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Plastic tube

Plastic tube

Dot Butler collection no. 2
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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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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1913
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Club

Club

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Club

Club

Ron Bell collection
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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Smoking pipes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1921
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Wooden headrest

Wooden headrest

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Bulbous timber club decorated with images of animals, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Egg scoop by Yvonne Koolmatrie

Egg scoop by Yvonne Koolmatrie

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Berri, South Australia, Australia
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Yvonne Koolmatrie
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1990
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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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Asymmetrical wooden club with one end pointed and the other end gradually extending to a tapered tubular head

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JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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Club

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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1912
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Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Roebuck Bay, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Concave, oval wooden container

Concave, oval wooden container

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies 28/07/1975 collection
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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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Boomerang-shaped wooden club, with tapered ends, a smoothed surface, and black and white pigment

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JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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Club

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1917
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Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Western NSW, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Elliptical concave wooden container

Elliptical concave wooden container

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1963
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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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1919
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Club

Papuan Official collection
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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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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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Drum

Drum

Papuan Official collection
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Musical drums
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1907
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1914
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Enid Bowden collection
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String cross made from yarn and wood

String cross made from yarn and wood

Kalumburu Community collection
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Dance equipment
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Kalumburu, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Karadada
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1988
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Club from Samoa

Club from Samoa

Edmund Milne collection
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Samoa
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Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Club

Club

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Anawanda
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1948
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Club

Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Ms Patricia Heath
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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

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Not provided
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1984
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Club

H Wood collection
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Taree, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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Wooden container with pokerwork design

Wooden container with pokerwork design

Central Australian souvenirs collection
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Club

Club

Mervyn Meggitt collection
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Bark container

Bark container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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Wooden container 'Snake Dreaming at Tjuntina', painted by Tommy Lowry Tjapaltjarri, 1977

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yayayi, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tommy L. Tjapaltjarri
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1977
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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Papua New Guinea Loyal Service medal

Papua New Guinea Loyal Service medal

Department of Foreign Affairs collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Waterside Workers Federation of Australia Sydney Branch, In memory of our fallen members at the front

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Waterside Workers Federation of Australia (Sydney Branch) collection
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Commemorative banners
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Waterside Workers Federation of Australia (Sydney Branch)
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1914
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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 head

Club head

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Wooden, concave container

Wooden, concave container

Herbert Keys collection
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Mount Ebenezer, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Drum

Drum

Papuan Official collection
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Musical drums
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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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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Nail and screw tidy

Nail and screw tidy

John Handfield collection
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Wooden headrest

Wooden headrest

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Smoking pipes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1927
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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Crater

Crater

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

Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Ms Patricia Heath
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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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