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Shield

Shield

Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Shields
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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1954
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Shield

Shield

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Shields
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Not provided
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1985
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Roebuck Bay, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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1800
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Stone knife from Cloncurry, 1908

Stone knife from Cloncurry, 1908

Edmund Milne collection
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Knives
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1908
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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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Toys
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1898
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Knife

Knife

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Knives
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Headband made from white and coloured feathers

Headband made from white and coloured feathers

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Headbands
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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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String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Bags
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Neck ornanment

Neck ornanment

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Personal adornments
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Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1935
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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1985
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

University of Sydney collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1957
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Bird

Bird

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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1991
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Basket woven from palm fronds

Basket woven from palm fronds

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Baskets
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1963
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia
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1993
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A model raft made from six cylindrical wooden rods, collected in 1931 by Gerhard Laves from Bardi people at Cape Leveque, WA

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Gerhardt Laves collection
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Model dugout canoe, decorated overall

Model dugout canoe, decorated overall

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Models
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1974
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spearthrower from Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, 1900

Spearthrower from Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, 1900

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
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1900
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Belts
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Hafted stone ground edge hatchet, with a handle of bent split wood

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Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Lake Hindmarsh, Victoria, Australia
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1963
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Olive Pink collection
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Boomerangs
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Not provided
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1977
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Cylindrical fibre basket - Yirrkala, 1948

Cylindrical fibre basket - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Baskets
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Stone knife and sheath

Stone knife and sheath

Stan Mitchell collection
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Knives
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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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Club

Club

Igor Zorich collection
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Clubs
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South-eastern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Head ornaments
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Cordillo Downs Station, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Carved wooden dugong sculpture, cross hatched, incised and pigmented design on body overall

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Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1961
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Animal long bone awl

Animal long bone awl

Douglas Seaton collection
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Awls
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Babinda, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Club

Club

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1966
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Club

Club

Professor H Davies collection
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Clubs
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1933
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Fibre sample

Fibre sample

Stan Mitchell collection
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Samples
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Stone hatchet head with a bifacially ground edge, and ground sides

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Hatchets
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South West Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Stan Mitchell collection
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Bone tools
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Rope necklace

Rope necklace

University of Sydney collection
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Necklaces
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Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Boomerang, Port Mackay, Queensland

Boomerang, Port Mackay, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Port Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Adze

Adze

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Adzes
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Tapered tapstick, 1890

Tapered tapstick, 1890

Edmund Milne collection
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Clapsticks
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Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1890
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Shell pendant

Shell pendant

Horne-Bowie collection
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Pendants
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Grass doll

Grass doll

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Dolls
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1993
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Animal long bone awl

Animal long bone awl

Gladys Henry collection
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Awls
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Euramo, Tully, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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Club

Club

S Jackson collection
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Clubs
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Sale, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
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Boomerangs
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Mervyn Meggitt collection
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Spearthrowers
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Lajamanu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1953
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Resin sample

Resin sample

Gabriella Roy collection
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Samples
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Balgo, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1986
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Club from Wilcannia, New South Wales

Club from Wilcannia, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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