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Burnished, wooden fighting club

Burnished, wooden fighting club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Pigmented and burnished, deep wooden concave container

Pigmented and burnished, deep wooden concave container

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1937
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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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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Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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New South Wales, Australia
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1984
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Charles Hart collection
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Painted and pokerwork boomerang featuring scallop border and man standing with shield and spear in centre, made by Joe Timbery, 1934, La Perouse, Sydney

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joe Timbery
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1934
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Wooden bowl called piti

Wooden bowl called piti

RG Kimber collection no. 1
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Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Cordillo Downs Station, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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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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Wooden club or digging stick with pokerwork design from Hermannsburg, 1957

Wooden club or digging stick with pokerwork design from Herm...

Barrie and Jennifer Hadlow 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

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1923
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Wooden container with adze marks

Wooden container with adze marks

Enid Bowden collection
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Club head

Club head

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1929
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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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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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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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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1930
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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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1985
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Club

FG Tonge collection
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Australia
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1970
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Club from Goondiwindi area, Queensland, 1901

Club from Goondiwindi area, Queensland, 1901

Edmund Milne collection
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Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
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1901
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Club from central Western Australia, 1915

Club from central Western Australia, 1915

Edmund Milne collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Club from West Papua, Indonesia

Club from West Papua, Indonesia

Edmund Milne collection
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Papua, Indonesia
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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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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow 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

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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1911
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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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Timber club with tapered head studded with rows of nails, from  QLD

Timber club with tapered head studded with rows of nails, fr...

Scott Rainbow collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Gerhardt Laves collection
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Gerhardt Laves
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1931
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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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Boomerang, made by Joe Timbery, La Perouse, Sydney, 1977

Boomerang, made by Joe Timbery, La Perouse, Sydney, 1977

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joe Timbery
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1977
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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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Wooden container

Wooden container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Njinawanga
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1981
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Jardial - fighting stick - Bentinck Island

Jardial - fighting stick - Bentinck Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Bentinck Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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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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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Port Essington, Coburg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Wooden club with incised floral pattern, attributed to Coranderrk

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Piti

Piti

Maruku Arts collection no. 3
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Topsy Tjulyata
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2003
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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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Biliaritjimau
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1965
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Lew Parlette collection no. 2
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1972
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Burl used to hold ochre

Burl used to hold ochre

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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2002
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Edward Roberts collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Patricia Heath collection
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Ms Patricia Heath
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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Club

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Unknown
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Club

Papuan Official collection
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Deep concave wooden container

Deep concave wooden container

Patricia Heath collection
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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1982
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Topography

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Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Sherril Sheehan collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Sherril Sheehan
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Baby shoes with shellwork decoration, La Perouse, Sydney

Baby shoes with shellwork decoration, La Perouse, Sydney

Jonathan Dickson collection
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Baby shoes
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Shellwork Sydney Harbour Bridge, La Perouse, Sydney

Shellwork Sydney Harbour Bridge, La Perouse, Sydney

Esme Timbery collection
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Esme Timbery
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2006
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Food bowl woven from plant material

Food bowl woven from plant material

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Darnley (Erub) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Miss Lucy Thaiday
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1992
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Club

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Club

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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South-eastern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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