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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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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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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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String bag from Staater River area, Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland

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Edmund Milne collection
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Bags
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Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal breastplate for King Billy, King of the Barwon Blacks

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1910
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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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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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Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Scotland
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Mr George Ranken
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1821
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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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Noticee: visitors are permitted to see those persons who are committed for trial on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

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Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Signs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1892
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Pearl necklace given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Necklaces
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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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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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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Not provided
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1931
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Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales

Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Castlereagh River, New South Wales, Australia
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Cast iron 'D' shaped  screw lock handcuffs with key

Cast iron 'D' shaped screw lock handcuffs with key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Handcuffs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Certificates
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Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Minetta 'Nettie' McColive
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1986
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Curved club from Lake Tyers area, East Gippsland, Victoria

Curved club from Lake Tyers area, East Gippsland, Victoria

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Club from Macquarie River area, New South Wales, 1881

Club from Macquarie River area, New South Wales, 1881

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Macquarie River, New South Wales, Australia
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Sample - Adhesive

Sample - Adhesive

Edmund Milne collection
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Australian sterling silver fiddle pattern salt spoon used by prominent Tasmanian colonial pastoralist Roderic O'Connor

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Roderic O'Connor collection
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Salt spoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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John J. Cohen
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1839
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Spearthrower from Cloncurry, Queensland

Spearthrower from Cloncurry, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cloncurry, 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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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Club from goldfields area, Western Australia

Club from goldfields area, Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Western Australia, Australia
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Club from Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1903

Club from Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1903

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1903
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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 used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales

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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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British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutenant Thomas Quinn, 73rd Regiment (ret), in Van Diemens Land

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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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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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Clubs
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Barwon River, New South Wales, Australia
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1911
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Curved partly finished club, 1908

Curved partly finished club, 1908

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Boomerang made by Moody, Bogan River, New South Wales, 1889

Boomerang made by Moody, Bogan River, New South Wales, 1889

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 from Milne Bay province, Papua New Guinea

Club from Milne Bay province, Papua New Guinea

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Edmund Milne collection
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Knives
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Exercise area No. 2, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Exercise area No. 2, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Tapstick

Tapstick

Edmund Milne collection
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Clapsticks
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Not provided
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1931
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Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir plate - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative plates
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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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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Clear glass plate marked Advance Australia, to commemorate Australia's centenary in 1888

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Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative plates
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England
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1887
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, Constable Wellington

Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, Constable Wellington

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Wellington, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Bunch of prison keys and tags

Bunch of prison keys and tags

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Poster titled 'Post Office communication services are vital to the development of Australian industries'

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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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Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Swing tags
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Ground edged hatchet head, used by Tiburria, St Georges Basin, New South Wales, 1841

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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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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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Spearthrower with etched design, from Western Australia, 1915

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Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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1915
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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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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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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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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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Kimberley stone point

Kimberley stone point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Straight club

Straight club

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Yass, New South Wales, Australia
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Nelson
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1931
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Spearthrower, 1914

Spearthrower, 1914

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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1914
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Charley York, Chief of Bullangamang

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Bullangamang, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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19th Century folk art diorama which portrays Governor William Bligh's arrest during the Rum Rebellion in 1808

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Sotheby's collection no. 2
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Dioramas
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Australia
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Unknown
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1808
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Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Metal peg - prison cell fixture

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Building materials
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Convict-made brick with an 'O' stamped in the centre of one face

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David Westcott collection no. 4
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Convict bricks
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New South Wales, Australia
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John Onus
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1833
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