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O Gauge House model train locomotive and tender

O Gauge House model train locomotive and tender

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Toy trains
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Sample possum pelt

Sample possum pelt

James Wall collection
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Specimens
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Umbango, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Denis Francois R. de Berigny
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1920
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Jam wood walking stick with a bulbous head.

Jam wood walking stick with a bulbous head.

Sir Littleton Groom collection
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Walking-sticks
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Canoe Kangaroo Men Fish

Canoe Kangaroo Men Fish

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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1993
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W Jewitt & Co Marine Chronometer No 462 in a wooden case, used in HMAS Warrego

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Liverpool, Merseyside, England
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W Jewitt & Co
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Albert Nestler slide rule within black case

Albert Nestler slide rule within black case

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Slide rules
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Lahr, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Albert Nestler
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1900
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Cast iron prison key

Cast iron prison key

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Hammer with claws

Hammer with claws

George Henry Taylor collection
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Hammers
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United States of America
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Mr George H. Taylor
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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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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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Pestle for a juice extractor

Pestle for a juice extractor

Marie Lee collection
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Kitchen equipment
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Shield

Shield

Stan Mitchell collection
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Shields
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Boomerang

Boomerang

L and T Hackney collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Timber plate with image of an indigenous man holding a spear, made by Bill Onus

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Artworks
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Australia
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Bill Onus
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Carved wooden sculpture of a human figure with a conical base

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Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies - Australian National Un...
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Baluka Maymuru
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1984
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Timber club with incised design, attributed to Coranderrk

Timber club with incised design, attributed to Coranderrk

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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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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Cast Easom Enfield plaque with rising sun, kangaroo and emu, late 1800s

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Terence Lane collection
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Plaques
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1880
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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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Randwick Freemasons 1921-1971

Randwick Freemasons 1921-1971

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Commemorative badges
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Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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1921
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Ruler belonging to James Sprent

Ruler belonging to James Sprent

James Sprent collection
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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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A black and white photograph of a camel train walking near trees at the base of a mountain with a river nearby

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1917
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Firestick

Firestick

Edmund Milne collection
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Firesticks
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Nova Peris' 200m gold medal from the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games in a case

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Nova Peris collection
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Sports medals
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Burned buildings after looting Kalgan 24.6.1914

Burned buildings after looting Kalgan 24.6.1914

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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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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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Angkaliya Brumby
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Metal fabricator made from a length of metal rod

Metal fabricator made from a length of metal rod

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Tools
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Smooth wood plane

Smooth wood plane

John Docker collection
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Planes
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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1920
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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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Coat-hanger with a pale blue, crushed velvet cover

Coat-hanger with a pale blue, crushed velvet cover

Beverly Silby collection
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Coat-hangers
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Mrs Beverly Silby
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a  depicting nakidjkidj spirit with spearthrower, standing beside a lakberd, 1970

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Manmoyih, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1965
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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J W. Lindo
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Leslie Ferdinand Johnston

Leslie Ferdinand Johnston

Australian Government Publishing Service collection no. 2
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Photographic prints
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Australian Government Publishing Service
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Women cricketers in second test (England-Australia at the SCG)

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Ruby Lee collection
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Newspaper clippings
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Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Ruby Lee
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1932
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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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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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Letter addressed to Will Glover from cousin Cissy Grahame, inviting Will and his wife to visit

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Letters
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Cissy Grahame
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1919
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Anawanda
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1948
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