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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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Unknown
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Wooden hunting club, Darling River region, New South Wales

Wooden hunting club, Darling River region, New South Wales

Black's Museum collection
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Clubs
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1930
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Deep concave wooden container

Deep concave wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Club

Club

S Jackson collection
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Sale, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir John Hubert P. Murray
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1927
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Club

Club

Edmund Milne collection
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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Club, Cairns, Queensland

Club, Cairns, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ikula
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Goanna [Perentie]

Goanna [Perentie]

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Wara
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1982
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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1982
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Wooden decorated club

Wooden decorated club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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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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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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Pair of black and brown wooden music sticks

Pair of black and brown wooden music sticks

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Clapsticks
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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Club

Papuan Official collection
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir Hubert Murray
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1927
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'Ngurti' (wooden container) by Mayapu Elsie Thomas, 2007

'Ngurti' (wooden container) by Mayapu Elsie Thomas, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Jilji Bore, Western Australia, Australia
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Mayapu E. Thomas
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2007
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Partly finished wooden container

Partly finished wooden container

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Kanyilpa (wooden container), painted by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi, 1978

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi
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1978
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Hooked club, western Victoria

Hooked club, western Victoria

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

Club

Edward Roberts collection
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Stan Mitchell collection
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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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

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Club

Club

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

Club

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Decorated container made from bark

Decorated container made from bark

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Forked wooden club

Forked wooden club

Charles Hart collection
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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Club - man's fighting stick

Club - man's fighting stick

Gladys Henry collection
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Euramo, Tully, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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Club head

Club head

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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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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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Topography

Topography

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Sherril Sheehan collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Sherril Sheehan
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Wira

Wira

Maruku Arts collection no. 3
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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2003
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Boomerang-shaped black pigmented asymmetrical wooden club, with a flattened form, rounded ends and incised surfaces

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JW Lindo collection
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Northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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1985
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Cylindrical wooden club, irregular in shape with a slight curve, and of a constant width throughout, with a tapered head

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JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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Wooden container made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Wooden container made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

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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Sawfish club

Sawfish club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Club featuring a carved kookaburra and incised animals

Club featuring a carved kookaburra and incised animals

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Tommy Foster
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Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Club

Club

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Club

Club

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Wooden club with incised solid circle pattern, attributed to Coranderrk, Victoria

Wooden club with incised solid circle pattern, attributed to...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Club

Club

L and T Hackney collection
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Club head

Club head

Papuan Official collection
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Wilfred N. Beaver
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1915
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Club head

Club head

Papuan Official collection
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Wilfred N. Beaver
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1915
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Wooden container, Wangkangurru people

Wooden container, Wangkangurru people

Horne-Bowie collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Club

Club

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Unknown
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ikula
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Club