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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Boab nut pigmented and incised with human figures in a landscape

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Y Pettinato collection
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Nut carvings
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1985
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Ornament made from a cut and filed baler shell

Ornament made from a cut and filed baler shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Ornaments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Green, brown and yellow strip of cardboard with white tabs at each end representing a kookaburra's nest

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Display cards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Vest Pocket Manual of Printing

Vest Pocket Manual of Printing

Les Robertson collection
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Technical manuals
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Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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The Inland Printer Co
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1920
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Australian bicentennial commemorative medal depicting Ned Kelly

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Coles-Myer collection
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Commemorative medals
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Victoria, Australia
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Coles-Myer Ltd
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1855
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Tin

Tin

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Tins
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1935
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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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1934
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Ilma Pidgeon with packhorse and guide, enroute to Barrington Tops 1936

Ilma Pidgeon with packhorse and guide, enroute to Barrington...

Dr Ilma M Brewer (Pidgeon) collection
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Photographs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Dr Ilma Brewer
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1936
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Club from Wilcannia, New South Wales

Club from Wilcannia, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Landenberger Paper Equivalentor

Landenberger Paper Equivalentor

Les Robertson collection
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Information tables
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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B J Ball Limited
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1927
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Esperance Bay, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1921
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Pigmented cylindrical basket

Pigmented cylindrical basket

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Baskets
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Soft brown felt riding hat

Soft brown felt riding hat

Colledge Family collection
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Hats
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Boomerangs
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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1993
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Soup spoon

Soup spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup spoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Exercise area No. 2, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Exercise area No. 2, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Cylindrical fibre basket

Cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner collection
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Baskets
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1927
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Wooden cell door, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Wooden cell door, Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Shifting spanner

Shifting spanner

Phillip Porta collection
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Wrenches
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Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
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John H. Gillman
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1850
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Metal scriber

Metal scriber

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Black and white promotional postcard photograph of the cast from Bunkey-doo around a 2GB microphone

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB, Sydney
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1935
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Triangular metal file

Triangular metal file

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Files (tools)
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Clear plastic bangle in a spiral design

Clear plastic bangle in a spiral design

Enid Treadgold collection
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Bangles
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1939
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New South Wales Women's Cricket Association. Country Week 1935-36

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Macks Southwell collection
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Programs
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New South Wales, Australia
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1935
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Hessian newspaper holder

Hessian newspaper holder

Deirdre Knight collection
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Holders
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Ardlethan, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1985
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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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Not provided
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1962
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Bailey wood plane

Bailey wood plane

John Docker collection
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Planes
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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 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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Not provided
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1934
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Firedrill

Firedrill

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Firesticks
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Walcott Inlet, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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QSL card for VK2ME, The Voice of Australia, AWA

QSL card for VK2ME, The Voice of Australia, AWA

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1936
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Model paddle

Model paddle

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Paddles
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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Not provided
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1931
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Giants of the Game

Giants of the Game

Nanette Ward collection
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Books
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London, England
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Hon H R. Lyttelton
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1856
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Shield with cross design on front

Shield with cross design on front

Stan Mitchell collection
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Shields
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Central Murray River Region, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

Australian silver commemorative medallion marking Australia'...

Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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Pair of small square linen doilies handmade using a machine from a scrap of linen

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Kathleen Simpson collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Mrs Annie Taylor
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1930
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White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

White ceramic soup bowl with letters CACS

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Soup bowls
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Metal hatchet head

Metal hatchet head

JD and JM Kelly collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Marion Downs, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Pick

Pick

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

Hand-pumped dentist's spittoon used by Lilija Kokle

John Jankaus collection
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Spittoons
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Ventspils, Latvia
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Mrs Lilija Kokle
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1924
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Hibbertia angustifolia

Hibbertia angustifolia

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Botanical specimens
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially edge-ground, and hafted in bent wood handle

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Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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