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Weapon - Boomerang

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Club - wooden

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Glass plate negative - Sand deposited between kitchen and meat house during a single sandstorm, Miranda Station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek east, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Glass plate negative - The old battery,  Arltunga, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Weapon - Spearhead - stone

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Glass plate negative - Bush scene, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory. The stringy-bark has had its bark removed for the purpose of constructing a canoe, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1911

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Film negative - Woman holding baby on her back, Denial Bay, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Glass plate negative - Men fighting with clubs called 'kutturu', Luritja people, Finke River, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Finke River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Film negative - Punch, Lady and Annie, holding the eagle hawk Punch shot, Mt Woodward, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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Spearhead

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Club - wooden

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Decorated barbed spear from Bathurst Island

Decorated barbed spear from Bathurst Island

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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Film negative - River scene, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Film negative - Outcrop of desert sandstone, Lambina Soakage Well, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated with bee and bird motifs

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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Film negative - Royal Mail about to leave Oodnadatta, South Australia, for Arltunga, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
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Film negative - A lone huntsman, photographed by Herbert Basedow, Petermann Ranges, Northern Territory, 1926

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Glass plate negative - Aboriginal postman carrying mail between Nullabor station, South Australia, and Eucla, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Copy negative - Boy practicing with toy shield and boomerang, Arrernte people, Alberga Creek, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920-1924

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Central Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Club - wooden

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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Bark container

Bark container

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Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Weapon - Boomerang

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South Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Stone knife

Stone knife

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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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Message stick with pigment

Message stick with pigment

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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Lantern slide - Pitjantjatjara men wearing wooden hair ornaments known as 'elenba', central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920-1924

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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Expedition buggy on bed of Todd River, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Film negative - Travelling through rough sandstone tablelands in the interior of Arnhem Land, Northern Territory,  photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

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Film negative - Extracting a stake from a camel's foot, Yununba Hill, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Film negative - Jetty, Fowlers Bay, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Film negative - Laurie Coonan shoeing a horse, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

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Bark canoe with pointed bow and stern oversewn with bark strips

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Weapon - Club - wooden

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Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Film negative - Morning reflections on a billabong off the Wilton River, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Glass plate negative - Pastor Carl Strehlow in the doorway of the church at Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shell used as a palette

Shell used as a palette

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Glass plate negative - Munjinna Bill, who accompanied the explorer R. F. Maurice on all his expeditions, at Maurice's grave, Yalata station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Spearthrower

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