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Dance wand

Dance wand

Papuan Official collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Bark painting depicts a rounded frame in four different rings of decoration

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Long Peter, Parapriti
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1965
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Stone pointed drill blade, with use wear evident on the working edge

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Stan Mitchell collection
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Drills
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1963
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Black and white photograph of a bull Woodleigh Beef Shorthorns

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Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection
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Photographs
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Woodleigh, Corowa, New South Wales, Australia
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Silage/hay cutter

Silage/hay cutter

David Crane and Alice Sutton collection no. 2
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Agricultural equipment
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Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia
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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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Adzes
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Not provided
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1931
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Royal visit 1954 souvenir flag

Royal visit 1954 souvenir flag

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Flags
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Small awl with a wooden handle and a nail-like point

Small awl with a wooden handle and a nail-like point

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Awls
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Shield

Shield

Igor Zorich collection
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Shields
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Coat hanger with a crocheted cream and apricot woollen cover

Coat hanger with a crocheted cream and apricot woollen cover

Beverly Silby collection
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Coat-hangers
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Mrs Beverly Silby
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially edge-ground, and hafted in bent wood handle

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Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Painting depicting modjarki, freshwater crocodile, by Dick Nguleingulei Murrumurru

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Dick N. Murrumurru
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1974
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A wooden club

A wooden club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Head ornaments
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Tiwi design screenprint depicting two orange storks

Tiwi design screenprint depicting two orange storks

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Screenprints
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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B Tungutalum
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting wolerrh, female euro (Macropus robustus), sleeping, 1973

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Kurrhkurr, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1973
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Message stick

Message stick

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Message sticks
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Tuprukamiri
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1965
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Spear with glass tip

Spear with glass tip

Bruce Wright collection
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Spears
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Drum

Drum

Papuan Official collection
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Musical drums
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Club

Club

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Not provided
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1963
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Carved wooden pole sculpture of the two Mamaparra sisters, meal of parrot fish, and the cloud associated with Yingapungapu

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Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gawirrin Gumana
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1999
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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, Oceania
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1915
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Club

Club

Aboriginal Art Gallery 26/09/1973 collection
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Clubs
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Carved wooden sculpture of a crocodile

Carved wooden sculpture of a crocodile

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Wood carvings
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Badu Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Job Kusu
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1992
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Boomerang from Abercrombie River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Abercrombie River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Boomerang, Ripple Creek, Queensland

Boomerang, Ripple Creek, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Ripple Creek, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Carved wooden spearhead with six indents tapering to the point

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Odette O'Neill collection
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Arrows
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Boomerang used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales, 1918

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Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Boney
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1918
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Avon Spirit of Achievement Award

Avon Spirit of Achievement Award

History of Netball - Margaret Pewtress collection
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Certificates
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Mrs Margaret Pewtress
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1994
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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Boomerang decorated with animals, by Bert Timbery, La Perouse, Sydney

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Bert Timbery
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Boomerang

Boomerang

L and T Hackney collection
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Boomerangs
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Mouse sculpture

Mouse sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Boomerang, inscribed 'Greetings from Australia' and  'Joe Mulga', La Perouse, Sydney

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joe Timbery Snr.
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Boomerangs
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales

Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Clapstick

Clapstick

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Clapsticks
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Hafted edge-ground stone hatchet

Hafted edge-ground stone hatchet

Edmund Milne collection
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Hatchets
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Not provided
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1931
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Boomerangs
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Holroyd River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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The Lea tree stood beside the Gordon River for 2000 years or so...until that fateful night

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Bob Brown collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Gordon River, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey Lea
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1983
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Boomerangs
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Not provided
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1985
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Carved wooden wombat

Carved wooden wombat

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kamanara
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1994
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Printing frame

Printing frame

Robert and Irene Goard collection
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Photographic processing equipment
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Charles H. Kerry
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Sago stirrer

Sago stirrer

Papuan Official collection
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Mixing tools
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Finke River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Club

Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Clubs
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Containers
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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1982
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Claw hammer

Claw hammer

Guiseppe Picone collection
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Hammers
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Mr Guiseppe '. Picone
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