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Pigmented cylindrical wood tapstick carved with serrated edges

Pigmented cylindrical wood tapstick carved with serrated edg...

Charles Hart collection
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Clapsticks
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Burketown, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Drum

Drum

Edmund Milne collection
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Musical drums
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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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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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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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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1931
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Club from Samoa

Club from Samoa

Edmund Milne collection
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Samoa
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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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Firestick

Firestick

Edmund Milne collection
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Firesticks
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Parrying shield

Parrying shield

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Spearthrower from Northern Territory, 1911

Spearthrower from Northern Territory, 1911

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Boab nut incised with animal motifs from Western Australia

Boab nut incised with animal motifs from Western Australia

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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Yass, New South Wales, Australia
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Clapstick

Clapstick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clapsticks
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Decorated clapstick

Decorated clapstick

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Clapsticks
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Boomerang from Bogan River, New South Wales, 1870

Boomerang from Bogan River, New South Wales, 1870

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 from Cobar, New South Wales

Club from Cobar, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
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Pigmented cylindrical wood clapstick carved with serrated edges

Pigmented cylindrical wood clapstick carved with serrated ed...

Charles Hart collection
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Clapsticks
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Shield, Gippsland, Victoria, 1900

Shield, Gippsland, Victoria, 1900

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Boomerang

Boomerang

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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New South Wales, Australia
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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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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1890
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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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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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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 Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Nelligen, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Sister basket from Lake Tyers, Victoria

Sister basket from Lake Tyers, Victoria

Edmund Milne collection
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Baskets
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, 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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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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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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Curved partly finished club, 1908

Curved partly finished club, 1908

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

Club from Wilcannia, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Wooden clapstick

Wooden clapstick

University of Sydney collection
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Clapsticks
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Clapstick

Clapstick

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Clapsticks
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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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New South Wales, Australia
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Necklet from Fiji

Necklet from Fiji

Edmund Milne collection
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Neckpieces
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Fiji
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Message sticks
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Edmund Milne collection
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Bone tools
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Not provided
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1931
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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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1918
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Pair of tapsticks tied together with a shoelace threaded through an incised burnt circular depression in each stick

Pair of tapsticks tied together with a shoelace threaded thr...

Enid Bowden collection
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Clapsticks
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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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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Clubs
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Jervis Bay, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parrying shield, Darling River area, New South Wales

Parrying shield, Darling River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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Boomerang from Bulloo River, south west Queensland, 1912

Boomerang from Bulloo River, south west Queensland, 1912

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Bulloo River, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1912
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Gulf country, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1908
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Club with pointed head

Club with pointed head

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1915

Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1915

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1915
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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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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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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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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Shell on hair string

Shell on hair string

Edmund Milne collection
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Necklaces
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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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Aboriginal breastplates
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Broadwater, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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Adzes
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Not provided
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1931
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Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1915

Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1915

Edmund Milne collection
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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1915
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