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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Club from central Western Australia, 1915

Club from central Western Australia, 1915

Edmund Milne collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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1915
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Club from Cobar, New South Wales

Club from Cobar, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Coconut container

Coconut container

Edmund Milne collection
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Tonga
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Club with incised design

Club with incised design

Edmund Milne collection
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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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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Parrying shield, Macleay River area, New South Wales, 1900s

Parrying shield, Macleay River area, New South Wales, 1900s

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Macleay River, New South Wales, 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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Ceremonial boomerang made by Harry Shepherd, Byrock area, New South Wales, 1910

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Edmund Milne collection
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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1910
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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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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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1900
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Club from Wilcannia, New South Wales

Club from Wilcannia, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Bogan pick [stone implement]

Bogan pick [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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New South Wales, Australia
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Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1896

Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1896

Edmund Milne collection
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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1896
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Cub made by Jack Shepherd, 1913

Cub made by Jack Shepherd, 1913

Edmund Milne collection
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Jack Shepherd
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Parrying shield, Murray River area, Victoria, 1902

Parrying shield, Murray River area, Victoria, 1902

Edmund Milne collection
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Central Murray River Region, Victoria, Australia
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1902
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Ground edged hatchet head from Barwon River area, New South Wales

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Edmund Milne collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Barwon River, New South Wales, Australia
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Watty
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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1896
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Club from Goondiwindi area, Queensland, 1901

Club from Goondiwindi area, Queensland, 1901

Edmund Milne collection
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Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
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1901
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Digging stick from Bogan River, New South Wales, 1912

Digging stick from Bogan River, New South Wales, 1912

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Central Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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1912
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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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Nautilus shell necklace from Northern Queensland

Nautilus shell necklace from Northern Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Necklaces
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Glass spearhead

Glass spearhead

Edmund Milne collection
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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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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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Wooden club, Gwydir River. Northern NSW.

Wooden club, Gwydir River. Northern NSW.

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Wooden digging stick made by Jack Shepherd, 1913

Wooden digging stick made by Jack Shepherd, 1913

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Central Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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Jack Shepherd
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1913
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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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Aboriginal breastplates
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Petraman
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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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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 Bogan River area, New South Wales

Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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1914
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Edmund Milne collection
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Ground edge hatchet head associated with Bundaburra Jack, Forbes NSW, 1909

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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 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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Club from Solomon Islands

Club from Solomon Islands

Edmund Milne collection
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Curved club

Curved club

Edmund Milne collection
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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Nautilus shell necklace from Northern Queensland

Nautilus shell necklace from Northern Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Necklaces
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1898
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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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Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1913
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Parrying shield, Murrumbidgee River area, New South Wales, 1895

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Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
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1895
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Boomerang made by Jack Shepherd, Bourke-Byrock area, New South Wales, 1914

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Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Bourke, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Paddle

Paddle

Edmund Milne collection
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Papua, Indonesia
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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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1931
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Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Bloomfield River, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Club

Club

Edmund Milne collection
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Shield, Gippsland, Victoria, 1900

Shield, Gippsland, Victoria, 1900

Edmund Milne collection
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Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1900
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Club with attached stone disc

Club with attached stone disc

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Club used by Jimmy Clements, Lachlan River, New South Wales

Club used by Jimmy Clements, Lachlan River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Jimmy Clements
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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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Pialawa, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Kimberley point - glass

Kimberley point - glass

Edmund Milne collection
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