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Diary of a boat trip from Melbourne to Japan via Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville, Magnetic Island, Cairns, Thursday Island, Hong Kong, Canton and Shanghai in 1935

Diary of a boat trip from Melbourne to Japan via Sydney, Bri...

Lorelle Moore collection
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Diaries
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Victoria, Australia
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Lorelle Moore
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1935
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Message stick

Message stick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Carvings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Wharfie's hook used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness when he worked on the wharves in Cairns, 1950s

Wharfie's hook used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness whe...

Joe McGinness collection
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Hooks
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Joe McGinness
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1950
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Oval woven fibre basket

Oval woven fibre basket

Ursula McConnel collection
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Miss Ursula H. McConnel
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1930
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Hides' Hotel, Cairns. L.M. Hides, Proprietress. Est 1884

Hides' Hotel, Cairns. L.M. Hides, Proprietress. Est 1884

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Photograph of the Burns Philp building, Abbott St Cairns

Photograph of the Burns Philp building, Abbott St Cairns

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Karl H. Aumuller
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Painting of an emu and snake with the sun

Painting of an emu and snake with the sun

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Colin Wightman
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Possum costume

Possum costume

Cairns and Far North Queensland Environment Centre collection
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Costumes
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Jan Harris
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1980
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Pastel drawing by Kathryn Norris, 1996

Pastel drawing by Kathryn Norris, 1996

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Drawings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Kathryn Norris
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Firestick

Firestick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Firesticks
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Shield with red square - QLD - painted by Paul Bong

Shield with red square - QLD - painted by Paul Bong

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Shields
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Paul Bong
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Wooden pole with feathers

Wooden pole with feathers

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Ornaments
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Club

Club

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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The Heart, The Soul, The Spirit.

The Heart, The Soul, The Spirit.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Prints
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Leon Birchill
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Bark painting of turtles and fish

Bark painting of turtles and fish

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Bark paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Willa Behind

Willa Behind

Geoff and Fran Barker collection
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Acrylic paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Samantha Hobson
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2009
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Painting of two birds on a brown background

Painting of two birds on a brown background

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Two Conidae Conus Magus shells

Two Conidae Conus Magus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Shield - made by Claude, George and Malcolm Wilson - Mitchell River, QLD

Shield - made by Claude, George and Malcolm Wilson - Mitchel...

Ursula McConnel collection
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Shields
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Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Claude Wilson
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1927
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Family Outing

Family Outing

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Fred Baire
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Bark container

Edmund Milne collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Goanna Dreaming

Goanna Dreaming

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Two Conidae Conus Lividus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Club

Club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Two Conidae Conus Flavidus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Wooden tapstick with rounded tapered ends

Wooden tapstick with rounded tapered ends

University of Sydney collection
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Percussion instruments
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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'Today now ... many way ... not like before time any more'

'Today now ... many way ... not like before time any more'

Geoff and Fran Barker collection
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Acrylic paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Rosella Namok
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2003
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Anti-World Heritage Listing Christmas card and envelope

Anti-World Heritage Listing Christmas card and envelope

Concerned Ladies Action Group collection no. 1
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Christmas cards
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Shane Waugh
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1987
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Painted ceramic bowl with cross hatch pattern

Painted ceramic bowl with cross hatch pattern

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Bowls
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Asymmetrical boomerang

Asymmetrical boomerang

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Boomerangs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Two Muricidae Mancinella Mancinella shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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Painting of fish with starfish and sea shells attached

Painting of fish with starfish and sea shells attached

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Brian Robinson
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Pair of ornamental pearl shell earrings

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Earrings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Christina Klaus
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1992
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Spear with four wooden prongs

Spear with four wooden prongs

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Spears
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ursula McConnel collection
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Boomerangs
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Yarrabah, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Albert Underwood
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1927
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Old People there ... go inside sacred place

Old People there ... go inside sacred place

Geoff and Fran Barker collection
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Acrylic paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Samantha Hobson
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2009
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Conidae Conus Balteatus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Wall hanging with shell motifs

Wall hanging with shell motifs

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Textiles
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Hammerhead shark (Beizam) headdress, by Ken Thaiday Senior

Hammerhead shark (Beizam) headdress, by Ken Thaiday Senior

Ken Thaiday collection no. 1
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Headdresses
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Kenneth J. Thaiday Sr
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1999
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Star Maiden

Star Maiden

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Prints
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Heather J. Walker
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1991
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Hatchet head

Douglas Seaton collection
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Hatchets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Painting of an echidna

Painting of an echidna

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Colin Wightman
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Pair of ornamental pearl shell earrings

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Earrings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Christina Klaus
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1992
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Crochet wool mat

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Mats
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Mrs Josephine Satrick
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1992
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Wooden spear with single barb

Wooden spear with single barb

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Spears
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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The Coming of the Light

The Coming of the Light

Jabal Centre collection
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Pastel drawings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Kathryn Norris
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1996
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Batik Wall Hanging

Batik Wall Hanging

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Textiles
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Loving Rainforest Animals

Loving Rainforest Animals

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Brian Swindley
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Spearthrower with peg at one end, and resin at the other

Spearthrower with peg at one end, and resin at the other

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Eddie Holroyd
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Conidae Conus Glans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Rainforest shield - Cairns, QLD

Rainforest shield - Cairns, QLD

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Shields
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Autographed white cotton t-shirt printed with 'Webb Dock Peaceful Assembly', 1998

Autographed white cotton t-shirt printed with 'Webb Dock Pea...

Maritime Union of Australia collection
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T-shirts
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Webb Dock, Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Maritime Union of Australia
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1998
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Spear pigmented with red, black and white with four bone tips

Spear pigmented with red, black and white with four bone tip...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Spears
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Three unused Christmas cards and envelopes.

Concerned Ladies Action Group collection no. 1
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Christmas cards
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Shane Waugh
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1987
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Knife

Knife

Douglas Seaton collection
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Stone tools
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Painting of a crocodile

Painting of a crocodile

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Jim Archer
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Crochet wool mat

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Mats
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Mrs Josephine Satrick
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1992
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Rainforest shield - Cairns, QLD

Rainforest shield - Cairns, QLD

Ursula McConnel collection
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Shields
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Bark painting of a dingo surrounded by figures

Bark painting of a dingo surrounded by figures

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Bark paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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