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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
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Spearthrowers
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Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Cartoon

Cartoon

Roger Lilford and Robbie Swan collection
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Cartoons
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1985
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Pigmented knife made from an elliptical piece of wood and six shark teeth

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Knives
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1985
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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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1964
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Personal adornments
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1931
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Kangaroo right fibula awl

Kangaroo right fibula awl

University of Sydney collection
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Awls
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1957
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Plaster cast of a dingo's paw print, made for the Morling Royal Commission into Chamberlain Convictions

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Professor Robert Morrison collection
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Plaster casts
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Cleland Conservation Park, Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Aus...
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Professor Robert G. Morrison
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1986
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Pigmented stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked with a ground edge

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Keith Goddard collection
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Hatchets
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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1948
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Aboriginal breastplate for Dennis, Chief of Morbringer

Aboriginal breastplate for Dennis, Chief of Morbringer

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
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1985
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Shield

Shield

Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Shields
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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1954
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Nautilus shell necklace from Northern Queensland

Nautilus shell necklace from Northern Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Necklaces
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mapoon, Queensland, Australia
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1914
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Gabriella Roy collection
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Spearthrowers
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1986
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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1964
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Wooden decorated dotting comb from Melville or Bathurst Island

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Artists equipment
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1974
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Southern central, Australia
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1934
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Cylindrical fibre basket

Cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner collection
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Baskets
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Model bark canoe made from a length of bark joined at an angle with fibre lacin

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Models
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1985
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Courtroom sketch of the Chamberlain trial by Veronica O'Leary, 1982.

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Veronica O'Leary collection no. 1
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Courtroom drawings
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ms Veronica O'Leary
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1982
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Pigmented, two-ply fibre string, woven and wound into armband

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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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Pigmented knife made from an elliptical piece of wood and six shark teeth

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Knives
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1985
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Headband

Headband

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Headbands
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1993
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Aboriginal Areas Authority unused circular bronze site marker plaque

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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority NT collection
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Plaques
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority
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1987
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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigment

Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigment

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Courtroom sketch 'Mrs. Goss.' by Veronica O'Leary, 1982.

Courtroom sketch 'Mrs. Goss.' by Veronica O'Leary, 1982.

Veronica O'Leary collection no. 1
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Courtroom drawings
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ms Veronica O'Leary
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1982
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

JD and JM Kelly collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1987
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Katherine River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1935
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Adze

Adze

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Adzes
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Club, Victoria

Club, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Courtroom sketch 'The Chamberlains Darwin Court 1982.' by Veronica O'Leary.

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Veronica O'Leary collection no. 1
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Courtroom drawings
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ms Veronica O'Leary
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1982
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Wooden oval container

Wooden oval container

Oujaimi and Safatli collection
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Containers
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1992
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Message stick with pigment

Message stick with pigment

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Message sticks
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Courtroom sketch of the Chamberlain trial by Veronica O'Leary, 1982.

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Veronica O'Leary collection no. 1
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Courtroom drawings
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ms Veronica O'Leary
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1982
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Message stick

Message stick

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1985
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Boomerang, Victoria

Boomerang, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Digging sticks
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Hafted stone ground edge hatchet, with a handle of bent split wood

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Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Lake Hindmarsh, Victoria, Australia
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1963
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Belts
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Maria G
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Message stick

Message stick

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Message sticks
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor H Davies collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Adze

Adze

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Adzes
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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Plaited grass fibre armband or

Plaited grass fibre armband or "baku"

Dr William Warner collection
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Armbands
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Courtroom sketch 'Bradley' by Veronica O'Leary, 1982.

Courtroom sketch 'Bradley' by Veronica O'Leary, 1982.

Veronica O'Leary collection no. 1
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Courtroom drawings
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ms Veronica O'Leary
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1982
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Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner collection
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Baskets
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Merigal, New South Wales, Australia
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1850
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Ground edge hatchet head from Pigeon House Mountain NSW acquired by Edmund Milne from Coomee Nullanga in 1903

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Edmund Milne collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Pigeon House Mountain, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1903
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Janet Mathews collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1966
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String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Bags
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

FG Goddard collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1957
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Courtroom sketch by Veronica O'Leary at the Chamberlain trial, Darwin, 1982

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Veronica O'Leary collection no. 1
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Courtroom drawings
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ms Veronica O'Leary
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1982
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Stone knife with sheath

Stone knife with sheath

Ron Bell collection
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Knives
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