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Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Paddles
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Cartoon depicting Peter Costello tossing a coin into a cup labelled N.M.A.

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Geoff Pryor collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1996
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Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Paddles
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Spearthrower 'miru', used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Blackstone (Papulankutja Aboriginal community), Western Australia, ...
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Reggie Jackson
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2001
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Adult's neck ornament 'katawza'

Adult's neck ornament 'katawza'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Wooden club 'tjutinypa', used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Tommy Watson
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2001
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Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles collection
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Motor cars
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Bean Car Company
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1925
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Darlington P.S. Celebrates International Year of Indigenous Peoples, 1993

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Darlington Public School collection
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Commemorative badges
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Darlington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Darlington Public School
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1993
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Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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1926 Crossley Landaulette 'Canberra' car used for the 1927 Royal Tour and at the opening of Parliament House

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Victor Alberts collection no. 1
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Motor cars
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Manchester, England
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Crossley Motors Ltd
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1926
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Ceremonial shovel used by Prime Minister John Howard to turn the first sod on the site of the National Museum of Australia and AIATSIS on Acton Peninsula, Canberra, ACT, on 1 October 1998

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Acton Peninsula Alliance collection
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Shovels
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Hon John W. Howard
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1998
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Replica fat lamp in a tin, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s

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Eileen Morgan collection
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Lamps
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Sir Colin MacKenzie

Sir Colin MacKenzie

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Oil paintings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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William B. McInnes
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1928
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Geoff Pryor collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1996
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Divining a site for the NMA

Divining a site for the NMA

Geoff Pryor collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1996
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Double outrigger canoe named Kulbasaibai, from Saibai Island in the Torres Strait

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Saibai Island Council collection
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Canoes
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Fly River, Papua New Guinea
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Saibai Island Council
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2000
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Wooden carving of a goanna 'ngintaka', carved at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

Wooden carving of a goanna 'ngintaka', carved at the 'Tracki...

Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Topsy Tjulyata
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2001
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Water bowl made from a coconut

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Water containers
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Dance headband

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Headbands
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Harley Davidson Sportster XLH 1200 motorcyle with custom paintwork by Alan Puckett

Harley Davidson Sportster XLH 1200 motorcyle with custom pai...

Alan Puckett collection no. 2
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Motorcycles
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Harley Davidson Motorcycles
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1997
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National Museum of Australia - next train 2001

National Museum of Australia - next train 2001

Ian Sharpe collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Ian R. Sharpe
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1994
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Thank you for Maintaining the Dreaming Darlington

Darlington Public School collection
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Cards
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Darlington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Darlington Public School
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1993
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Grass doll

Grass doll

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Dolls
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Adult's headdress 'dhibal'

Adult's headdress 'dhibal'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Headdresses
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Adult's Cassowary-feathered ankle cuff with textile bands for tying 'maka mak'

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Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Grass doll baby dancing

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Dolls
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Bai Bai Sam or warrior's headband worn by Bruce Tapau

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Headbands
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Grass doll baby dancing

Grass doll baby dancing

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Dolls
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Dance mactive for the left arm 'sikal'

Dance mactive for the left arm 'sikal'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Dhari ornamental arched headdress, by John Barsa

Dhari ornamental arched headdress, by John Barsa

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Headdresses
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Dance mactive for the right arm 'sikal'

Dance mactive for the right arm 'sikal'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Child's neck ornament 'katawza'

Child's neck ornament 'katawza'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Spear used by the Drums of Mer Dance Group, June 1993

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Spears
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Water bowl made from a coconut

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Water containers
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Coconut shell water container

Coconut shell water container

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Water containers
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1993
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Certificate of authenticity for a Soviet missile fragment, i...

President Mikhail Gorbachev collection
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Certificates
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Russia
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USSR Government
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1990
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Cassowary-feathered ankle cuff 'maka mak'

Cassowary-feathered ankle cuff 'maka mak'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Ceremonial torch - dance

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Coconut barsor

Coconut barsor

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Water containers
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Wristband

Wristband

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Wristbands
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Paper with eight 'Bringing the house down' lettering samples

Paper with eight 'Bringing the house down' lettering samples

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Documents
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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1999
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Pamajimi armband, which may be used during the Pukamani and Kulama ceremonies in the Tiwi Islands

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Tiwi Arts Network collection
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Armbands
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Josette Papajua
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2001
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Unfinished mulga wood spearthrower 'miru', carved at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Child's legband 'maka mak'

Child's legband 'maka mak'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Child's ornamental wristband 'kadig'

Child's ornamental wristband 'kadig'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Waistbands
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Ceremonial dance mask in the form of a shark's jaw (Te Rig)

Ceremonial dance mask in the form of a shark's jaw (Te Rig)

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Chequered pattern armband 'zugu musur'

Chequered pattern armband 'zugu musur'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Ceremonial torch - dance

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Bai Bai Sam or warrior's headband worn by Danny Ghee

Bai Bai Sam or warrior's headband worn by Danny Ghee

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Headbands
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Ceremonial dance mask in the form of a shark's jaw, by John Barsa

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Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Masks
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Seed pod rattle

Seed pod rattle

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Rattles
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Wooden drum stick shaped at both ends and varnished

Wooden drum stick shaped at both ends and varnished

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Drum sticks
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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