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Aboriginal mission station, Moree, N.S.W. Cabin interior. August, 1952

Aboriginal mission station, Moree, N.S.W. Cabin interior. Au...

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Moree, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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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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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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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wayne Andy
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirara College
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Incised Club, 1907

Incised Club, 1907

Edmund Milne collection
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1907
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Child's drawing ? How I ancestors lived

Child's drawing ? How I ancestors lived

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jimmy Pitjara Toby
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Maxie J. Davis
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Untitled drawing

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Alice Springs School of the Air collection
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Nutwood Downs, Northern Territory, Australia
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William Dunbar
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1998
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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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Club made by Muta-Maley, Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Club made by Muta-Maley, Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Edmund Milne collection
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Muta-Maley
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1914
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Punyurrpungkunya', painted by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi, 1977

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi
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1977
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Docker River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Elace Edmintya
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Kimberley point - glass

Kimberley point - glass

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Patricia
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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Hollow bamboo (section) smoking pipe from Barron River area, Queensland

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Edmund Milne collection
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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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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Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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L Walker
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Sample - Adhesive

Sample - Adhesive

Edmund Milne collection
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Peter Jako
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Teddy Farquarhson
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Child's drawing - 'The Beach' by Hazel Rose, Yirara College, Alice Springs NT

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Hazel Rose
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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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Macquarie River, New South Wales, Australia
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Ceremonial wooden wheelbarrow used at the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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W J. Spence
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1877
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Rosabel
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirara College
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Smoko time in the bush

Smoko time in the bush

Alice Springs School of the Air collection
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Supplejack Downs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Loretta Cook
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1998
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Club from New Zealand, 1914

Club from New Zealand, 1914

Edmund Milne collection
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New Zealand
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1914
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Michael Marshall
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Green and yellow screenprinted cotton dress

Green and yellow screenprinted cotton dress

Max Bourke collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bima Wear Co-operative
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1988
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Child's drawing - The City by Howard Wayne age 15yrs, Yirara College NT

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Howard Wayne
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1973
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Child's drawing - Corroboree by Maxie Davis age 14yrs

Child's drawing - Corroboree by Maxie Davis age 14yrs

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Maxie J. Davis
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Spearthrower with etched design, from central Western Australia

Spearthrower with etched design, from central Western Austra...

Edmund Milne collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Wooden club, Gwydir River. Northern NSW.

Wooden club, Gwydir River. Northern NSW.

Edmund Milne collection
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Untitled drawing

Untitled drawing

Alice Springs School of the Air collection
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Victory Downs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aaron Morton
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1998
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Alan Dickson
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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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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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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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Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Diary account of the Thornycroft Expedition into Central Australia to recover the bodies of aviators Anderson and Hitchcock in 1929

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Sharp and Cook collection
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Tanami, Australia
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Mr Leslie S. Miles
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1929
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'Tjunyinkya', painted by Johnnie Scobie Tjapanangka and Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula, 1977

'Tjunyinkya', painted by Johnnie Scobie Tjapanangka and Turk...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Johnnie S. Tjapanangka
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1977
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Child's drawing - Australia before the Aborigines came by Nelson Peters age 15yrs

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nelson Peters
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Ceremonial club from Bogan River area, New South Wales

Ceremonial 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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Not provided
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1931
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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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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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1907
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Asymmetrical boomerang, Paroo River

Asymmetrical boomerang, Paroo River

Edmund Milne collection
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Paroo River, New South Wales, Australia
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Aboriginal breastplate for 'King John Cry, Chief of the Duedolgong Tribe, Argyle'

Aboriginal breastplate for 'King John Cry, Chief of the Dued...

Edmund Milne collection
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Argyle, New South Wales, Australia
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King John Cry
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1901
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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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Castlereagh River, New South Wales, Australia
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Boomerang from Oodnadatta, South Australia

Boomerang from Oodnadatta, South Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirara College, Alice Springs, NT, Australia
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Teddy Janima Farquahson
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mary Joseph
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Boab nut incised with designs of animals from Western Australia

Boab nut incised with designs of animals from Western Austra...

Edmund Milne collection
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Nut carvings
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Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Nose ornament from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

Nose ornament from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Personal adornments
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Child's drawing - 'My Land' by unknown artist, Yirara College, Alice Springs NT

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirara College
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Retouched flake [stone implement]

Retouched flake [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Not provided
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1931
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The Two Women Dreaming by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi 1974-75

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yayayi, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi
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1975
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Child's drawing of the explorer Stuart by Johnothan Jagamara Ross, Amoonguna NT

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Johnathon Jagamara Ross
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Spearthrower from Palmer River area, Queensland