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Stone knife and sheath

Stone knife and sheath

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Stone tools
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wooden Container

Wooden Container

Stan Mitchell collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lantern slide - Man scraping boomerang with a sharp stone flake, Luritja people, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Goanna droppings by Shorty Lungkata, 1981

Goanna droppings by Shorty Lungkata, 1981

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi
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1981
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'Tingarri Story', painted by Tim Payungka Tjapangarti, 1981

'Tingarri Story', painted by Tim Payungka Tjapangarti, 1981

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tim P. Tjapangati
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1981
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Adze

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting depicting ground designs used in Tingari ceremonies

Painting depicting ground designs used in Tingari ceremonies

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pini Tjapaltjarri
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1981
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'Courting with a Nosepeg', painted by Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1974

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Kaapa M. Tjampitjinpa
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1974
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Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) and collected by Herbert Basedow in 1913

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Toy playing stick

Toy playing stick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Linda Clyne
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Kanyilpa (wooden container), painted by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi, 1978

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi
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1978
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Hatchets
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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The Honey Ant Dreaming

The Honey Ant Dreaming

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Musty S. Tjapangati
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Glass plate negative - Expedition camp, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1923
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Hermannsburg style painting, titled 'Range Scene',  by Benjamin Landara

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Coulson collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Benjamin Landara
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1950
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Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JD and JM Kelly collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Cylindrical wooden tapstick, tapered at each end, with an incised spiral design, and pigment (Aranda?).

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D Boerner collection
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Percussion instruments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1944
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Professor H Davies collection
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Hatchets
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1933
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Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1950
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Deep, concave wooden container

Deep, concave wooden container

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1993
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Digging sticks
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Spinning top

Spinning top

Horne-Bowie collection
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Centre of gravity toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Boomerang

Boomerang

The Australian Scene collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1973
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Broad flattened oval, concave wooden container

Broad flattened oval, concave wooden container

University of Sydney collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1957
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toy weapons
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Spearthrower decorated with a watercolour landscape scene, an emu, a kangaroo, and a dancer

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Goodmans collection
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Spearthrowers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Albert Namatjira
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1970
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Wooden, oval elongated concave container

Wooden, oval elongated concave container

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Containers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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Shield

Shield

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Shields
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Australian landscape with white gums and scrubland, hills in the distance

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Gouache paintings
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ted Crowe
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1975
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Hand made pick

Hand made pick

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Weapon - Shield

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Shields
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1979
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Shield

Shield

Horne-Bowie collection
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Shields
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Spear

Spear

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spears
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Toy spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Toy boomerang

Toy boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially edge ground, secured to the distal end of a cylindrical wooden shaft

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The Australian Scene collection no. 7
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Hatchets
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Club

Club

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Hermannsburg style painting titled 'Range Scene', by Otto Pareroultja

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Coulson collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Otto Pareroultja
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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Horne-Bowie collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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