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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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1908
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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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Boomerang used by Jacky Plowright, 1842

Boomerang used by Jacky Plowright, 1842

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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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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Not provided
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1931
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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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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Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Toorale, 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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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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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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Not provided
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1931
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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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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Timothy, Chief of Merricumbene

Aboriginal breastplate for Timothy, Chief of Merricumbene

Edmund Milne collection
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Merricumbene, New South Wales, Australia
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Timothy
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1835
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Retouched flake [stone implement]

Retouched flake [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
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Club from Samoa

Club from Samoa

Edmund Milne collection
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Samoa
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Club from Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Club from Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Edmund Milne collection
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Byrock, New South Wales, 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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
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1931
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Club from Goondiwindi area, Queensland, 1901

Club from Goondiwindi area, Queensland, 1901

Edmund Milne collection
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Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
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1901
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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Not provided
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1915
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Asymmetrical boomerang, Paroo River

Asymmetrical boomerang, Paroo River

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Paroo River, New South Wales, Australia
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Club made by Jimmy Parker, Cobar, New South Wales, 1912

Club made by Jimmy Parker, Cobar, New South Wales, 1912

Edmund Milne collection
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Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
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Jimmy Parker
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1912
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Club made by Muta-Maley, Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Club made by Muta-Maley, Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Muta-Maley
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1914
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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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Club from Solomon Islands

Club from Solomon Islands

Edmund Milne collection
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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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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Bottom grinding stone [stone implement]

Bottom grinding stone [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Lower grinding stones
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Shield, Yaamba Rockhampton area, Queensland

Shield, Yaamba Rockhampton area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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Spearthrower from Orara River area, 1898

Spearthrower from Orara River area, 1898

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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1898
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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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Comb from Vanuatu

Comb from Vanuatu

Edmund Milne collection
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Combs
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Vanuatu, Oceania
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Partly finished club

Partly finished club

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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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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Aboriginal breastplates
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Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1910
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Club belonging to Mundabil, Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1900s

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Edmund Milne collection
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Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Mundabil
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1931
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String Sample

String Sample

Stan Mitchell collection
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Ground edged hatchet head from Barwon River area, New South Wales

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Edmund Milne collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Barwon River, New South Wales, Australia
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Watty
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1931
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1901
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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Plaited strands of fibrous material

Plaited strands of fibrous material

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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String
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Fiji
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Mr Victor Carell
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1984
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Shield, Tumut, New South Wales,1899

Shield, Tumut, New South Wales,1899

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Tumut, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1899
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Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1911
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Aboriginal breastplate for Thomas Tinboy, King of Nelligan

Aboriginal breastplate for Thomas Tinboy, King of Nelligan

Edmund Milne collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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H C. Jervis
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String sample made from river reed, by Leonie Dickson

String sample made from river reed, by Leonie Dickson

Tayenebe collection
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Ms Leonie Dickson
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Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

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Edmund Milne collection
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1800
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Boomerang from Bogan River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Bogan River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Bloomfield River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Boney
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1931
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Hafted stone pebble hatchet with a bifacial head and a ground edge, Orara River, New South Wales, 1896

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Edmund Milne collection
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Hatchets
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Boney
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1896
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Comb from Vanuatu

Comb from Vanuatu

Edmund Milne collection
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Combs
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Vanuatu, Oceania
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Queensland spear 2

Queensland spear 2

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Curved partly finished club, 1908

Curved partly finished club, 1908

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Bundle of string, made from fibre, bound and knotted

Bundle of string, made from fibre, bound and knotted

JW Lindo collection
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String
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Kaparlgoo, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1935
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Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1896

Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1896

Edmund Milne collection
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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1896
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