elbow bit. Walsall in the West Midlands was the centre of the production of leather goods.

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Registration Number H49444
Classification CH classification MILITARY Army
Name or Title Ammunition box
Production Place Melbourne/Victoria/Australia
History and Use

he Colonial Ammunition Company produced .303 ammunition for the Australian Army in the First World War. The Company operated fron 1888 until 1926 when it was purchased by the Australian Government and became the Small Arms Ammunition Factory No1.
A company of the same name operated in Auckland NZ.

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Registration Number H49437
Classification CH classification RURAL INDUSTRY
Name or Title Grinding mill
Production Place Shropshire/England
History and Use

The grinding mill was used by the McClymont family on their farm at Westbrook west of Toowoomba. Produce such as corn and oats for horses was commonly grown and used on the farm. Fodder for horses was often sold as a cash crop to livery stables and produce merchants.

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Registration Number H49439
Classification CH classification MILITARY Army Transport
CH classification TRANSPORT Horse
Name or Title Army horse picket chains
History and Use

Army picket chains were worn by transport horses. When the horses were not working they could be tethered in picket lines. (Note; Ridden horses such as those belonging to officers and the Light Horse usually had picket ropes rather than chains.)

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Registration Number H49426
Classification CH classification MILITARY Army Transport
CH classification TRANSPORT Horse Harness
Name or Title Military harness
Production Date Circa 1916
History and Use

This type of military harness was used by British Forces (including Australia) in the First World War, and through to the Second World War. Some parts were made by Martins of Birmimgham, and others by EO Robathan of Walsall.All parts are dated 1917.

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Registration Number H49435
Classification CH classification TRANSPORT Horse Harness pack saddle components
Name or Title Packsaddle canteen
Production Place Adelaide/South Australia/Australia
History and Use

This packsaddle canteen was found in far western Queensland or Northern Territory. The cateen would have been one of a pair carried on a horse, on either side of a packsaddle. The canteen carried 5 gallons (22.7litres). Canteens were necessary whentravelling in regions where water sorces were far apart.
Note- the bung/lid was missing on donation.

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Registration Number R7005
Classification CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Name or Title Model - Deutsche Reichsbahn 08 Steam Locomotive
History and Use

The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.

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Registration Number R7001
Classification CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Name or Title Model - LNER Tank Locomotive
History and Use

The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.

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Registration Number R7003
Classification CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Name or Title Model - Deutsche Reichsbahn Steam Locomotive
Production Place West Germany
History and Use

The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.

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Registration Number R7006
Classification CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Name or Title Model - Live Steam French Tank Locomotive
History and Use

The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.

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Registration Number R7004
Classification CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Name or Title Model - Japanese C57 Steam Locomotive
History and Use

The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.

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