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Palm leaf basket from Port Essington, made by Queenie and Kathleen Cunningham, 2015

Palm leaf basket from Port Essington, made by Queenie and Ka...

Port Essington collection no. 2
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Cobourg Peninnsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Queenie Cunningham
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2015
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Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Woven plant fibre basket

Woven plant fibre basket

W Bateman collection
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Goulburn Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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Pandanus basket

Pandanus basket

Injalak Arts & Craft collection
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Priscilla Badari
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1997
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Photograph album compiled by Edmund Milne

Photograph album compiled by Edmund Milne

Edmund Milne collection
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Woven fibre basket

Woven fibre basket

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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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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Boomerang from central Queensland

Boomerang from central Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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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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Fibre basket by Sarah Brooks, 2008

Fibre basket by Sarah Brooks, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Sarah Brooks
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2008
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Round coiled basket

Round coiled basket

Florence Gaby collection
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Basket decorated with shells

Basket decorated with shells

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Muriel Maynard collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Ms Muriel Maynard
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Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1919
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Tjanpi feather basket made by Nyinku Kulitja

Tjanpi feather basket made by Nyinku Kulitja

Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council collec...
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Kikingura (Docker River), Northern Territory, Australia
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Nyinku Kulitja
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1995
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Woven fibre bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Woven fibre bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Basket made from twined bull rush

Basket made from twined bull rush

Jabal Centre collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Vicki West
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1996
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Basket made from red grass, by Fiona Maher

Basket made from red grass, by Fiona Maher

Tayenebe collection
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Ms Fiona Maher
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Connections by Lennah Newson, 2002

Connections by Lennah Newson, 2002

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Lennah Newson collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Ms Lennah Newson
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2002
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Aboriginal breastplate for Paddy, King of Boobarrego

Aboriginal breastplate for Paddy, King of Boobarrego

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1918
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Basket made from New Zealand flax, by Eva Richardson

Basket made from New Zealand flax, by Eva Richardson

Tayenebe collection
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Mrs Eva Richardson
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Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Professor Ronald Berndt collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Edmund Milne collection
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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 Barron River, North Queensland, 1897

Boomerang from Barron River, North Queensland, 1897

Edmund Milne collection
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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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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1890
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Coiled pandanus basket

Coiled pandanus basket

Claire Smith collection
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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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Toorale, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Not provided
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1931
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Fibre basket by Janice Nixon, 2008

Fibre basket by Janice Nixon, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Janice Nixon
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2008
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Alligator River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1911
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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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Spearthrower from Murrumbidgee River area, New South Wales, 1895

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Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
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1895
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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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Clubs
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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1915
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Head rest

Head rest

Edmund Milne collection
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Cylindrical basket

Cylindrical basket

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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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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Pigmented, deep cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented, deep cylindrical fibre basket

University of Sydney collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Nelligen, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Breast plate

Breast plate

Edmund Milne collection
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Ornaments
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Papua, Indonesia
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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, Constable Wellington

Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, Constable Wellington

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Wellington, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Bark container collected at Yallock station near Cobar, New South Wales

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Edmund Milne collection
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Yallock, New South Wales, Australia
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J Leach
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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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Ground edge hatchet head from Pigeon House Mountain NSW acquired by Edmund Milne from Coomee Nullanga in 1903

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Edmund Milne collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Pigeon House Mountain, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1903
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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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Woven basket base made from matt rush in bound coil formation

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Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Vicki Couzens
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2002
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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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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Harry Shepherd
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1915
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Fibre basket by Dadda Samson, 2008

Fibre basket by Dadda Samson, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Dadda Samson
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2008
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Club with pointed head

Club with pointed head

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Cylindrical fibre basket

Cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner collection
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Fibre basket by Thelma Judson, 2008

Fibre basket by Thelma Judson, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Thelma Judson
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2008
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Kelp basket by Vicki West, 2003

Kelp basket by Vicki West, 2003

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Vicki West collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Vicki West
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Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Club with pointed head

Club with pointed head

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrower, 1914

Spearthrower, 1914

Edmund Milne collection
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1914
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Conical woven plant fibre basket

Conical woven plant fibre basket

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 23/12/1974 collection
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Gadji, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Margaret Banibani
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1974
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