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Cylindrical wooden hand reel fitted with thick green cord and a fishing hook, used when fishing for Murray Cod

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Gordon Winter collection
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Fishing reels
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1920
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'Darwirr', bark painting, native plant species

'Darwirr', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2014
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Glass plate negative - Women and children at campsite, Darwin, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Film negative - Expedition party on march, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Film negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1926
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O Maman of B.A.T. Co Ltd as he arrived in Kalgan 20-12-1914

O Maman of B.A.T. Co Ltd as he arrived in Kalgan 20-12-1914

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Stone axe blade

Stone axe blade

Papuan Official collection
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Axe heads
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Child's drawing - House on stilts with sun setting behind hills in distance, by Ronyiwuy and Gatiway

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ronyiwuy
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Cigarette case

Cigarette case

Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Cigarette cases
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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1923
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Child's drawing by Yurryga (from an outstation)

Child's drawing by Yurryga (from an outstation)

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yurraynga
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Carved wooden sculpture in the form of a possum, incised and with pigmented designs on both sides - Yirrkala

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Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Child's drawing We saw the men driving the big trucks with bauxite in the back of them by Gidiipawuy

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gidilpawuy
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Child's drawing Tamarind tree at Dreamy Head by Dianna Merrkiyawuy, Yirrkala NT

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Dhupuma College, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, Australia
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Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr
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1975
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Carved wooden turtle sculpture, cross hatched, incised and pigmented design on body overall

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Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1961
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'The Eagle Hawk Men, Garagan and Gulmadja, and the Flying Fox Girls' by Mungurrawuy Yunapingu, Yirrkala, 1967

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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1967
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1926

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1926

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1920
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Waistband

Waistband

Papuan Official collection
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Waistbands
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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'Two possums climbing the tree of life with bird guardian at top' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1977

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1977
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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Osmond Little Marvel washing machine

Osmond Little Marvel washing machine

EJ and NW Millett collection no. 1
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Washing machines
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Osmond
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1910
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String bag

String bag

Papuan Official collection
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Bags
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Hand-operated paper embossing machine used by the Australian Customs Service

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ER Skipper collection
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Embossing machines
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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P J King, General Engraver Die Sinker
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1901
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Cane grocery basket used at a J B Youngs store in Canberra until 1965

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Peter Duff collection
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Baskets
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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J B Youngs Pty Ltd
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1920
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Document regarding Tirranna Picnic Race Club, 11 December 1923

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Tirranna Race Club collection
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Documents
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Tirranna Picnic Race Club
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1923
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Hollow cylindrical wooden pipe with its shaft wrapped in Melaleuca bark, and tied with string, Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Smoking pipes
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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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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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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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Bark painting - Djunkgao and Madalait at Arnhem Bay - Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Pigmented cylindrical basket

Pigmented cylindrical basket

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Baskets
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Metal rule

Metal rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Four badges from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Show

Four badges from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Show

Colledge Family collection
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Badges
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New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1920
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Photograph of a carved cylindrical monument with two wing like sturctures on each side at the top

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Postcard depicting Ann Pennington

Postcard depicting Ann Pennington

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1923
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Child's drawing by Phillip Witiyana Marika

Child's drawing by Phillip Witiyana Marika

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Phillip Witiyana Marika
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Warden at opened trap door for the gallows Campbell Street Prison, Hobart

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Sotheby's collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Campbell Street Gaol, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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1837
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Magazine clipping from Needle-Art magazine 1923

Magazine clipping from Needle-Art magazine 1923

Muriel Kelly collection
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Magazine clippings
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United States of America
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1923
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Photographic glass plate holder

Photographic glass plate holder

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Photographic plate holders
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New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1904
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Glass plate negative - Men and horses pulling the expedition car up a sandy stream bank, Victoria River district, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Xmas Table at Drakes 1921

Xmas Table at Drakes 1921

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Bark painting depicting the tail of the whale Daymirri, by Wandjuk Marika, Yirrkala, 1964, with a paddle over his head

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wandjuk Marika
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1964
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Rafts - drifting down the Fu river. Apl 1917

Rafts - drifting down the Fu river. Apl 1917

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Stopping place for 'Tiffen' on the second day out from Kalgan. Jan 1915

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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The Men, Adungun, work on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

The Men, Adungun, work on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Unknown
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1948
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Painting depicts an abstract pattern with figures by Mungurrawuy Yunapingu, Yirrkala, 1966

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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1966
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Steel horseshoe magnet

Steel horseshoe magnet

John Docker collection
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Magnets
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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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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "AAA"

Cregan Family collection
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Stencils
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Cregan
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1920
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Adze

Adze

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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The highest peak on the range of hills west of and immediately behind Talifu Younnan Province, Dec 1918

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Child's drawing - Dreaming by Dianna Merrkiyawuy, Yirrkala NT

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Dhupuma College, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, Australia
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Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr
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1975
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Yidaki painted by Narritijin Maymuru

Yidaki painted by Narritijin Maymuru

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Didjeridus
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1974
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Bridge over a river

Bridge over a river

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Baskets
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Booklet titled 'Episodes - A Glimpse of Australia-Japan Relations 1859-1979'

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Thompson Family collection
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Booklets
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Japan
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1859
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'Rakay', Painted hollow log, native plant species

'Rakay', Painted hollow log, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Coffins
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2014
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Papuan Official collection
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Tools
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Turtle-shell lime spatula

Turtle-shell lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
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Spatulas
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1923
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Ironworks, Lithgow, 1923

Ironworks, Lithgow, 1923

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1923
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White waterproof liner for pram mattress

White waterproof liner for pram mattress

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Prams
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1930
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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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Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

Cattle branding iron with the initials TR

Gidleigh collection
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Brands
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Jane (Jean) R. Forster Rutledge
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1880
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'Yingapungapu' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1974,

'Yingapungapu' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1974,

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1974
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