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Hand made water heating tool

Hand made water heating tool

Ron Bell collection
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Tools
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Spearheads
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Craytex rod, polishing stone

Craytex rod, polishing stone

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Abrasives
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Small, boomerang-shaped stone, painted on one side 'PEACE' in pink

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Barbara Joyce Wright collection no. 2
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Ornaments
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Kimberley point - stone

Kimberley point - stone

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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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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Ceramic and timber pestle, used as a millinery tool

Ceramic and timber pestle, used as a millinery tool

Andree Pelissier collection
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Millinery tools
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Lake Pedder Penny

Lake Pedder Penny

John Dean collection
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Geological specimens
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Lake Pedder, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr John Dean
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1972
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Lower grinding stone used to grind orchres

Lower grinding stone used to grind orchres

Tandanya collection no. 3
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Lower grinding stones
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Top grinding stone

Top grinding stone

Douglas Seaton collection
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Stone artefacts
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Russell River, Queensland, Australia
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Wooden spearthrower

Wooden spearthrower

Ernabella Arts collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Inkstand inscribed 'Presented to W.G. Ford 1911 by fellow workers at the time of his migration'

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Adrian Luck collection no. 1
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Inkstands
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Maidstone, Kent, England
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Mr William G. Ford
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1911
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Pigmented bifacially edge ground stone hatchet

Pigmented bifacially edge ground stone hatchet

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Hatchets
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Spearheads
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Bottom grinding stone [stone implement]

Bottom grinding stone [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Lower grinding stones
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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Stone scraper

Stone scraper

Stan Mitchell collection
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Stone artefacts
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Upper grinding stone, collected at Teryaweynya Lake, NSW, by J N Thompson in 1946

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JN Thompson collection
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Grinding stones
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Teryawynia Homestead, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr J N. Thompson
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1946
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Man's black mourning brooch

Man's black mourning brooch

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Brooches
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1946
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Setting stone

Setting stone

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Retouched flake [stone implement]

Retouched flake [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
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Stone blade

Stone blade

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Stone artefacts
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Craytex rod, polishing stone

Craytex rod, polishing stone

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Abrasives
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Stone knife with sheath

Stone knife with sheath

Edmund Milne collection
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Knives
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Club

Club

Dr Robert Wishart 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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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearheads
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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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Sharpening stone for shears, used by professional shearer Colin Davis on Merriville Estate

Sharpening stone for shears, used by professional shearer Co...

Colin Davis collection
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Sharpening stones
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Murrumbateman, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Colin Davis
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1946
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Craytex rod, polishing stone

Craytex rod, polishing stone

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Abrasives
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Stone knife and sheath

Stone knife and sheath

Stan Mitchell collection
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Knives
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearheads
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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Stone palette with ground pigment

Stone palette with ground pigment

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 1993 collection
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Grinding stones
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Knives
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Spear

Spear

Bruce Wright collection
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Spears
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Hatchet head

Hatchet head

Douglas Seaton collection
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Stone artefacts
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Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia
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Spear

Spear

Bruce Wright collection
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Spears
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Stone hafted knife blade

Stone hafted knife blade

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Knives
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Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearheads
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Spearheads
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Blue Ford Falcon XA panel van and contents, used by anti-nuclear and peace activist Benny Zable

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Benny Zable collection no. 1
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Vehicles
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Australia
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Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited
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1973
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Stone blade

Stone blade

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Stone artefacts
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Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Keith Goddard collection
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Stone artefacts
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Toorale, New South Wales, Australia
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Kodj axe made by Larry Blight, Albany WA

Kodj axe made by Larry Blight, Albany WA

Larry Blight collection
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Axes
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Albany, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Larry Blight
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2012
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Hatchets
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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Bogan Pick [stone implement]

Bogan Pick [stone implement]

Gabriella Roy collection
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Stone artefacts
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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
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Bottom grinding stone

Bottom grinding stone

Douglas Seaton collection
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Lower grinding stones
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Russell River, Queensland, Australia
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Hammerstone [stone implement]

Hammerstone [stone implement]

HP Moss collection
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Hammerstones
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Cronulla, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sample - Pipeclay ball

Sample - Pipeclay ball

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Specimens
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Lake Pedder Penny

Lake Pedder Penny

John Dean collection
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Geological specimens
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Lake Pedder, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr John Dean
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1972
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Spearheads
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1927
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Roughly triangular piece of slate with incised motif of owl in tree-tops against a full moon

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Rock carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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