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Golf club

Golf club

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Golf clubs
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Maraiin

Maraiin

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Beswick, Northern Territory, Australia
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George Baldu
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1968
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Goanna [Perentie]

Goanna [Perentie]

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Wara
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1982
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Coat hanger with a pink crushed velvet cover

Coat hanger with a pink crushed velvet cover

Beverly Silby collection
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Coat-hangers
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Mrs Beverly Silby
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Spirit Level

Spirit Level

Guiseppe Picone collection
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Spirit levels
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Mr Guiseppe '. Picone
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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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A straight shaped piece of wood with bark still attached

A straight shaped piece of wood with bark still attached

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Samples
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South-east wind story (Dreamtime story).

South-east wind story (Dreamtime story).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nemigilagum
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Untitled painting by Anatjari Tjakamarra, 1972, polymer on board

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Papunya Art 2008 collection
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Acrylic paintings
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Anatjari (. Tjakamarra
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1972
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Trying plane

Trying plane

George Henry Taylor collection
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Trying planes
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1927
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Woodblock pair - used for 'Buwakul' print, 2015

Woodblock pair - used for 'Buwakul' print, 2015

Mulkun Wirrpanda woodblock collection
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Printing blocks
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2015
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Commemorative bronze topographic model of the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme, presented to Ben Chifley at the scheme's inauguration

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Snowy Scheme Model collection
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Models
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Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Joseph B. Chifley
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1949
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Betting board

Betting board

Jim McMahon collection
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Gambling equipment
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Jim McMahon
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1983
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Lindqvist Two Day Marine Chronometer No 114, with accessories 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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William Lindqvist
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Three dried hop twigs twisted together

Three dried hop twigs twisted together

Marion Flanigan collection
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Hops
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Wooden seal stamp bearing the initials 'H.C'.

Wooden seal stamp bearing the initials 'H.C'.

Jean Clements collection
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Seals
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Jean Clements
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Groote Eylandt Women's Material collection
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Digging sticks
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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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1867 Queen's Plate trophy won by (Sydney) Tim Whiffler

1867 Queen's Plate trophy won by (Sydney) Tim Whiffler

1867 Melbourne Cup and Queen's Plate collection
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Trophies
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr William Edwards
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Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Paddles
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Rolling parallel rule and case used by James Pitkeathly

Rolling parallel rule and case used by James Pitkeathly

James Pitkeathly collection no. 1
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Parallel rules
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Hand operated sewing machine with box of accessories

Hand operated sewing machine with box of accessories

Bette McLean collection
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Sewing machines
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Germany
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Mrs Elizabeth D. Gordon
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Wooden box

Wooden box

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Boxes
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Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accessories, trunk, spanner and jack

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Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Concord, New Hampshire, United States of America
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Abbott-Downing Company
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1854
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Wooden carving of a crocodile

Wooden carving of a crocodile

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Wood carvings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Containers
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Silver box with gold crest

Silver box with gold crest

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Presentation boxes
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Montreal, Canada
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Olav Schappacher
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1937
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Wooden dolly peg

Wooden dolly peg

Liz Bollingmoore collection
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Dolly pegs
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Liz Bollingmoore
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Copy of Stradivari's 'Maurin' violin, made by Australian mastercraftsman A E Smith in 1946

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EV Llewellyn collection
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Violins
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Arthur E. Smith
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1946
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Box iron

Box iron

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Laundry irons
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Three sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Three sticks from Pick-Up-Sticks game

Vienna Mozart Boys Choir collection no. 1
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Games
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Austria
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Olav Schappacher
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1930
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Sculpture of a turtle

Sculpture of a turtle

Inada Holdings 02/04/1985 collection
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1985
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Digging stick - wana

Digging stick - wana

Tjanpi 'Flying Seven Sisters' collection
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Digging sticks
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Blackstone (Papulankutja Aboriginal community), Western Australia, ...
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Mrs Mamie Butler
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2016
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Shield with cross design on front

Shield with cross design on front

Stan Mitchell collection
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Shields
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Central Murray River Region, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Set of banjo shaped Chinese scales used for weighing gold and herbs

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Victorian Goldfields collection no. 1
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Beam balances
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Shield

Shield

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Shields
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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Club

Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Clubs
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Ms Patricia Heath
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Sawfish

Sawfish

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nagungaba
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1969
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Model spear

Model spear

JC Le Souef collection
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Small scale models
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Elwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Albert A. Le Souef
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1868
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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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Fibre basket by Lily Long, 2008

Fibre basket by Lily Long, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Baskets
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Lily Long
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2008
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Wooden stamp

Wooden stamp

William and Jeanette Derham Family - Bendigo Pottery collection
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Printing blocks
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearheads
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Spear

Spear

Bruce Wright collection
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Spears
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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Timber plate with image of an indigenous woman carrying a wooden container on her head, made by Bill Onus

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Artworks
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Australia
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Bill Onus
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Encased photograph of Edward Robert Gore

Encased photograph of Edward Robert Gore

Gallaway-Gore collection
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Photographs
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Mr Edward R. Gore
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Bayonet with scabbard from Light Horse uniform

Bayonet with scabbard from Light Horse uniform

James Taylor Light Horse collection
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Military equipment
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Sergeant James S. Taylor
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1913
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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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Nola
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Boomerang featuring front halves of cow and horse in centre and geometric designs on arms

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Sanderson folding plate camera

Sanderson folding plate camera

Robert and Irene Goard collection
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Folding cameras
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Ernest Macartney de Burgh
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Pencil

Pencil

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Pencils
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Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles collection
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Motor cars
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Bean Car Company
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1925
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Bench axe with a steel head branded

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John Docker collection
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Axes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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J W. Lindo
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Incised wooden narrow shield

Incised wooden narrow shield

South Eastern Australian Shields and Club collection
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Shields
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