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Woven bag

Woven bag

Papuan Official collection
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Bags
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1915
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Carved and mounted coconut

Carved and mounted coconut

Papuan Official collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Papuan Official collection
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Tools
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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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

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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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Carved human head

Carved human head

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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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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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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Knives
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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

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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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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Headband

Headband

Papuan Official collection
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Headbands
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap

Papuan Official collection
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Ornaments
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Earring

Earring

Papuan Official collection
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Earrings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Knives
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Boar tusk ornament

Boar tusk ornament

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1916
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Carved crocodile

Carved crocodile

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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Drum

Drum

Papuan Official collection
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Musical drums
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Baskets
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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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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Lime gourd

Lime gourd

Papuan Official collection
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Gourds
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Bone dagger

Bone dagger

Papuan Official collection
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Daggers
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Bone dagger

Bone dagger

Papuan Official collection
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Daggers
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Flint

Flint

Papuan Official collection
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Stone tools
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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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

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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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Carved female figure

Carved female figure

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir Hubert Murray
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1915
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Fishing line

Fishing line

Papuan Official collection
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Fishing lines
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1919
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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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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Canoe paddle

Canoe paddle

Papuan Official collection
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Paddles
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1916
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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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Knives
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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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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Axe handle

Axe handle

Papuan Official collection
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Axes
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir John Hubert P. Murray
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1927
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Bone dagger

Bone dagger

Papuan Official collection
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Daggers
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir John Hubert P. Murray
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1915
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Barbed fish trap

Barbed fish trap

Papuan Official collection
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Fish traps
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Headband

Headband

Papuan Official collection
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Headbands
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Hat

Hat

Papuan Official collection
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Hats
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Shell knives

Shell knives

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

Earring

Papuan Official collection
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Earrings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Baskets
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1916
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Shoulder strap

Shoulder strap

Papuan Official collection
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Ornaments
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1919
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Necklet

Necklet

Papuan Official collection
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Necklaces
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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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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Knives
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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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Earring

Earring

Papuan Official collection
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Earrings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Cane cuirass

Cane cuirass

Papuan Official collection
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Torso armour
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Headband

Headband

Papuan Official collection
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Headbands
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Canoe paddle

Canoe paddle

Papuan Official collection
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Paddles
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1916
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Cane cuirass

Cane cuirass

Papuan Official collection
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Torso armour
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Adze

Adze

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir Hubert Murray
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1915
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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

Keith Goddard collection
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Knives
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Not provided
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1948
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1917
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