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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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Ground edge hatchet head associated with Bundaburra Jack, Forbes NSW, 1909

Ground edge hatchet head associated with Bundaburra Jack, Fo...

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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Club used by Jimmy Clements, Lachlan River, New South Wales

Club used by Jimmy Clements, Lachlan River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Jimmy Clements
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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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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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Firedrill base

Firedrill base

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Firesticks
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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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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Boomerangs
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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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Firestick

Firestick

Dr William Warner collection
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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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Wooden container from north Queensland, 1908

Wooden container from north Queensland, 1908

Edmund Milne collection
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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1908
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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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Firedrill

Firedrill

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Firesticks
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1968
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Club with attached stone disc

Club with attached stone disc

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Boomerangs
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Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Boney
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1931
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Firedrill

Firedrill

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Firesticks
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Club from central Western Australia

Club from central Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Western Australia, Australia
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Boomerang made by Gunningbar, Bogan River NSW, 1886

Boomerang made by Gunningbar, Bogan River NSW, 1886

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Gunningbar
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1886
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Firestick

Firestick

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
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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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Hobbys Yards, New South Wales, Australia
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Firedrill

Firedrill

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Firesticks
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Walcott Inlet, Western Australia, Australia
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Woven oval shaped coconut leaf fan from Samoa

Woven oval shaped coconut leaf fan from Samoa

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Fans
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Samoa
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Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Firestick

Firestick

Dr William Warner collection
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Firesticks
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Firedrill base

Firedrill base

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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Firesticks
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North-Eastern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1983
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Spearthrower from Palmer River area, Queensland

Spearthrower from Palmer River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Firestick

Firestick

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1974
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Shell on hair string

Shell on hair string

Edmund Milne collection
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Necklaces
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Spearthrower from Macleay River area, New South Wales, 1895

Spearthrower from Macleay River area, New South Wales, 1895

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1895
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Matson Line Oceanic Line match book

Matson Line Oceanic Line match book

Terence Lane collection
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Matchboxes
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California, United States of America
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Matson Navigation Company
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1926
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Wooden container from Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, 1891

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Edmund Milne collection
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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1891
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Firedrill base

Firedrill base

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Firesticks
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1968
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Coconut container

Coconut container

Edmund Milne collection
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Tonga
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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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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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Kimberley point - glass

Kimberley point - glass

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Firestick set

Firestick set

Stan Mitchell collection
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Firesticks
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Club with incised design

Club with incised design

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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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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Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales, 1906

Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales, 1906

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Castlereagh River, New South Wales, Australia
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1906
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Woven triangle shaped coconut leaf fan from Samoa

Woven triangle shaped coconut leaf fan from Samoa

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Fans
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Samoa
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1912
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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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Weapon - Tasmanian Aboriginal club - wooden

Weapon - Tasmanian Aboriginal club - wooden

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Tasmania, Australia
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Firestick

Firestick

Joe Ngallametta collection
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Firesticks
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Joe Ngallametta
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2004
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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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Club head from Papua New Guinea

Club head from Papua New Guinea

Edmund Milne collection
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New Britain, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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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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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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Semi-hemispherical hollow wooden container from Orara River area, New South Wales, 1898

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Edmund Milne collection
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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1898
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Club from Darling River, New South Wales, 1894

Club from Darling River, New South Wales, 1894

Edmund Milne collection
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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Dr Benson
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1894
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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Not provided
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1931
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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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Firestick

Firestick

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Firesticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1974
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Club from Solomon Islands

Club from Solomon Islands

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Club

Club

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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Nose bone

Nose bone

Edmund Milne collection
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Personal adornments
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Macropod incisors [used as a necklace]

Macropod incisors [used as a necklace]

Edmund Milne collection
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Ornaments
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