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Clapstick

Clapstick

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Clapsticks
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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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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Club from Barwon River area, New South Wales, 1911

Club from Barwon River area, New South Wales, 1911

Edmund Milne collection
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Barwon River, New South Wales, Australia
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1911
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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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Pair of tapsticks tied together with a shoelace threaded through an incised burnt circular depression in each stick

Pair of tapsticks tied together with a shoelace threaded thr...

Enid Bowden collection
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Clapsticks
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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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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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Kelly, King of Broadwater

Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Kelly, King of Broadwater

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Broadwater, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Sister basket from Lake Tyers, Victoria

Sister basket from Lake Tyers, Victoria

Edmund Milne collection
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Baskets
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Clapstick

Clapstick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clapsticks
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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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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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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Boomerangs
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Thomas Tinboy, King of Nelligan

Aboriginal breastplate for Thomas Tinboy, King of Nelligan

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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H C. Jervis
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Cylindrical wooden clapstick

Cylindrical wooden clapstick

Edmund Milne collection
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Clapsticks
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Club from Samoa

Club from Samoa

Edmund Milne collection
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Samoa
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Wooden tapstick

Wooden tapstick

University of Sydney collection
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Clapsticks
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Two of two pigmented oval wooden tapsticks

Two of two pigmented oval wooden tapsticks

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies - Australian National Un...
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Clapsticks
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Ramingining, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dick S. Mewirri
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1984
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Wooden container from Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, 1891

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Edmund Milne collection
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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1891
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Shield

Shield

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Bogan pick [stone implement]

Bogan pick [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Forest Reefs, New South Wales, Australia
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Clapstick

Clapstick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clapsticks
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Southern central, Australia
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Drum

Drum

Edmund Milne collection
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Musical drums
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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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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Boomerang from Gulf country, North Queensland

Boomerang from Gulf country, North Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Gulf country, Queensland, 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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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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Club from Cobar, New South Wales, 1909

Club from Cobar, New South Wales, 1909

Edmund Milne collection
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Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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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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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Club from central Western Australia

Club from central Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Western Australia, Australia
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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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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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String bag from Staater River area, Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland

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Edmund Milne collection
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Bags
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Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
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Wooden container from north Queensland, 1908

Wooden container from north Queensland, 1908

Edmund Milne collection
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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1908
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Shield, north west Western Australia, 1900

Shield, north west Western Australia, 1900

Edmund Milne collection
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North-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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1900
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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 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 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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Spear

Spear

Edmund Milne collection
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Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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Club from Goodooga, Queensland border, 1909

Club from Goodooga, Queensland border, 1909

Edmund Milne collection
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Goodooga, New South Wales, 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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Castlereagh River, New South Wales, Australia
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1906
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Spearthrower with etched design, from Western Australia, 1915

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Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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1915
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Spearthrower from Northern Territory, 1911

Spearthrower from Northern Territory, 1911

Edmund Milne collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1911
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Pigmented cylindrical wood tapstick carved with serrated edges

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Charles Hart collection
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Clapsticks
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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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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Wooden tapstick with rounded tapered ends

Wooden tapstick with rounded tapered ends

University of Sydney collection
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Clapsticks
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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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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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia
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Scotchy
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1931
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Parrying shield, Macleay River area, New South Wales, 1900s

Parrying shield, Macleay River area, New South Wales, 1900s

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
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