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Wooden container made by Harry Shepherd, Byrock, New South Wales, 1910

Wooden container made by Harry Shepherd, Byrock, New South W...

Edmund Milne collection
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Harry Shepherd
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Wooden pointed spearhead with five reverse barbs of four prongs

Wooden pointed spearhead with five reverse barbs of four pro...

Edmund Milne collection
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Message stick

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Stan Mitchell collection
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Shield

Shield

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Boomerang from Darling River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Darling River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Club from Suva, Fiji

Club from Suva, Fiji

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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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Glass spearhead

Glass spearhead

Edmund Milne collection
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Club

Club

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Cub made by Jack Shepherd, 1913

Cub made by Jack Shepherd, 1913

Edmund Milne collection
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Jack Shepherd
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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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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Gunningbar
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Partly finished club

Partly finished club

Edmund Milne collection
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Message stick

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Douglas Seaton collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Message stick

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Edmund Milne collection
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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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Shield, north west Western Australia, 1900

Shield, north west Western Australia, 1900

Edmund Milne collection
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North-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Message stick

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Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Shield used by Jacky Plowright, Berrima area, New South Wales, 1890

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Edmund Milne collection
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Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
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Jacky Plowright
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Firestick

Firestick

Edmund Milne collection
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Coconut container

Coconut container

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Cross boomerang and associated piece of wood

Cross boomerang and associated piece of wood

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Herberton, Queensland, Australia
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Club

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Edmund Milne collection
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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Message stick

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Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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1914
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for King Billy, King of the Barwon Blacks

Aboriginal breastplate for King Billy, King of the Barwon Bl...

Edmund Milne collection
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Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia
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1910
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Message stick

Message stick

Keith Goddard collection
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East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1948
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Message stick

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Horne-Bowie collection
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Paddle

Paddle

Edmund Milne collection
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Papua, Indonesia
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Club

Club

Edmund Milne collection
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Edmund Milne collection
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Kimberley stone point

Kimberley stone point

Edmund Milne collection
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Bottom grinding stone [stone implement]

Bottom grinding stone [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Toorale, New South Wales, Australia
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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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1909
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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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Boomerang from Goondiwindi, Queensland, 1901

Boomerang from Goondiwindi, Queensland, 1901

Edmund Milne collection
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Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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1926
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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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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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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Message stick

Message stick

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1969
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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1898
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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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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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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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Digging stick from Lake Eyre area, South Australia,1907

Digging stick from Lake Eyre area, South Australia,1907

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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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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Club

Club

Edmund Milne collection
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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Tapered tapstick, 1890

Tapered tapstick, 1890

Edmund Milne collection
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Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Woven fibre basket from Wenlock River area, Queensland

Woven fibre basket from Wenlock River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Wenlock River, Queensland, Australia
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Parrying shield

Parrying shield

Edmund Milne collection
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Firestick

Firestick

Edmund Milne collection
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Elliptical ornament featuring a section of shell, from Cooktown, Queensland

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Edmund Milne collection
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Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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