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Nose bone

Nose bone

Edmund Milne collection
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Personal adornments
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Boomerang used by Jacky Plowright, 1842

Boomerang used by Jacky Plowright, 1842

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Club from Solomon Islands

Club from Solomon Islands

Edmund Milne collection
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Spearthrower from Byrock, New South Wales, 1912

Spearthrower from Byrock, New South Wales, 1912

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Jack Shepherd
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1912
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Parrying shield, Yallock, New South Wales, 1909

Parrying shield, Yallock, New South Wales, 1909

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Yallock, New South Wales, Australia
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1909
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Spearthrower from Western Australia

Spearthrower from Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales

Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Castlereagh River, New South Wales, Australia
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Spearthrower from Northern Territory, 1911

Spearthrower from Northern Territory, 1911

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1911
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Queensland spear 2

Queensland spear 2

Edmund Milne collection
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Club with pointed head

Club with pointed head

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplate for Paddy, King of Boobarrego

Aboriginal breastplate for Paddy, King of Boobarrego

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1918
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Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Pialawa, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Boomerang from Paroo River, New South Wales,  before 1895

Boomerang from Paroo River, New South Wales, before 1895

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Paroo River, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Corrobborree [i.e. corroboree] or dance or the natives of New South Wales. New Holland

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The Christensen Fund collection no. 2
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Prints
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New South Wales, Australia
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W Preston
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1820
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Boomerang from Coronga Peak, New South Wales, 1910

Boomerang from Coronga Peak, New South Wales, 1910

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Coronga Peak, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Poster titled 'It's the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Club from Barrow River area, Queensland

Club from Barrow River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Parrying shield made by Jack Shepherd, Byrock, New South Wales, 1908

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Edmund Milne collection
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Jack Shepherd
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1908
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerang from Macquarie River, New South Wales, 1911

Boomerang from Macquarie River, New South Wales, 1911

Edmund Milne collection
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Macquarie River, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Lil-lil club

Lil-lil club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Boomerang from Bogan River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Bogan River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Semi-hemispherical hollow wooden container from Orara River area, New South Wales, 1898

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Edmund Milne collection
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Containers
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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1898
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook

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TE Hanley collection no. 1
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James Berry
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1969
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Sample - Adhesive

Sample - Adhesive

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrower with etched design, from central Western Australia

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Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1896
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Necklet from Fiji

Necklet from Fiji

Edmund Milne collection
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Neckpieces
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Fiji
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Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Kelly, King of Broadwater

Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Kelly, King of Broadwater

Edmund Milne collection
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Broadwater, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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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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Spearthrower, 1914

Spearthrower, 1914

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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1914
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Incised shield, Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1898

Incised shield, Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1898

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1898
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Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales, 1906

Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales, 1906

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Castlereagh River, New South Wales, Australia
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1906
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Aboriginal breastplate for King Billy, King of the Barwon Blacks

Aboriginal breastplate for King Billy, King of the Barwon Bl...

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1910
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Club from goldfields area, Western Australia

Club from goldfields area, Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Western Australia, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
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1901
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Aboriginal breastplate for Joey, Chief of Petraman

Aboriginal breastplate for Joey, Chief of Petraman

Edmund Milne collection
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Petraman
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1931
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Woven fibre basket from Wenlock River area, Queensland

Woven fibre basket from Wenlock River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Baskets
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Wenlock River, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales, 1918

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Edmund Milne collection
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Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Boney
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1918
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Club from Suva, Fiji

Club from Suva, Fiji

Edmund Milne collection
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Fiji
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Spearthrower from Mareeba, Queensland

Spearthrower from Mareeba, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mareeba, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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1803 Pattern British Infantry Officer's sword and scabbard of New South Wales Colonial Governor Lachlan Macquarie

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Alexander Ferguson collection
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Swords
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Solingen, Urban district, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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John Justus Runkel, Sword Cutler and Merchant
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1807
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Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

Edmund Milne collection
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Merigal, New South Wales, Australia
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1850
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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

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Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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Club from goldfields area, Western Australia

Club from goldfields area, Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Club

Club

Edmund Milne collection
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Elliptical ornament made from a section of shell, from Cooktown, Queensland

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Edmund Milne collection
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Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Edmund Milne collection
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Bone tools
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1931
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Boomerang from Darling River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Darling River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Club from Barwon River area, New South Wales, 1911

Club from Barwon River area, New South Wales, 1911

Edmund Milne collection
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Barwon River, New South Wales, Australia
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1911
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Edmund Milne collection
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Knives
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Cylindrical wooden clapstick

Cylindrical wooden clapstick

Edmund Milne collection
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Clapsticks
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Barraud No 2/901 chronometer with Poole's auxiliary compensated balance

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1820
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Club from Samoa

Club from Samoa

Edmund Milne collection
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