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Western electrical voltmeter, model 45 no. 24360

Western electrical voltmeter, model 45 no. 24360

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Voltmeters
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Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
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Weston
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1921
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Trophy awarded to Royce Hart - Premiers 1967

Trophy awarded to Royce Hart - Premiers 1967

Royce Hart collection
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Trophies
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Carving of a lizard

Carving of a lizard

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Wood carvings
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pauline Connelly
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1987
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Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated with bee and bird motifs

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Ferrier's Lever Wool Press, Serial No 1831, made by Humble & Sons, Geelong, c.1912

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Department of Administrative Services collection
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Wool presses
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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Humble and Sons
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1876
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The Lizard, Tjunda - Yirrkala, 1948

The Lizard, Tjunda - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Containers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Close the Racist [South African] Embassy

Close the Racist [South African] Embassy

Kerry Browning collection
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Placards
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South Africa, Africa
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Club

Club

L and T Hackney collection
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Clubs
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Plaited leather whip with carved, lacquered timber handle

Plaited leather whip with carved, lacquered timber handle

Scott Rainbow collection
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Whips
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Walungawari Waterhole by Queenie McKenzie, 1998

Walungawari Waterhole by Queenie McKenzie, 1998

Judith and Ron Behan collection no. 1
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Paintings
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Queenie M. Nakarra
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1998
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Club

Club

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Incomplete lizard sculpture, Ernabella SA

Incomplete lizard sculpture, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Model shield

Model shield

JC Le Souef collection
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Small scale models
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Elwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Albert A. Le Souef
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1868
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Club - man's fighting stick

Club - man's fighting stick

Gladys Henry collection
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Clubs
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Euramo, Tully, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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Bamboo hybrid stringed musical instrument called a 'dan tre', an original creation by Vietnamese refugee Minh Tam Nguyen

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Minh Nguyen collection
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Musical instruments
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Philippines
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Mr Minh Tam Nguyen
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1982
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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Containers
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Boxed pocket microscope (Ross)

Boxed pocket microscope (Ross)

Phillip Parker King and Allan Cunningham collection
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Microscopes
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Doily maker

Doily maker

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Tools
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Souvenir miniature cricket bat, signed by the 1987 Australian and English women's cricket teams

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National Sports Information Centre collection
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Commemorative objects
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England
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Gray-Nicholls
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1987
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Scoop or digging stick

Scoop or digging stick

Stan Mitchell collection
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Digging sticks
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Western Victoria, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Base of firestick

Base of firestick

Stan Mitchell collection
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Firesticks
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Firmer chisel

Firmer chisel

George Henry Taylor collection
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Chisels
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Alex Mathieson & Son
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Rainbow snake.

Rainbow snake.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Dick N. Murrumurru
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1968
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Woodblock - used for 'Rakay #1' print, 2015

Woodblock - used for 'Rakay #1' print, 2015

Mulkun Wirrpanda woodblock collection
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Printing blocks
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2015
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Shield

Shield

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Shields
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Reggie Jackson
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Rocket Clock from Play School

Rocket Clock from Play School

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) - Play School collection ...
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Clocks
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Wooden, concave container

Wooden, concave container

Herbert Keys collection
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Containers
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Mount Ebenezer, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Wooden case used to store photographic plates photographed by Richard Daintree in Queensland in the 1860s

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Richard Daintree collection
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Plate carrying boxes
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Richard Daintree
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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Framed photograph of pony, Lowlynn Silver King

Framed photograph of pony, Lowlynn Silver King

Mary Willsallen collection
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Photographs
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Jugiong, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Anthony M. Willsallen
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Wooden Container

Wooden Container

Stan Mitchell collection
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Containers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Stirrup

Stirrup

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Stirrups
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a kangaroo

Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a kangaroo

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Manmoyih, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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Wooden hollow musical drum

Wooden hollow musical drum

Pastor Kenneth Freeman collection
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Musical drums
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Olive Pink collection
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Clubs
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Miss Olive Pink
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Brass carriage clock in leather box used by Lord Forrest

Brass carriage clock in leather box used by Lord Forrest

Commonwealth Grants Commission collection
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Carriage clocks
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France
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Couaillet Family
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1892
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Strainer

Strainer

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Strainers
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mr William Barbour Smith
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Finely-detailed 1:60 scale model of HM Barque Endeavour, as she was rigged in 1768

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Donald Maclurcan collection no. 1
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Small scale models
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Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Donald C. Maclurcan
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1985
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Shield

Shield

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Shields
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Warburton Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1976
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Adult's neck ornament 'katawza'

Adult's neck ornament 'katawza'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Emery stick

Emery stick

Guiseppe Picone collection
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Emery boards
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Mr Guiseppe '. Picone
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O Gauge House model train locomotive and tender

O Gauge House model train locomotive and tender

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Toy trains
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'Part of the story of Bama Bama the spirit man' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1967

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1967
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'Buwakul', hollow log, native plant species

'Buwakul', hollow log, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Coffins
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2012
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Autographed cricket bat used by Don Bradman

Autographed cricket bat used by Don Bradman

Don Bradman collection
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Cricket bats
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England, United Kingdom
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William Sykes Ltd
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

L and T Hackney collection
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Boomerangs
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Tool

Tool

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Surface finishing tools
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