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Edmund Milne collection
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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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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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Elliptical ornament featuring a section of shell, from Cooktown, Queensland

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Edmund Milne collection
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Ornaments
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Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Woven fibre basket from Wenlock River area, Queensland

Woven fibre basket from Wenlock River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Wenlock River, Queensland, Australia
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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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Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
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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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1931
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Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Club belonging to Mundabil, Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1896

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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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Club from Namoi River, New South Wales, 1911

Club from Namoi River, New South Wales, 1911

Edmund Milne collection
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Namoi River, New South Wales, Australia
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1911
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Boomerang from Lake Eyre, South Australia

Boomerang from Lake Eyre, South Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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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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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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Club from Milne Bay province, Papua New Guinea

Club from Milne Bay province, Papua New Guinea

Edmund Milne collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

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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Paroo River, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Spearthrower with etched design, from Western Australia, 1915

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Edmund Milne collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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1915
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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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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Jack Shepherd
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1914
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Club from Barrow River area, Queensland

Club from Barrow River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging stick from Bogan River, New South Wales, 1912

Digging stick from Bogan River, New South Wales, 1912

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Central Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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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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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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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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Hobbys Yards, 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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
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1931
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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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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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Adzes
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1931
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Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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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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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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Parrying shield made by Jack Shepherd, Byrock, New South Wales, 1908

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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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Wooden digging stick made by Jack Shepherd, 1913

Wooden digging stick made by Jack Shepherd, 1913

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Central Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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Jack Shepherd
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1913
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Kimberley point - glass

Kimberley point - glass

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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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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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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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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Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

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Edmund Milne collection
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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1800
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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Edmund Milne collection
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Pipes
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Papua, Indonesia
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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Club from New Zealand, 1914

Club from New Zealand, 1914

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New Zealand
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1914
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Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales

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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

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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Bloomfield River, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Joey, Chief of Petraman

Aboriginal breastplate for Joey, Chief of Petraman

Edmund Milne collection
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Petraman
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1931
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Firestick

Firestick

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
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1931
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
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1909
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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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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Axe blade from Fiji, 1910

Axe blade from Fiji, 1910

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Club from Samoa

Club from Samoa

Edmund Milne collection
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Queensland spear 2

Queensland spear 2

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

Edmund Milne collection
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Merigal, New South Wales, Australia
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1850
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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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Lump of adhesive in raw form

Lump of adhesive in raw form

L and T Hackney collection
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Adhesives
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales, 1915

Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales, 1915

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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