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Presented for defending an attack by bushrangers Ben Hall, John Gilbert and John O'Meally in 1863.
Material relating to gardening expert Ivy Lovric who inspired 'Aunty Ivy'.
A collection of sketches from the high-profile 1982 trial of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain.
Clothing, photographs and a first edition book which belonged to the contentious welfare worker.
Vivid paintings showing the impact of climate change on one woman's life as an artist and a farmer.
Memorabilia associated with Australian aviation pioneers, Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm.
A 1936 Corona Four typewriter used by the author of 'The Silver Brumby' and other works.
Prized possessions belonging to a champion horsewoman and show-ring jumper.
Wimbledon trophies and racquets belonging to Evonne Goolagong Cawley.
Worn while lobbying for recognition of Aboriginal Australians in the 1967 Referendum campaign.
A mother's gift to her daughter, complete with miniature furnishings and figurines.
An outfit worn by the Aboriginal historian at key moments in the reconciliation campaign.
Migrant Guna Kinne's link with her homeland, sewn by hand over 30 years.
Memorabilia and uniforms owed by former Australian netball team captain Liz Ellis.
A step-through ladies' safety bike from about 1910, designed by Marion's husband, Arthur.
Created by six Martu women to tell stories of their country.
The crown awarded to three decades of Miss Australia Quest winners.
A 1950s Holden Special Sedan owned by one woman for 25 years.
A modified Roadmaster bicycle used by a Tasmanian woman in the 1940s and 1950s.
From the Misses Deane school, which offered 'polite learning' for young ladies in Sydney from 1838.
Made by Esme Timbery in the Indigenous tradition of making shellwork artefacts in Sydney.
Part of an unbroken cultural tradition, made by by Tasmanian Aboriginal elder Aunty Dulcie Greeno.
The canoe used by Val Plumwood during a crocodile attack in Kakadu National Park in 1985.
A pony-sized brass Sydney sulky from about 1940, belonging to champion horsewoman and breeder Mary Willsallen.
Personal objects belonging to an Australian woman who lost her life in the September 11 terrorist attacks.