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William Ewart Williams collection
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Adzes
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North-western Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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1956
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Club

Club

Charles Hart collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearheads
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Split cane and fibre basket

Split cane and fibre basket

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Baskets
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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1974
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Pigmented hollow cylindrical wooden lure

Pigmented hollow cylindrical wooden lure

Horne-Bowie collection
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Hunting and gathering tools
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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"Children's band" armlet made of cane bound in a circle with...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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1914
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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Resin sample

Resin sample

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Samples
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Galiwin'ku (Elcho Island), Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Club

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Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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1987
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

University of Sydney collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1957
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
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Spearthrowers
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Club

Club

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Clubs
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1985
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Club

Club

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Victoria, Australia
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1964
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Boomerang from Cummeragunja, New South Wales

Boomerang from Cummeragunja, New South Wales

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Cummeragunja, New South Wales, Australia
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1926
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked and edge ground, hafted to a bamboo handle

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Darrell Lewis collection no. 1
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Hatchets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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1971
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Club

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Keith Goddard collection
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Clubs
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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1948
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Wooden cylindrical walking stick with carved images on the spiral

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Walking-sticks
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Finke River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Boomerang

Boomerang

S Jackson collection
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Boomerangs
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Sale, Victoria, Australia
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1900
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Spear

Spear

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Spears
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearthrowers
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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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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Shield

Shield

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Shields
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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1927
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Boomerang from Darling River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Darling River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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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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1903
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Club

Club

Edward Roberts collection
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Clubs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Southern central, Australia
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1934
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Shell pendant

Shell pendant

Ursula McConnel collection
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Pendants
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Club

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Autographed poster titled 'Survival 2001 - A Celebration of Indigenous Culture and a Tribute to Charlie Perkins'

Autographed poster titled 'Survival 2001 - A Celebration of ...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Posters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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2001
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Headband made from a semi-circle of 51 macropod incisors

Headband made from a semi-circle of 51 macropod incisors

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Headbands
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Cartoon

Cartoon

Roger Lilford and Robbie Swan collection
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Cartoons
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Not provided
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1985
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Hardwood spindle in two parts, with the elliptical spring incised with crosses, and wound with synthetic yarn and hair string

Hardwood spindle in two parts, with the elliptical spring in...

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Spindles
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Sculpture of a turtle

Sculpture of a turtle

Inada Holdings 02/04/1985 collection
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1985
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Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Adzes
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Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Janet Mathews collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
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1966
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Parrying Shield

Parrying Shield

Gabriella Roy collection
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Shields
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Victoria, Australia
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1986
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Pendant made from four macropod incisors set in resin.

Pendant made from four macropod incisors set in resin.

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Pendants
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Club

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Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Clubs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1963
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Paddy Daley. Aboriginal encampment. East Moree, N.S.W. August, 1952

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Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Moree, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1952
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Boomerang

Boomerang