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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden case

Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden ...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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The green turtle, Gariwa - Yirrkala, 1948

The green turtle, Gariwa - 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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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Front stage for a toy theatre

Front stage for a toy theatre

Everitt and George Family collection
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Toy theatres
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Model spear

Model spear

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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Timber dressing case covered in imitation black leather, with blue velvet interior

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Ellen Rogers collection
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Dressing cases
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1928
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Hammond brand Multiplex typewriter

Hammond brand Multiplex typewriter

National Library of Australia collection
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Typewriters
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United States of America
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Hammond Typewriter Company
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Small pale blue painted wooden commode chair for a child

Small pale blue painted wooden commode chair for a child

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Commode chairs
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Weapon - Boomerang - returning

Weapon - Boomerang - returning

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Aboriginal kelp water carrier, made by Vicki West

Aboriginal kelp water carrier, made by Vicki West

Jabal Centre collection
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Water containers
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Vicki West
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1996
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Coward Springs, South Australia, Australia
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Photo-micrographic apparatus stand and accessories

Photo-micrographic apparatus stand and accessories

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Photographic equipment
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Jena, Germany
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Carl Zeiss
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1920
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Sculpture resembling bulls horns

Sculpture resembling bulls horns

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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HALL OF CHAMPIONS, Australian Soccer honours, JOHN WARREN, as a MEMBER for Outstanding Performance

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John 'Johnny' Warren collection
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Johnny Warren MBE OAM
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'Barama spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

'Barama spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Narritjin Maymuru
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Gold washing cradle

Gold washing cradle

EJ and NW Millett collection no. 1
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Gold washing cradles
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Black metal

Black metal "Winner" brand, hand operated sewing machine

Judy and Ian McPhee collection
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Sewing machines
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United States of America
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Miss Muriel Ester McPhee
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1916
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Weapon - Shield

Weapon - Shield

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Shields
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Men Dancing at a Ceremony

Men Dancing at a Ceremony

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Unknown
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Model boomerang

Model boomerang

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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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Painting depicts a black goanna

Painting depicts a black goanna

Department of Transport and Communication collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Spear

Spear

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Spears
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The Milky Way

The Milky Way

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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Four piece sculptural artwork titled A Blanket Return

Four piece sculptural artwork titled A Blanket Return

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Julie Gough collection
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Sculptures
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Dr Julie Gough
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The Moon-Man, Alinda, Yirrkala, 1948

The Moon-Man, Alinda, Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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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 club or digging stick with pokerwork design from Hermannsburg, 1957

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Barrie and Jennifer Hadlow collection
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Clubs
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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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1918
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Boomerang featuring front halves of cow and horse in centre and geometric designs on arms

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Message stick

Message stick

Keith Goddard collection
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Message sticks
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East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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'Trencho' board game.

'Trencho' board game.

World War Board Game collection no. 1
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Board games
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Pair of crutches

Pair of crutches

Torrens Island Quarantine Station collection
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Crutches
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Falconer No 4916 chronometer

Falconer No 4916 chronometer

Bureau of Mineral Resources collection no. 1
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Chronometers
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Carved wallaby

Carved wallaby

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Unknown
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Bowl with burnt engraved designs

Bowl with burnt engraved designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Bowls
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Bowl with burnt engraved designs

Bowl with burnt engraved designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Bowls
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngalpuntja
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Wooden cinema seats

Wooden cinema seats

Lisa Milner collection
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Seats
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Bowraville, New South Wales, Australia
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Bowl with burnt engraved designs

Bowl with burnt engraved designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Bowls
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Western Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Single iron jack plane

Single iron jack plane

George Henry Taylor collection
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Jack planes
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Germany
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Digging tool known as a 'Pelican', used in the construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme

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Snowy Scheme - Bill Fegan collection
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Picks
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Norway
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Mr William Fegan
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1967
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Black and white framed portrait of Norma Thompson

Black and white framed portrait of Norma Thompson

Thompson Family collection
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Photographs
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Shield

Shield

Stan Mitchell collection
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Shields
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Dustpan brush

Dustpan brush

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dustpan and brush sets
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Wooden box containing phonograph attachments used by anthropologist AP Elkin in 1927

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Macleay Museum collection
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Audio equipment accessories
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United States of America
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Thomas A Edison Inc
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1906
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Pencil

Pencil

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Pencils
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