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Yellow synthetic twine

Yellow synthetic twine

Marion Flanigan collection
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Pigmented knife made from an elliptical piece of wood and six shark teeth

Pigmented knife made from an elliptical piece of wood and si...

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Knives
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Not provided
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1985
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob han...

Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Shell knife

Shell knife

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Sugar cane cutting knife

Sugar cane cutting knife

Carmelo Mirabelli collection no. 1
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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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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob handle, as used by swagmen in the Depression era

Knife made from a ground-down flat file, with a corn cob han...

Paul Watts collection
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Knives
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Gatton, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Paul Watts
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1986
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Edmund Milne collection
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Stainless steel knife

Stainless steel knife

Marion Flanigan collection
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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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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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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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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Knife with bullock horn handle

Knife with bullock horn handle

Chai Vang and Por Ye collection
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Stone knife with sheath

Stone knife with sheath

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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South Australia, 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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Metal dibber

Metal dibber

Marion Flanigan collection
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Hooked blade brush knife

Hooked blade brush knife

Chai Vang and Por Ye collection
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Stone knife with sheath

Stone knife with sheath

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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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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Stone knife

Stone knife

J Dymock collection
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Nicholson River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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Stone hafted knife blade

Stone hafted knife blade

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Knives
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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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Stone knife

Stone knife

Keith Goddard collection
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Not provided
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1948
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Metal knife with bone handle

Metal knife with bone handle

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Knives
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Sheffield, England
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North Head Quarantine Station
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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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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Sugar cane cutting knife

Sugar cane cutting knife

Kaaren Sephton collection
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Stone knife

Stone knife

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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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Stone knife with sheath

Stone knife with sheath

Keith Goddard collection
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Not provided
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1948
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Pointed metal knife blade hafted into a rounded knob of adhesive

Pointed metal knife blade hafted into a rounded knob of adhe...

Olive Pink collection
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1977
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Froe or side knife

Froe or side knife

Parliament House Catering Service collection no. 1
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Knives
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Sheffield, England
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Robert F Mosley Ltd
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1988
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Glass bifacial point sharpened and worked to form knife-like tool with jagged edged sides, in wooden sheath

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Knives
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Lew Parlette collection no. 1
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Knives
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Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lew Parlette
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1972
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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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Cylindrical stone-bladed wooden knife

Cylindrical stone-bladed wooden knife

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum collection
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Not provided
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1969
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Stone knife and sheath

Stone knife and sheath

Stan Mitchell collection
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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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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1934
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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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Stone knife from Cloncurry, 1908

Stone knife from Cloncurry, 1908

Edmund Milne collection
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1908
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Knife

Knife

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Metal knife with bone handle

Metal knife with bone handle

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Knives
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Sheffield, England
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North Head Quarantine Station
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