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Seed pod rattle

Seed pod rattle

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Musical instruments
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Thursday Island Primary School
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1992
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Anguillaria Australis

Anguillaria Australis

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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Aster Orarius

Aster Orarius

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1875
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Length of partially processed bark fibres, aminjungwada ( Antiaris toxicoria var. macrophylla)

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Groote Eylandt Women's Material collection
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Bark fibres
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Angurugu, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gulidja Durilla
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1992
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Bagu figure made by Eileen Tep, 2011

Bagu figure made by Eileen Tep, 2011

Cardwell collection
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Cardwell, Queensland, Australia
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Eileen Tep
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2011
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Prostanthera Melissifolia

Prostanthera Melissifolia

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1875
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Hydrocotyle geranifolia

Hydrocotyle geranifolia

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1875
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Tricoryne Elatior

Tricoryne Elatior

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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Aspidium Aculeatum

Aspidium Aculeatum

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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Acacia longifolia

Acacia longifolia

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Basket made from white flag iris and king maireener shells, by Patsy Cameron

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Tayenebe collection
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Aunty Patsy Cameron
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Ball of hand-spun bark fibre from the baobob tree

Ball of hand-spun bark fibre from the baobob tree

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1973
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Basket-like bag

Basket-like bag

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bags
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Woven oval pandanus and lawyer cane tray

Woven oval pandanus and lawyer cane tray

Lockhart River Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Centre collection
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Trays
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Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
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Margaret Temple
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1950
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Barbed fish trap

Barbed fish trap

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Fishing line float

Fishing line float

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Francis E. Williams
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1922
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Pandanus basket

Pandanus basket

Injalak Arts & Craft collection
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Priscilla Badari
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1997
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Female sculpture of the Flying Seven Sisters - made by Miriam Iwana Lane and Yayimpi Lewis, 2015

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Tjanpi 'Flying Seven Sisters' collection
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Kuru Ala, Western Australia, Australia
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Miriam I. Lane
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2015
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Helipterum Exiguum

Helipterum Exiguum

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1875
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Lawyer cane and pandanus coiled basket

Lawyer cane and pandanus coiled basket

Lockhart River Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Centre collection
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Baskets
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Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
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Dorothy Short
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2001
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Lhotzkya genethylloides

Lhotzkya genethylloides

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Gratiola Periviana

Gratiola Periviana

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Correa speciosa

Correa speciosa

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Bauera rubioides

Bauera rubioides

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Tmesipteris Tannensis

Tmesipteris Tannensis

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Pteris Incisa

Pteris Incisa

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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String sample made from river reed, by Leonie Dickson

String sample made from river reed, by Leonie Dickson

Tayenebe collection
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Ms Leonie Dickson
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Barbed fish trap

Barbed fish trap

Papuan Official collection
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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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Pimelea humilis

Pimelea humilis

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1875
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Lobelia rhombifolia

Lobelia rhombifolia

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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Statice Taxanthema

Statice Taxanthema

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Container made from bull kelp, river reed and tee tree string, by Jacqui Langdon

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Tayenebe collection
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Ms Jacqui Langdon
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Ornament headpad - Mungari

Ornament headpad - Mungari

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Headpads
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1977
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Myoporum humile

Myoporum humile

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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Pandanus round coil mat

Pandanus round coil mat

Injalak Arts & Craft collection
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Mats
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Anita Nayinggul
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1997
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Bursaria spinosa

Bursaria spinosa

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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Burchardia Umbellata

Burchardia Umbellata

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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Thelymitra Antennifera

Thelymitra Antennifera

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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Fir cone ornament

Fir cone ornament

Alison Steele collection
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Christmas decorations
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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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Billardiera cymosa

Billardiera cymosa

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Trichomanes Venosum

Trichomanes Venosum

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1873
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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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Woven circular tablemat

Woven circular tablemat

Reverend and Mrs Fenn collection no. 2
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Tablemats
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Fishing line float

Fishing line float

Papuan Official collection
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Fish floats
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Francis E. Williams
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1922
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Piece of shell money made of a thin, crescent-shaped piece of shell

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Reverend and Mrs Fenn collection no. 2
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Stackhousia linarifolia

Stackhousia linarifolia

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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1876
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Coiled basket titled 'Karadi' made from natural fibres, cloth and plastic strips, titled 'Recycled'

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Lennah Newson collection no. 2
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Baskets
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Ms Lennah Newson
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2002
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Palm leaf basket from Port Essington, made by Queenie and Kathleen Cunningham, 2015

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Port Essington collection no. 2
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Cobourg Peninnsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Queenie Cunningham
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2015
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Pirti (winnowing dish) - made by Jennifer Naputja Connelly, 2015

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Tjanpi 'Flying Seven Sisters' collection
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Kuru Ala, Western Australia, Australia
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Jennifer N. Connelly
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2015
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Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Florence Gaby collection
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Woven mat

Woven mat

Asou Omey collection
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Cyathorphora Pteridoides

Cyathorphora Pteridoides

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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Veronica Gracilis

Veronica Gracilis

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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Cyrtostylis Reniformis

Cyrtostylis Reniformis

Baron Ferdinand von Mueller collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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Drill

Drill

Papuan Official collection
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Convolvulus Erubescens

Convolvulus Erubescens

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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Teucrium corymbosum

Teucrium corymbosum

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Baron Sir Ferdinand J. von Mueller
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Length of partially processed bark fibres, manyungwunja (Ficus superba var. henneana)

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Groote Eylandt Women's Material collection
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Angurugu, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gulidja Durilla
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1992
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