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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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1926
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Cylindrical, ceramic stoneware vessel

Cylindrical, ceramic stoneware vessel

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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1991
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Stan Mitchell collection
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Crater

Crater

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Sherril Sheehan collection
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Sherril Sheehan
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Crocheted baby's bib

Crocheted baby's bib

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Baby bibs
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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Brinkworth Area School Magazine

Brinkworth Area School Magazine

Lois Grosse collection
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School magazines
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Brinkworth, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1948
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Boomerang

Boomerang

The Australian Scene collection no. 2
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1973
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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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Mrs Ila Purdon
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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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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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Palm leaf container

Palm leaf container

Dr La Mont West collection
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Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
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1964
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Rectangular corroded black metal nail and screw tidy

Rectangular corroded black metal nail and screw tidy

John Handfield collection
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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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Walter Pukutiwara
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Club

Club

Edward Roberts collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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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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Jubilee booklet to commemorate fifty years in the life of the Commonwealth of Australia presented to Lois Grosse (nee Ottens), 1951

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Lois Grosse collection
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1951
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Lord Teach Us to Pray, 1944, given to Lois Grosse (nee Ottens) in commemoration of her confirmation in 1952

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Reverend John Grosse collection
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Religious books
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1944
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Digging sticks
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Cowarie, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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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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1934
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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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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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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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Container made from a sheet of metal

Container made from a sheet of metal

University of Sydney collection
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1957
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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, 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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Bamboo lime container or Pokemamari

Bamboo lime container or Pokemamari

Geoff Dennis collection
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Guadalcanal, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Bark container

Bark container

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Mrs Bunjuck
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1982
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Bark container

Bark container

Ursula McConnel collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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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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1945
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1935
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Elongated concave wooden container with rounded ends and adze marks on the interior surface

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JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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Sacred Yam Story

Sacred Yam Story

Sally Banyard collection
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Paintings
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mick Wallankarri Tjakamarra
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1977
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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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Nola
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Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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Melaleuca bark container

Melaleuca bark container

Helen Reeve collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1972
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Toiletry bag from the 1920s

Toiletry bag from the 1920s

Lois Grosse collection
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Toiletry bags
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Brinkworth, South Australia, Australia
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Vera E. Ottens
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Elliptical concave wooden container

Elliptical concave wooden container

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1963
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Western Australia, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Brinkworth Area School Magazine, 1945

Brinkworth Area School Magazine, 1945

Lois Grosse collection
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Brinkworth, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1945
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor H Davies collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) and collected by Herbert Basedow in 1913

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Partly finished wooden container

Partly finished wooden container

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Wooden bowl with burnt engraved designs

Wooden bowl with burnt engraved designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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Wedding program

Wedding program

Lois Grosse collection
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1960
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

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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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Bark container

Bark container

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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