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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Knives
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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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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String Sample

String Sample

Stan Mitchell 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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Knives
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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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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Shield

Shield

Stan Mitchell collection
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Emu feather headdress

Emu feather headdress

Stan Mitchell collection
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Headdresses
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Knife

Knife

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Knives
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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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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Knives
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Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Hafted stone ground edge hatchet, with a handle of bent split wood

Hafted stone ground edge hatchet, with a handle of bent spli...

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Lake Hindmarsh, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Stone scraper

Stone scraper

Stan Mitchell collection
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Stone artefacts
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Knives
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South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Botanical sample of Mindrie root

Botanical sample of Mindrie root

Stan Mitchell collection
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Botanical specimens
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Knife blade

Knife blade

Olive Pink collection
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Knives
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Miss Olive Pink
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Hooked Boomerang

Hooked Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Sample of Munyuro seeds

Sample of Munyuro seeds

Stan Mitchell collection
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Botanical specimens
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Wooden spearthrower

Wooden spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Central Murray River Region, Victoria, Australia
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Stanley R. Mitchell
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Firestick set

Firestick set

Stan Mitchell collection
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Firesticks
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Club

Club

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Knives
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Sample of Munyuro seeds

Sample of Munyuro seeds

Stan Mitchell collection
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Botanical specimens
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Knives
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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

J Dymock collection
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Knives
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Nicholson River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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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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Knives
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Not provided
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Parrying Shield

Parrying Shield

Stan Mitchell collection
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Shields
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Stone knife and sheath

Stone knife and sheath

Stan Mitchell collection
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Knives
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Bone scraper

Bone scraper

Stan Mitchell collection
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Bone tools
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Sample of Munyuro seeds

Sample of Munyuro seeds

Stan Mitchell collection
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Botanical specimens
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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String Sample

String Sample

Stan Mitchell collection
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String
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Sample of Munyuro seeds

Sample of Munyuro seeds

Stan Mitchell collection
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Botanical specimens
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Wooden tray containing samples of adhesives and stone tools

Wooden tray containing samples of adhesives and stone tools

Stan Mitchell collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Stanley R. Mitchell
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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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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Knives
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South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Sample of netting

Sample of netting

Stan Mitchell collection
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Samples
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Knives
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North-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Shield

Shield

Stan Mitchell collection
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Shields
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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