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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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Armband made from a strip of palm leaf with the ends sewn together

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Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Armbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Sculpture of a wallaby

Sculpture of a wallaby

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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George Ngallametta
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1962
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Core or Regular?

Core or Regular?

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Chris Kelly
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1997
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Mutitj

Mutitj

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Plover

Plover

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Spear

Spear

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Spears
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Younger Apalach brother

Younger Apalach brother

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Don Tybingoompa
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1962
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Sculpture

Sculpture

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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Wooden paddle

Wooden paddle

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paddles
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Armbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Spear

Spear

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Spears
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Club

Club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Fire drill set

Fire drill set

Ursula McConnel collection
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Fire-making equipment
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Wooden carved sculpture of a bird

Wooden carved sculpture of a bird

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Sculptures
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Wooden stingray sculpture -

Wooden stingray sculpture - "Mutitj"

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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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Spear

Spear

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Spears
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Pigmented armband made from strip of palm leaf with ends sewn together

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Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Armbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Saara, the seagull hero

Saara, the seagull hero

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Human figures
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Unknown
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1962
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Hollow wooden smoking pipe, with remnants of adhesive both ends, and two holes drilled at one end

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Ursula McConnel collection
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Smoking pipes
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Get on my Wik

Get on my Wik

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Michael Atchison
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1998
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Spear

Spear

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Spears
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Sculpture

Sculpture

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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Thursday Island drink coaster

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Coasters
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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1992
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Ursula McConnel collection
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Digging sticks
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Spear

Spear

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spears
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Cylindrical bamboo toy spear made from a shaft with a wooden head tapering to a point hafted with plant material

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Ursula McConnel collection
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Toy weapons
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Wooden sculpture of

Wooden sculpture of "Ken Endon", or Big Name man

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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Headband made from white and coloured feathers

Headband made from white and coloured feathers

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Headbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Club

Club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Fire drill set

Fire drill set

Ursula McConnel collection
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Fire-making equipment
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Gospel According to John Howard

Gospel According to John Howard

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Sean Leahy
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1997
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Headdress, featuring two sets of feathers embedded in a circle

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Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Headdresses
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Semi-circular head ornament

Semi-circular head ornament

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Headwear
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Pee-wee (magpie lark) figure

Pee-wee (magpie lark) figure

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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Sculpture

Sculpture

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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The John Howard Church of Latter Day Saints

The John Howard Church of Latter Day Saints

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Matt Golding
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1997
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Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Spear

Spear

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Spears
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Engraver made with macropod incisor

Engraver made with macropod incisor

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Engraving tools
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Jesus Wept!

Jesus Wept!

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Sean Leahy
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1997
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Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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