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Club made by Jacky Plowright, 1848

Club made by Jacky Plowright, 1848

Edmund Milne collection
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Jacky Plowright
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1890
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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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Spearthrower from Western Australia

Spearthrower from Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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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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 Cotton batik t-shirt by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Cotton batik t-shirt by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1971
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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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Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia
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1910
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Cobbie
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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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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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T-shirt worn by Rob Croll at the World Boomerang Championships in Barooga, Victoria, in 1988 for the individual event

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Robert Croll Boomerang Competition collection
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Barooga, New South Wales, Australia
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Rob Croll
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1988
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International Force East Timor

International Force East Timor

Australian Army History Unit collection
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East Timor
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Australian Army
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1999
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Doolagahs Raw Power

Doolagahs Raw Power

Doolagahs Indigenous Design collection
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T-shirts
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Half-caste in Aboriginal mission station, Moree. August, 1952

Half-caste in Aboriginal mission station, Moree. August, 195...

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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Spearthrower from Macleay River area, New South Wales

Spearthrower from Macleay River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
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Stone knife from Cloncurry, 1908

Stone knife from Cloncurry, 1908

Edmund Milne collection
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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1908
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Darnley Island

Darnley Island

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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1992
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Doolagahs Dark Water Dreaming

Doolagahs Dark Water Dreaming

Doolagahs Indigenous Design collection
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ALP Milton La Trobe

ALP Milton La Trobe

Peter Milton collection
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Milton
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1980
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Woven semi-circular basket from Stradbroke Island, Queensland

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Edmund Milne collection
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Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Curved club

Curved club

Edmund Milne collection
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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Incised Club, 1907

Incised Club, 1907

Edmund Milne collection
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1907
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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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Franklin and Lower Gordon Tasmania's Last Wild Rivers...Let Them Flow Free

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Bob Brown collection no. 1
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T-shirts
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Franklin River, Tasmania, Australia
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Parrying shield

Parrying shield

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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George Twemlow
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1877
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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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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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Injalak Arts and Crafts Association Gunbalanya. N.T.

Injalak Arts and Crafts Association Gunbalanya. N.T.

Injalak Arts & Craft collection
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T-shirts
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Injalak Arts
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1997
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Parrying shield made by Jack Shepherd, Byrock, New South Wales, 1908

Parrying shield made by Jack Shepherd, Byrock, New South Wal...

Edmund Milne collection
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Jack Shepherd
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1908
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Aboriginal Provisional Government

Aboriginal Provisional Government

Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre collection no. 2
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T-shirts
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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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Adzes
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Doolagahs Protect Respect Australia

Doolagahs Protect Respect Australia

Doolagahs Indigenous Design collection
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T-shirts
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T-shirt with Maori text

T-shirt with Maori text

Dr Di Bretherton collection
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New Zealand
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Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, 1895

Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, 1895

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1895
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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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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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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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Club with pointed head

Club with pointed head

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Edmund Milne collection
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Wooden club, made by Budd Billy, Jervis Bay, New South Wales

Wooden club, made by Budd Billy, Jervis Bay, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Jervis Bay, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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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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Life. Be in it. World Cricket T-shirt

Life. Be in it. World Cricket T-shirt

Alex and Paddy Stitt collection
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T-shirts
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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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Family of mixed blood. August, 1952

Family of mixed blood. 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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Superwoman

Superwoman

Meredith Hinchliffe collection no. 1
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T-shirts
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Australia
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Bonds
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Spearthrower from Byrock, New South Wales, 1912

Spearthrower from Byrock, New South Wales, 1912

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Jack Shepherd
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1912
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Aboriginal breastplate for Charley York, Chief of Bullangamang

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Edmund Milne collection
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Bullangamang, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Brickey, retired drover, Kurrabooma. August, 1952

Brickey, retired drover, Kurrabooma. 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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'Hands off Beecroft. Sacred to the Jerringa People' c1992

'Hands off Beecroft. Sacred to the Jerringa People' c1992

Terry Fox collection
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T-shirts
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Beecroft Peninsula, New South Wales, Australia
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There is no day after

There is no day after

Dr Di Bretherton collection
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T-shirts
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1984
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In main street, Moree, N.S.W. August, 1952

In main street, 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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Black poly-cotton t-shirt screenprinted with 'MUA Here to Stay', 1998

Black poly-cotton t-shirt screenprinted with 'MUA Here to St...

Maritime Union of Australia collection
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T-shirts
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Webb Dock, Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Maritime Union of Australia
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1998
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Club

Club

Edmund Milne collection
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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'Australian Bicentennial Exhibition' t-shirt

'Australian Bicentennial Exhibition' t-shirt

Australian Bicentennial Authority collection
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T-shirts
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Australian Bicentennial Authority
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1988
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Straight club

Straight club

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Peace the No.1 Issue

Peace the No.1 Issue

Dr Di Bretherton collection
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T-shirts
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1984
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You can't hug a child with nuclear arms

You can't hug a child with nuclear arms

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 2
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T-shirts
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Australia
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Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
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1960
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