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Registration Number H31400
Classification CH classification
Name or Title Ginger Jar with Lid
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Registration Number H13937
Classification CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food Preparation billy
Name or Title Billy
History and Use

A billy is a pot used to cook over a campfire, most often associated with the brewing of bush tea. Although similar objects exist in other cultures, Australians have embraced the billy as a symbol of the spirit of outback exploration. It is associated with the freedom of travelling light, self-reliance and connection to the land. This is an early twentieth century tin billy with measurements up to 1 pint marked on the inside.

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Registration Number H1325
Classification CH classification SCIENCES Instruments Measuring hydrometer
CH classification MINING Equipment
Name or Title Hydrometers
Production Place London/England
State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number H23660
Classification CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Writing Equipment (see also COMMERCE) pencil
Name or Title Pencil- 'Cut and Come Again'
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Registration Number H26778
Classification CH classification RECREATIONS Gambling poker machine
Name or Title Poker Machine (Slot Machine)
Production Place New South Wales/Australia
Production Date 13 Jul 1964
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Registration Number H26845
Classification CH classification COSTUME Trades ~ Working woman
CH classification HANDCRAFTS Needlework embroidery
Name or Title Apron
Production Place Queensland/Australia
Production Date 1930-1939
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Registration Number H26077
Classification CH classification COSTUME ACCESSORIES Male bag
Name or Title Calico Bag
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Registration Number H22331.8
Classification CH classification COSTUME unisex
Name or Title Expo Oz Suit - Foot
Production Place California/USA
Production Date 1986
History and Use

Mascot for Expo 88 World Fair in Brisbane 1988.
Expo Oz became an international celebrity as the official mascot of World Expo ‘88. Launched on 30 November 1986, he was the focus of publicity leading up to the event, both within and beyond Australia, and later made over 1500 appearances on the Expo site.

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Registration Number H22331.9
Classification CH classification COSTUME unisex
Name or Title Expo Oz Suit - Foot
Production Place California/USA
Production Date 1986
History and Use

Mascot for Expo 88 World Fair in Brisbane 1988.
Expo Oz became an international celebrity as the official mascot of World Expo ‘88. Launched on 30 November 1986, he was the focus of publicity leading up to the event, both within and beyond Australia, and later made over 1500 appearances on the Expo site.

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Registration Number H22331.14
Classification CH classification COSTUME unisex
Name or Title Expo Oz Suit - Back Brace
Production Place California/USA
Production Date 1986
History and Use

Mascot for Expo 88 World Fair in Brisbane 1988.
Expo Oz became an international celebrity as the official mascot of World Expo ‘88. Launched on 30 November 1986, he was the focus of publicity leading up to the event, both within and beyond Australia, and later made over 1500 appearances on the Expo site.

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Registration Number H22331.10
Classification CH classification COSTUME unisex
Name or Title Expo Oz Suit - Glove
Production Place California/USA
Production Date 1986
History and Use

Mascot for Expo 88 World Fair in Brisbane 1988.
Expo Oz became an international celebrity as the official mascot of World Expo ‘88. Launched on 30 November 1986, he was the focus of publicity leading up to the event, both within and beyond Australia, and later made over 1500 appearances on the Expo site.

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Registration Number H22331.11
Classification CH classification COSTUME unisex
Name or Title Expo Oz Suit - Glove
Production Place California/USA
Production Date 1986
History and Use

Mascot for Expo 88 World Fair in Brisbane 1988.
Expo Oz became an international celebrity as the official mascot of World Expo ‘88. Launched on 30 November 1986, he was the focus of publicity leading up to the event, both within and beyond Australia, and later made over 1500 appearances on the Expo site.

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Registration Number H22331.12
Classification CH classification COSTUME unisex
Name or Title Expo Oz Suit - Arm
Production Place California/USA
Production Date 1986
History and Use

Mascot for Expo 88 World Fair in Brisbane 1988.
Expo Oz became an international celebrity as the official mascot of World Expo ‘88. Launched on 30 November 1986, he was the focus of publicity leading up to the event, both within and beyond Australia, and later made over 1500 appearances on the Expo site.

