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Pigmented bent bark ceremonial armband

Pigmented bent bark ceremonial 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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Not provided
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1912
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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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Not provided
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1962
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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

Stan Mitchell collection
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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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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Armband

Armband

Charles Hart collection
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Armbands
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Armband

Armband

Dr William Warner collection
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Armbands
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Plaited split cane armband

Plaited split cane armband

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Armbands
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nanungunda
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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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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - 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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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Pee-wee (magpie lark) figure

Pee-wee (magpie lark) figure

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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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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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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Not provided
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1962
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Armband

Armband

Dr William Warner collection
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Armbands
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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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Cane armband

Cane armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Shield -  Aurukun, QLD

Shield - Aurukun, QLD

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Shields
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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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Pigmented plaited fibre armband

Pigmented plaited fibre armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Club

Club

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Clubs
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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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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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Not provided
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1926
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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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"Children's band" armlet made of cane bound in a circle with...

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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Not provided
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Armband

Armband

Dr William Warner collection
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Cylindrical basket

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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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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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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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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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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Armband

Armband

Charles Hart collection
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Armbands
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Armband

Armband

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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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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Armbands
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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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Two quartzite flaked stone spearheads, bundled in bark sheath and secured with textile strips

Two quartzite flaked stone spearheads, bundled in bark sheat...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearheads
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Ngilipitji, East 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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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

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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Boomerangs
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Holroyd River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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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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Not provided
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1962
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Plover

Plover

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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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

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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Plastic ochred ring

Plastic ochred ring

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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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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Armbands
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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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Not provided
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1962
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Split cane ring-bound arm ornament with human hair string, textile tassel and decorated with pigment

Split cane ring-bound arm ornament with human hair string, t...

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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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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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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Not provided
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1962
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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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Shield -  Aurukun, QLD

Shield - Aurukun, QLD

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Shields
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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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Spear

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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Not provided
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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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Not provided
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1926
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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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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - 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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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Cabbage tree palm leaf basket

Cabbage tree palm leaf basket

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Baskets
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Ground red ochre

Ground red ochre

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Ochre
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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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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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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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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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