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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Containers
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Umbakulu, South Australia, Australia
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Mowitja
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Roebuck Bay, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Container made from a sheet of metal

Container made from a sheet of metal

University of Sydney collection
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Containers
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1957
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett 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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1974
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Boomerangs
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North-western New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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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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Cup made from a shell

Cup made from a shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Cups
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1911
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Resin sample

Resin sample

The Australian Scene collection no. 4
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Samples
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Taap knife

Taap knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Knives
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Western Australia, Australia
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1963
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Containers
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Umbakulu, South Australia, Australia
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Mowitja
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Message stick

Message stick

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Containers
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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Boomerang

Boomerang

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Not provided
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1984
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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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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 from Bogan River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Bogan River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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1896
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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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Club

Club

Katherine Stow collection
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Clubs
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New South Wales, Australia
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1957
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1890
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Palm leaf container

Palm leaf container

Charles Hart collection
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Containers
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Inverway, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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Hooked club, western Victoria

Hooked club, western Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Western Victoria, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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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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Not provided
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1932
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Club

Club

Igor Zorich collection
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Clubs
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Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
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1974
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Knife made from an elliptical wooden shark tooth blade

Knife made from an elliptical wooden shark tooth blade

L and T Hackney collection
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Knives
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
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Containers
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor H Davies collection
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Spearthrowers
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1933
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Stone hatchet with a head that is bifacially flaked and the edge ground

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Edward Roberts collection
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Hatchets
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Hollow cylinder of wood forming a smoking pipe with a wooden bowl

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Enid Bowden collection
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Smoking pipes
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Ornament made from a cut and filed baler shell

Ornament made from a cut and filed baler shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Ornaments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Shield

Shield

Patricia Heath collection
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Shields
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Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1897
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Club

Club

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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Clubs
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South-eastern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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Hafted stone ground edge hatchet, with a handle of bent split wood

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Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Lake Hindmarsh, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Shield, Queensland

Shield, Queensland

Patricia Heath collection
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Shields
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Club

Club

S Jackson collection
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Clubs
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Sale, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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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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Not provided
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1985
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Club, Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

Club, Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Animal long bone awl

Animal long bone awl

Douglas Seaton collection
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Awls
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Babinda, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Woven plant fibre basket

Woven plant fibre basket

W Bateman collection
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Baskets
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Goulburn Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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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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Not provided
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1948
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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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