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Two-pronged carved ceremonial club from Tiwi Islands

Two-pronged carved ceremonial club from Tiwi Islands

Roderick Shaw collection
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Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Club

Club

Aboriginal Art Gallery 26/09/1973 collection
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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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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Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Club with pointed head

Club with pointed head

Edmund Milne collection
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Club

Keith Goddard collection
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Partly finished club

Partly finished club

Edmund Milne collection
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Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Ms Patricia Heath
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Club

Stan Mitchell collection
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Papua, Indonesia
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Stone knife with sheath

Stone knife with sheath

Edmund Milne collection
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Knives
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Club

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1914
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Bugle grass on fibre string from Cairns, Queensland

Bugle grass on fibre string from Cairns, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Necklaces
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1898
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Club

L and T Hackney collection
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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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Club from Tamworth area, New South Wales, 1911

Club from Tamworth area, New South Wales, 1911

Edmund Milne collection
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Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs McGarrity
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1911
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Club head

Club head

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Club

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Kilborn - Goojung Station collection
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Spearthrower, 1914

Spearthrower, 1914

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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1914
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Club featuring a carved kookaburra and incised animals

Club featuring a carved kookaburra and incised animals

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Tommy Foster
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Sawfish club

Sawfish club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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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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Club

Club

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Pigmented wooden club

Pigmented wooden club

Charles Hart collection
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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Aboriginal breastplate for Paddy, King of Boobarrego

Aboriginal breastplate for Paddy, King of Boobarrego

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1918
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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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Ornaments
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Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Aboriginal breastplate for Budd Billy II, King of Jarvis Bay

Aboriginal breastplate for Budd Billy II, King of Jarvis Bay

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Jervis Bay, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Budd Billy II
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Club with pointed head

Club with pointed head

Edmund Milne collection
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Club

Igor Zorich collection
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Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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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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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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Clubs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, 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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Cylindrical wooden club, with an enlarged head tapering to a rounded end, and to a blunt knob at the proximal end

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JW Lindo collection
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Blinman, South Australia, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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1985
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Club head

Club head

Papuan Official collection
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Wilfred N. Beaver
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1915
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Killing stick made by Larry Blight, 2012

Killing stick made by Larry Blight, 2012

Larry Blight collection
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Mr Larry Blight
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2012
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Club

Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Pigmented wooden club

Pigmented wooden club

Charles Hart collection
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1919
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Spearthrower from Cloncurry, Queensland

Spearthrower from Cloncurry, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Wooden decorated club

Wooden decorated club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Boomerang made by Moody, Bogan River, New South Wales, 1889

Boomerang made by Moody, Bogan River, New South Wales, 1889

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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Club

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Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1966
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Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Ms Patricia Heath
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Club

Club

Lew Parlette collection no. 2
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1972
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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Not provided
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1985
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Asymmetrical wooden club, with one pointed end, and the other gradually extended to a tapered tubular head

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JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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Club head

Club head

Papuan Official collection
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Fitzgerald
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1916
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Pigmented wooden club

Pigmented wooden club

Charles Hart collection
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1917
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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