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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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Club from goldfields area, Western Australia

Club from goldfields area, Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Western Australia, Australia
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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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Sample - fibre string

Sample - fibre string

Edmund Milne collection
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Terre de Diemen. Bara-ourou

Terre de Diemen. Bara-ourou

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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Paris, France
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Nicholas Petit
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1803
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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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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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Glass spearhead

Glass spearhead

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Spearthrower from Mareeba, Queensland

Spearthrower from Mareeba, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mareeba, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Paddle

Paddle

Edmund Milne collection
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Paddles
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Papua, Indonesia
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Aboriginal breastplate for Peter, King of Tchanning

Aboriginal breastplate for Peter, King of Tchanning

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Tchanning, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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Two-ply black wattle string fishing line made by Coomee Nullanga of Ulladulla in 1908

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Edmund Milne collection
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Fishing lines
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Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
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Coomee
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1908
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Clear glass bowl to commemorate Australia's Centenary in 1888

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Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative plates
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Sunderland, England
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Greener & Co
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1887
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Club made by Jack Shepherd, Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Club made by Jack Shepherd, 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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Jack Shepherd
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1914
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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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Shield with angled parallel lines on surface

Shield with angled parallel lines on surface

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Club from Darling River, New South Wales

Club from Darling River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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Club

Club

Edmund Milne collection
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Maharatta, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Edmund Milne collection
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Pipes
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Papua, Indonesia
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Wooden container made by Harry Shepherd, Byrock, New South Wales, 1910

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Edmund Milne collection
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Containers
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Harry Shepherd
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1915
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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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Boomerangs
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Bloomfield River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Boomerang from Goondiwindi, Queensland, 1901

Boomerang from Goondiwindi, Queensland, 1901

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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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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Spear

Spear

Edmund Milne collection
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Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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Wooden container from Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, 1891

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Edmund Milne collection
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Containers
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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1891
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Club from goldfields area, Western Australia

Club from goldfields area, Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Western Australia, 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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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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1931
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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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Not provided
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1931
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Club from Namoi River, New South Wales, 1911

Club from Namoi River, New South Wales, 1911

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Namoi River, New South Wales, Australia
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1911
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Spearthrower from Macleay River area, New South Wales

Spearthrower from Macleay River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Charley York, Chief of Bullangamang

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Bullangamang, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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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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Macropod incisors [used as a necklace]

Macropod incisors [used as a necklace]

Edmund Milne collection
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Ornaments
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Boomerang from Lake Eyre, South Australia

Boomerang from Lake Eyre, South Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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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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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 from Oodnadatta, South Australia

Boomerang from Oodnadatta, South Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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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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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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wooden club, Gwydir River. Northern NSW.

Wooden club, Gwydir River. Northern NSW.

Edmund Milne collection
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Shield, north west Western Australia, 1900

Shield, north west Western Australia, 1900

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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North-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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1900
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Club from central Western Australia, 1915

Club from central Western Australia, 1915

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Western Australia, Australia
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1915
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Club made by 'Cabbage', from lower Darling River area, New South Wales, 1912

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Edmund Milne collection
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Cabbage
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1912
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Boomerang made by Jack Shepherd, Bourke-Byrock area, New South Wales, 1914

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Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Bourke, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Lil-lil club

Lil-lil club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Advertising posters
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1959
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Harvest of Endurance: A History of the Chinese in Australia 1788-1988

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Australia-China Friendship Society collection
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Scrolls
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Australia
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Mr Mo Xiangyi
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1987
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Digging stick from Bogan River, New South Wales, 1912

Digging stick from Bogan River, New South Wales, 1912

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Central Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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1912
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Burnished, wooden fighting club

Burnished, wooden fighting club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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