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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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1926
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Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nongunyarri No 1
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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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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
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Boomerangs
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Headband made from continuous loop of eighteen strands of fibre string

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University of Sydney collection
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Headbands
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Hatchet made from a pebble with a bifacially ground edge

Hatchet made from a pebble with a bifacially ground edge

University of Sydney collection
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Hatchets
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1957
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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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Not provided
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1931
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Shield

Shield

Horne-Bowie collection
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Shields
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Lake Condah, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Armband made from a strip of palm leaf with the ends sewn together

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Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Armbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

FG Goddard collection
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Mallets
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Paroo River, Queensland, Australia
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1957
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1932
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Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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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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Knife made from an elliptical wooden shark tooth blade

Knife made from an elliptical wooden shark tooth blade

L and T Hackney collection
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Knives
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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1900
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Streaky Bay, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Spearthrower from Macleay River area, New South Wales, 1895

Spearthrower from Macleay River area, New South Wales, 1895

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
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1895
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Club - Croker Island

Club - Croker Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Spearthrower from Mareeba, Queensland

Spearthrower from Mareeba, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mareeba, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Stone knife from Cloncurry, 1908

Stone knife from Cloncurry, 1908

Edmund Milne collection
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Knives
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1908
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Carved wooden lizard with pokerwork designs on the upper surface

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1991
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Shield, North Western Australia, late 1920s

Shield, North Western Australia, late 1920s

University of Sydney collection
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Shields
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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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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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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Head ornament

Head ornament

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Head ornaments
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Club

Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Clubs
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Sunday Island, Western Australia, Australia
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1982
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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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Boomerang, Mungeranie, South Australia

Boomerang, Mungeranie, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1914
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Paintbrushes
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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String bag

String bag

Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Bags
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1986
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1932
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edward Roberts collection
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Boomerangs
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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1963
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Wooden tapstick with cylindrical rounded ends and very fine longitudinal incisions of chevrons on the shaft

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AR Eadie collection
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Clapsticks
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Not provided
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1977
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Bone awl

Bone awl

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Awls
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Resin sample

Resin sample

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum collection
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Specimens
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New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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Sculpture - white cockatoo

Sculpture - white cockatoo

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Wood carvings
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1965
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Necklaces
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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Not provided
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1938
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Lake Alexandrina, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Vertical woven split-cane basket

Vertical woven split-cane basket

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Northern Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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Kodj axe

Kodj axe

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Axes
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Boomerangs
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North-western New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Incised shield with white pigment decoration

Incised shield with white pigment decoration

Stan Mitchell collection
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Shields
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Not provided
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1963
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

JC Le Souef collection
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Spearthrowers
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Parrying Shield

Parrying Shield

Horne-Bowie collection
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Shields
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Shield

Shield

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Shields
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New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to Reverend Hungerford in 1852

Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to R...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Walking-sticks
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Northern New England, New South Wales, Australia
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1852
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Message stick

Message stick

Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Resin sample

Resin sample

Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Samples
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1954
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Carved wooden sculpture of a goanna

Carved wooden sculpture of a goanna

Aboriginal Women's Arts Festival collection
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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