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  • Weapon - Spearhead

    Weapon - Spearhead

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Wooden digging stick

    Wooden digging stick

    Original label on 1985.0059.0330 reads: "Gin's yam stick/Lake Eyre Tribe [SA]/EM 1907". "E.M." on 1985.0059.0330 suggest...

  • Boomerang

    Boomerang

    Original label on 1985.0059.0048 reads: "Bogan River". Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Qu...

  • Parrying shield

    Parrying shield

    Original labelling on 1985.0059.0297 reads: "King Nelson's/Heleman/Last of the/old wild/Murrumbidgee/Tribe 1895". Edmun...

  • Wooden club

    Wooden club

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Adze

    Adze

    Original label on 1985.0059.0311 reads: "LACHLAN RIVER/CHISEL MULBRUNG JACK". This labels appears to have been rewritte...

  • Shield

    Shield

    Original label on 1985.0059.0281 reads: "Shield Desert Tribes WA Pres by Capt Bates Forbes 1915". John ("Jack") ...

  • Kimberley point

    Kimberley point

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Aboriginal breastplate for Timothy, Chief of Merricumbene

    Aboriginal breastplate for Timothy, Chief of Merricumbene

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Queensland spear 1

    Queensland spear 1

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Weapon - Spearthrower

    Weapon - Spearthrower

    Original label on 1985.0059.0273 reads: "McLeay River/NSW/Livingstone" and "Livingstone". Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was ...

  • Weapon - Club - wooden

    Weapon - Club - wooden

    Original label on 1985.0059.0146 reads: "... Lake Tyers ..." (the original paper label is damaged and some writing may...

  • Weapon - Club - wooden

    Weapon - Club - wooden

    Original labelling on 1985.0059.0126 reads: "Boondi Mulga Tribe/In process of/manufacture./1908". Edmund Milne (1861-1...

  • Boomerang

    Boomerang

    Original label on 1985.0059.0049 reads: "Moody of the Bogan River Tribe/1889/[Presd by] W Byrnes". Edmund Milne (1861-1...

  • Weapon - Spearthrower

    Weapon - Spearthrower

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Weapon - Boomerang

    Weapon - Boomerang

    Original label on 1985.0059.0070 reads: "Jacky Plowright's fighting/Boomerang Last King Berrima/1842/[word] Chas Nichols...

  • Shield

    Shield

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Top grinding stone [stone implement]

    Top grinding stone [stone implement]

    Original label on 1985.0059.0663 reads: "Gunnulla/Gundabooka/West N.S.W./12/6/13". Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in...

  • Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy, King of Bolara Maneroo

    Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy, King of Bolara Maneroo

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Weapon - Spearthrower

    Weapon - Spearthrower

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Weapon - Club - wooden

    Weapon - Club - wooden

    Original label on 1985.0059.0108 reads: ' "Dondimuo"/for close fighting/B... River'. This original paper label is damage...

  • Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

    Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Weapon - Club - wooden

    Weapon - Club - wooden

    Original label on 1985.0059.0116 reads: "North West N.S.W/(Very Old)/Paroo River Tribe". Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was b...

  • Adze

    Adze

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Weapon - Boomerang

    Weapon - Boomerang

    Original labelling on 1985.0059.0027 reads: "Coopers Creek Central Q'land". Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in Engla...

  • Aboriginal breastplate for Charley York, Chief of Bullangamang

    Aboriginal breastplate for Charley York, Chief of Bullangama...

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Weapon - Spearhead

    Weapon - Spearhead

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Kelly, King of Broadwater

    Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Kelly, King of Broadwater

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Weapon - Club - wooden

    Weapon - Club - wooden

    Original label on 1985.0059.0111 reads: "Bogan/River/Mr Peacock". Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emig...

  • Weapon - Boomerang

    Weapon - Boomerang

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Weapon - Club - wooden

    Weapon - Club - wooden

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Weapon - Boomerang

    Weapon - Boomerang

    Original labelling on 1985.0059.0038 reads: "O'Brien/...hting/...ang/Mr G Davis/...w log". A list that accompanied the E...

  • Weapon - Club - wooden

    Weapon - Club - wooden

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Top grinding stone [stone implement]

    Top grinding stone [stone implement]

    Original label on 1985.0059.0664 reads: "Gunnalla/Rock Shelter/14/6/1913". Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England...

  • Aboriginal breastplate for Thomas Tinboy, King of Nelligan

    Aboriginal breastplate for Thomas Tinboy, King of Nelligan

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Stone knife with sheath

    Stone knife with sheath

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Weapon - Club - wooden

    Weapon - Club - wooden

    Original label on 1985.0059.0107 reads: ' "Coolibera"/Bogan River Tribe [1896]'. This original paper label is damaged. ...

