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Armband made from a strip of palm leaf with the ends sewn together

Armband made from a strip of palm leaf with the ends sewn to...

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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Split cane armlet bound with string and covered with beeswax, red and white pigment, and with feather tassels attached with human hair string

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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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Kangaroo shoulder bone knife

Kangaroo shoulder bone knife

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Knives
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Woven fibre bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Woven fibre bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Baskets
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Club

Club

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Clubs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Plastic ochred ring

Plastic ochred ring

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Armbands
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Boomerangs
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Not provided
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1985
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String bag

String bag

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Bags
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Not provided
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1985
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Pigmented plaited fibre armband

Pigmented plaited fibre armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Pigmented plaited grass fibre armband or

Pigmented 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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Not provided
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1926
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Armband

Armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearheads
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Armband

Armband

Dr William Warner collection
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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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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearheads
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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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Not provided
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1985
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Oblong bark container

Oblong bark container

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Pigmented plaited fibre armband

Pigmented plaited fibre armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Baskets
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearheads
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Not provided
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1985
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Red pigmented 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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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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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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Club

Club

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Clubs
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Mitchell River Mission, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearheads
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Armband from Milingimbi, N.T.Used in Narva ceremony, 'Yiritja', Cape Stewart.

Armband from Milingimbi, N.T.Used in Narva ceremony, 'Yiritj...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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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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Triangular woven basket

Triangular woven basket

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Baskets
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Pigmented plaited fibre armband

Pigmented plaited fibre armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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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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Armband

Armband

Dr William Warner collection
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Armbands
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Armband

Armband

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Two-ply fibre string armband tightly wound into a circlet and tied at the ends with adhesive

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Enid Bowden collection
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Armbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Topsy Marbunt
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1987
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Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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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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Chequered pattern armband 'zugu musur'

Chequered pattern armband 'zugu musur'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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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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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearheads
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Purari River, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Francis E. Williams
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1922
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Pigmented plaited fibre armband

Pigmented plaited fibre armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Boomerangs
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East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Kimberley point - glass

Kimberley point - glass

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearheads
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Northern Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Pigmented plaited fibre armband

Pigmented plaited fibre armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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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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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearthrowers
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Boomerangs
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Not provided
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1985
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Chequered pattern armband 'zugu musur'

Chequered pattern armband 'zugu musur'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Armbands
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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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Armband

Armband

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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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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Pigmented plaited fibre armband

Pigmented plaited fibre armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Pigmented plaited fibre armband

Pigmented plaited fibre armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armband made from woven fibre with a large bunch of dark feathers centrally attached with bloodwood resin and pandanus string

Armband made from woven fibre with a large bunch of dark fea...

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Armbands
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Taoambusimi
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1965
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