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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Pigmented knife made from an elliptical piece of wood and six shark teeth

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Knives
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Not provided
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1985
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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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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Shearing shed, Wenna, N.S.W. August, 1952

Shearing shed, Wenna, N.S.W. August, 1952

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Wenna Tank, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1952
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting male and female human figures and various animals, 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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Tjanting tool used to apply wax to a textile

Tjanting tool used to apply wax to a textile

Dr Jeannie Devitt collection no. 1
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Batik equipment
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Carved wooden cigarette box

Carved wooden cigarette box

Balciunas collection
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Cigarette boxes
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Rectangular sticker with a royal crown and

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Stickers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
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Radius gauge

Radius gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Dentistry equipment box

Dentistry equipment box

Christine Marshall Cox collection
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Medical cases
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Lancelot Marshall
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Club

Club

L and T Hackney collection
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Clubs
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Rolling pin made at 'Nashville' by William Iram Nash for his daughter Bonnie Nash

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Sid Nash collection
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Rolling pins
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Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliament coat of arms on the side

Lead crystal champagne glass with the Commonwealth Parliamen...

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Champagne glasses
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Parliament of Australia
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1988
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Cylindrical wooden tapstick, tapering to pointed ends with a raised ring

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Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Clapsticks
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

L and T Hackney collection
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Spearthrowers
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Stylised image of an African woman with a raised fist.

Stylised image of an African woman with a raised fist.

Union of Australian Women collection
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Badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Clothes brush

Clothes brush

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Clothes brushes
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Wooden cylindrical walking stick with carved images on the spiral

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Walking-sticks
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Finke River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Fine tooth saw blade

Fine tooth saw blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Saw blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Deep, concave shaped wooden container

Deep, concave shaped wooden container

Lew Parlette collection no. 2
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Containers
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Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
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1972
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Hand-operated Singer sewing machine

Hand-operated Singer sewing machine

Graham Cutler collection
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Sewing machines
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Guwak ga Marrngu (Nightbird & possum).

Guwak ga Marrngu (Nightbird & possum).

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Luwandi Mununggurr
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1985
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Edged, ground stone, hafted in bent wood

Edged, ground stone, hafted in bent wood

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Hatchets
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Goulburn Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Iparol
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1966
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Arm splint

Arm splint

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Health and medical equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dessert bowl with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessert dishes
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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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Natives of Carpentaria

Natives of Carpentaria

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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T Baines
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1873
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Club

Club

L and T Hackney collection
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Clubs
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Half-caste in Aboriginal mission station, Moree. August, 1952

Half-caste in Aboriginal mission station, Moree. August, 195...

Noelle Sandwith collection no. 1
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Drawings
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Moree, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Noelle O. Sandwith
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1952
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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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Stylised sculpture of a bird

Stylised sculpture of a bird

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Sculptures
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Moa Island, St Paul's, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Mary Pilot
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1992
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"To all the victims of Bali, RIP" memorial cross

Bali Bombings 2002 Memorial - Parliament of Victoria collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
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2002
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Wooden sculpture of a Tjunatjalili (water hen)

Wooden sculpture of a Tjunatjalili (water hen)

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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1998
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Pokerwork

Pokerwork "fun animal" 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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Minton 'Kings Service' china saucer bearing the coat-of-arms of the Australian Parliament

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Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Saucers
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England
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Minton
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1927
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
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Boomerangs
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Club from Barwon River area, New South Wales, 1911

Club from Barwon River area, New South Wales, 1911

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Barwon River, New South Wales, Australia
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1911
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Wooden spoon

Wooden spoon

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Spoons
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1960
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Spearthrower from Western Australia

Spearthrower from Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Semi-circular wooden container

Semi-circular wooden container

Horne-Bowie collection
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Containers
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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Carved pig

Carved pig

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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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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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr James T. O'Malley
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Club, Mungeranie, South Australia

Club, Mungeranie, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Parliament of Tasmania Penal Establishments, Hobart and Launceston Reports for 1886

Parliament of Tasmania Penal Establishments, Hobart and Laun...

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Reports
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1886
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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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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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1982
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Spear

Spear

Ron Bell collection
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Spears
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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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Rebate plane

Rebate plane

George Henry Taylor collection
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Planes
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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'Dreaming of Matjadji' painted by David Corby Tjapaltjarri, 1975

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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David Corby Tjapaltjarri
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1975
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Carved pig

Carved pig

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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Family Bible

Family Bible

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bibles
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Glasgow, Scotland
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William Collins, Sons and Co.
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1800
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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South West Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Painting on canvas board 'Ilpitirri - Yala Dreaming'

Painting on canvas board 'Ilpitirri - Yala Dreaming'

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri
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1976
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