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Spearhead

Spearhead

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearheads
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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1982
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Paintbrushes
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shield

Shield

JW Lindo collection
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Shields
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Murray and Darling area, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Spearthrower from Mitchell River area, Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, 1913

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Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1913
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
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Boomerangs
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Engraving tool made from a macropod incisor

Engraving tool made from a macropod incisor

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Engraving tools
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Adze

Adze

Patricia Heath collection
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Adzes
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
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Spearthrowers
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Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Club

Club

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1982
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Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner collection
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Baskets
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Wooden cylindrical walking stick with carved images on the spiral

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Walking-sticks
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Finke River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Incised shield, Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1898

Incised shield, Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1898

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1898
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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1974
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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1926
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Container

Container

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Containers
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Hollow decorated cylindrical wooden lure with truncated ends.

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Horne-Bowie collection
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Hunting and gathering tools
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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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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Containers
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Cooper Creek, Queensland, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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1985
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Jesse Hammond collection
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Hatchets
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Central Coast, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and...

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1800
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Oval-shaped iron container

Oval-shaped iron container

Scott Rainbow collection
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Containers
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Western Australia, Australia
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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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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Holroyd River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Egg scoop by Yvonne Koolmatrie

Egg scoop by Yvonne Koolmatrie

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Berri, South Australia, Australia
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Yvonne Koolmatrie
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1990
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Bull kelp, river reed and tee-tree container, made by Ila Purdon

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Tayenebe collection
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Containers
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Mrs Ila Purdon
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Club, Mungeranie, South Australia,

Club, Mungeranie, South Australia,

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Stan Mitchell collection
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Bone tools
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Not provided
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1963
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Boomerang

Boomerang

John Magers collection
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Boomerangs
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1975
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Boomerang, Port Mackay area, Queensland

Boomerang, Port Mackay area, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Port Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Club

Club

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Not provided
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1984
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Club

Club

Charles Hart collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Adze

Adze

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Adzes
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Wooden concave container

Wooden concave container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 2
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Ian Dunlop
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1964
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Douglas Seaton collection
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Containers
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Janet Mathews collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1966
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Metal container, Ernabella SA

Metal container, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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1954
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Clapstick

Clapstick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clapsticks
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Southern central, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Knife

Knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Stone artefacts
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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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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Wooden cylindrical clapstick, tapered at both ends, and pigmented

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Gerhardt Laves collection
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Clapsticks
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Wooden container, Wangkangurru people

Wooden container, Wangkangurru people

Horne-Bowie collection
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Containers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Spearthrower from Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, 1900

Spearthrower from Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, 1900

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Deep oval concaved wooden container

Deep oval concaved wooden container

Professor H Davies collection
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1957
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Bull kelp and river reed container, made by Leonie Dickson

Bull kelp and river reed container, made by Leonie Dickson

Tayenebe collection
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Ms Leonie Dickson
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Hand made pick

Hand made pick

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Picks
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Not provided
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1964
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Central Desert, South Australia, Australia
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1984
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Shell used as a palette

Shell used as a palette

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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