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Cylindrical fibre basket

Cylindrical fibre basket

Sandra Holmes collection no. 5
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Baskets
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Message stick

Message stick

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Message sticks
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Mapoon, Queensland, Australia
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1914
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Cross boomerang and associated piece of wood

Cross boomerang and associated piece of wood

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Herberton, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Gum nut necklace

Gum nut necklace

Herbert Keys collection
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Necklaces
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Not provided
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1987
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Boomerang

Boomerang

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Not provided
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1972
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Split cane armlet bound with string and covered with beeswax, pigment, feathers, and human hair

Split cane armlet bound with string and covered with beeswax...

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
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Spearthrowers
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Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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1925
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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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1931
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A model raft made from six cylindrical wooden rods, collected in 1931 by Gerhard Laves from Bardi people at Cape Leveque, WA

A model raft made from six cylindrical wooden rods, collecte...

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Models
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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Not provided
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1938
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Alberga River, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Long narrow mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala, 1948

Long narrow mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bags
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Stone pointed drill blade, with use wear evident on the working edge

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Stan Mitchell collection
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Drills
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1963
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Desert, , Australia
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1993
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Cylindrical basket

Cylindrical basket

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Baskets
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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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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Aboriginal breastplates
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Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1860
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearthrowers
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Aboriginal breastplate for Sawyer, King of Wickham Hill

Aboriginal breastplate for Sawyer, King of Wickham Hill

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Wickham Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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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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Clubs
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Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
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1897
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Aboriginal Art Gallery 07/09/1973 collection
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Wood carvings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1973
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Shell pendant necklace

Shell pendant necklace

Enid Bowden collection
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Necklaces
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Neck ornament

Neck ornament

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Personal adornments
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1932
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Nosebone

Nosebone

Horne-Bowie collection
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Personal adornments
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Boad nut incised with abstract pattern

Boad nut incised with abstract pattern

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Nut carvings
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Message stick

Message stick

Keith Goddard collection
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Message sticks
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East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Stan Mitchell collection
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Personal adornments
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Hollow bamboo (section) smoking pipe from Barron River area, Queensland

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Edmund Milne collection
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Smoking pipes
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Jesse Hammond collection
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Hatchets
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Central Coast, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Model paddle

Model paddle

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Paddles
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1932
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Mervyn Meggitt collection
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Spearthrowers
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Lajamanu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1953
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Knives
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Gabriella Roy collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1986
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Boomerangs
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Sawfish club

Sawfish club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Metal fabricator made from a length of metal rod

Metal fabricator made from a length of metal rod

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Tools
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Spearthrowers
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Hatchet head of flaked stone, hafted in wood

Hatchet head of flaked stone, hafted in wood

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Adze

Adze

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Adzes
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Model wooden canoe carved from one log and with charring visible on the outside

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Models
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Not provided
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1985
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Bloomfield River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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