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Hair and fibre string belt from Melville or Bathurst Island

Hair and fibre string belt from Melville or Bathurst Island

Charles Hart collection
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Personal adornments
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Woven fibre pubic cover.

Woven fibre pubic cover.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Personal adornments
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Pearl shell pubic cover

Pearl shell pubic cover

Herbert Keys collection
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Personal adornments
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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Nose bone

Nose bone

Edmund Milne collection
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Nose bone

Nose bone

Stan Mitchell collection
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Personal adornments
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Pom pom neck ornament

Pom pom neck ornament

Stan Mitchell collection
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Morrom - woman's wrist ornament

Morrom - woman's wrist ornament

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Personal adornments
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Vicki Couzens
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2002
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Nose bone

Nose bone

Stan Mitchell collection
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Meelaywook - woman's upper arm ornament

Meelaywook - woman's upper arm ornament

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Personal adornments
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Vicki Couzens
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2002
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Ornamental shoulder band

Ornamental shoulder band

Dr William Warner collection
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Parrangkeeyt - loin ornament

Parrangkeeyt - loin ornament

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Vicki Couzens
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2002
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Nose bone

Nose bone

Stan Mitchell collection
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Fur and string pubic cover, Mornington Island QLD

Fur and string pubic cover, Mornington Island QLD

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Personal adornments
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Decorative earrings made from seeds and echidna quills

Decorative earrings made from seeds and echidna quills

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Personal adornments
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Neck ornament

Neck ornament

Charles Hart collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Dr William Warner collection
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Pubic cover

Pubic cover

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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1985
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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Dr William Warner collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Pubic cover

Pubic cover

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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1985
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Widow's mourning string body ornament - Aurukun

Widow's mourning string body ornament - Aurukun

Enid Bowden collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Belt and grass pubic cover

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1920
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Hand ornament

Hand ornament

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Personal adornments
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Duluweanga
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1965
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Neck ornament

Neck ornament

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Personal adornments
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Gnaputaomiri
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1965
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Hand ornament

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Taoambusimi
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1965
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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Dr William Warner collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Pubic cover

Pubic cover

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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1985
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Pubic cover

Pubic cover

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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1985
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Bound ring made from fibre

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Neck ornament

Neck ornament

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Polly M. Poinomaju
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1965
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Neck ornament

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Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Pearl shell chest ornament

Pearl shell chest ornament

Geoff Dennis collection
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Owaraha AKA Santa Ana Island, Solomon Islands
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1970
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Grass woven ring, purple and natural colours, with a narrow grass weave.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Ms Louisa Pilot
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Charles Hart collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Two ply fibre string apron

Two ply fibre string apron

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Personal adornments
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Mapoon, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1914
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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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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Neck ornament

Neck ornament

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Personal adornments
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Neck ornament

Neck ornament

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Personal adornments
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Malakula Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, Oceania
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Mr Victor Carell
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1972
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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Dr William Warner collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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18 strands of sinew wound on fibre

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Widow's mourning string body ornament - Aurukun

Widow's mourning string body ornament - Aurukun

Enid Bowden collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Pubic cover, Ernabella SA

Pubic cover, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Personal adornments
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Hair string loops coated with beeswax and feathers

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Ornamental fibre neckband

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Widow's mourning string body ornament - made by  Annie Kalkeeyorta, Aurukun

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Enid Bowden collection
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Personal adornments
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Annie Kalkeeyorta
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1987
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Pearl shell pubic cover on hair string belt

Pearl shell pubic cover on hair string belt

Enid Bowden collection
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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1987
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Apron made of a length of melaleuca bark folded in half

Apron made of a length of melaleuca bark folded in half

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Personal adornments
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Paddy B. Pakapunali
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1965
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Pearl shell pubic cover attached to hair string belt

Pearl shell pubic cover attached to hair string belt

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Personal adornments
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Body ornament

Body ornament

Florence Gaby collection
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Personal adornments
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Continuously looped fibre string apron

Continuously looped fibre string apron

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Pubic cover

Pubic cover

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1993
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Two-ply string twisted back on itself and strung on two ply fibre string forming a fringed apron

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Enid Bowden collection
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Personal adornments
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Pearl shell pubic cover

Pearl shell pubic cover

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Personal adornments
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Arm band by Mary Noah

Arm band by Mary Noah

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Personal adornments
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Ms Mary Noah
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Pearl shell pubic cover

Pearl shell pubic cover

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Personal adornments
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Professor Adolphus P. Elkin
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1927
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Edmund Milne collection
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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