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Elliptical concave bark container

Elliptical concave bark container

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

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

Stan Mitchell collection
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Knives
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Stan Mitchell collection
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Deep bark container

Deep bark container

Kalumburu Community collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Kalumburu Dance Group
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1988
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spear

Spear

Stan Mitchell collection
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Container

Container

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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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

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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Stone Spearhead

Stone Spearhead

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearheads
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Pigmented, deep, wooden concave container

Pigmented, deep, wooden concave container

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Skein of bark strip

Skein of bark strip

Stan Mitchell collection
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Bark fibres
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Club

Club

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Bowl with pokerwork designs by Nola, Ernabella SA

Bowl with pokerwork designs by Nola, Ernabella SA

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

Shield

Stan Mitchell collection
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Umbakulu, South Australia, Australia
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Mowitja
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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1977
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Piti

Piti

Maruku Arts collection no. 3
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Topsy Tjulyata
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2003
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Bark container from Bathurst Island

Bark container from Bathurst Island

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

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

Stan Mitchell collection
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Not provided
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1963
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Bamboo water container

Bamboo water container

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1916
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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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Kelp water container by Verna Nichols

Kelp water container by Verna Nichols

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Verna Nichols collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Verna Nichols
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Tiwi Tunga - bark ceremonial container

Tiwi Tunga - bark ceremonial container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Concepta Kantilla
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hooked Boomerang

Hooked Boomerang

Stan Mitchell 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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Nola
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Stone knife and sheath

Stone knife and sheath

Stan Mitchell collection
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Knives
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Bull kelp, river reed and tea tree container made by Kylie Dickson

Bull kelp, river reed and tea tree container made by Kylie D...

Tayenebe collection
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Ms Kylie Dickson
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Hatchet handle

Hatchet handle

Stan Mitchell collection
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Deep concave wooden container

Deep concave wooden container

Patricia Heath collection
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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1982
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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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Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Stan Mitchell collection
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Stone artefacts
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South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Wooden prong that tapers very slightly to a point

Wooden prong that tapers very slightly to a point

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Spearheads
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Miniature wooden container with pokerwork decoration

Miniature wooden container with pokerwork decoration

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Plastic tube

Plastic tube

Dot Butler collection no. 2
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Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
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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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Two wooden bowls

Two wooden bowls

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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String Sample

String Sample

Stan Mitchell collection
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Wooden container 'Snake Dreaming at Tjuntina', painted by Tommy Lowry Tjapaltjarri, 1977

Wooden container 'Snake Dreaming at Tjuntina', painted by To...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yayayi, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tommy L. Tjapaltjarri
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1977
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