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Incomplete lizard sculpture, Ernabella SA

Incomplete lizard sculpture, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Lizard

Lizard

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Margaret Dagg
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1994
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Club

Club

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1966
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Florence Gaby collection
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Spearthrowers
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Large brush used by Mulkun Wirrpanda for painting backgrounds - Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre

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Mulkun Wirrpanda collection no. 2
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Paintbrushes
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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Trophy awarded to EW Percival For His Flight to Africa and Back in a Day, June 17 1935

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Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Trophies
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Africa
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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1935
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Boomerang with Sydney Harbour Bridge design, made by Jim Mullet Snr, Lake Tyers, 1950

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Jim Mullet Snr
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1950
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Zeiss binocular microscope and case

Zeiss binocular microscope and case

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Microscopes
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Carl Zeiss
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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
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Spatulas
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
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Spatulas
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Painting depicts 2 men, one has head resting on red & black triangular bark 'pillow'

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Magani
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1966
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Pigmented wooden club

Pigmented wooden club

Charles Hart collection
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Clubs
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Darrell Lewis collection no. 1
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Personal adornments
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Rosewood Station, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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1974 Wimbledon Ladies' Doubles Championship tennis trophy won by Evonne Goolagong and Margaret Michel

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Evonne Goolagong Cawley collection no. 2
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Trophies
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Wimbledon, London, England
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Evonne F. Goolagong Cawley AO MBE
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1974
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Head ornaments
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Lidded tobacco jar made of mulga wood

Lidded tobacco jar made of mulga wood

Justice Else-Mitchell collection no. 1
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Tobacco jars
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Handmade wooden clothes peg

Handmade wooden clothes peg

Una May Irvine collection no. 2
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Clothes pegs
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Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Una M. Irvine
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Wooden imitation axe

Wooden imitation axe

Papuan Official collection
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Axes
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Crimson full-length tunic, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Tunics
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Tunga making implement -  small shaped stick

Tunga making implement - small shaped stick

Kenny Brown collection
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Artists equipment
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Mr Kenny Brown
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Australia
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Poster titled 'Send Christmas greetings, telegrams before 23rd December'

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1948
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Truncated cylindrical wood pipe with a wood bowl

Truncated cylindrical wood pipe with a wood bowl

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Smoking pipes
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Letter sent from the Pastures Protection Office to George Ernest Faithfull, 19 May 1910

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Robert Faithfull collection no. 2
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Business letters
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Rural Lands Protection Board
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1910
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kanginy
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Glass jar containing crystalised yellow and orange coloured fragments of gum arabic

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Jars
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Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post No.1 white canvas post bag, 1994

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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1994
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Crocodile.

Crocodile.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Beswick, Northern Territory, Australia
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Henry
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1968
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Spindle - made by Anawari Inpiti Mitchell, 2015

Spindle - made by Anawari Inpiti Mitchell, 2015

Tjanpi 'Flying Seven Sisters' collection
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Spindles
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Kuru Ala, Western Australia, Australia
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Anawari I. Mitchell
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2015
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Club

Club

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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Clubs
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South-eastern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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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

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Overshoes

Overshoes

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Postcard featuring the portraits of 26 men of the Brisbane Tramways Company

Postcard featuring the portraits of 26 men of the Brisbane T...

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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British Tramways Company
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1910
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Boomerang, attrubuted to Moonacullah

Boomerang, attrubuted to Moonacullah

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Moonacullah, New South Wales, Australia
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Rectangular aluminium sign with a wooden backing and

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Signs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Shield

Shield

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Shields
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Wooden stamp

Wooden stamp

William and Jeanette Derham Family - Bendigo Pottery collection
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Printing blocks
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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wooden gold panning sieve with 'F H YEN' painted on outside

Wooden gold panning sieve with 'F H YEN' painted on outside

C J Yen Family collection no. 2
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Goldmining equipment
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Old Adaminaby, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles (Chun) J. Yen (Yin)
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Painting depicting a pair of black frogs

Painting depicting a pair of black frogs

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gawirrin Gumana
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1967
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Club from lower Murray River area, South Australia

Club from lower Murray River area, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Long auger bit is set into a handle improvised from a section of undressed wooden branch

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Guiseppe Picone collection
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Augers
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Mr Guiseppe '. Picone
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Potentiometer

Potentiometer

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Potentiometers
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Felt bag containing eight drill bits

Felt bag containing eight drill bits

John Docker collection
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Drill bits
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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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Dronepipe - Yirrkala, 1948

Dronepipe - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Didjeridus
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Adze

Adze

Keith Goddard collection
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Adzes
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Handmade willow clothes peg

Handmade willow clothes peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Mrs One-Eye Brown
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1950
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Ambrotype of Jessie and William Gallaway

Ambrotype of Jessie and William Gallaway

Gallaway-Gore collection
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Photographs
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Mrs Jessie A. Gallaway
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Orion & the Pleiades

Orion & the Pleiades

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Minimini Numalkiyiya Mamarika
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1948
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Hollow cylinder of wood forming a smoking pipe with a wooden bowl

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Enid Bowden collection
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Smoking pipes
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Hand out key Campbell St Gaol, 1837-1961

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Swing tags
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Desert, , Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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