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Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales

Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New ...

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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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

Edmund Milne collection
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Merigal, New South Wales, Australia
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1850
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Ground edge hatchet head from Pigeon House Mountain NSW acquired by Edmund Milne from Coomee Nullanga in 1903

Ground edge hatchet head from Pigeon House Mountain NSW acqu...

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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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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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Yass, New South Wales, Australia
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Nelson
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1931
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Message stick

Message stick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Club from Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1903

Club from Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1903

Edmund Milne collection
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Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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1903
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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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Macquarie River, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Reed basket

Reed basket

Ursula McConnel collection
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Miss Ursula H. McConnel
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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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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1896

Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1896

Edmund Milne collection
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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1896
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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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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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Club from Darling River, New South Wales, 1894

Club from Darling River, New South Wales, 1894

Edmund Milne collection
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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Dr Benson
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1894
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Leaflet relating to Mr Gayler

Leaflet relating to Mr Gayler

Janeene Wallwork collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Concerned Ladies Action Group
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1987
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Elliptical ornament made from a section of shell, from Cooktown, Queensland

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Edmund Milne collection
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Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Wharfie's hook used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness when he worked on the wharves in Cairns, 1950s

Wharfie's hook used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness whe...

Joe McGinness collection
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Hooks
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Joe McGinness
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1950
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Aboriginal breastplate for Neddy, King of Neis Valley

Aboriginal breastplate for Neddy, King of Neis Valley

Edmund Milne collection
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1918
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
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1931
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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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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Bark container collected at Yallock station near Cobar, New South Wales

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Edmund Milne collection
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Containers
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Yallock, New South Wales, Australia
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J Leach
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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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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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Hatchet head from North Queensland

Hatchet head from North Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Hatchets
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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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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Paddle

Paddle

Edmund Milne collection
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Paddles
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Papua, Indonesia
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Parrying shield, Darling River area, New South Wales

Parrying shield, Darling River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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Spearthrower from Western Australia

Spearthrower from Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Necklet from Fiji

Necklet from Fiji

Edmund Milne collection
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Neckpieces
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Fiji
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Club belonging to Mundabil, Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1896

Club belonging to Mundabil, Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland,...

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Mundabil
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1896
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Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the Cairns district

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Painting of an echidna

Painting of an echidna

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Colin Wightman
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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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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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Adzes
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Not provided
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1931
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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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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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Thurpmur, by Alick Tipoti.

Thurpmur, by Alick Tipoti.

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Prints
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Alick Tipoti
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1995
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Parrying shield, Murray River area, Victoria, 1902

Parrying shield, Murray River area, Victoria, 1902

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Central Murray River Region, Victoria, Australia
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1902
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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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Elliptical ornament featuring a section of shell, from Cooktown, Queensland

Elliptical ornament featuring a section of shell, from Cookt...

Edmund Milne collection
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Ornaments
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Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Douglas Seaton collection
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Knives
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Adze from Lachlan River area, New South Wales

Adze from Lachlan River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Adzes
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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Mulbrung Jack
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1931
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Spearthrower from Western Australia

Spearthrower from Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Two Conidae Conus Flavidus shells

Two Conidae Conus Flavidus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Scoop or digging stick from Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Scoop or digging stick from Byrock, New South Wales, 1914

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Jack Shepherd
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1914
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Semi-hemispherical hollow wooden container from Orara River area, New South Wales, 1898

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Edmund Milne collection
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Containers
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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1898
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Incised shield, Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1898

Incised shield, Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1898

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1898
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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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