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Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Parrying shield, Yallock, New South Wales, 1909

Parrying shield, Yallock, New South Wales, 1909

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Yallock, New South Wales, Australia
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1909
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Black, white and pink leaflet printed for Australia's 150th Anniversary in 1938

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Leaflets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Australia's 150th Anniversary Celebrations Council
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1938
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Club from north west New South Wales

Club from north west New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Original diary of English immigrant to Australia, Maria Murray, covering the period 1848-1861

Original diary of English immigrant to Australia, Maria Murr...

Maria Murray collection
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Wimbledon, London, England
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Mrs Maria Murray
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1848
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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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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Club with incised design

Club with incised design

Edmund Milne collection
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British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutenant Thomas Quinn, 73rd Regiment (ret), in Van Diemens Land

British Military Pioneer Other Ranks Sword, used by Lieutena...

Neil Martin collection
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Swords
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England
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Mr Thomas Quinn
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1820
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Club from Macquarie River area, New South Wales, 1881

Club from Macquarie River area, New South Wales, 1881

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Macquarie River, New South Wales, Australia
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Digging stick from Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, 1894

Digging stick from Lower Darling River Region, New South Wal...

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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Dr Benson
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1894
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Gulf country, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1908
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Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flock, Camden Park, Sydney

Large fleece of superfine wool from the Macarthur merino flo...

Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Wool specimens
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Camden Park, New South Wales, Australia
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John Macarthur
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1988
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1909
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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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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Peter, King of Tchanning

Aboriginal breastplate for Peter, King of Tchanning

Edmund Milne collection
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Tchanning, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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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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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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Australian sterling silver fiddle pattern salt spoon used by prominent Tasmanian colonial pastoralist Roderic O'Connor

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Roderic O'Connor collection
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Salt spoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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John J. Cohen
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1839
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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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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Muta-Maley
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1914
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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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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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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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Namoi River, New South Wales, Australia
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1911
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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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Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new and dependable methods of communication'

Poster titled 'The Australian Post Office still pioneers new...

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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Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Standard Half Bushel gun-metal grain measure

Geoff Gray collection
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Measures
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London, England
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NSW Government
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1832
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Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

Letter dated 16 May 1844, signed by Thomas Thansell (?)

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1844
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Clear glass plate marked Advance Australia, to commemorate Australia's centenary in 1888

Clear glass plate marked Advance Australia, to commemorate A...

Terence Lane collection
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Commemorative plates
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England
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1887
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Parrying shield made by Jack Shepherd, Byrock, New South Wales, 1908

Parrying shield made by Jack Shepherd, Byrock, New South Wal...

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Jack Shepherd
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1908
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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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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Lower grinding stones
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
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Beige glazed ceramic souvenir jug - The Cream of Highland Whiskies,

Beige glazed ceramic souvenir jug - The Cream of Highland Wh...

Queen Victoria Jubilee collection
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Commemorative objects
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Port Dundas Pottery Coy
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1886
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Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales

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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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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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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Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook

Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the...

TE Hanley collection no. 1
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James Berry
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1969
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Cast iron prison key

Cast iron prison key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Club from Samoa

Club from Samoa

Edmund Milne collection
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Samoa
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Incised Club, 1907

Incised Club, 1907

Edmund Milne collection
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1907
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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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Nautilus shell necklace from Northern Queensland

Nautilus shell necklace from Northern Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Necklaces
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, 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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Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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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

Club

Edmund Milne collection
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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Pearl necklace given to Janet Templeton in Edinburgh by her husband on their wedding anniversary in 1826

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Diana Baxter collection no. 1
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Necklaces
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Scotland
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Janet Templeton
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1826
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Paddle from Solomon Islands

Paddle from Solomon Islands

Edmund Milne collection
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Paddles
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Workshop, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Workshop, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Kimberley point - glass

Kimberley point - glass

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Club from Castlereagh River area, New South Wales

Club from Castlereagh River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Castlereagh River, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Retouched blade [stone implement]

Retouched blade [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
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Ground edge hatchet head associated with Jacky Plowright, Berrima NSW, 1842

Ground edge hatchet head associated with Jacky Plowright, Be...

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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Sample - Adhesive

Sample - Adhesive

Edmund Milne collection
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Club from Barrow River area, Queensland

Club from Barrow River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplate for Sawyer, King of Wickham Hill

Aboriginal breastplate for Sawyer, King of Wickham Hill

Edmund Milne collection
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Wickham Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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