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Spearthrower from Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, 1900

Spearthrower from Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, 1900

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
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1900
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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Boomerang made by Moody, Bogan River, New South Wales, 1889

Boomerang made by Moody, Bogan River, New South Wales, 1889

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Stone axe blade

Stone axe blade

Papuan Official collection
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Axe heads
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1919
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Retouched blade [stone implement]

Retouched blade [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
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Cylindrical wooden clapstick

Cylindrical wooden clapstick

Edmund Milne collection
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Clapsticks
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Sample - fibre string

Sample - fibre string

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Spearthrower with etched design, from Northern Territory

Spearthrower with etched design, from Northern Territory

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia
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Club with pointed head

Club with pointed head

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerang from Barron River, North Queensland, 1897

Boomerang from Barron River, North Queensland, 1897

Edmund Milne collection
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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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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Digging stick

Digging stick

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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerang from northern New South Wales

Boomerang from northern New South Wales

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1931
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Axe blade from Fiji, 1910

Axe blade from Fiji, 1910

Edmund Milne collection
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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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1931
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Club belonging to Mundabil, Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1896

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Edmund Milne collection
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Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Mundabil
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1896
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Boomerang from northern New South Wales

Boomerang from northern New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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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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Spearthrower with etched design, from Western Australia, 1915

Spearthrower with etched design, from Western Australia, 191...

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Boomerang from Bulloo River, south west Queensland, 1912

Boomerang from Bulloo River, south west Queensland, 1912

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Bulloo River, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1912
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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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Club from Cobar, New South Wales, 1897

Club from Cobar, New South Wales, 1897

Edmund Milne collection
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Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1897
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Wooden pointed spearhead with five reverse barbs of four prongs

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

Digging stick from Lower Darling River Region, New South Wal...

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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Hafted stone pebble hatchet with a bifacial head and a ground edge, Orara River, New South Wales, 1896

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Edmund Milne collection
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Hatchets
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Boney
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1896
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Stone axe blade

Stone axe blade

Papuan Official collection
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Axe heads
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1919
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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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Tapered tapstick, 1890

Tapered tapstick, 1890

Edmund Milne collection
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Clapsticks
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Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1890
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Bundled skein of two-ply, possibly plant, fibre string

Bundled skein of two-ply, possibly plant, fibre string

Edmund Milne collection
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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, 1895

Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, 1895

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1895
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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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Aboriginal breastplates
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Merigal, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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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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Club belonging to Mundabil, Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1900s

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Edmund Milne collection
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Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Mundabil
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1931
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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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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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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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Toorale, New South Wales, Australia
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Sample - Adhesive

Sample - Adhesive

Edmund Milne collection
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Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Ground edge hatchet head from Pigeon House Mountain NSW acquired by Edmund Milne from Coomee Nullanga in 1903

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Edmund Milne collection
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Pigeon House Mountain, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1903
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Comb from Vanuatu

Comb from Vanuatu

Edmund Milne collection
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Vanuatu, Oceania
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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrower from Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory

Spearthrower from Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory

Edmund Milne collection
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wooden club, made by Mickey Bell, Jervis Bay, New South Wales

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Edmund Milne collection
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Jervis Bay, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
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1900
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Aboriginal breastplate for Dicky, King of Clyde Road

Aboriginal breastplate for Dicky, King of Clyde Road

Edmund Milne collection
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Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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1860
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Club from Goodooga, Queensland border, 1909

Club from Goodooga, Queensland border, 1909

Edmund Milne collection
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Goodooga, New South Wales, Australia
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1909
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Boomerang from Lake Eyre, South Australia

Boomerang from Lake Eyre, South Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Coolgardie, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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