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Club from Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1903

Club from Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1903

Edmund Milne collection
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Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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1903
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1909
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Hatchet head of flaked stone, hafted in wood

Hatchet head of flaked stone, hafted in wood

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Queensland, Australia
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1963
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Scoop or digging stick from Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Scoop or digging stick from Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Jack Shepherd
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1914
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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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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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Mulbrung Jack
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1931
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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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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Pigmented, rounded stone hafted in split bent wood

Pigmented, rounded stone hafted in split bent wood

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Hatchets
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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George Yalmur
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1966
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Hatchet with a flaked stone head in bent wood

Hatchet with a flaked stone head in bent wood

William Ewart Williams collection
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Muttama, New South Wales, Australia
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1938
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially edge ground, secured to the distal end of a cylindrical wooden shaft

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The Australian Scene collection no. 7
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Hatchets
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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1896
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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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Castlereagh River, New South Wales, Australia
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1890
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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 Lachlan River, New South Wales, 1913

Boomerang from Lachlan River, New South Wales, 1913

Edmund Milne collection
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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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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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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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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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Spearthrower from Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory

Spearthrower from Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Edmund Milne collection
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1911
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1896

Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1896

Edmund Milne collection
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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1896
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Partly finished club

Partly finished club

Edmund Milne collection
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Club from Coopers Creek. South Queensland

Club from Coopers Creek. South Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Coopers Creek, 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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Not provided
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1931
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Aboriginal breastplate for Jack the Traveller, King of Bendora Bellevue Jembicumbane

Aboriginal breastplate for Jack the Traveller, King of Bendo...

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Stan Mitchell collection
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Not provided
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1963
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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The Greek cafe kitchen, Moree, N.S.W., August 1952

The Greek cafe kitchen, Moree, N.S.W., August 1952

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Moree, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1952
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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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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Ceremonial boomerang made by Harry Shepherd, Byrock area, New South Wales, 1910

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Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Harry Shepherd
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1910
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Boomerang from Goondiwindi, Queensland, 1901

Boomerang from Goondiwindi, Queensland, 1901

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Hatchets
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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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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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Spearhead

Spearhead

Edmund Milne collection
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Breastplate presented to Coomee Nullanga of Ulladulla NSW by Edmund Milne in 1909

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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New South Wales, Australia
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Coomee
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1909
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Ground edged hatchet head from Byrock, New South Wales

Ground edged hatchet head from Byrock, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Steve Shaw
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1931
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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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Cedar Point, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia
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Baraimal Jack
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1916
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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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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

String bag from Staater River area, Gulf of Carpentaria, Que...

Edmund Milne collection
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Bags
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Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Club with attached stone disc

Club with attached stone disc

Edmund Milne collection
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Club from Goodooga, Queensland border, 1909

Club from Goodooga, Queensland border, 1909

Edmund Milne collection
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Goodooga, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1909
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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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Wooden Club

Wooden Club

Edmund Milne collection
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Club from Castlereagh River area, New South Wales

Club from Castlereagh River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Castlereagh River, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Stone hatchet, bifacially flaked and edge ground

Stone hatchet, bifacially flaked and edge ground

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Boomerang

Boomerang

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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Boomerang from Abercrombie River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Abercrombie River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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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

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1914
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Bifacially edged, ground stone hatchet

Bifacially edged, ground stone hatchet

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Musgrave, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Club from Solomon Islands

Club from Solomon Islands

Edmund Milne collection
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Ground edge hatchet head associated with Bundaburra Jack, Forbes NSW, 1909

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Edmund Milne collection
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Tool components
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Forbes, New South Wales, Australia
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1909
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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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1931
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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