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Reddish-coloured club with koala motif on both sides of head, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Scott Rainbow collection
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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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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Hinged lid container

Hinged lid container

Cumpston Family collection
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Club

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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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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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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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Stan Mitchell collection
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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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Club from Macquarie River area, New South Wales, 1881

Club from Macquarie River area, New South Wales, 1881

Edmund Milne collection
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Macquarie River, New South Wales, Australia
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Club from lower Darling River region, New South Wales

Club from lower Darling River region, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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Bakelite cylindrical container

Bakelite cylindrical container

Fiona Reynolds collection
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Curved club from Lake Tyers area, East Gippsland, Victoria

Curved club from Lake Tyers area, East Gippsland, Victoria

Edmund Milne collection
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1912
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Pigmented wooden club

Pigmented wooden club

Charles Hart collection
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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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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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Unknown
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Club

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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Upper Murray River Region, Victoria, Australia
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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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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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Enid Bowden collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Plated ferrous metal hub cap bent and beaten into typical container

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Timber club with tapered head irregularly studded with nails, from Maroochydore, QLD

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Wooden container with pokerwork design

Wooden container with pokerwork design

Central Australian souvenirs collection
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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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Pigmented wooden container, Arrernte people

Pigmented wooden container, Arrernte people

Horne-Bowie collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Patricia Heath collection
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Upper Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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Yalata Lutheran Mission collection
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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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A Morrison collection no. 1
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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Forked wooden club

Forked wooden club

Charles Hart collection
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Club

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Club

Club

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Paddy B. Pakapunali
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1965
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Patricia Heath collection
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Knitting needle container

Knitting needle container

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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1941
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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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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, Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

Club, Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

Horne-Bowie collection
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Elliptical concave bark container

Elliptical concave bark container

Gabriella Roy collection
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Pigmented cylindrical bark container

Pigmented cylindrical bark container

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Ms Patricia Heath
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Wooden club, made by Budd Billy, Jervis Bay, New South Wales

Wooden club, made by Budd Billy, Jervis Bay, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Jervis Bay, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Boomerang-shaped wooden club, with tapered ends, and a smoothed black and white pigmented surface

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JW Lindo collection
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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1985
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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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Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Bark container

Bark container

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

Wooden Container

Stan Mitchell collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Two-pronged carved ceremonial club from Tiwi Islands

Two-pronged carved ceremonial club from Tiwi Islands

Roderick Shaw collection
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Florence Gaby collection
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Club

Katherine Stow collection
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New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Wooden club

Wooden 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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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1915

Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1915

Edmund Milne collection
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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1915
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Small wooden bowl made from River Red Gum

Small wooden bowl made from River Red Gum

Maruku Arts collection no. 3
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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2003
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