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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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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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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Message sticks
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New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Drum

Drum

Edmund Milne collection
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Musical drums
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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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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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

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 lower Darling River region, New South Wales

Club from lower Darling River region, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Lower Darling River Region, 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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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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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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Club from Vanuatu

Club from Vanuatu

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Vanuatu, Oceania
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Sample - fibre string

Sample - fibre string

Edmund Milne collection
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Parrying shield, Murrumbidgee River area, New South Wales, 1895

Parrying shield, Murrumbidgee River area, New South Wales, 1...

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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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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Spearthrower with etched design, from Northern Territory

Spearthrower with etched design, from Northern Territory

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Boomerang made by Gunningbar, Bogan River NSW, 1886

Boomerang made by Gunningbar, Bogan River NSW, 1886

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Gunningbar
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1886
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Aboriginal breastplate for Dicky, King of Clyde Road

Aboriginal breastplate for Dicky, King of Clyde Road

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1860
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Club from Cobar, New South Wales, 1909

Club from Cobar, New South Wales, 1909

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Cobar, New South Wales, 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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1931
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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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Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Boney
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1931
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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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Hafted edge-ground stone hatchet

Hafted edge-ground stone hatchet

Edmund Milne collection
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Hatchets
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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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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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Not provided
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1913
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerang from Paroo River, New South Wales,  before 1895

Boomerang from Paroo River, New South Wales, before 1895

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Paroo River, New South Wales, 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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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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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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Club from Darling River, New South Wales

Club from Darling River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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Boomerangs
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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 made by Jack Shepherd, Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Club made by Jack Shepherd, Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Jack Shepherd
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1914
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Club from central Western Australia, 1915

Club from central Western Australia, 1915

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Western Australia, Australia
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1915
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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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1931
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Bundled skein of two-ply, possibly plant, fibre string

Bundled skein of two-ply, possibly plant, fibre string

Edmund Milne collection
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String
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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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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Message sticks
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Edmund Milne collection
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Bone tools
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Not provided
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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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Shield used by Jacky Plowright, Berrima area, New South Wales, 1890

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Edmund Milne collection
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Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
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Jacky Plowright
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1890
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Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales, 1890

Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales, 1890

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Castlereagh River, New South Wales, Australia
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1890
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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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Message stick

Message stick

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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Daroobalgie, New South Wales, Australia
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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Club from Samoa

Club from Samoa

Edmund Milne collection
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Hafted stone hatchet

Hafted stone hatchet

Edmund Milne collection
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Hatchets
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Spearthrower from Murrumbidgee River area, New South Wales, 1895

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Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
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1895
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Club from Suva, Fiji

Club from Suva, Fiji

Edmund Milne collection
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Coconut container

Coconut container

Edmund Milne collection
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Containers
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Tonga
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Elliptical ornament made from 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 made by Harry Shepherd, Byrock, New South Wales, 1910

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Edmund Milne collection
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Harry Shepherd
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1915
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
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1901
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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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Tapstick

Tapstick

Edmund Milne collection
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Clapsticks
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1931
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