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Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Ferrier's Lever Wool Press, Serial No 1831, made by Humble & Sons, Geelong, c.1912

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Department of Administrative Services collection
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Wool presses
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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Humble and Sons
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1876
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Containers
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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Woodworking brace

Woodworking brace

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Woodworking braces
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Tray of carved wooden frame with glass centre

Tray of carved wooden frame with glass centre

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Trays
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Long-toothed wooden comb

Long-toothed wooden comb

Reverend and Mrs Fenn collection no. 2
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Combs
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Pennant commemorating the Royal Visit 1954

Pennant commemorating the Royal Visit 1954

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Pennants
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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Boomerang with a painted picture of a stingray, made by Bill Onus

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Bill Onus
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Boomerang decorated with images of animals, made by Harold Hayes, 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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Harold Hayes
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1950
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Carving of a lizard

Carving of a lizard

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Wood carvings
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Wara
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1982
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Johnny Mullagh Trophy, Prime Minister's XI v ATSIC Chairman's XI, 2001-2002

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Awards
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Manuka Oval, Griffith, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Aust...
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Johnny Mullagh
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2001
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Colourised photographic postcard of Como Bridge over George's River.

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles H. Kerry
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1884
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Digging stick - wana

Digging stick - wana

Tjanpi 'Flying Seven Sisters' collection
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Digging sticks
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Blackstone (Papulankutja Aboriginal community), Western Australia, ...
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Mrs Mamie Butler
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2016
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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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1974 Wimbledon Ladies' Doubles Championship tennis trophy won by Evonne Goolagong and Margaret Michel

1974 Wimbledon Ladies' Doubles Championship tennis trophy wo...

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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Framed acrylic polymer painting on canvas 'Utopia Mt Doreen Yuendumu area ...'

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Utopia, South Australia, Australia
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Dinny Nolan Tjampitjinpa
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Pair of clapsticks

Pair of clapsticks

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Clapsticks
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Adze

Adze

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Adzes
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Sticker 'PMG'

Sticker 'PMG'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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Club with bulbous head

Club with bulbous head

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Mervyn Meggitt collection
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Spearthrowers
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Lajamanu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1953
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Boomerang with incised decorations, attributed to John Terrick, Coranderrk, 1915

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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John Terrick
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1915
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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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Not provided
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1964
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Cobbie
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1932
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Kodj axe

Kodj axe

Stan Mitchell collection
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Axes
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Albany, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Club

Club

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Clubs
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Wiltshire brand wood taper file

Wiltshire brand wood taper file

John Docker collection
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Files (tools)
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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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Netting shuttle

Netting shuttle

Papuan Official collection
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Shuttles
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Female figure wood carving

Female figure wood carving

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Owarika AKA Santa Catalina Island, Solomon Islands
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Australia
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Club

Club

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Clubs
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Lajamanu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Shield

Shield

JW Lindo collection
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Shields
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J W. Lindo
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Small rectangular tin box

Small rectangular tin box

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Boxes
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Reverend John Grosse
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Boomerangs
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East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Pencil

Pencil

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Pencils
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United Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of England ... Grandmaster (1879)

United Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of E...

John Moore collection
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Certificates
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1879
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Carved dog

Carved dog

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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P.M.G. Salter's spring balance, used to weigh large letters and small parcels

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Spring balances
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England
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Salter Scales
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'Lizard Dreaming Site at Linga-Goora (Lingakura)', painted by Ray Inkamala Tjampitjinpa, 1976

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Browns Bore, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ray I. Tjampitjinpa
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1976
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Club

Club

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Clubs
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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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Black and white photograph of champion bull Woodleigh Horoscope

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Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection
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Photographs
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Woodleigh, Corowa, New South Wales, Australia
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Drum

Drum

Papuan Official collection
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Musical drums
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1919
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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Birds sculpture

Birds sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Kalka, South Australia, Australia
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Ngininka
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Firedrill base

Firedrill base

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Firesticks
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Sharpening steel

Sharpening steel

Thompson Family collection
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Sharpening steels
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A terrier with ribbon collar, sitting on a cushion, 1897

A terrier with ribbon collar, sitting on a cushion, 1897

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Photographs
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Kerry & Co
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1897
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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with accessories

Mercer Marine Chronometer No 13290 in a wooden case, with ac...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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1923
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Oval grey wax bas-relief portrait plaque of Captain James Cook

Oval grey wax bas-relief portrait plaque of Captain James Co...

Wax Matrix Portrait Plaque Captain Cook collection
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Plaques
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England, United Kingdom
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Captain James Cook
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1777
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Snake sculpture

Snake 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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1982
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Record player needle

Record player needle

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Styluses
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Shield, desert area of Western Australia, 1915

Shield, desert area of Western Australia, 1915

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Western Australia, Australia
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1915
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