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Wooden decorated carving, 'Jabiru', from Melville or Bathurst Island

Wooden decorated carving, 'Jabiru', from Melville or Bathurs...

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Split cane armlet bound with string and covered with beeswax, pigment, feathers, and human hair

Split cane armlet bound with string and covered with beeswax...

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Aboriginal breastplate for Joey, Chief of Petraman

Aboriginal breastplate for Joey, Chief of Petraman

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Petraman
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1931
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Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Kelly, King of Broadwater

Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Kelly, King of Broadwater

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Broadwater, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Container

Container

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Gongolgon, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Roy Barker
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1992
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Deep concave wooden container

Deep concave wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1932
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Club

Club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Boomerang

Boomerang

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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1984
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Rope necklace

Rope necklace

University of Sydney collection
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Necklaces
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Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Oblong bark container

Oblong bark container

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Boomerang

Boomerang

John Magers collection
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1975
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Oval concave wooden container with rounded ends, and pigmented surfaces over longitudinal fluting

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JW Lindo collection
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Cooper Creek, Queensland, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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1985
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Armband of woven string with four conical shells in a decorative motif and a tuft of fine feathers bound to the centre edge

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Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Armbands
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1986
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Concave, oval wooden container

Concave, oval wooden container

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies 28/07/1975 collection
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Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Bloomfield River, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Elongated wooden concave container with rounded ends

Elongated wooden concave container with rounded ends

JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Continuously looped fibre string apron

Continuously looped fibre string apron

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Personal adornments
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Piti or wooden container with pokerwork of the Kungkarangkaipa Tjukurpa or 'Seven Sisters' Dre

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 2
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Margaret Dagg
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1997
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Clear plastic cylindrical screw top container

Clear plastic cylindrical screw top container

Milo Dunphy collection no. 2
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Boomerangs
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Pigmented stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked with a ground edge

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Keith Goddard collection
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Hatchets
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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1948
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Enid Bowden collection
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Necklaces
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Pendant made from 18 kangaroo incisor teeth

Pendant made from 18 kangaroo incisor teeth

Keith Goddard collection
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Pendants
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East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Hand made pick

Hand made pick

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Picks
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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Palm leaf bound with a narrow length of palm leaf forming a circular armband

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Dr La Mont West collection
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Armbands
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Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
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1964
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Vertical basket woven with rush

Vertical basket woven with rush

JW Lindo collection
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Baskets
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Kaparlgoo, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1935
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Plaited grass fibre armband or

Plaited grass fibre armband or "baku"

Dr William Warner collection
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Armbands
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Paper bark Sheath

Paper bark Sheath

Stan Mitchell collection
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Sheaths
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Not provided
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1963
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Club

Club

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1966
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Boomerang, Ripple Creek, Queensland

Boomerang, Ripple Creek, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Ripple Creek, Queensland, Australia
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1926
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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially edge-ground, and hafted in bent wood handle

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Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1963
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Carved wooden lizard with pokerwork designs on the upper surface

Carved wooden lizard with pokerwork designs on the upper sur...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1991
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Containers
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Clapstick

Clapstick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clapsticks
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North-western Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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