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Message stick

Message stick

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Stone knife

Stone knife

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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Message stick

Message stick

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Message stick

Message stick

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Message stick

Message stick

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Message stick

Message stick

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Message stick

Message stick

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Message stick

Message stick

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Message stick

Message stick

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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shield

Shield

Horne-Bowie collection
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Lake Condah, Victoria, Australia
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Victoria, Australia
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

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

Nosebone

Horne-Bowie collection
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Personal adornments
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Digging stick

Digging stick

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

Club

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Victoria, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

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Queensland, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Port Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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Charm bone

Charm bone

Horne-Bowie collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Cowarie, South Australia, Australia
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Boomerang

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

Spearthrower

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Victoria, Australia
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Club

Club

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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Pigmented hollow cylindrical wooden lure

Pigmented hollow cylindrical wooden lure

Horne-Bowie collection
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Hunting and gathering tools
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Club

Club

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Victoria, Australia
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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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Toys
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Children's drawing stick

Children's drawing stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Drawing instruments
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Boomerang

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

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

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Toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Club

Club

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Clubs
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Victoria, Australia
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1926
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Oval shell ornament

Oval shell ornament

Horne-Bowie collection
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Ornaments
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South Australia, Australia
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1926
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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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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Victoria, Australia
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Palm Creek, Queensland, Australia
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1926
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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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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Queensland, Australia
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

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Toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Adze

Adze

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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

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Horne-Bowie collection
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Parrying Shield

Parrying Shield

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Victoria, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

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Western Australia, Australia
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Digging stick

Digging stick

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Digging sticks
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Victoria, Australia
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1926
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Split stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked

Split stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked

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Hatchets
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Victoria, Australia
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1926
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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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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spears
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Ripple Creek, Queensland, Australia
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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1926
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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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1926
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Knives
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South Australia, Australia
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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

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Spearthrowers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1926
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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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1926
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Adze

Adze

Horne-Bowie collection
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Adzes
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Stone knife

Stone knife

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Knives
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South Australia, Australia
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