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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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Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-raising ceremony at Sydney Cove in 1788, Bicentenary of Australia, 1788-1988

Three-panel mural of postage stamps, which depicts the flag-...

Garnet Watkins collection
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Murals
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Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Alban Watkins
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1981
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'An Historic Retrospect on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of the Founding of Australia' - colour publication printed for the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of Australia, 1938.

'An Historic Retrospect on the occasion of the 150th Anniver...

Noble Numismatics collection
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Booklets
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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S T Leigh & Co Pty Ltd
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1938
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Hollow bamboo (section) smoking pipe from Barron River area, Queensland

Hollow bamboo (section) smoking pipe from Barron River area,...

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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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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Boomerang from northern New South Wales

Boomerang from northern New South Wales

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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Paddle from Solomon Islands

Paddle from Solomon Islands

Edmund Milne collection
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Paddles
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Kimberley point - glass

Kimberley point - glass

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Western Australia, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1909
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Club from Goodooga, Queensland border, 1909

Club from Goodooga, Queensland border, 1909

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Goodooga, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1909
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Hatchet head from North Queensland

Hatchet head from North Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Hatchets
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Woven semi-circular basket from Stradbroke Island, Queensland

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Edmund Milne collection
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Baskets
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Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutenant Thomas Quinn, 73rd Regiment (ret), in Van Diemens Land

British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutena...

Neil Martin collection
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Swords
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England
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Mr Thomas Quinn
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1820
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Boomerang from Lachlan River, New South Wales, 1913

Boomerang from Lachlan River, New South Wales, 1913

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people of all nations'

Poster titled 'Telephone services link together the people o...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Edmund Milne collection
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Bone tools
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1931
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Bugle grass on fibre string from Cairns, Queensland

Bugle grass on fibre string from Cairns, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Necklaces
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Standard Peck gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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NSW Government
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1832
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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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Spearthrowers
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Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia
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1913
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Boomerang from Coopers Creek, central Queensland

Boomerang from Coopers Creek, 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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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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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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Shield, desert area of Western Australia, 1915

Shield, desert area of Western Australia, 1915

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Western Australia, Australia
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1915
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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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Incised Club, 1907

Incised Club, 1907

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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1907
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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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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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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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Black leather lash with wooden handle

Black leather lash with wooden handle

Neville Locker collection
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Whips
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Point Puer, Carnarvon Bay, Tasmania, Australia
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1834
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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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Parrying shield made by Jack Shepherd, Byrock, New South Wales, 1908

Parrying shield made by Jack Shepherd, Byrock, New South Wal...

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Jack Shepherd
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1908
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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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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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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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Spearhead

Spearhead

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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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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1931
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Digging stick from Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, 1894

Digging stick from Lower Darling River Region, New South Wal...

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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Dr Benson
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1894
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Message sticks
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Just in time

Just in time

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Prints
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London, England
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Thomas McLean
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1834
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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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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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Axe blade from Fiji, 1910

Axe blade from Fiji, 1910

Edmund Milne collection
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Axes
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Fiji
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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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Forest Reefs, 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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Morris Tobias Marine Chronometer No 695, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Morris Tobias
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1830
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Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy, King of Bolara Maneroo

Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy, King of Bolara Maneroo

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Bolara, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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Hafted stone pebble hatchet with a bifacial head and a ground edge, Orara River, New South Wales, 1896

Hafted stone pebble hatchet with a bifacial head and a groun...

Edmund Milne collection
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Hatchets
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Boney
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1896
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital ...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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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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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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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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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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Club belonging to Mundabil, Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1896

Club belonging to Mundabil, Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland,...

Edmund Milne collection
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Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Mundabil
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1896
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