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Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negative - Hermannsburg mission station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Glass plate negative - Youth on raft, Worora people, George Water, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Glass plate negative - Sinkhole in limestone rock, Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Nullarbor Plain, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

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Boomerangs
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Film negative - People in front of shelter, possibly at Yalata station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slide - Herbert Basedow interviewing Danbidelli (Jim Mariner), photographer unknown, Innamincka, South Australia, 1919

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Innamincka, South Australia, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Emily Gap, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1924

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Emily Gap, Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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1924
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Film negative - Heavy scientific instruments are carried over rough and hilly country by the natural owners of the land, Mt McCulloch, Petermann Ranges, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Mount McCulloch, Petermann Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Container - wood

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Weapon - Club - wooden

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Stone tool - Knife

Stone tool - Knife

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Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated with incised lizard motifs

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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Wooden container

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Stone tool - Knife

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Nell  Basedow in a rickshaw, Colombo, Sri Lanka, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1931 or 1932

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Film negative - Bert Oliffe (left) and Frank Feast doing the dishes, lunch camp, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Glass plate negative - Lionel Gee with unnamed man, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Film negative - Horses watering, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

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

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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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Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearheads
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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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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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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Wood stick frayed both ends

Wood stick frayed both ends

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Paintbrushes
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Copy negative - Dr Herbert Basedow on South Australian Government North-west Expedition, near present-day Granite Downs station, South Australia, photographed by Alfred E. Treloar using Basedow's camera, 1903

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Spearhead

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Weapon - Club - wooden

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spear

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Film negative - To keep flies away an old man fans himself with a immejet (fan), Liverpool River, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

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Alligator River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Glass plate negative - One of the vice-regal cars bogged on the Burt Plain, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Oval toy shield made from wood, with three sticks inserted through two holes in the posterior surface, to form the handle

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Alberga River, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Film negative - Group of people, Mount Currie, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Mount Currie, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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Glass plate negative - The vice-regal party at breakfast, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Stone tool - Knife

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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Fish-tail bark and dug-out canoes, Melville Island, Northern Territory, in the background, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1911

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Lantern slide - Man scraping boomerang with a sharp stone flake, Luritja people, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1920
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spear

Spear

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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Stone tool - Knife

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Glass plate negative - Rock paintings, Forrest River, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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