  • Shield

    Shield

    Original label on 1985.0059.0279 reads: "North West Coast/West Austlia/1900" and "N. West Aus". Edmund Milne (1861-1917...

  • Aboriginal breastplate for Jack the Traveller, King of Bendora Bellevue Jembicumbane

    Aboriginal breastplate for Jack the Traveller, King of Bendo...

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Weapon - Boomerang

    Weapon - Boomerang

    Original labelling on 1985.0060.0007 reads: "McDonald Ranges [sic, Macdonnell Ranges] Central Austla/EM/EM". "EM" sugge...

  • Weapon - Spearthrower

    Weapon - Spearthrower

    Original labelling on 1985.0059.0264 reads: "Cape York [word]/Q". Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emig...

  • Aboriginal breastplate for Budd Billy II, King of Jarvis Bay

    Aboriginal breastplate for Budd Billy II, King of Jarvis Bay

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Weapon - Boomerang

    Weapon - Boomerang

    Original labelling on 1985.0059.0074 reads: "Bulgaan" and "BULGAAN". Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and e...

  • Weapon - Boomerang

    Weapon - Boomerang

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Weapon - Club - wooden

    Weapon - Club - wooden

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Top grinding stone [stone implement]

    Top grinding stone [stone implement]

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Weapon - Spearthrower

    Weapon - Spearthrower

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Weapon - Club - wooden

    Weapon - Club - wooden

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Cross boomerang and associated piece of wood

    Cross boomerang and associated piece of wood

    Original labelling on 1985.0059.0032 reads: "Weapon/for killing small birds/N.Q.". Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in...

  • Kimberley point

    Kimberley point

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Weapon - Boomerang

    Weapon - Boomerang

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Wooden club, Gwydir River. Northern NSW.

    Wooden club, Gwydir River. Northern NSW.

    A list that accompanied the Milne collection on its arrival in Canberra has the following entry for 1985.0059.0104: "Gwy...

  • Weapon - Boomerang

    Weapon - Boomerang

    A list accompanying the Edmund Milne collection when acquired has the following entry for 1985.0059.0004: "Small crude c...

  • Weapon - Club - wooden

    Weapon - Club - wooden

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Adze

    Adze

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Weapon - Boomerang

    Weapon - Boomerang

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Weapon - Boomerang

    Weapon - Boomerang

    Original labelling on 1985.0059.0024 reads: "Central Qland E.O.M." and "2". "E.O.M" on 1985.0059.0024 suggests that it ...

  • Weapon - Spearthrower

    Weapon - Spearthrower

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Kimberley point

    Kimberley point

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

  • Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

    Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

    Edmund Milne (1861-1917) was born in England and emigrated to Queensland with his parents 19 months later. He had had pe...

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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Wooden digging stick

Wooden digging stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Parrying shield

Parrying shield

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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Adzes
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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Mulbrung Jack
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1931
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Shield

Shield

Edmund Milne collection
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Aboriginal breastplate for Timothy, Chief of Merricumbene

Aboriginal breastplate for Timothy, Chief of Merricumbene

Edmund Milne collection
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Merricumbene, New South Wales, Australia
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Timothy
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1835
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Queensland spear 1

Queensland spear 1

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Shield

Shield

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
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Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy, King of Bolara Maneroo

Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy, King of Bolara Maneroo

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Bolara, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Nelligen, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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Adzes
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Aboriginal breastplate for Charley York, Chief of Bullangamang

Aboriginal breastplate for Charley York, Chief of Bullangama...

Edmund Milne collection
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Bullangamang, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Kelly, King of Broadwater

Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Kelly, King of Broadwater

Edmund Milne collection
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Broadwater, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
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Aboriginal breastplate for Thomas Tinboy, King of Nelligan

Aboriginal breastplate for Thomas Tinboy, King of Nelligan

Edmund Milne collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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H C. Jervis
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Stone knife with sheath

Stone knife with sheath

Edmund Milne collection
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Knives
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Shield

Shield

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplate for Jack the Traveller, King of Bendora Bellevue Jembicumbane

Aboriginal breastplate for Jack the Traveller, King of Bendo...

Edmund Milne collection
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Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplate for Budd Billy II, King of Jarvis Bay

Aboriginal breastplate for Budd Billy II, King of Jarvis Bay

Edmund Milne collection
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Jervis Bay, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Budd Billy II
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Cross boomerang and associated piece of wood

Cross boomerang and associated piece of wood

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Herberton, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Wooden club, Gwydir River. Northern NSW.

Wooden club, Gwydir River. Northern NSW.

Edmund Milne collection
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Western Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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Adzes
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

Edmund Milne collection
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Merigal, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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