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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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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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Leaflet relating to Mr Gayler

Leaflet relating to Mr Gayler

Janeene Wallwork collection
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Leaflets
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Queensland, Australia
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Concerned Ladies Action Group
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1987
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Message stick

Message stick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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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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1913
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Australia offends pacific nations

Australia offends pacific nations

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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1996
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Herzlich Weihnachtsgrube

Herzlich Weihnachtsgrube

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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1922
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Firestick

Firestick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Stony Creek Falls and Bridge, Cairns Railway QLD No. 77

Stony Creek Falls and Bridge, Cairns Railway QLD No. 77

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Tropical Rainforests Conservation and Production - Northern Rainforest Management Agency (NORMA)

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Janeene Wallwork collection
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Booklets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Northern Rainforest Management Agency
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1987
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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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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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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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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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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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Thurpmur, by Alick Tipoti.

Thurpmur, by Alick Tipoti.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Alick Tipoti
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1995
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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

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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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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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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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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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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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Family Outing

Family Outing

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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Fred Baire
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Hand fishing net

Hand fishing net

Ursula McConnel collection
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Fishing nets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Miss Ursula H. McConnel
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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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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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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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Spear pigmented with red, black and white with four bone tips

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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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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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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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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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Textiles
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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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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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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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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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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Bone Tail Sting Ray by Zane Saunders

Bone Tail Sting Ray by Zane Saunders

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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Mr Zane Saunders
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Didjeridu with two lizards in relief

Didjeridu with two lizards in relief

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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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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Linocut print titled 'Lagua Mabaigau Malu Aidel' by David Bosun and Dennis Nona

Linocut print titled 'Lagua Mabaigau Malu Aidel' by David Bo...

David Bosun collection
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Linocuts
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Mr David Bosun
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1996
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Spear pigmented with red, black and white with two bone tips

Spear pigmented with red, black and white with two bone tips

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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Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the Cairns district

Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the C...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Navigating Narrative - Nemo's Encounter in the Torres Strait...

Brian Robinson collection no.2
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Linocuts
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Brian Robinson
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2012
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Two Conidae Conus Sanguinolentus shells

Two Conidae Conus Sanguinolentus 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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Reed basket

Reed 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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Painting of a Stingray by Richard Mclean

Painting of a Stingray by Richard Mclean

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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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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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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Stone knife

Stone knife

Douglas Seaton collection
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Knives
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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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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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Venomous Influence

Venomous Influence

Ben Hodges collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Benjamin L. Hodges
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2000
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Bark container

Edmund Milne collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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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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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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Cairns

Peter Elder collection no. 2
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Photographic postcards
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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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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Ceramic brown glazed stoneware vessel

Ceramic brown glazed stoneware vessel

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Queensland, Australia
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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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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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Two Muricidae Mancinella Mancinella shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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Conidae Conus Balteatus

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