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Registration Number H22331.13
Classification CH classification COSTUME unisex
Name or Title Expo Oz Suit - Arm
Production Place California/USA
Production Date 1986
History and Use

Mascot for Expo 88 World Fair in Brisbane 1988.
Expo Oz became an international celebrity as the official mascot of World Expo ‘88. Launched on 30 November 1986, he was the focus of publicity leading up to the event, both within and beyond Australia, and later made over 1500 appearances on the Expo site.

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Registration Number H22331.15
Classification CH classification COSTUME unisex
Name or Title Expo Oz Suit - Back Brace Rod
Production Place California/USA
Production Date 1986
History and Use

Mascot for Expo 88 World Fair in Brisbane 1988.
Expo Oz became an international celebrity as the official mascot of World Expo ‘88. Launched on 30 November 1986, he was the focus of publicity leading up to the event, both within and beyond Australia, and later made over 1500 appearances on the Expo site.

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Registration Number H22331.7
Classification CH classification COSTUME unisex
Name or Title Expo Oz Suit - Lapel Badge
Production Place California/USA
Production Date 1986
History and Use

Mascot for Expo 88 World Fair in Brisbane 1988.
Expo Oz became an international celebrity as the official mascot of World Expo ‘88. Launched on 30 November 1986, he was the focus of publicity leading up to the event, both within and beyond Australia, and later made over 1500 appearances on the Expo site.

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Registration Number H43369
Classification CH classification TOYS Dolls plastic
Name or Title Nurseryland Kewpie Doll
Production Place Victoria/Australia
History and Use

This Nurseryland Kewpie Doll was made by L & I Glenn Pty Ltd in Hawthorne, Victoria. It is an important representation of Australian toy making as few black coloured dolls were manufactured.

Kewpie Dolls are based on the illustrations of Rose O'Neill. The dolls were highly popular in the early 1900s and were produced in Germany, Belgium, France and later in Japan.

The Kewpie Doll is also one of the earliest examples of mass toy manufacturing.

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Registration Number H2029.2
Classification CH classification PACKAGES AND CONTAINERS Box wooden box
CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Weapon Accessories gun case
Name or Title Original box for Parker pistols
Production Place United Kingdom
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Registration Number H46005
Classification CH classification ESSENTIAL SERVICES Prisons
CH classification PACKAGES AND CONTAINERS Box
Name or Title Set of chairs (6)
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Registration Number H46063
Classification CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food Preparation ladle
Name or Title Collecting Ladle
Production Date 1960
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Registration Number H48146
Classification CH classification CIVIC MEMENTOES
CH classification FLAGS Events
Name or Title Banner "Thank you"
Production Place Ipswich/South East/Queensland/Australia
Production Date 2011
History and Use

This banner was made by two residents who were affected by the flood in the suburb of Riverview, near Ipswich. It was hung as a backdrop at a party which they held to say thank you to all the people who helped clean up their homes and get them back on their feet. The banner reads: “THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS, GOV. Agencies, Family, Neighbourhood house, Tradies, Friends”.

The series of Queensland cyclones and floods which occurred over the summer of 2010-2011 was one of the most devastating natural disasters in the history of the state. The events which were named in the media as ‘Queensland’s Summer of Disasters’, impacted over 2.5 million people and saw the evacuation of entire towns, power and water being cut off as well as roads, railway lines, buildings, homes and personal property damaged. It also resulted in the tragic death of 35 people and the declaration of 78% of the state as a disaster zone.

After the extreme weather conditions took place and the flood waters receded, thousands of volunteers immediately responded by rallying together to help friends, neighbours and complete strangers clean up their businesses and homes. Many Queenslander’s showed great generosity, courage, strength and community spirit during the clean-up phase of the event with volunteers providing hands-on help, free services, professional advice, donations and much more to help those cyclone and flood affected victims get back on their feet.

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Registration Number H48147.1
Classification CH classification PACKAGES AND CONTAINERS Bag
Name or Title "Thank you" party sample bag
Production Place Brisbane/Queensland/Australia
Production Date 2011
History and Use

This ‘thank you’ bag was put together by two flood affected neighbours who lived in Riverview. They were made up after the clean-up phase of the Queensland floods 2010 – 2011. The bags, which they referred to as ‘Flood Survivor’s Packs’ were handed out at a post-flood party which they hosted in order to thank the many volunteers who helped them clean up their homes and offer assistance. The bag contains small personal essentials such as tissues, a toothbrush and toothpaste, disposable gloves, skin lotion, vitamins, lens wipes, a ruler, a disposable teaspoon and cup, and a tea bag with sugar sachets.

