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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

Stone knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Knives
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Cowarie, South Australia, Australia
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1963
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Taap knife

Taap knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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1963
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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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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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Incised shield with white pigment decoration

Incised shield with white pigment decoration

Stan Mitchell collection
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Shields
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1963
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Shield

Shield

Stan Mitchell collection
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1963
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Sugar cane cutting knife

Sugar cane cutting knife

Kaaren Sephton collection
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Knives
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Knife

Knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Stone artefacts
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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1963
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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1963
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Handpainted knife

Handpainted knife

Sir Hubert Opperman collection no. 2
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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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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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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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Sugar cane cutting knife

Sugar cane cutting knife

Carmelo Mirabelli collection no. 1
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Stan Mitchell collection
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1963
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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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1934
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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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

Stan Mitchell collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1963
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Hatchet head of flaked stone, hafted in wood

Hatchet head of flaked stone, hafted in wood

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Queensland, Australia
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1963
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Cylindrical stone-bladed wooden knife

Cylindrical stone-bladed wooden knife

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum collection
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Knives
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Not provided
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1969
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Club

Club

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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1963
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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1963
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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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1963
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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South Australia, Australia
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1926
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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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

Keith Goddard collection
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Not provided
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1948
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Professor Henry and Luise Krips 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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1993
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1963
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Bifacially edged, ground stone hatchet

Bifacially edged, ground stone hatchet

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Musgrave, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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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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Fibre sample

Fibre sample

Stan Mitchell collection
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Paper bark Sheath

Paper bark Sheath

Stan Mitchell collection
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1963
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Knife

Knife

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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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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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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Metal knife with bone handle

Metal knife with bone handle

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Sheffield, England
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North Head Quarantine Station
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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 and sheath

Stone knife and sheath

Stan Mitchell collection
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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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Flaked glass blade hafted in wooden handle

Flaked glass blade hafted in wooden handle

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum collection
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Knives
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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1963
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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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1908
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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 and sheath

Stone knife and sheath

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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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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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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