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Honey Ant Dreaming

Honey Ant Dreaming

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Acrylic paintings
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ronnie Allen
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Message stick

Message stick

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Message sticks
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1950
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Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
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Containers
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Nine rocks

Nine rocks

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Geological specimens
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Deaconess Winifred M. Hilliard
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1954
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Adze

Adze

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Shield

Shield

Patricia Heath collection
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Shields
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Ms Patricia Heath
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Boomerangs
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Holroyd River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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A.A.S.E Jamborette badge

A.A.S.E Jamborette badge

Dr Stephen Jani collection
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Badges
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Douglas Park, New South Wales, Australia
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Dr Istvan Jani
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1961
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Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1911
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Message stick

Message stick

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Message sticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Auger bit

Auger bit

George and Mary Weir collection
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Augers
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Redhead, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George F. Weir
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1949
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Club

Club

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Clubs
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Painting depicts a variety of creatures, including 7  turtles, various fish & insects, & a number of plants (black stalks).

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bob Bilinjara
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1966
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Hand-painted scarf by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Hand-painted scarf by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Scarves
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Bullroarer

Bullroarer

Papuan Official collection
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Bullroarers
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1927
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Carved wallaby

Carved wallaby

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Club

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S Jackson collection
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Sale, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Two painted wooden toy clothes pegs

Two painted wooden toy clothes pegs

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Dolls household equipment
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Soft brown felt riding hat

Soft brown felt riding hat

Colledge Family collection
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Hats
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Child's drawing by Kitik, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Kitik, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kitik
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1954
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Hafted edge-ground stone hatchet

Hafted edge-ground stone hatchet

Edmund Milne collection
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Hatchets
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Not provided
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1931
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Crimson full-length tunic, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Tunics
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
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Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Cylindrical wooden digging stick

Cylindrical wooden digging stick

Olive Pink collection
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Digging sticks
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Miss Olive Pink
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The Federated Confectioners' Association of Australia, Tasmanian Branch

The Federated Confectioners' Association of Australia, Tasma...

Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Membership certificates
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Australia
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Federated confectioners Association of Australia
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1960
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Northern Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Bark container

Bark container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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Containers
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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IYY [International Year of Youth]

IYY [International Year of Youth]

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Toy piano

Toy piano

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy musical instruments
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Stick used to pierce cloth

Stick used to pierce cloth

Eileen Morgan collection
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Tools
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Wooden club with a tapered point at one end, and a bulbous head with a flat top at the other

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JW Lindo collection
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Clubs
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J W. Lindo
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a spirit being Durlklorrkilorrken alternatively known as Balangdjangarlayn, circa 1970

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Kurrhkurr, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Arthur Billington collection
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Boomerangs
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Kunmunya Mission (aka Port George IV mission), West Kimberley, West...
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Royal Australian Air Force
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1946
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

JW Lindo collection
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Spearthrowers
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Beltana, South Australia, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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1985
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Club made by Jacky Plowright, 1848

Club made by Jacky Plowright, 1848

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Jacky Plowright
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1890
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Message stick

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Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Club

Club

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Clubs
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Clothes brush

Clothes brush

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Clothes brushes
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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
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Spatulas
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Dictating and transcribing machine

Dictating and transcribing machine

Ernest B Phillips collection
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Office machines
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Grundig Intermedia GmbH
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1960
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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
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Spatulas
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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