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Convict love tokens at the National Museum of Australia

History and serendipity featured the story of how the National Museum of Australia, my local  museum, became the holder of the largest collection of convict love tokens in the world.

The National Museum of Australia has set up a wonderful, interactive display of the entire collection of love tokens, which really allows you to explore these beautiful objects from a number of perspectives. You can find it here. Happy exploring.

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Valentines, 1884