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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Walaginy
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1977
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Wooden container

Enid Bowden collection
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Containers
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Painting depicting a river scene, Mornington Island QLD

Painting depicting a river scene, Mornington Island QLD

Enid Bowden collection
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Bark paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Blades (stone)
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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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Core [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Cores
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Lyndhurst, South Australia, Australia
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Stone tool [stone implement]

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

Enid Bowden collection
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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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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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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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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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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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Not provided
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1987
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Seed necklace

Seed necklace

Enid Bowden collection
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Necklaces
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Kimberley, Western Australia, 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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Hammerstone/anvil [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Percussion and abrading stones
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Kiata, Victoria, 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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Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Blades (stone)
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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Carving on an oblong shaped piece of wood depicting a person wearing a headdress (Wandjina), two snakes and an emu

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Enid Bowden collection
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Artworks
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Neta
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Pair of tapsticks tied together with a shoelace threaded through an incised burnt circular depression in each stick

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Enid Bowden collection
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Percussion instruments
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Painting depicts a hunter carrying a kangaroo, spear & woomera, & another carrying a lizard - Mornington Island

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Enid Bowden collection
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Bark paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, 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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Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Blades (stone)
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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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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Enid Bowden collection
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Didjeridus
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Abadjura
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1987
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Bark painting depicting six goannas with cross-hatched bodies - by Dick Yambal Durrurrnga, Ramingining

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Enid Bowden collection
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Bark paintings
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Ramingining, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dick Y. Durrurrnga
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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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Boomerang - Ernabella

Boomerang - Ernabella

Enid Bowden collection
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Boomerangs
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Emu feathers and fibre head pad

Emu feathers and fibre head pad

Enid Bowden collection
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Headwear
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Widow's mourning string body ornament - made by  Annie Kalkeeyorta, Aurukun

Widow's mourning string body ornament - made by Annie Kalke...

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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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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Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Blades (stone)
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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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Stone tool [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Lagrange, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Ground edge blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Victoria, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Blades
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Enid Bowden collection
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Necklaces
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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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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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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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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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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]

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

Enid Bowden collection
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Blades (stone)
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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Core [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Cores
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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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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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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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Patricia Jungii
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Bark painting depicting a Wandjina figure, a female figure, animals, and a small winged figure

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Enid Bowden collection
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Bark paintings
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Alan Mungulu
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1987
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