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Gararra (fishing) spear with three wooden prongs that have shell points - made by Rod Mason

Gararra (fishing) spear with three wooden prongs that have s...

Rodney Mason collection
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Spears
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Kurnell, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Rodney Mason
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2011
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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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Not provided
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1985
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Spear with glass tip

Spear with glass tip

Bruce Wright collection
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Spears
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Spear

Spear

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Spear

Spear

Bruce Wright collection
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Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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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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Metal eel hunting spear with pronged head

Metal eel hunting spear with pronged head

Framlingham Rangers Collection
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Spears
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Framlingham, Victoria, Australia
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Gunditjmara Aboriginal People
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Spear with glass tip

Spear with glass tip

Bruce Wright collection
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Basket made of bark - Tiwi group

Basket made of bark - Tiwi group

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Baskets
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Plaited fibre armband

Plaited fibre armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Decorated bark container

Decorated bark container

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Containers
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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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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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Wooden decorated club

Wooden decorated club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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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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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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Spear

Spear

Bruce Wright collection
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Spears
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Spear

Spear

Bruce Wright collection
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Spear

Spear

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Spears
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Stone axe (hatchet) with wooden handle

Stone axe (hatchet) with wooden handle

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Hatchets
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Spear

Spear

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spears
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Beeswax and abrus seed pendant

Beeswax and abrus seed pendant

Charles Hart collection
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Pendants
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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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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Not provided
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1974
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Spear

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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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigments

Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigments

University of Sydney collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spear with glass tip

Spear with glass tip

Bruce Wright collection
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Spears
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Spear

Spear

Bruce Wright collection
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Water buffalo carved by Albert Croker, Melville Island, 1964

Water buffalo carved by Albert Croker, Melville Island, 1964

Albert Croker collection
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Wood carvings
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Albert Croker
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1964
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Spear with hafted stone head

Spear with hafted stone head

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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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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Split cane ring-bound arm ornament with human hair string, and decorated with pigment

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Charles Hart collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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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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Wooden club presented to ABC journalist John Bryant by anthropologist Charles Mountford in 1955

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John Bryant collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1954
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Spear with glass tip

Spear with glass tip

Bruce Wright collection
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Pigmented split cane ring-bound arm ornament with fibre string and beeswax

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Charles Hart collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Spear

Spear

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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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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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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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Sculpture

Sculpture

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 II
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1974
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Child's drawing - Garden Point on Melville Island by Jamie Tipiloura age 10yrs, Bathurst Island NT

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu), Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Terri...
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Jamie Tipiloura
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A Mopadrrunga, Spirit of the Dead, on Bark: A  Mopaditti.  Inv:

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Antelemungarralei
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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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Spear with stone tip

Spear with stone tip

Bruce Wright collection
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Spears
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Armband

Armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Baskets
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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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Spear

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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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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Not provided
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1974
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Split cane ring-bound arm ornament with human hair string, textile tassel and decorated with pigment

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Charles Hart collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Sculpture

Sculpture

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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Fishing spear made by Wilfred Aniba

Fishing spear made by Wilfred Aniba

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Spears
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Wilfred Aniba
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1987
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Glass plate negative - Fish-tail bark and dug-out canoes, Melville Island, Northern Territory, in the background, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1911

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1911
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Spear

Spear

Bruce Wright collection
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Bark container, Pukami basket - made by Ada Pilakui

Bark container, Pukami basket - made by Ada Pilakui

Inada Holdings 06/07/1984 collection
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Containers
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ada Pilakui
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Spear

Spear

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Pukamani Ceremonial Accoutrement and graveside Baskets.

Pukamani Ceremonial Accoutrement and graveside Baskets.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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