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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia
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Scotchy
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1931
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Spearthrower from Macleay River area, New South Wales, 1895

Spearthrower from Macleay River area, New South Wales, 1895

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1895
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Music stick

Music stick

Central Australian souvenirs collection
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Clapsticks
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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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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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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Ceremonial club from Bogan River area, New South Wales

Ceremonial 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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Not provided
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1931
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Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1800
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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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Clapstick

Clapstick

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Clapsticks
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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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1987
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Firestick

Firestick

Edmund Milne collection
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Firesticks
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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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Adzes
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Wooden clapstick

Wooden clapstick

University of Sydney collection
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Clapsticks
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Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, 1895

Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, 1895

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1895
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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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Club from Darling River, New South Wales

Club from Darling River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Clapstick

Clapstick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clapsticks
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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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Head rest

Head rest

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerang used by Jacky Plowright, 1842

Boomerang used by Jacky Plowright, 1842

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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Aboriginal breastplate for Jack the Traveller, King of Bendora Bellevue Jembicumbane

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Edmund Milne collection
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Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Cylindrical wooden tapstick, tapering to pointed ends with a raised ring

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Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Clapsticks
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Manakudok-adjiripa, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jacky Garuryu
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1974
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Parrying shield, Murrumbidgee River area, New South Wales, 1895

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Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
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1895
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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 Coopers Creek. South Queensland

Club from Coopers Creek. South Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Coopers Creek, Queensland, Australia
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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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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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Club with incised design

Club with incised design

Edmund Milne collection
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Wooden club, made by Mickey Bell, Jervis Bay, New South Wales

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Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Jervis Bay, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Brown music stick with pointed ends

Brown music stick with pointed ends

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Clapsticks
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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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Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Hippie, King of Minnon

Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Hippie, King of Minnon

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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George Twemlow
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1877
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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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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

Ground edge hatchet head associated with Bundaburra Jack, Fo...

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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Club

Club

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Pair of black and brown wooden music sticks

Pair of black and brown wooden music sticks

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Clapsticks
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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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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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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Clapstick

Clapstick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clapsticks
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Spearthrower with etched design, from central Western Australia

Spearthrower with etched design, from central Western Austra...

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, 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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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplate for Budd Billy II, King of Jarvis Bay

Aboriginal breastplate for Budd Billy II, King of Jarvis Bay

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Jervis Bay, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Budd Billy II
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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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Pair of Black Palm clapsticks

Pair of Black Palm clapsticks

Yalga Binbi Institute collection
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Clapsticks
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Wilma Walker
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Club from Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Club from 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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1914
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Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales

Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Castlereagh River, 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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Clapstick

Clapstick

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Clapsticks
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Brown music stick with pointed ends

Brown music stick with pointed ends

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Clapsticks
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Clapstick

Clapstick

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Clapsticks
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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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1931
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Pigmented, wooden tapstick covered overall with geometric designs

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Gladys Henry collection
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Clapsticks
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Euramo, Tully, Queensland, Australia
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Nancy
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1970
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Club from Cobar, New South Wales

Club from Cobar, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
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Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Nangerybone, New South Wales, Australia
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