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Wooden container

Wooden container

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Blade [stone implement]

Blade [stone implement]

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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

Blade [stone implement]

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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Knife

Knife

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Message stick

Message stick

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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Cylindrical basket

Cylindrical basket

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Message stick

Message stick

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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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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru

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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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Tula slug [stone implement]

Tula slug [stone implement]

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Retouched flakes
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

Flake [stone implement]

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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

Blade [stone implement]

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Blades
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

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Blades (stone)
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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

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William Creek Station, South Australia, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

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Didjeridus
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Tula slug [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Boab nut incised with animals and tools

Boab nut incised with animals and tools

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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Stone tool [stone implement]

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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Fire drill set

Fire drill set

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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

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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Walaginy
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1977
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Tula [stone implement]

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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Painting depicts a hunter carrying a kangaroo, spear & woomera, & another carrying a lizard - Mornington Island

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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Tula slug [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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String bag

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Bags
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Club

Club

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Clubs
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Ernabella, South 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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William Creek Station, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

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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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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Enid Bowden collection
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Waistbands
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Lagrange, Western Australia, 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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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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Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Blades
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

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Edge-ground artefacts
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Victoria, Australia
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Tula [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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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]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Hollow cylinder of wood forming a smoking pipe with a wooden bowl

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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Club

Club

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Clubs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, 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

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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Neta
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Blade [stone implement]

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Blades
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Core [stone implement]

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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

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Victoria, Australia
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Natural stone

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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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Widow's mourning string body ornament - Aurukun

Widow's mourning string body ornament - Aurukun

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Personal adornments
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Cylindrical basket

Cylindrical basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Flake [stone implement]

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Lyndhurst, South Australia, Australia
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Small carved wooden dugong sculpture, carved in one piece, fins in relief and with black seeds for eyes

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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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Flake [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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