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Spearthrower

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia
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Film negative - Dinjimanne and family, South of Mt Woodroffe, south-central Musgrave Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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Glass plate negative - Women carrying wood supply. Alice Springs, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1923
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Cowarie, South Australia, Australia
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1963
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Decorated barbed spear from Bathurst Island

Decorated barbed spear from Bathurst Island

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 - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Weapon - Club - wooden

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Clubs
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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slide - Pitjantjatjara men wearing wooden hair ornaments known as 'elenba', central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920-1924

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Stone knife and sheath

Stone knife and sheath

Stan Mitchell collection
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Wooden paddle

Wooden paddle

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Paddles
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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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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bone fishing hook and line

Bone fishing hook and line

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Fishing hooks
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negative - two men with cuts of meat hanging from roof of dwelling, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905 or 1911

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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Australia
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Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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Wooden handled knife with a rusty metal blade

Wooden handled knife with a rusty metal blade

Fiona Reynolds collection
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Cylindrical wooden digging stick

Cylindrical wooden digging stick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Digging sticks
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Keith Goddard collection
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Not provided
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1948
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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South Australia, Australia
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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1925
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Glass plate negative of containers collected by Herbert Basedow at Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, in 1911, photographed by Herbert Basedow between 1911 and 1914

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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Film negative - The man has grouped his two wives and children according to blood relationships, north of Mt Davies, Tomkinson Ranges, South Australia, Ullparidja people, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Tomkinson Ranges, , Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1903
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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Glass plate negative - An episode in the great fire ceremony, Forrest River mission, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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Film negative - Nell Basedow walking toward house, Yalata station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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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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Weapon - Club - wooden

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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1925
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Weapon - Spearhead - glass

Weapon - Spearhead - glass

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearheads
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Glass plate negative - Men fighting with clubs called 'kutturu', Luritja people, Finke River, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Finke River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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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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1934
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Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Containers
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Knives
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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Glass plate negative - Lionel Gee with unnamed man, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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Boad nut incised with abstract pattern

Boad nut incised with abstract pattern

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Nut carvings
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Pendant made from four macropod incisors set in resin.

Pendant made from four macropod incisors set in resin.

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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Film negative - Herbert Basedow's dog Spottie wearing boots to protect his feet from burrs, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Containers
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Clapstick

Clapstick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clapsticks
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negative - Men showing their scars,  Port George IV, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

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