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Cane cuirass

Cane cuirass

Papuan Official collection
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Torso armour
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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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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Barbed fish trap

Barbed fish trap

Papuan Official collection
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Fish traps
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir John Hubert P. Murray
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1912
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Adze

Adze

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Pottery vessel

Pottery vessel

Papuan Official collection
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Pots
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Pottery vessel

Pottery vessel

Papuan Official collection
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Pots
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1919
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Shell knives

Shell knives

Papuan Official collection
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Knives
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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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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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Red metal post box on four legs

Red metal post box on four legs

Australia Post Historical collection
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Postboxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1930
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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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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Pig net frame

Pig net frame

Papuan Official collection
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Animal traps
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Stone axe blade

Stone axe blade

Papuan Official collection
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Axe heads
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1919
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Drum

Drum

Papuan Official collection
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Musical drums
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1907
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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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Carved female figure

Carved female figure

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir Hubert Murray
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1915
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Woven bag

Woven bag

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1915
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Axe handle

Axe handle

Papuan Official collection
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Axes
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Cane cuirass

Cane cuirass

Papuan Official collection
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Torso armour
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Glass bowl and lid

Glass bowl and lid

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Bowls
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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Enamel bowl

Enamel bowl

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Bowls
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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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1915
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Arrow

Arrow

Papuan Official collection
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Arrows
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1917
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Australia Post colour poster titled

Australia Post colour poster titled "Send your love home S.A...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1978
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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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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1923
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Waistband

Waistband

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1929
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Poster captioned 'Post Script'

Australia Post Historical collection
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Posters
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Cap

Cap

Papuan Official collection
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Headwear
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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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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Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air Mail'

Navy cloth airmail bag, printed with 'Australia Sydney Air M...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bags
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1929
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mask

Mask

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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Fishing line

Fishing line

Papuan Official collection
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Fishing lines
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1919
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Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1923
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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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Cane rings from firesticks set

Cane rings from firesticks set

Papuan Official collection
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Firesticks
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Stone adze blade

Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Baskets
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Adze

Adze

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Bone lime stick

Bone lime stick

Papuan Official collection
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Spatulas
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Sago strainer

Sago strainer

Papuan Official collection
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Strainers
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir Hubert Murray
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1915
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Wooden club

Wooden 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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Adze

Adze

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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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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Cane cuirass

Cane cuirass

Papuan Official collection
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Torso armour
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir John Hubert P. Murray
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1915
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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Baskets
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Necklet

Necklet

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Necklaces
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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