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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Certificate

Certificate

David Westcott collection no. 6
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Prize certificates
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Albury, New South Wales, Australia
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1886
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Pigmented long narrow mesh bag made from two-ply fibre string

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Dr William Warner collection
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Bags
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bone tools
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Boomerang from Darling River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Darling River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Poster - Tall ships, Tall Stories, Resistance Every Day Since 1788...

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Kerry Browning collection
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Political posters
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Australia
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1988
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Hollow wooden smoking pipe

Hollow wooden smoking pipe

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Smoking pipes
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1986
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Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, 1895

Spearthrower from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, 1895

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1895
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Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigments

Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigments

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Armbands
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Wooden cylindrical walking stick with carved images on the spiral

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Walking-sticks
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Finke River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Wooden decorated club

Wooden decorated club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Ground stone hatchet head with a bifacial edge, hafted in a cylindrical wooden handle

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Professor Ronald Berndt collection
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Hatchets
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1957
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Bunch of prison keys and tags

Bunch of prison keys and tags

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Keys
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Animal long bone awl

Animal long bone awl

Douglas Seaton collection
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Awls
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Babinda, Queensland, Australia
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1964
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Postcard issued by the Sydney Philatelic Club for the Jubilee of the NSW five pence stamp, 1855-1905

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney Philatelic Club
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1905
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Knives
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Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Circular cotton doily with a 'Hairpin Work' lace fringe, made in Orbost, Victoria, in the late 1800s

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Una May Irvine collection no. 1
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Doilies
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Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Helena E. Roadknight
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1870
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Wooden cylindrical clapstick, tapered at both ends, and pigmented

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Gerhardt Laves collection
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Clapsticks
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Botanical sample of Mindrie root

Botanical sample of Mindrie root

Stan Mitchell collection
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Botanical specimens
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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1963
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1932
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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1964
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Message stick

Message stick

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Message sticks
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Mapoon, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1914
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Hatchet with a flaked stone head in bent wood

Hatchet with a flaked stone head in bent wood

William Ewart Williams collection
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Hatchets
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Muttama, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1938
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Prison door lock

Prison door lock

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Door locks
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Long narrow mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bags
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Digging sticks
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Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Spinning top

Spinning top

Horne-Bowie collection
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Centre of gravity toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Shield, North Western Australia, late 1920s

Shield, North Western Australia, late 1920s

University of Sydney collection
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Shields
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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1957
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Woven fibre basket

Woven fibre basket

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Baskets
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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1948
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Aboriginal breastplate for Sawyer, King of Wickham Hill

Aboriginal breastplate for Sawyer, King of Wickham Hill

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Wickham Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Necklaces
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1986
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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South-eastern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Y Pettinato collection
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Wood carvings
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1985
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Stone knife with sheath

Stone knife with sheath

Keith Goddard collection
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Knives
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Not provided
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1948
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Tapstick

Tapstick

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Clapsticks
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1961
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Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Australia's 150th Anniversary 1788-1938

Dr Donald McMichael collection no. 2
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Badges
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1988
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Firedrill

Firedrill

University of Sydney collection
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Firesticks
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Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia
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1957
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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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Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook

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TE Hanley collection no. 1
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Commemorative medals
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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James Berry
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1969
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Elongated cylindrical basket

Elongated cylindrical basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Pigmented two-ply fibre string, woven and wound into armband

Pigmented two-ply fibre string, woven and wound into armband

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Armbands
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Warden at opened trap door for the gallows 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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COLESANCO, January 1938, The Magazine of the Employees of G.J. Coles & Coy. Limited

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Noble Numismatics collection
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Magazines
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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G J Coles & Company Limited
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1938
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1881 to 1912

Tirranna Picnic Race Club minutes book, 1881 to 1912

Tirranna Race Club collection
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Minute books
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1881
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Boomerang from Oodnadatta, South Australia

Boomerang from Oodnadatta, South Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Club

Club

Edward Roberts collection
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Clubs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
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Spearthrowers
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

Letter - Commandants' Office, Port Arthur, 6 February 1846

Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Letters
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1846
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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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Club, Cairns, Queensland

Club, Cairns, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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1926
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Boab nut incised with designs of animals from Western Australia

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Edmund Milne collection
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Nut carvings
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Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Club

Club

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Clubs
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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1927
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Spearthrowers
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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1927
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Gabriella Roy collection
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Spearthrowers
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1986
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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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