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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Stone knife with sheath

Stone knife with sheath

Ron Bell collection
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Not provided
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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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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Knife

Knife

ET Fealy collection
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Club, Cairns, Queensland

Club, Cairns, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Spinning top

Spinning top

Horne-Bowie collection
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Centre of gravity toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Macropod scapula used as a yam cutting knife

Macropod scapula used as a yam cutting knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Queensland, Australia
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1926
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerang, Ripple Creek, Queensland

Boomerang, Ripple Creek, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Ripple Creek, Queensland, Australia
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1926
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Stone knife and sheath

Stone knife and sheath

Stan Mitchell collection
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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1926
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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Horne-Bowie collection
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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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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1940
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Ron Bell collection
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Boomerang, Cowarie, South Australia

Boomerang, Cowarie, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Cowarie, South Australia, Australia
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1993
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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1926
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Glass bifacial point sharpened and worked to form knife-like tool with jagged edged sides, in wooden sheath

Glass bifacial point sharpened and worked to form knife-like...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Knife blade

Knife blade

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Stone knife and sheath

Stone knife and sheath

Stan Mitchell collection
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Knife

Knife

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Knife made from an elliptical wooden shark tooth blade

Knife made from an elliptical wooden shark tooth blade

L and T Hackney collection
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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1900
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Boomerang, Lake Tyers area, east Gippsland, Victoria

Boomerang, Lake Tyers area, east Gippsland, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1926
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Boomerang, Ripple Creek, Queensland

Boomerang, Ripple Creek, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Ripple Creek, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Club, Victoria

Club, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Toy boomerang

Toy boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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Shell knives

Shell knives

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

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Long cylindrical wooden stone-bladed knife with a pointed proximal end

Long cylindrical wooden stone-bladed knife with a pointed pr...

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Wooden container, Wangkangurru people

Wooden container, Wangkangurru people

Horne-Bowie collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Pigmented hollow cylindrical wooden lure

Pigmented hollow cylindrical wooden lure

Horne-Bowie collection
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Hunting and gathering tools
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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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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1940
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Jack Giuliano collection
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Spinning top

Spinning top

Horne-Bowie collection
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Centre of gravity toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Knives
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearheads
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Boomerang, Victoria

Boomerang, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Dough knife with a metal blade and a wooden handle

Dough knife with a metal blade and a wooden handle

ET Fealy collection
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearheads
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Stone knife and sheath

Stone knife and sheath

Stan Mitchell collection
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