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Unfinished snake sculpture, Ernabella SA

Unfinished snake sculpture, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Sculpture - wood - witchetty grub

Sculpture - wood - witchetty grub

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djulwadak Dawidi
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1965
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Picnic set

Picnic set

Felicita Carr collection
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Picnic sets
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1940
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Small brown vinyl suticase used to transport the late-Pleistocene Mungo cremation to Canberra by archaeologist Professor D J Mulvaney

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D J Mulvaney collection
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Suitcases
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Lake Mungo, New South Wales, Australia
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Professor Derek J. Mulvaney
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1925
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Painting depicts a large serpent coiled around 7 white eggs, surrounded by several figures

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1965
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Afghan camels and drivers in the Mallee about 1930

Afghan camels and drivers in the Mallee about 1930

Joyce Knife collection
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Photographic prints
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Underbool, Victoria, Australia
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Mr J A. Knife
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1930
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Photograph titled 'C16 dense pear in forest country before insect attack at Chinchilla, Queensland in October 1926'

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Dr John Mann collection
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Photographs
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Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia
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1926
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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup spoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Manacles from Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Punishment equipment
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart
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1837
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Angkunanya
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1954
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British MkIII Pattern 1944 military steel helmet painted with the Trotskyist slogan 'OUT NOW', adopted to protest the Vietnam War

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Paul Bridges collection
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Military helmets
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Paul Bridges
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1944
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Tea cosy

Tea cosy

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Tea-cosies
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1950
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Mayawara Minutjukur
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1954
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Club from Darling River, New South Wales

Club from Darling River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Club

Club

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Paddy B. Pakapunali
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1965
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Fork

Fork

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Forks
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Tapstick

Tapstick

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Clapsticks
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1961
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Adjustable taper nose pliers

Adjustable taper nose pliers

John Docker collection
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Pliers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Snowshoe

Snowshoe

Dane Wimbush collection
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Snowshoes
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Island Bend, Kosciusko National Park, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Dane Wimbush
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1950
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Claw hammer

Claw hammer

John Docker collection
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Hammers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek,'Two fish', Gunbalanya, 1974

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1974
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U.N. Decade for Women 1976-1985

U.N. Decade for Women 1976-1985

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Colander

Colander

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Colanders
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1950
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Child's drawing by Kay, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by Kay, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kay
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1954
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Jenny calipers

Jenny calipers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Calipers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Oil can with tapered spout

Oil can with tapered spout

John Docker collection
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Oil cans
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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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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Boomerangs
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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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Handmade oval linen table centre with a coarse white crocheted pilot edge

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Table linen
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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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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Not provided
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1931
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Two sets of playing cards within a box, featuring the logo of the FJ Holden

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Jack Heenan collection
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Playing cards
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GM Holden Ltd
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1948
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Seed necklace, Ernabella SA