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Spearthrower from Western Australia

Spearthrower from Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Partly finished wooden container

Partly finished wooden container

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Bamboo bottle

Bamboo bottle

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1919
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Boomerang from northern New South Wales

Boomerang from northern New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kanginy
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Ceramic glazed stoneware vessel

Ceramic glazed stoneware vessel

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Weipa, Queensland, Australia
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Thancoupie
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales

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Edmund Milne collection
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Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Boney
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1931
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Wooden container made by Harry Shepherd, Byrock, New South Wales, 1910

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Edmund Milne collection
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Harry Shepherd
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1915
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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Edmund Milne collection
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Club from Barwon River area, New South Wales, 1911

Club from Barwon River area, New South Wales, 1911

Edmund Milne collection
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Barwon River, New South Wales, Australia
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Club from Solomon Islands

Club from Solomon Islands

Edmund Milne collection
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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'Ngurti' (wooden container) by Kuji Rosie Goodjie and Jukuja Nora Tjookootja, 2007

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Canning Stock Route collection
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Ngumpan, Western Australia, Australia
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Kuji R. Goodjie
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2007
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Hafted stone hatchet, South Coast, New South Wales

Hafted stone hatchet, South Coast, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
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1902
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Club from Samoa

Club from Samoa

Edmund Milne collection
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Woven fibre basket from Wenlock River area, Queensland

Woven fibre basket from Wenlock River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Wenlock River, Queensland, Australia
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Bark container collected at Yallock station near Cobar, New South Wales

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Edmund Milne collection
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Yallock, New South Wales, Australia
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J Leach
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Bottom grinding stone [stone implement]

Bottom grinding stone [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Toorale, New South Wales, Australia
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Wooden, oval elongated concave container

Wooden, oval elongated concave container

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales

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Edmund Milne collection
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Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Boney
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Sample - Adhesive

Sample - Adhesive

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales

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Edmund Milne collection
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Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Boney
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Ground edged hatchet head, used by Tiburria, St Georges Basin, New South Wales, 1841

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Edmund Milne collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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St Georges Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Tiburria
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Kelp water carrier

Kelp water carrier

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Yvonne Kopper collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Yvonne Kopper
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Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Edmund Milne collection
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Maharatta, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Wooden bowl with pokerwork snake design by Mowitja, Umbakuku SA

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Umbakulu, South Australia, Australia
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Mowitja
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Breast plate

Breast plate

Edmund Milne collection
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Ornaments
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Papua, Indonesia
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Cocktail savoury holder

Cocktail savoury holder

Lois Grosse collection
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Japan
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1945
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ikula
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Black and brown bowl

Black and brown bowl

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kanginy
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Wira

Wira

Maruku Arts collection no. 3
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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2003
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shield with angled parallel lines on surface

Shield with angled parallel lines on surface

Edmund Milne collection
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Container made from bull kelp, river reed and echidna quills, by Verna Nichols

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Tayenebe collection
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Verna Nichols
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Spearthrower from Mareeba, Queensland

Spearthrower from Mareeba, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mareeba, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Club from Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Club from Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Edmund Milne collection
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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1914
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Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1896

Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1896

Edmund Milne collection
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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1896
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Club head from Papua New Guinea

Club head from Papua New Guinea

Edmund Milne collection
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New Britain, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Club with pointed head

Club with pointed head

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrower from Western Australia

Spearthrower from Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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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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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy, King of Bolara Maneroo

Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy, King of Bolara Maneroo

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Bolara, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Club from central Western Australia, 1915

Club from central Western Australia, 1915

Edmund Milne collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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1915
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Club from Cobar, New South Wales, 1909

Club from Cobar, New South Wales, 1909

Edmund Milne collection
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Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Bull kelp container, made by Nannette Shaw

Bull kelp container, made by Nannette Shaw

Tayenebe collection
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Ms Nannette Shaw
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Spearthrower with etched design, from Northern Territory

Spearthrower with etched design, from Northern Territory

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Wooden container from the Rawlinson Ranges

Wooden container from the Rawlinson Ranges

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Rawlinson Ranges, Western Australia, Australia
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Walter B. MacDougall Mr
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Storage system composed of a group of five tobacco tins with lids attached to a length of wood

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E Burke and M Everitt collection
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Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Toorale, New South Wales, Australia
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Pigmented and burnished, deep wooden concave container

Pigmented and burnished, deep wooden concave container

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1937
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Hafted edge-ground stone hatchet

Hafted edge-ground stone hatchet

Edmund Milne collection
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Not provided
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1931
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Comb from Vanuatu

Comb from Vanuatu

Edmund Milne collection
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Vanuatu, Oceania
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Shield, central Western Australia, 1898

Shield, central Western Australia, 1898

Edmund Milne collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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1898
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Boomerang from Bogan River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Bogan River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kanginy
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