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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

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

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Patricia Heath collection
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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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Not provided
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1900
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Wooden club

Wooden club

JC Le Souef collection
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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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Club from north west New South Wales

Club from north west New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Carved human head

Carved human head

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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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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Lil-lil club

Lil-lil club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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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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Headband

Headband

Papuan Official collection
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Headbands
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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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

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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Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap

Papuan Official collection
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Ornaments
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Cane cuirass

Cane cuirass

Papuan Official collection
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Torso armour
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Club

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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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Club used by Baraimal Jack, Cedar Point, Richmond River, New South Wales, 1916

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Edmund Milne collection
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Cedar Point, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia
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Baraimal Jack
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1916
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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

Wooden club

JW Lindo collection
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Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia
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University of Sydney
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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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1923
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Axe blade in wooden socket

Axe blade in wooden socket

Papuan Official collection
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Axes
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1917
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Headband

Headband

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Canoe paddle

Canoe paddle

Papuan Official collection
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Paddles
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1916
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Waistband

Waistband

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Miniature wooden container with incised decoration

Miniature wooden container with incised decoration

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Club, Mungeranie, South Australia,

Club, Mungeranie, South Australia,

Horne-Bowie collection
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Club, Mungeranie, South Australia

Club, Mungeranie, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Miss Helen Bowie
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1926
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Club

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Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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1977
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Adze blade in wooden socket

Adze blade in wooden socket

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr E W. Zimmer
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1915
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Club

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Cordillo Downs Station, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Club

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Mervyn Meggitt collection
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Bundle of split wood

Bundle of split wood

Papuan Official collection
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Samples
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir John Hubert P. Murray
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1916
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Dance rattle

Dance rattle

Papuan Official collection
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Rattles
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Club

Club

FG Tonge collection
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Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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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

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1917
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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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Oblong bark container

Oblong bark container

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Conical shaped hollow lime gourd

Conical shaped hollow lime gourd

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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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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Wooden club

Wooden club

Igor Zorich collection
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Containers
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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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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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Cylindrical bark container

Cylindrical bark container

Enid Bowden collection
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1987
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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Weapon - Club - wooden