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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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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1800
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Prison truncheon, about 1940

Prison truncheon, about 1940

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Weapons
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Terracotta bowl with glazed sgaffito decoration by Tjunkaya Tapaya, 2005

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Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 7
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjunkaya Tapaya
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Partly finished wooden container

Partly finished wooden container

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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North Queensland P & A Association 1883 'Brood Mare'

North Queensland P & A Association 1883 'Brood Mare'

David Allen medals collection
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1883
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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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Shallow, wooden container

Shallow, wooden container

Brian Hayden collection
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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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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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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Saw-setting tool

Saw-setting tool

Phillip Porta collection
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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John H. Gillman
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1850
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Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Doris Nash collection
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Iram Nash
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1875
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Kunmunya Mission (aka Port George IV mission), West Kimberley, West...
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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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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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Ceramic bowl

Ceramic bowl

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Eddie Puruntatameri
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Wooden container 'Snake Dreaming at Tjuntina', painted by Tommy Lowry Tjapaltjarri, 1977

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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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Bridge Street, looking east

Bridge Street, looking east

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1849
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Fighting stick with thin incised lines

Fighting stick with thin incised lines

Bruce Wright collection
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Kalumburu, Western Australia, Australia
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Margaret Pinnock
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Kelp water carrier by Verna Nichols

Kelp water carrier 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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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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Palm leaf basket from Port Essington, made by Ningoldie Blyth, 2015

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Port Essington collection no. 2
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Cobourg Peninnsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ningoldie Blyth
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2015
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Bark container

Bark container

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

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers
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1936
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Lead finial for gaol fence

Lead finial for gaol fence

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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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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Envelope and letter sent from Robert Lionel Faithfull, 23 December 1883

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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New York, United States of America
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Robert L. Faithfull
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1883
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Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1873
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Popalntao
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1965
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Boomerang

Boomerang

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the Cairns district

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Cylindrical bark container

Cylindrical bark container

Enid Bowden collection
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1987
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Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Florence Gaby collection
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Oval concave wooden container with pointed ends

Oval concave wooden container with pointed ends

JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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Wheelwright's hollow auger bit

Wheelwright's hollow auger bit

Arthur Sayer collection
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Hollow bits
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Evandale, Tasmania, Australia
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William A. Porter
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1880
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Maringka Burton
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1994
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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

Douglas Seaton collection
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Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to Reverend Hungerford in 1852

Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to R...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Walking-sticks
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Northern New England, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1852
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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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Piti or wooden container with pokerwork of Kungkarangkaipa Tjukurpa or 'Seven Sisters' Dreaming

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 2
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Margaret Dagg
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1997
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Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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Container made from bull kelp, river reed and tee tree string, by Tanya Langdon

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Tayenebe collection
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Ms Tanya Langdon
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Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbe...

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Cast iron 'D' shaped  screw lock handcuffs with key

Cast iron 'D' shaped screw lock handcuffs with key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Handcuffs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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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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Government House

Government House

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Government House, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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NSW Government
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1849
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Terracotta bowl with sgaffito decoration by Tjunkaya Tapaya, 2005

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Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 7
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjunkaya Tapaya
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2006
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Dispatch box with 'The Colonial Treasurer' on lid

Dispatch box with 'The Colonial Treasurer' on lid

Marion Green collection
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1856
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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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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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Ikula
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Elliptical concave bark container

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Gabriella Roy collection
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Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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