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Bark container from Bathurst Island

Bark container from Bathurst Island

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wood stick frayed both ends

Wood stick frayed both ends

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Film negative - Horse-whip at the Well, Todmorden station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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Todmorden Station, South Australia, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Luritja men demonstrating use of weapons, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Lantern slide - Group of Aboriginal people, Cape Dombey, north of Port Keats, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905

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Cape Dombey, Northern Territory, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Deception Creek, Red Gorge, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Film negative - Girl, Unnrubinna, tobogganing on the granite slopes at Kurrekapinya Soakage, Ayers Ranges, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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Film negative - Travelling through rough sandstone tablelands in the interior of Arnhem Land, Northern Territory,  photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Weapon - Spearhead - glass

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Glass plate negative - Punch (Arrerika), suffering with fly bitten eye, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Bark container

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Kunmunya Mission (aka Port George IV mission), West Kimberley, West...
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Model war canoe

Model war canoe

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Glass plate negative - Boab tree, near Derby, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

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Clapstick

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Film negative - Moving horses across the crossing near Victoria River Downs station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Horseshoe Bend, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Club - wooden

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Western Australia, Australia
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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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Glass plate negative - Aboriginal rock engravings, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1906

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Glass plate negative - Expedition outfit, Victoria River area, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Glass plate negative - Group of Aboriginal children and women, Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Glass plate negative - Members of vice-regal party standing around three Dort cars, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Wooden container

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Wood stick frayed both ends

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Expedition camp, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Glass plate negative - Flock of sheep, Kimberley Downs station, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Film negative - Indigenous man shepherding goats and sheep, near Oodnadatta, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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Glass plate negative - Woman decorated with pipe-clay markings, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Spear

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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Club - wooden

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Film negative - Morning reflections on a billabong off the Wilton River, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

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Film negative - Nell Basedow walking toward house, Yalata station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) and collected by Herbert Basedow in 1913

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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Stone knife

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Looped fibre strings

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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wooden container

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