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Tuckerbox used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness when he travelled on work as an officer bearer of FCAATSI, 1950s-1960s

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Joe McGinness collection
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Food storage containers
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Queensland, Australia
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Joe McGinness
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1960
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Modified and battered green Toyota Landcruiser 40 Series Short Wheel Base Four Wheel Drive vehicle known as the 'Buff Catcher'

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Tommy Fawcett collection
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Toyota Motor Co
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1980
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Glass plate negative - Station hands butchering a beast, Victoria River Downs station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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A Northern Territory camel team

A Northern Territory camel team

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Unused rectangular beige and brown sign that designates a protected Aboriginal burial ground

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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority NT collection
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Signs
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority
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1987
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Nameplate for Ludwig Leichhardt 1848

Nameplate for Ludwig Leichhardt 1848

Bristow Smith collection
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Nameplates
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Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia
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Ludwig Leichhardt
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1848
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Aboriginal Areas Authority unused circular bronze site marker plaque

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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority NT collection
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Plaques
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority
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1987
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Glass plate negative - Man holding north-western type of spearthrower and wearing pubic fur tassel, Wardaman people, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Discussion poster No.61 - Can we develop our empty north? - May 15, 1950

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George W Barber collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Office of Education
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1950
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Northern Territory Natives, John Burnett

Northern Territory Natives, John Burnett

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Wara
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1982
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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L Bush
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If You Love Me Love Me Safely by Marrnyula Mununggurr

If You Love Me Love Me Safely by Marrnyula Mununggurr

Marrynyula Mununggurr collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Marrnyula Mununggurr
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2000
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QSL card for VK8T, The voice of the Inland

QSL card for VK8T, The voice of the Inland

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1936
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Cream-coloured envelope printed with A.M. AERIAL MEDICAL SERVICE

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Envelopes
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1936
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A book containing Erlikilyika's (Jim Kite) sketches of camp life, observed by him during WB Spencer's and FJ Gillen's expedition to the Gulf of Carpentaria in 1901-2

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Robert Gillen collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1901
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Goanna [Perentie]

Goanna [Perentie]

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Wara
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1982
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Weapon - Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Cassididae Phalium Areola

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Syringe and two incedentiary capsules

Syringe and two incedentiary capsules

Greg Spiers - Fire Control in Kakadu National Park collection
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Syringes
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Steel fire tripod

Steel fire tripod

Les Hiddins collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Les Hiddins
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Utilised flake [stone implement]

Stan Mitchell collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Asymmetrical boomerang with inscription 'Seasons Greetings from The Northern Territory 1944-45'

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1944
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Unused rectangular beige and brown sign that designates a re...

Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority NT collection
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Signs
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority
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1987
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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Khaki fur felt bushman's hat, worn by Major Les Hiddins

Khaki fur felt bushman's hat, worn by Major Les Hiddins

Les Hiddins collection
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Hats
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Les Hiddins
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Henbury Meteorite

Clement Victor Latz collection
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Geological specimens
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Utilised flake [stone implement]

Stan Mitchell collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Wind and waterproof matches

Wind and waterproof matches

Greg Spiers - Fire Control in Kakadu National Park collection
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Matches
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Swedish Match
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Corundum

Percival Douglas Boerner collection
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Geological specimens
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Volutidae Melo Amphora (juvenile)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Albite

Percival Douglas Boerner collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Ellobiidae Volegalea Wardiana

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Say NO to uranium mining: No weapons, No waste, No uranium

Say NO to uranium mining: No weapons, No waste, No uranium

Northern Territory Environment Centre collection
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Political posters
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Energy Resources of Australia Ltd
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Volutidae Amoria Tuneri

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Haliotidae Haliotis Ovina

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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Cymatiidae Cymatium Gutturnium

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Utilised flake [stone implement]

Stan Mitchell collection
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Flaked artefacts
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Weapon - Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Beryl

Percival Douglas Boerner collection
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Geological specimens
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Spear

Ron Bell collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Headwear
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Volutidae Melo Amphora (juvenile)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Black leather GP boot, worn by Major Les Hiddins

Black leather GP boot, worn by Major Les Hiddins

Les Hiddins collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Les Hiddins
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Amethyst

Percival Douglas Boerner collection
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Geological specimens
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Pyromorphite

Percival Douglas Boerner collection
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Geological specimens
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Neck ornament

Neck ornament

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Wooden tray containing samples of adhesives and stone tools

Wooden tray containing samples of adhesives and stone tools

Stan Mitchell collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Stanley R. Mitchell
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Five Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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QSL card for VK8XT A M Aerial Medical Service, Voice of the Inland

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1936
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Children's drawing of Macassan boat by Jack Munyarrirr, Rami...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Jack Munyarrirr
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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia from Grose Island

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Muscovite

Clement Victor Latz collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Kyanite

Percival Douglas Boerner collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Two Turbinidae Turbo Petholatus shells

Two Turbinidae Turbo Petholatus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Unused triangular aluminium sign 'Aboriginal Sacred Site' [n...

Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority NT collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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