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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Barnabas Tipiloura
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Child's drawing - Legend of the Cocokotoo Woman by Marie Lynette Purutatamerri age 9yrs, Bathurst Island NT

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu), Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Terri...
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Marie L. Purutatamerri
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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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Toy piano

Toy piano

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Toy musical instruments
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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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Small metal bucket painted pale blue

Small metal bucket painted pale blue

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Buckets
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Spirit level

Spirit level

John Docker collection
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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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Glass plate negative - Expedition outfit, Victoria River area, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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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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1922
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Australia for the Australians, White Australia

Australia for the Australians, White Australia

White Australia Protection Badge collection
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Political badges
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Australia
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1906
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Small square crockery shard with a white glaze and brown pattern

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Doris Nash collection
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Shards
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Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
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1887
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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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Child's drawing Gatiwuy

Child's drawing Gatiwuy

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gatiway
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting figure between tapered forms, by Yangarin

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yangarin
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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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Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Souvenir mug - Bicentenary of Australia

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Commemorative mugs
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Australia
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1788
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Brahman and Cowboy 1997, Saddle Bronc and Cowboy 1997, Bareback Bronc and Cowboy 1997

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Liesl Rockchild collection
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Bush toys
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Santa Teresa, Northern Territory, Australia
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Christopher Wallace
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1997
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Certificate

Certificate

Nettie McColive collection
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Prize certificates
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Quorn, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Country Women's Association
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1945
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Robilt mechanical toy train set in a box

Robilt mechanical toy train set in a box

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Toy train sets
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Child's drawing - Early History by Alfred Natingul age 12yrs

Child's drawing - Early History by Alfred Natingul age 12yrs

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Alfred Natingul
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Caroona, New South Wales, Australia
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Robert Swan
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1993 Aboriginal Education and Training Program Calendar

1993 Aboriginal Education and Training Program Calendar

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Calendars
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Abart Productions
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1993
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International Year of Peace 1986

International Year of Peace 1986

Union of Australian Women collection
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Commemorative 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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Mornington Island headdress made by Dick Roughsey and worn by him at Keith and Elsie de Witte's wedding in 1955

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Keith and Elsie de Witte collection
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Headdresses
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1955
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mark Fly
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Section of the Number 2 rabbit-proof fence from Hill View Homestead, Meekatharra, WA

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Geoff and Sheila Lacy collection
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Fences
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Meekatharra, Western Australia, Australia
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Government of Western Australia
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1903
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Table cloth and four serviettes, made from Irish linen and featuring embroidered playing card motifs

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1928
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Weipa, Queensland, Australia
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Sarah Toeboff
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawurrwurr
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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Smoking pipes
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Stone plague on prison wall - 'ANNODOMINI M.DCCCXXXI' Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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'Wana and Puliaba' or 'Goanna Corroboree at Mirkantji', painted by Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1971

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Papunya Art 2008 collection
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Kaapa M. Tjampitjinpa
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1971
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'Time Change'

'Time Change'

Diana Boyer collection
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Diana Boyer
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Metal inkwell that has a sculpted kangaroo with a joey in its pouch next to an inkpot shaped like a rock.

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Terence Lane collection
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Inkwells
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1900
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'Time Change'

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Diana Boyer collection
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Diana Boyer
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mary Agnes
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Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

Carrobboree [i.e.Corroboree] on the banks of the Murray

The Christensen Fund collection no. 1
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Prints
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London, England
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John S. Prout
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1873
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Carving knife

Carving knife

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Carving knives
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Sheffield, England
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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1930
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Christmas decoration

Christmas decoration

Margaret Twiss collection
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Christmas decorations
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Beaumont, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Margaret Twiss
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1960
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Tinplate opener

Tinplate opener

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Kitchenware
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Arnott's
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1950
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Cartoon of Richard Nixon receiving a valentine card from John Gorton

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Jeffrey Frith collection
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Cartoons
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Mr Jeffrey Frith
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1969
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Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Black metal desk telephone with a winding handle

Australia Post Historical collection
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Telephones
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United States of America
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Telephone and Radio Corporation
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1948
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Jennifer
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Child's drawing - 'Traditional life' by Walter, Yirara College, Alice Springs NT

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Walter
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Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Improvised water ladle from old billy and part broom handle

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Ladles
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Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1965
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Darryn J. Fernando
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Child's drawing - Children out hunting in bush by Richard Hyacinth Tungutulum age 6yrs

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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