The series of Queensland cyclones and floods which occurred over the summer of 2010-2011 was one of the most devastating natural disasters in the history of the state. The events which were named in the media as ‘Queensland’s Summer of Disasters’, impacted over 2.5 million people and saw the evacuation of entire towns, power and water being cut off as well as roads, railway lines, buildings, homes and personal property damaged. It also resulted in the tragic death of 35 people and the declaration of 78% of the state as a disaster zone.

After the extreme weather conditions took place and the flood waters receded, thousands of volunteers immediately responded by rallying together to help friends, neighbours and complete strangers clean up their businesses and homes. Many Queenslander’s showed great generosity, courage, strength and community spirit during the clean-up phase of the event with volunteers providing hands-on help, free services, professional advice, donations and much more to help those cyclone and flood affected victims get back on their feet.

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Registration Number H49324
Classification CH classification COSTUME Footwear unisex
Name or Title Pair of Gumboots
Production Date Pre 2011
History and Use

These gumboots are associated with Queensland’s ‘Summer of Disasters’; the series of Queensland cyclones and floods which occurred over the summer of 2010-2011 and became one of the most devastating natural disasters in the history of the state. The events impacted over 2.5 million people and saw the evacuation of entire towns, power and water being cut off as well as roads, railway lines, buildings, homes and personal property damaged. It also resulted in the tragic death of 35 people and the declaration of 78% of the state as a disaster zone.

After the extreme weather conditions took place and the flood waters receded, thousands of volunteers immediately responded by rallying together to help friends, neighbours and complete strangers clean up their businesses and homes. Many Queenslander’s showed great generosity, courage, strength and community spirit during the clean-up phase of the event with volunteers providing hands-on help, free services, professional advice, donations and much more to help those cyclone and flood affected victims get back on their feet.

The gumboots were used by a resident of Lawson Street, Oxley in Brisbane to clean-up his flood affected house. The resident and his family had prior to this, evacuated their home as they were advised that the floodwaters would be higher than the 1974 flood.

Gumboots, in addition to various other styles of closed footwear such as old sneakers were typically worn by hundreds, if not thousands of volunteers to safely walk through flood waters during the clean-up phase of the event.

Floods have always been a part of Brisbane and Queensland's history. These gumboots have the potential to tell the story of Queensland's unique climate including recurring natural disasters.

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Registration Number H19448.2
Classification CH classification MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS String violin
Name or Title Violin Case
Production Place Austria
Production Date 1768-1809
History and Use

This violin was played in an Austrian orchestra that toured Australia during the mid-1800's, and was later played by A.G. Fleischmann in the Ipswich Concert Society Orchestra in the 1930's. One of the most prominent solo, ensemble and orchestral instruments in Western art music, the violin as it is known today was developed in early 16th century Europe. It was and is widely used in art and folk genres throughout Europe and the Western world. It was also introduced and subsequently modified in parts of Asia and the Americas.

To play, the violin is held under the chin with the scroll pointing laterally outward from the body. The left hand stops the strings to define the pitches while the right hand activates the strings with a bow. The strings may also be plucked or hit with the bow-frame.

Country Austria
Austria
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Registration Number H19448.3
Classification CH classification MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS String violin
Name or Title Violin Bow
Production Place Austria
Production Date Circa 1920
History and Use

This violin was played in an Austrian orchestra that toured Australia during the mid-1800's, and was later played by A.G. Fleischmann in the Ipswich Concert Society Orchestra in the 1930's. One of the most prominent solo, ensemble and orchestral instruments in Western art music, the violin as it is known today was developed in early 16th century Europe. It was and is widely used in art and folk genres throughout Europe and the Western world. It was also introduced and subsequently modified in parts of Asia and the Americas.

To play, the violin is held under the chin with the scroll pointing laterally outward from the body. The left hand stops the strings to define the pitches while the right hand activates the strings with a bow. The strings may also be plucked or hit with the bow-frame.

Country Austria
Austria
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