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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Western Australia, Australia
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Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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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 Samoa

Club from Samoa

Edmund Milne collection
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Samoa
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, King of Gongolgon

Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, King of Gongolgon

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Gongolgon, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Sample - Adhesive

Sample - Adhesive

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Boomerangs
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Glass spearhead

Glass spearhead

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Club from Milne Bay province, Papua New Guinea

Club from Milne Bay province, Papua New Guinea

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Club from Vanuatu

Club from Vanuatu

Edmund Milne collection
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Vanuatu, Oceania
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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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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Clubs
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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Jimmy Clements
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Parrying shield

Parrying shield

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1896
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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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Daroobalgie, New South Wales, Australia
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Ground edged hatchet head, used by Tiburria, St Georges Basin, New South Wales, 1841

Ground edged hatchet head, used by Tiburria, St Georges Basi...

Edmund Milne collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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St Georges Basin, New South Wales, Australia
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Tiburria
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1841
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Oak oil stone

Oak oil stone

George Henry Taylor collection
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Sharpening stones
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1790
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Homo Australis

Homo Australis

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Australia
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Mr John Kron
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1999
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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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Clear glass plate marked Advance Australia, to commemorate Australia's centenary in 1888

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Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative plates
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England
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1887
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Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

Aboriginal breastplate for Mr Briney of Pialliway

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Pialawa, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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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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Ground edge hatchet head associated with Jacky Plowright, Berrima NSW, 1842

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Edmund Milne collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
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Jacky Plowright
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1897
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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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Club from lower Darling River region, New South Wales

Club from lower Darling River region, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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Hafted edge-ground stone hatchet

Hafted edge-ground stone hatchet

Edmund Milne collection
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Hatchets
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Not provided
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1931
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Club

Club

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Paddle

Paddle

Edmund Milne collection
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Paddles
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Papua, Indonesia
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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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Convex crescentic gorget (breastplate) with 'GR' royal cypher, as worn by British Army officers

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Les Stillman Militaria collection
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Military badges
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England, United Kingdom
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British Army
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1812
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Shoalhaven River, NSW

Shoalhaven River, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Shoalhaven River, New South Wales, Australia
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Dr R Riches
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Incised Club, 1907

Incised Club, 1907

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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1907
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Curved club

Curved club

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Coolgardie, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Spearthrower from Coward Springs, South Australia

Spearthrower from Coward Springs, South Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Coward Springs, South Australia, 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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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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Not provided
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1890
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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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Club from West Papua, Indonesia

Club from West Papua, Indonesia

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Papua, Indonesia
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Spearthrower from Mitchell River area, Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, 1913

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Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1913
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Dirk, scabbard, by-knife and fork used by New South Wales Colonial Governor Lachlan Macquarie

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Alexander Ferguson collection
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Edged weapons
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Sydney Cove, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Lachlan Macquarie
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1809
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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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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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Poster titled 'Its the speedy airmail that conquers distance and saves time'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Wooden club, Gwydir River. Northern NSW.

Wooden club, Gwydir River. Northern NSW.

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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The suspension bridge in beautiful surroundings, Nowra, NSW

The suspension bridge in beautiful surroundings, Nowra, NSW

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Shoalhaven River, New South Wales, Australia
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Rose Stereograph Co.
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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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Head rest

Head rest

Edmund Milne collection
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Head rests
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Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales, 1915

Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales, 1915

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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Aboriginal breastplate for 'King John Cry, Chief of the Duedolgong Tribe, Argyle'

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Edmund Milne collection
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Argyle, New South Wales, Australia
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King John Cry
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1901
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Club made by Jacky Plowright, 1848

Club made by Jacky Plowright, 1848

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Jacky Plowright
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1890
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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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Adzes
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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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Sample - fibre string

Sample - fibre string

Edmund Milne collection
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String
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Ground edge hatchet head associated with Bundaburra Jack, Forbes NSW, 1909

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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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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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Club with incised design

Club with incised design

Edmund Milne collection
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