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Spearhead

Spearhead

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, King of Gongolgon

Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, King of Gongolgon

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Gongolgon, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Cobbie
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Ground edge hatchet head associated with Jacky Plowright, Berrima NSW, 1842

Ground edge hatchet head associated with Jacky Plowright, Be...

Edmund Milne collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
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Jacky Plowright
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1897
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Aboriginal breastplate for Neddy, King of Neis Valley

Aboriginal breastplate for Neddy, King of Neis Valley

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1918
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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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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Tonga
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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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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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Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales, 1906

Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales, 1906

Edmund Milne collection
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Castlereagh River, New South Wales, Australia
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1906
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Wooden narrow cylindrical hatchet marked with the words

Wooden narrow cylindrical hatchet marked with the words "Mur...

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum collection
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Hatchets
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Paris, France
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1969
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Tool - Hatchet - stone - hafted

Tool - Hatchet - stone - hafted

Herbert Keys collection
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Hatchets
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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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1957
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Boomerang from Goondiwindi, Queensland, 1901

Boomerang from Goondiwindi, Queensland, 1901

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Club from Samoa

Club from Samoa

Edmund Milne collection
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Samoa
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Head rest

Head rest

Edmund Milne collection
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Hatchets
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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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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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1931
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Kelly, King of Broadwater

Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Kelly, King of Broadwater

Edmund Milne collection
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Broadwater, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Bloomfield River, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Hafted stone hatchet

Hafted stone hatchet

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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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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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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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Parrying shield

Parrying shield

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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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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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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Boomerang from Bogan River, New South Wales, 1870

Boomerang from Bogan River, New South Wales, 1870

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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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 made by 'Cabbage', from lower Darling River area, New South Wales, 1912

Club made by 'Cabbage', from lower Darling River area, New S...

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Cabbage
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1912
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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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Sister basket from Lake Tyers, Victoria

Sister basket from Lake Tyers, Victoria

Edmund Milne collection
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Baskets
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Club with incised design

Club with incised design

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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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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Not provided
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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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Wooden pointed spearhead with five reverse barbs of four prongs

Wooden pointed spearhead with five reverse barbs of four pro...

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Adze from Lachlan River area, New South Wales

Adze from Lachlan River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Adzes
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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Mulbrung Jack
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1931
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Partly finished club

Partly finished club

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Hippie, King of Minnon

Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Hippie, King of Minnon

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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George Twemlow
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1877
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Scoop or digging stick from Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Scoop or digging stick from Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Jack Shepherd
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1914
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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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Adzes
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially edge-ground, and hafted in bent wood handle

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Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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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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Hatchet with a flaked stone head in bent wood

Hatchet with a flaked stone head in bent wood

William Ewart Williams collection
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Hatchets
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Muttama, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1938
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Elliptical ornament featuring a section of shell, from Cooktown, Queensland

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Edmund Milne collection
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Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Wooden container from north Queensland, 1908

Wooden container from north Queensland, 1908

Edmund Milne collection
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Containers
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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1908
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Queensland spear 2

Queensland spear 2

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked with a ground edge

Stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked with a ground edge

Keith Goddard collection
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Hatchets
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Club with pointed head

Club with pointed head

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Shield used by Jacky Plowright, Berrima area, New South Wales, 1890

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Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
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Jacky Plowright
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1890
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Hafted stone hatchet, Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, 1959

Hafted stone hatchet, Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territor...

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 2
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Hatchets
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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W E. Stanner
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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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Not provided
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1909
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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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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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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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