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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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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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1948
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Club with conical ends

Club with conical ends

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Lake Alexandrina, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Resin sample

Resin sample

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

Club

FG Tonge collection
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Clubs
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Australia
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1970
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Message stick

Message stick

Keith Goddard collection
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Message sticks
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East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1948
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Boomerang, Port Mackay area, Queensland

Boomerang, Port Mackay area, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Port Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Boomerangs
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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1993
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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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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1918
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Edge ground, stone hafted hatchet

Edge ground, stone hafted hatchet

Reverend A Dyer collection
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Hatchets
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1963
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Shield

Shield

I Steer and Co collection
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Shields
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1974
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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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Ceremonial wooden paddle

Ceremonial wooden paddle

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Paddles
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1974
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Carved wooden sculpture of a school of four fish on a stand

Carved wooden sculpture of a school of four fish on a stand

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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1974
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
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Boomerangs
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de Grey River, Western Australia, Australia
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1982
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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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Baskets
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Wenlock River, Queensland, Australia
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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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1964
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Woven reed basket

Woven reed basket

Ursula McConnel collection
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Shield

Shield

Horne-Bowie collection
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Shields
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Fish bone necklace

Fish bone necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Victoria, Australia
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1926
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Two ply fibre string apron

Two ply fibre string apron

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Personal adornments
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Mapoon, Queensland, Australia
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1914
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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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1928
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Club

Club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Boomerangs
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Holroyd River, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Boab nut pigmented and incised with animals and Ancestor figure

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Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Nut carvings
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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1954
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Armband of split cane with parakeet feathers bound on the outer rim with fibre and secured with adhesive

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Helen Reeve collection
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Armbands
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1972
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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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1903
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Aboriginal breastplate for King Billy, King of the Barwon Blacks

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1910
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Club

Club

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Clubs
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Victoria, Australia
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1964
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearheads
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Not provided
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1985
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Botanical sample of Mindrie root

Botanical sample of Mindrie root

Stan Mitchell collection
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Botanical specimens
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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1963
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Shield, Yaamba Rockhampton area, Queensland

Shield, Yaamba Rockhampton area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Shield

Shield

Patricia Heath collection
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Shields
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Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia
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1897
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Queensland, Australia
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1964
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Boomerang, Port Mackay, Queensland

Boomerang, Port Mackay, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Port Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bone tools
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Knives
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Inverway, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Stan Mitchell collection
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Bone tools
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Not provided
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1963
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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1963
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Pigmented stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked with a ground edge

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Keith Goddard collection
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Hatchets
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Belts
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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