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Shell on hair string

Shell on hair string

Edmund Milne collection
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Necklaces
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Boomerang from Coopers Creek, central Queensland

Boomerang from Coopers Creek, central Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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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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Boomerangs
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Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Boney
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1918
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Boomerang from central Queensland

Boomerang from central Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Ground edged hatchet head from Byrock, New South Wales

Ground edged hatchet head from Byrock, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Steve Shaw
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1931
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Club from Castlereagh River area, New South Wales

Club from Castlereagh River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Castlereagh River, New South Wales, Australia
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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Parrying shield, Darling River area, New South Wales

Parrying shield, Darling River area, New South Wales

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

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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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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Castlereagh River, New South Wales, Australia
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PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

PS 'Enterprise' built in Echuca, Victoria, in 1878

Graeme Rex and Jane Avril Niehus collection no. 1
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Paddle-steamers
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Beverley, Yorkshire, England
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Beverley Iron Coy Limited
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1877
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Ground edge hatchet head associated with Bundaburra Jack, Forbes NSW, 1909

Ground edge hatchet head associated with Bundaburra Jack, Fo...

Edmund Milne collection
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Tool components
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Forbes, New South Wales, Australia
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1909
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Coolgardie, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Wooden bowl (kava) from Tonga

Wooden bowl (kava) from Tonga

Edmund Milne collection
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Bowls
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Tonga
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Sample - Adhesive

Sample - Adhesive

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

Spearthrower with etched design, from central Western Austra...

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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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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Clubs
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Jervis Bay, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Club from Namoi River, New South Wales, 1911

Club from Namoi River, New South Wales, 1911

Edmund Milne collection
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Namoi River, New South Wales, Australia
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1911
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Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
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Club from Samoa

Club from Samoa

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Samoa
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Aboriginal breastplate for Dennis, Chief of Morbringer

Aboriginal breastplate for Dennis, Chief of Morbringer

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Aboriginal breastplate for 'King John Cry, Chief of the Duedolgong Tribe, Argyle'

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Edmund Milne collection
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Argyle, New South Wales, Australia
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King John Cry
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1901
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1896
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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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Boomerangs
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Boomerang from central Queensland

Boomerang from central Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Head rest

Head rest

Edmund Milne collection
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Head rests
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1901
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Western Australia, Australia
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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Paddle from Solomon Islands

Paddle from Solomon Islands

Edmund Milne collection
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Paddles
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Boomerang from Oodnadatta, South Australia

Boomerang from Oodnadatta, South Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales, 1890

Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales, 1890

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Castlereagh River, New South Wales, Australia
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1890
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Shield, Yaamba Rockhampton area, Queensland

Shield, Yaamba Rockhampton area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Digging stick from Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, 1894

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Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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Dr Benson
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1894
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Photograph album compiled by Edmund Milne

Photograph album compiled by Edmund Milne

Edmund Milne collection
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Photograph albums
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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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Adzes
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Not provided
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1931
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Hafted edge-ground stone hatchet

Hafted edge-ground stone hatchet

Edmund Milne collection
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Hatchets
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Not provided
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1931
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Club made by Jacky Plowright, 1848

Club made by Jacky Plowright, 1848

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Jacky Plowright
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1890
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Club from Tamworth area, New South Wales, 1911

Club from Tamworth area, New South Wales, 1911

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs McGarrity
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1911
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Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Spearthrower from Mitchell River area, Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, 1913

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Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1913
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Boomerang

Boomerang

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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Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Nangerybone, New South Wales, Australia
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Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales

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Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Boney
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1931
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Club from Cobar, New South Wales, 1909

Club from Cobar, New South Wales, 1909

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Club from Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1903

Club from Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1903

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1903
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Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Edmund Milne collection
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Maharatta, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Firestick

Firestick

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrower from Orara River area, 1898

Spearthrower from Orara River area, 1898

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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1898
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Chart labelled 'Murrumbidgee River - Locks and Weirs Between Murray Junction and Hay,  31 October 1927'

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Mudgee Historical Society collection
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Navigational charts
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Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Henry H. Dare
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1927
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Boomerang

Boomerang

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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Cylindrical wooden clapstick

Cylindrical wooden clapstick

Edmund Milne collection
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Clapsticks
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Queensland spear 1

Queensland spear 1

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Lower Murrumbidgee Water Supply

Lower Murrumbidgee Water Supply

Mudgee Historical Society collection
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Maps
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Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
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River Murray Commission
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1917
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