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Kimberley point - glass

Kimberley point - glass

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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One-piece cream muslin dress with embroidered leaf pattern

One-piece cream muslin dress with embroidered leaf pattern

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dresses
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1810
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Spear

Spear

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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Burnished, wooden fighting club

Burnished, wooden fighting club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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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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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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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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Necklet from Fiji

Necklet from Fiji

Edmund Milne collection
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Neckpieces
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Fiji
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Edmund Milne collection
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Knives
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Club from Solomon Islands

Club from Solomon Islands

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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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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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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Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Maharatta, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Aboriginal breastplate for Paddy, King of Boobarrego

Aboriginal breastplate for Paddy, King of Boobarrego

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1918
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Message sticks
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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

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Kerry Browning collection
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Australia
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1988
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Club used by Baraimal Jack, Cedar Point, Richmond River, New South Wales, 1916

Club used by Baraimal Jack, Cedar Point, Richmond River, New...

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Cedar Point, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia
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Baraimal Jack
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1916
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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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Clubs
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Jervis Bay, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales

Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New ...

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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Club

Club

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Orara River, New South Wales, 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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1915
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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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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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Spearthrower from Palmer River area, Queensland

Spearthrower from Palmer River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Shield with angled parallel lines on surface

Shield with angled parallel lines on surface

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Spearthrower from Byrock, New South Wales, 1912

Spearthrower from Byrock, New South Wales, 1912

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Jack Shepherd
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1912
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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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Stone knife from Cloncurry, 1908

Stone knife from Cloncurry, 1908

Edmund Milne collection
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Knives
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1908
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Wooden container from Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, 1891

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Edmund Milne collection
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Containers
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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1891
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Digging stick from Lake Eyre area, South Australia,1907

Digging stick from Lake Eyre area, South Australia,1907

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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1907
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Club from Suva, Fiji

Club from Suva, Fiji

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Fiji
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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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Ground edged hatchet head, used by Tiburria, St Georges Basin, New South Wales, 1841

Ground edged hatchet head, used by Tiburria, St Georges Basi...

Edmund Milne collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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St Georges Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Tiburria
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1841
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Queensland spear 2

Queensland spear 2

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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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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Asymmetrical boomerang, Paroo River

Asymmetrical boomerang, Paroo River

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Paroo River, New South Wales, Australia
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Sample - fibre string

Sample - fibre string

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplate for Jack the Traveller, King of Bendora Bellevue Jembicumbane

Aboriginal breastplate for Jack the Traveller, King of Bendo...

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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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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Oak oil stone

Oak oil stone

George Henry Taylor collection
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Sharpening stones
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1790
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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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Launceston Centenary 21st March 1906

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1806
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Club made by Jimmy Parker, Cobar, New South Wales, 1912

Club made by Jimmy Parker, Cobar, New South Wales, 1912

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
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Jimmy Parker
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1912
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Macropod incisors [used as a necklace]

Macropod incisors [used as a necklace]

Edmund Milne collection
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Ornaments
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Aboriginal breastplate for Peter, King of Tchanning

Aboriginal breastplate for Peter, King of Tchanning

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Tchanning, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Burnished, wooden fighting club

Burnished, wooden fighting club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Partly finished club

Partly finished club

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Club from West Papua, Indonesia

Club from West Papua, Indonesia

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Papua, Indonesia
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Club from Goondiwindi area, Queensland, 1901

Club from Goondiwindi area, Queensland, 1901

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1901
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Incised shield, Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1898

Incised shield, Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1898

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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1898
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Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Bloomfield River, 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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Boomerangs
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Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia
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Scotchy
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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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Woven semi-circular basket from Stradbroke Island, Queensland

Woven semi-circular basket from Stradbroke Island, Queenslan...

Edmund Milne collection
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Baskets
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Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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Clubs
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Jervis Bay, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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