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Boab nut incised with designs of animals from Western Australia

Boab nut incised with designs of animals from Western Austra...

Edmund Milne collection
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Nut carvings
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Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Breast plate

Breast plate

Edmund Milne collection
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Papua, Indonesia
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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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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Boney
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1896
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Club with pointed head

Club with pointed head

Edmund Milne collection
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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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1900
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Sister basket from Lake Tyers, Victoria

Sister basket from Lake Tyers, Victoria

Edmund Milne collection
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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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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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Comb from Vanuatu

Comb from Vanuatu

Edmund Milne collection
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Vanuatu, Oceania
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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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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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1898
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Club

Club

Edmund Milne collection
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Shield, Gippsland, Victoria, 1900

Shield, Gippsland, Victoria, 1900

Edmund Milne collection
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Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1900
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Boomerang from Bulloo River, south west Queensland, 1912

Boomerang from Bulloo River, south west Queensland, 1912

Edmund Milne collection
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Bulloo River, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1912
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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

John Docker collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Club from West Papua, Indonesia

Club from West Papua, Indonesia

Edmund Milne collection
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Papua, Indonesia
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Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Edmund Milne collection
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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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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Paddle from Solomon Islands

Paddle from Solomon Islands

Edmund Milne collection
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Boomerang from central Queensland

Boomerang from central Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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Club from Vanuatu

Club from Vanuatu

Edmund Milne collection
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Vanuatu, Oceania
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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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Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
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Boomerang from Coronga Peak, New South Wales, 1910

Boomerang from Coronga Peak, New South Wales, 1910

Edmund Milne collection
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Coronga Peak, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Club head from Papua New Guinea

Club head from Papua New Guinea

Edmund Milne collection
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New Britain, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Edmund Milne collection
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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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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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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Jervis Bay, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Budd Billy II
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Hollow bamboo (section) smoking pipe from Barron River area, Queensland

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Edmund Milne collection
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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1900
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Boomerang made by Jack Shepherd, Bourke-Byrock area, New South Wales, 1914

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Edmund Milne collection
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Bourke, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Wooden club, Gwydir River. Northern NSW.

Wooden club, Gwydir River. Northern NSW.

Edmund Milne collection
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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H C. Jervis
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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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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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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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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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1931
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Hafted stone hatchet

Hafted stone hatchet

Edmund Milne collection
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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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1931
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Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Nangerybone, New South Wales, Australia
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Queensland spear 2

Queensland spear 2

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Boomerang from central Queensland

Boomerang from central Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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Boomerang from Coopers Creek, central Queensland

Boomerang from Coopers Creek, central Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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1931
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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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Club from Suva, Fiji

Club from Suva, Fiji

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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1898
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Club made by Jacky Plowright, 1848

Club made by Jacky Plowright, 1848

Edmund Milne collection
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Jacky Plowright
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Club from Solomon Islands

Club from Solomon Islands

Edmund Milne collection
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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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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Bone implement

Bone implement

Edmund Milne collection
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1931
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Ground edged hatchet head from Byrock, New South Wales

Ground edged hatchet head from Byrock, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Byrock, New South Wales, Australia
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Steve Shaw
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Elliptical ornament featuring 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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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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Adze from Lachlan River area, New South Wales

Adze from Lachlan River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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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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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Club

Club

Edmund Milne collection
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Hafted edge-ground stone hatchet

Hafted edge-ground stone hatchet

Edmund Milne collection
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Hatchets
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Not provided
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1931
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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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Shields
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Castlereagh River, New South Wales, 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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Yallock, New South Wales, Australia
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1909
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