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Blade [stone implement]

Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Blades
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Message stick

Message stick

Enid Bowden collection
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Message sticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Message stick

Message stick

Enid Bowden collection
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Message sticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Flake [stone implement]

Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified flakes
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Blades
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru

Enid Bowden collection
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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Cylindrical basket

Cylindrical basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Blade [stone implement]

Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Blades
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Blades
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Blades
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Enid Bowden collection
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Containers
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Tula slug [stone implement]

Tula slug [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Retouched flakes
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Knife

Knife

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone tools
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Natural stone

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified stones
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Lyndhurst, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified flakes
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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified flakes
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Varnished wooden board supporting five small model weapons

Varnished wooden board supporting five small model weapons

Enid Bowden collection
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Hopevale Mission, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Enid Bowden collection
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Didjeridus
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Hooked boomerang  - Mornington Island

Hooked boomerang - Mornington Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Enid Bowden collection
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Necklaces
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1987
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified flakes
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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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Stone tool [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Hollow cylinder of wood forming a smoking pipe with a wooden bowl

Hollow cylinder of wood forming a smoking pipe with a wooden...

Enid Bowden collection
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Smoking pipes
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Carving on an oblong shaped piece of wood depicting a person wearing a headdress (Wandjina), two snakes and an emu

Carving on an oblong shaped piece of wood depicting a person...

Enid Bowden collection
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Neta
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Carved wooden sinuous snake

Carved wooden sinuous snake

Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified flakes
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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Galarama
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1987
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified flakes
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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Natural stone

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified stones
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Lake Harry, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Lyndhurst, South Australia, Australia
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Boomerang - Mornington Island

Boomerang - Mornington Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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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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Personal adornments
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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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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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Nellie Kendall
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1987
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Stone tool [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified flakes
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Lyndhurst, South Australia, Australia
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Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Edge-ground axe heads (stone)
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Small carved wooden dugong sculpture, carved in one piece, fins in relief and with black seeds for eyes

Small carved wooden dugong sculpture, carved in one piece, f...

Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Pat Reid
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1987
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Boab nut incised with animals and tools

Boab nut incised with animals and tools

Enid Bowden collection
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Nut carvings
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified flakes
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William Creek Station, South Australia, Australia
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Core [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Cores
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Lyndhurst, South Australia, Australia
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Engraver made with macropod incisor

Engraver made with macropod incisor

Enid Bowden collection
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Engraving tools
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Not provided
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1987
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified flakes
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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Stone tool [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified flakes
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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified flakes
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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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Wooden container with adze marks

Wooden container with adze marks

Enid Bowden collection
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Containers
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Round woven plant fibre basket

Round woven plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Carved wooden sculpture in the form of a possum, incised and with pigmented designs on both sides - Yirrkala

Carved wooden sculpture in the form of a possum, incised and...

Enid Bowden 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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1987
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Core [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Cores
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Lake Harry, South Australia, Australia
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Core [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Lyndhurst, South Australia, Australia
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Boomerang - decorated with transitional style motifs, Nepabunna SA

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Enid Bowden collection
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Boomerangs
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Nepabunna, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Enid Bowden
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1987
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified flakes
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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Stone tool [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified flakes
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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified flakes
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William Creek Station, South Australia, Australia
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Hession wall hanging from Ernabella - made by Milyika

Hession wall hanging from Ernabella - made by Milyika

Enid Bowden collection
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Wall hangings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Milyika
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Cylindrical wooden spindle with a wooden peg attached to the distal end with string and adhesive

Cylindrical wooden spindle with a wooden peg attached to the...

Enid Bowden collection
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Spindles
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Enid Bowden collection
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Waistbands
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Boomerang - Mornington Island

Boomerang - Mornington Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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