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Spearthrower 'miru', used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

Spearthrower 'miru', used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance...

Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Blackstone (Papulankutja Aboriginal community), Western Australia, ...
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Reggie Jackson
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2001
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Canadian Aviation Electronics (CAE) Scintillometer, Model 963, Serial Number 173

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Bureau of Mineral Resources collection no. 1
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Geophysical survey equipment
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The Barramundi

The Barramundi

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Unknown
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1926 Crossley Landaulette 'Canberra' car used for the 1927 Royal Tour and at the opening of Parliament House

1926 Crossley Landaulette 'Canberra' car used for the 1927 R...

Victor Alberts collection no. 1
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Motor cars
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Manchester, England
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Crossley Motors Ltd
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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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Painted boomerang with text and man with spears motif in centre, from Cherbourg

Painted boomerang with text and man with spears motif in cen...

Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Adze, Mungeranie, South Australia

Adze, Mungeranie, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Adzes
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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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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Long cylindrical wooden stone-bladed knife with a pointed proximal end

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Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Knives
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Photograph of an image of Graham Gore

Photograph of an image of Graham Gore

Gallaway-Gore collection
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Photographs
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Jallerri and Featherfoot

Jallerri and Featherfoot

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Prints
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Kununurra, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Tommy Bung Bung
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1994
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Welcome to our Royal Visitors

Welcome to our Royal Visitors

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Flags
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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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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Nova Peris
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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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Stone hatchet, bifacially flaked and edge ground

Stone hatchet, bifacially flaked and edge ground

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Central Desert, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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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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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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Conical fibre basket

Conical fibre basket

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Baskets
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Northern Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
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Boomerangs
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Ratemeter

Ratemeter

Bureau of Mineral Resources collection no. 1
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Meters
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Poster for 'International Women's Day' 75th Aniversary, 1985

Poster for 'International Women's Day' 75th Aniversary, 1985

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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Cub made by Jack Shepherd, 1913

Cub made by Jack Shepherd, 1913

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Jack Shepherd
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Handmade copper hammer

Handmade copper hammer

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Hammers
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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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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Throwing club

Throwing club

JC Le Souef collection
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Clubs
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Maraiin

Maraiin

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Beswick, Northern Territory, Australia
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George Baldu
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1968
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Spearthrower with wooden peg bound with resin and sinew

Spearthrower with wooden peg bound with resin and sinew

Daisy Bates and Herbert Browne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
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Daisy M. Bates CBE
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Handmade doily

Handmade doily

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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Plaster plaque of Truganini

Plaster plaque of Truganini

Edmund Dicks collection
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Plaques
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Tasmania, Australia
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Edmund J. Dicks
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1931
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Boat hatch

Boat hatch

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Watercraft components
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Wooden ruler advertising Blundstone Boots

Wooden ruler advertising Blundstone Boots

Bothwell Museum collection
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Promotional material
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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Bothwell Museum
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1966
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Digging stick used in dance perfomance by Ernabella community, 2004

Digging stick used in dance perfomance by Ernabella communit...

Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 6
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Digging sticks
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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2004
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Farmhouse and yard, likely Elastolin brand

Farmhouse and yard, likely Elastolin brand

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy farms
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Cylindrical hollow wood pipe with protruding bowl

Cylindrical hollow wood pipe with protruding bowl

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 26/11/1973 collection
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Smoking pipes
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Djinmalinjera, Northern Territory, Australia
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Roy Rewa
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1973
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Rainbow snake.

Rainbow snake.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Dick N. Murrumurru
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1968
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1955 FJ Holden Special sedan

1955 FJ Holden Special sedan

Faye and Albert Neuss collection
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Motor cars
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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GM Holden Ltd
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1955
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Woodworking brace

Woodworking brace

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Woodworking braces
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Gavel presented to Ron Gale from the Masonic Brethren Burroughs Wellcome and Co 1969

Gavel presented to Ron Gale from the Masonic Brethren Burrou...

Ronald L Gale Masonic collection no. 1
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Gavels
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Mr Ronald L. Gale
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1969
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A model raft made from six cylindrical wooden rods, collected in 1931 by Gerhard Laves from Bardi people at Cape Leveque, WA

A model raft made from six cylindrical wooden rods, collecte...

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Models
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Hollow log coffin

Hollow log coffin

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Coffins
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Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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