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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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Child's drawing of Macassan boat by Jack Munyarrirr, Ramingining NT

Child's drawing of Macassan boat by Jack Munyarrirr, Ramingi...

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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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1936
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Camera extension tube

Camera extension tube

Les Hiddins collection
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Camera accessories
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Japan
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Hoya Corporation
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1978
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Lens hood

Lens hood

Les Hiddins collection
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Lens hoods
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Les Hiddins
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Lens filter and case

Lens filter and case

Les Hiddins collection
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Camera filters
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Japan
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Hoya Corporation
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1978
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Canon 35-70mm macro zoom camera lens and protective caps, used by Major Les Hiddins

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Les Hiddins collection
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Camera lenses
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Canon Inc
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1978
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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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Posters
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Energy Resources of Australia Ltd
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Survive to Live: an analysis of survival and its relationship with Northern Australia

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Les Hiddins collection
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Theses
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Queensland, Australia
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Major Les Hiddins
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1980
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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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Posters
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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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Our story is in the land...

Our story is in the land...

Bill Neidjie collection
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T-shirts
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Djabulukgu Association Inc
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2001
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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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Vehicles
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Toyota Motor Co
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1980
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NT Justice Sweeps Lindy under the Rock

NT Justice Sweeps Lindy under the Rock

Mary Nicholson collection no. 1
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Cartoons
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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Emergency signalling mirror, used by Major Les Hiddins

Emergency signalling mirror, used by Major Les Hiddins

Les Hiddins collection
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Mirrors
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Les Hiddins
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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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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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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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L Bush
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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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Lens cap

Lens cap

Les Hiddins collection
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Japan
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Hoya Corporation
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1978
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Northern Territory Automobile Association car badge

Northern Territory Automobile Association car badge

Sir Hubert Opperman collection no. 2
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Motor car badges
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Sir Hubert F. Opperman
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Lens hood and case

Lens hood and case

Les Hiddins collection
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Hoya Corporation
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1978
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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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Sketchbooks
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1901
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Death be in it - Euthanasia

Death be in it - Euthanasia

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Sean Leahy
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1997
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Camera shutter cable relase

Camera shutter cable relase

Les Hiddins collection
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Japan
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Canon Inc
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1978
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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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Child's drawing of Colendon Bay by Laura Mulkun Mununggurr

Child's drawing of Colendon Bay by Laura Mulkun Mununggurr

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Laura Mulkun Munnunggurr
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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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Northern Territory, Australia
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David Warraya
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Canon Speedy Light Flash 199A in a case with instructions, used by Major Les Hiddins

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Les Hiddins collection
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Canon Inc
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1978
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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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Leather secatuer sheath, used by Major Les Hiddins

Leather secatuer sheath, used by Major Les Hiddins

Les Hiddins collection
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Sheaths
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Les Hiddins
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Souvenir paperweight created from a thin cross section of a railway track

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Dr Donald McMichael collection no. 2
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Paperweights
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South Australia, Australia
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1978
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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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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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Pair of 'Rytrim' secateurs, used by Major Les Hiddins

Pair of 'Rytrim' secateurs, used 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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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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Unused rectangular beige and brown sign that designates a protected Aboriginal burial ground

Unused rectangular beige and brown sign that designates a pr...

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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Cotton buds housed in a lens filter case

Cotton buds housed in a lens filter case

Les Hiddins collection
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Camera accessories
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Hoya Corporation
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1978
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'Royal Carriage London & Pet Dingoes' by Alexander Nganjmirra, 2002

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Alexander Nganjmirra collection
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Drawings
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Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia
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Alexander Nganjmirra
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2002
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Accessories bag

Accessories bag

Les Hiddins collection
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Bags
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Les Hiddins
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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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Lens filter and case

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Les Hiddins collection
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Camera filters
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Hoya Corporation
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1978
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Ddidjeridu with carvings

Ddidjeridu with carvings

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Didjeridus
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Five Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

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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Muscovite

Clement Victor Latz collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Plains kangaroo

Plains kangaroo

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1991
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Lacquered wooden travelling writing desk used by Sir Frederi...

RL Harry collection
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Travelling desks
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South Australia, Australia
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Sir Frederick W. Holder
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1890
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Lacquered wooden travelling writing desk used by Sir Frederi...

RL Harry collection
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South Australia, Australia
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Sir Frederick W. Holder
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Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigments

Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigments

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Armbands
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Tonnidae Tonna Sulcosa

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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1969
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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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Orthoclase

Clement Victor Latz collection
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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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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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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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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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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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Standard unused rectangular black and white steel sign that ...

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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1981
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Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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