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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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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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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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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Karl H. Aumuller
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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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Wharfie's hook used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness when he worked on the wharves in Cairns, 1950s

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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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Firestick

Firestick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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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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Message stick

Message stick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Carvings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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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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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Colin Wightman
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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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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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Asymmetrical boomerang with painted arm

Asymmetrical boomerang with painted arm

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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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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Shield - made by Claude, George and Malcolm Wilson - Mitchell River, QLD

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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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Hammerhead Hunter, by Ken Thaiday Senior

Hammerhead Hunter, by Ken Thaiday Senior

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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Kenneth J. Thaiday Sr
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Knife

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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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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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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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Painting of four men fishing by Jakki L Skeen

Painting of four men fishing by Jakki L Skeen

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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Jakki L. Skeen
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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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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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Painting of an echidna

Painting of an echidna

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Colin Wightman
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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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Spear with bone peg

Spear with bone peg

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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Painting of fish by Glen Sheppard

Painting of fish by Glen Sheppard

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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Glen Sheppard
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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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Shield - made by Claude, George and Malcolm Wilson - Mitchell River, QLD

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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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Spear with bone peg

Spear with bone peg

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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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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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

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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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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Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Stan Mitchell collection
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Edge-ground axe heads
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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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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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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Conidae Conus Catus (scarce)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Bugle grass on fibre string

Edmund Milne collection
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Necklaces
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Painting of sea creatures on a brown background with four concentric circles

Painting of sea creatures on a brown background with four co...

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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Gina Bianso
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Painting of a Cockatoo

Painting of a Cockatoo

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Gordon Landers
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Firestick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Firesticks
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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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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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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Batik with turtle and fish

Batik with turtle and fish

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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Wooden didjeridu with cross hatch design

Wooden didjeridu with cross hatch design

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Didjeridus
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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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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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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Bugle grass on fibre string

Edmund Milne collection
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Necklaces
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Shield - Cairns QLD

Shield - Cairns QLD

Stan Mitchell collection
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Shields
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Carved wooden coolamon with pokerwork design

Carved wooden coolamon with pokerwork design

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

Edmund Milne collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ceramic glazed stoneware teapot from Yarrabah Pottery

Ceramic glazed stoneware teapot from Yarrabah Pottery

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Teapots
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Yarrabah, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1981
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Batik with snake and  blue concentric circle

Batik with snake and blue concentric circle

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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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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Carved wooden shield with a pigmented design

Carved wooden shield with a pigmented design

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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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Two Conidae Conus Rattus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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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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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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Two bird batik

Two bird batik

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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Woven reed basket

Woven reed basket

Ursula McConnel collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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