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Cocktail savoury holder

Cocktail savoury holder

Lois Grosse collection
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Japan
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1945
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Club

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Western Australia, Australia
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The Serpent, Bilumbira - Yirrkala, 1948

The Serpent, Bilumbira - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Club

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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Paddles
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Alexander L. Blyth
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1915
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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 boat shaped container

Wooden boat shaped container

Katherine Stow collection
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1957
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Decorated bark container

Decorated bark container

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Club

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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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Miniature wooden container with pokerwork decoration

Miniature wooden container with pokerwork decoration

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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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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Ngalpuntja
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Patricia Heath collection
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Ms Patricia Heath
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Roy Barker collection no. 1
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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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Charles Hart collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Pigmented cylindrical basket

Pigmented cylindrical basket

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Baskets
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Galiwin'ku (Elcho Island), Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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The Black Ant, Uaipa

The Black Ant, Uaipa

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Edmund Milne collection
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1911
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangiliana
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Child's drawing Our outstation - Gangan by Rhonda

Child's drawing Our outstation - Gangan by Rhonda

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Rhoda
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Spear

Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Club

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Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Katherine Stow collection
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Narran River, New South Wales, Australia
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Peter Hippi
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1879
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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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Kelp water carrier

Kelp water carrier

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Rachel Quillart collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Rachel Quillart
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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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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting bird holding fish, frog and turtle, by Munggeraui

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Club

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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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Ngatngin - women's pubic cover

Ngatngin - women's pubic cover

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Grass skirts
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Margaret
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1975
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Club

Club

Florence Gaby collection
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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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'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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Club from Suva, Fiji

Club from Suva, Fiji

Edmund Milne collection
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Fiji
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Frederick Chisholm
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1914
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Painting depicts a large, wide-bodied serpent horizontally across bark and six fish

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Gongolgon, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Roy Barker
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1992
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Work on paper depicting a goanna and crocodiles, Oenpelli, 1948

Work on paper depicting a goanna and crocodiles, Oenpelli, 1...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Unknown
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1948
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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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Incised wooden club, attributed to Coranderrk

Incised wooden club, attributed to Coranderrk

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Aboriginal Art Gallery 07/09/1973 collection
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Wood carvings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1973
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Malay Prau

Malay Prau

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Club

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Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Club

Club

Ron Bell collection
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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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Forked wooden club

Forked wooden club

Charles Hart collection
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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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

Club

Charles Hart collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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