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Spearhead

Spearhead

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearheads
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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New South Wales Postal Service red painted metal pillar box with an arched top

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Triggs, Marr & Taylor, Sydney
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1875
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Installation tool for boot lid hold-open tension spring

Installation tool for boot lid hold-open tension spring

Hugh Videion collection
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Engineering tools
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Fishermens Bend, Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1946
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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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Digging stick

Digging stick

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Digging sticks
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1925
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Boomerangs
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Louth, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected around Port Phillip Bay, 1859 -1882

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Port Phillip seaweed album collection
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Botanical specimens
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Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia
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Charles Morrison
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1851
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Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales

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Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Boney
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1931
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Club

Club

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Paddy B. Pakapunali
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1965
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Axe blade in wooden socket

Axe blade in wooden socket

Papuan Official collection
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Axes
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1917
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Wooden loom shuttle, threaded with burgundy wool

Wooden loom shuttle, threaded with burgundy wool

War Widows' Guild of Australia (Vic) Ltd collection
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Weaving shuttles
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Full-size bronze profile of Charles Ulm, on a timber base

Full-size bronze profile of Charles Ulm, on a timber base

Ellen Rogers collection
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Sculptures
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Merrylands, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Thelma Dahl
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1932
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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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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Hatchet made from a pebble with a bifacially ground edge

Hatchet made from a pebble with a bifacially ground edge

University of Sydney collection
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Hatchets
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Not provided
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1957
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Western electrical voltmeter, model 45 no. 24360

Western electrical voltmeter, model 45 no. 24360

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Voltmeters
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Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
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Weston
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1921
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Gentleman's wooden dressing case, containing shaving and dressing implements

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dressing cases
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Timber handle for a hand saw

Timber handle for a hand saw

John Docker collection
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Tool handles
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Philadelphia, United States of America
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Henry Disston & Sons
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1920
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Containers
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting barrk, black wallaroo (Macropus bernardus), circa 1970

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Kurrhkurr, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Containers
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Miss Olive Pink
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Box for Dennisons Wax Set No 105

Box for Dennisons Wax Set No 105

Bridge Family collection no. 4
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Boxes
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Handmade wood drill consisting of spindle and revolving wing held in position along the dowel handle by a length of cord

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Guiseppe Picone collection
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Hand drills
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Mr Guiseppe '. Picone
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna 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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Walter Pukutiwara
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Glass plate negative - Fort Hill, Darwin Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905 or 1911

Glass plate negative - Fort Hill, Darwin Northern Territory,...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Unfinished mulga wood spearthrower 'miru', carved at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

Unfinished mulga wood spearthrower 'miru', carved at the 'Tr...

Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Olive Pink collection
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Boomerangs
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Miss Olive Pink
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Cylindrical wooden digging stick

Cylindrical wooden digging stick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Digging sticks
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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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Glass plate negative - Aboriginal prisoners, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Carved softwood dance wand or Maramaraitapa

Carved softwood dance wand or Maramaraitapa

Geoff Dennis collection
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Dance equipment
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Owarika AKA Santa Catalina Island, Solomon Islands
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1972
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Boomerang from Goondiwindi, Queensland, 1901

Boomerang from Goondiwindi, Queensland, 1901

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Wooden decorated club

Wooden decorated 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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Wooden shoe last for a ladies small shoe

Wooden shoe last for a ladies small shoe

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Shoe lasts
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Head rest

Head rest

Edmund Milne collection
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Head rests
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Shield

Shield

Odette O'Neill collection
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Shields
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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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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Spindle

Spindle

Ernabella Arts collection no. 2
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Spindles
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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Wall decoration

Wall decoration

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Artworks
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Helen Mabo
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1992
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Incised boomerang featuring star and crescent motifs in centre of anterior, from Cherbourg

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Spearthrower with incised heart designs and attached wooden peg, from Queensland

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Queensland, Australia
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Extensometer in a wooden box with a measuring device and container

Extensometer in a wooden box with a measuring device and con...

Snowy Scheme - Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC) colle...
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Measuring instruments
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Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation
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Oblong wooden dish with a red-brown colour

Oblong wooden dish with a red-brown colour

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Containers
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Unknown
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Coconut shell water container

Coconut shell water container

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Water containers
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1993
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Digging sticks
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Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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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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The Australian Nugget, Bicentennial Proof Issue coins and box

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N D'Cruz collection
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Commemorative coins
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1988
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Clothes brush

Clothes brush

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Clothes brushes
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