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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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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Finke River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Clapstick

Clapstick

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Clapsticks
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North-western Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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Firedrill base

Firedrill base

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Firesticks
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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Pigmented bent bark ceremonial armband

Pigmented bent bark ceremonial armband

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1912
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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South West Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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1934
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Message stick with pigment

Message stick with pigment

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Message sticks
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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South Australia, Australia
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

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Paintbrushes
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Club

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

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Necklaces
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Ornament made from a cut and filed baler shell

Ornament made from a cut and filed baler shell

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Long wooden spindle with fibre string attached.

Long wooden spindle with fibre string attached.

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Head ornament

Head ornament

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Head ornaments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

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Todmorden Station, South Australia, Australia
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Macropod scapula used as a yam cutting knife

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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Club

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South-eastern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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Spear

Spear

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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Head ornament

Head ornament

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Club

Club

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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Shell used as a palette

Shell used as a palette

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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wooden paddle from Bathurst Island

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wooden charm

Wooden charm

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Ceremonial objects
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1927
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Spearthrower

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Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Club

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Cordillo Downs Station, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Club with conical ends

Club with conical ends

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Lake Alexandrina, South Australia, Australia
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Streaky Bay, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Digging stick

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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Clapstick

Clapstick

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Southern central, Australia
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1903
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Shield

Shield

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Boad nut incised with abstract pattern

Boad nut incised with abstract pattern

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Nut carvings
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Shield

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Two cane circles and a fibre string tassel and pendant

Two cane circles and a fibre string tassel and pendant

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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Club

Club

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Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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Headband made from loops of red ochre fibre

Headband made from loops of red ochre fibre

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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spear

Spear

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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Red ochre

Red ochre

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Finniss Springs, South Australia, Australia
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Club

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Lake Kopperamanna, South Australia, Australia
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1920
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Club

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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Shell used as a palette

Shell used as a palette

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1912
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Spearthrower

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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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Spearthrower

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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Batwing seed necklace

Batwing seed necklace

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Necklaces
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Club

Club

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Roebuck Bay, Western Australia, Australia
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Club

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Eucla, Western Australia, Australia
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Macropod scapula used as a yam cutting knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spear

Spear

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South Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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One of a pair of clapsticks

One of a pair of clapsticks

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Southern central, Australia
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Spearthrower

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Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
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Bone implement

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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spear

Spear

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South Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Club

Club

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Eucla, Western Australia, Australia
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Spear

Spear

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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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