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Crater

Crater

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Sherril Sheehan collection
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Containers
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Sherril Sheehan
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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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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

The Australian Scene collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Not provided
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1973
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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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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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Not provided
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Victoria, Australia
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1926
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Spearthrower from Palmer River area, Queensland

Spearthrower from Palmer River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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Bark container

Bark container

Ursula McConnel collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Ursula McConnel collection
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Necklaces
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Ground red ochre

Ground red ochre

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Ochre
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Hatchets
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Head ornaments
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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1993
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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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Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
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1931
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Fighting stick with a rounded handle

Fighting stick with a rounded handle

Bruce Wright collection
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Clubs
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Kalumburu, Western Australia, Australia
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Margaret Pinnock
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Pigmented bifacially edge ground stone hatchet

Pigmented bifacially edge ground stone hatchet

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Hatchets
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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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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Shield

Shield

Gabriella Roy collection
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Shields
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Not provided
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1986
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
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Spearthrowers
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Rainforest shield, Barron River, QLD - collected by Ursula McConnel, 1930s

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Ursula McConnel collection
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Shields
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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1930
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Message stick

Message stick

Gladys Henry collection
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Message sticks
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Euramo, Tully, Queensland, Australia
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1970
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Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Boomerangs
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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1964
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
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Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia
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1982
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Tiwi Tunga - bark ceremonial container

Tiwi Tunga - bark ceremonial container

Charles Hart collection
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Containers
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Adze

Adze

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Adzes
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Glenelg River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Digging sticks
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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1925
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Boomerang, Mungeranie, South Australia

Boomerang, Mungeranie, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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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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Ship docked against a wharf

Ship docked against a wharf

Colledge Family collection
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Photographs
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Ceduna, South Australia, Australia
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Hank of plant fibre string made from the fibre of Psoralea patens

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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String
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Enid Bowden collection
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Didjeridus
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Carved wooden lizard with an incised design on the upper surface consisting of circles with short strokes

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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1991
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Black and brown bowl

Black and brown bowl

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