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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Bone dagger

Papuan Official collection
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Daggers
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Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Drill

Drill

Papuan Official collection
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Drills
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Sago stirrer

Papuan Official collection
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Mixing tools
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Papua New Guinea
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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
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1915
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Bullroarer

Bullroarer

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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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
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1915
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Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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Sir Hubert Murray
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1924
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Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Waistband

Waistband

Papuan Official collection
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Waistbands
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Carved and mounted coconut

Carved and mounted coconut

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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1927
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Grinding stone

Grinding stone

Papuan Official collection
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea
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Reverend William J. Saville
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1927
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Mourning ornament

Mourning ornament

Papuan Official collection
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Mourning clothing
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Purari River, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr Francis Edgar Williams
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1922
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Canoe paddle

Papuan Official collection
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Paddles
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr A P Lyons
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1915
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Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr A P Lyons
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1916
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Stone adze blade

Papuan Official collection
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Drum

Papuan Official collection
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Musical drums
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Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Bullroarer

Bullroarer

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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P Lyons
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Drum

Papuan Official collection
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Musical drums
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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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
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1923
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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Sago stirrer

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Mixing tools
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Carved lizard

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr A P Lyons
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1916
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Palm leaf pad

Papuan Official collection
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Plant components
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr Wilfred N. Beaver
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1915
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Sago stirrer

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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Bamboo flute

Papuan Official collection
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Flutes
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea
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1919
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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
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Mr R L Bellamy
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1915
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Drum

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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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1919
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String bag

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Bags
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr S D Burrows
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1914
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Penis cover

Penis cover

Papuan Official collection
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Penis sheaths
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Sago stirrer

Sago stirrer

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Mixing tools
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Wooden staff

Papuan Official collection
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Walking-sticks
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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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
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1915
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Charm

Charm

Papuan Official collection
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Charms
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr Leo Austen
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1919
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Pottery vessel

Papuan Official collection
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Ear ornaments

Ear ornaments

Papuan Official collection
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Body jewellery
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Purari River, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Francis Edgar Williams
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1922
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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Baskets
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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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
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Sir Hubert Murray
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1912
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Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap

Papuan Official collection
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Ornaments
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr Leo Austen
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1919
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Necklet

Necklet

Papuan Official collection
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Necklaces
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr S D Burrows
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1914
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Shield

Shield

Papuan Official collection
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Shields
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea
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1927
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Club

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Clubs
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea
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Skull rack

Skull rack

Papuan Official collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea
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Sir Hubert Murray
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1918
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Headband

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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr S D Burrows
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1914
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Sago strainer

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Strainers
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Papua New Guinea
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Sir Hubert Murray
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1915
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Adze

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Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Bullroarer

Bullroarer

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Bullroarers
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Grass skirt

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Arrow

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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea
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1917
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Wooden club

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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr A P Lyons
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1913
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Bullroarer

Bullroarer

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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Club

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Clubs
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Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Drum

Drum

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Musical drums
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Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Armband

Armband

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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Wooden carving

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Clubs
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Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Club head

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Clubs
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Earring

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Earrings
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr F R. Cawley
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1922
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Cane cuirass

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Torso armour
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Sir Hubert Murray
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1915
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