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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

Oval toy shield made from wood, with three sticks inserted t...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Toys
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Alberga River, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

John Magers collection
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Boomerangs
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1975
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Western Victoria, Victoria, Australia
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1926
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Message stick

Message stick

University of Sydney collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1957
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Spear

Spear

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Spears
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Dronepipe - Yirrkala, 1948

Dronepipe - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Didjeridus
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Malayan-type hollow square wooden smoking pipe, with metal bowl and incised cross-hatching

Malayan-type hollow square wooden smoking pipe, with metal b...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Smoking pipes
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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1948
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Jiboom

Jiboom

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Hafted stone hatchet

Hafted stone hatchet

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 2
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Hatchets
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Aboriginal breastplate for Dennis, Chief of Morbringer

Aboriginal breastplate for Dennis, Chief of Morbringer

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Shield with cross design on front

Shield with cross design on front

Stan Mitchell collection
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Shields
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Central Murray River Region, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Cylindrical basket

Cylindrical basket

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Baskets
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Merigal, New South Wales, Australia
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1850
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Wooden cylindrical walking stick with carved images on the spiral

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Walking-sticks
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Finke River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Double sided bark painting depicting turtle on one side, kangaroo on reverse

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Reverend A Dyer collection
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Bark painting depicts a large white canoe containing five people, above a long-necked bird and two large lizards

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Reverend A Dyer collection
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Message stick - Yirrkala, 1948

Message stick - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Message sticks
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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South West Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

John Magers collection
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1975
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Woven semi-circular basket

Woven semi-circular basket

Edmund Milne collection
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Baskets
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Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy, King of Bolara Maneroo

Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy, King of Bolara Maneroo

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Bolara, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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1985
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Aboriginal breastplate for Dick, King of Evesham, Darr River

Aboriginal breastplate for Dick, King of Evesham, Darr River

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Evesham Station, Darr River, Queensland, Australia
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1985
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Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Pigmented bifacially edge ground stone hatchet

Pigmented bifacially edge ground stone hatchet

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Hatchets
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JC Le Souef collection
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Boomerangs
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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1982
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Pigmented bent bark ceremonial armband

Pigmented bent bark ceremonial armband

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1912
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Message stick

Message stick

Gladys Henry collection
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Message sticks
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Euramo, Tully, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Maharatta, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Long narrow mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bags
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal breastplate for Jack the Traveller, King of Bendora Bellevue Jembicumbane

Aboriginal breastplate for Jack the Traveller, King of Bendo...

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Wooden harpoon

Wooden harpoon

Gladys Henry collection
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Harpoons
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Euramo, Tully, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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Boomerang

Boomerang

John Magers collection
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Boomerangs
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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1975
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Message stick

Message stick

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Message sticks
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Hollow cylindrical wood pipe, blocked at the distal end and with a crab claw bowl inserted in a hole

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Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Smoking pipes
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Northern Australia, Australia
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1964
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Sculpture of a turtle

Sculpture of a turtle

Inada Holdings 02/04/1985 collection
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1985
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Long narrow mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bags
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Club

Club

Reverend A Dyer collection
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Clubs
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Not provided
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1963
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1911
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Animal long bone awl

Animal long bone awl

Gladys Henry collection
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Awls
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Euramo, Tully, Queensland, Australia
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1970
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Aboriginal breastplate for Tumberilagong, Chief of the Nuneree Tribe

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Pointed metal knife blade hafted into a rounded knob of adhesive

Pointed metal knife blade hafted into a rounded knob of adhe...

Olive Pink collection
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Knives
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1977
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Head ornament made with macropod teeth

Head ornament made with macropod teeth

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Head ornaments
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Paddles
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1800
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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1993
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Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Nelligen, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Knives
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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