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Hides' Hotel, Cairns. L.M. Hides, Proprietress. Est 1884

Hides' Hotel, Cairns. L.M. Hides, Proprietress. Est 1884

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Possum costume

Possum costume

Cairns and Far North Queensland Environment Centre collection
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Costumes
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Jan Harris
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1980
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Photograph of the Burns Philp building, Abbott St Cairns

Photograph of the Burns Philp building, Abbott St Cairns

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Stony Creek Falls and Bridge, Cairns Railway QLD No. 77

Stony Creek Falls and Bridge, Cairns Railway QLD No. 77

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Shield with red square - QLD - painted by Paul Bong

Shield with red square - QLD - painted by Paul Bong

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Shields
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Paul Bong
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Firestick

Firestick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Firesticks
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Herzlich Weihnachtsgrube

Herzlich Weihnachtsgrube

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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1922
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Message stick

Message stick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Pastel drawing by Kathryn Norris, 1996

Pastel drawing by Kathryn Norris, 1996

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Drawings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Kathryn Norris
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Australia offends pacific nations

Australia offends pacific nations

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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1996
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Diary of a boat trip from Melbourne to Japan via Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville, Magnetic Island, Cairns, Thursday Island, Hong Kong, Canton and Shanghai in 1935

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Lorelle Moore collection
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Diaries
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Victoria, Australia
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Lorelle Moore
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1935
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Oval woven fibre basket

Oval woven fibre basket

Ursula McConnel collection
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Miss Ursula H. McConnel
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1930
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Wharfie's hook used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness when he worked on the wharves in Cairns, 1950s

Wharfie's hook used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness whe...

Joe McGinness collection
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Hooks
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Joe McGinness
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1950
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Painting of an emu and snake with the sun

Painting of an emu and snake with the sun

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Colin Wightman
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Painting of a crocodile

Painting of a crocodile

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Jim Archer
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Painting of fish with starfish and sea shells attached

Painting of fish with starfish and sea shells attached

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Brian Robinson
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Bark painting of turtles and fish

Bark painting of turtles and fish

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Bark paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Autographed white cotton t-shirt printed with 'Webb Dock Peaceful Assembly', 1998

Autographed white cotton t-shirt printed with 'Webb Dock Pea...

Maritime Union of Australia collection
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T-shirts
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Webb Dock, Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Maritime Union of Australia
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1998
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Navigating Narrative - Nemo's Encounter in the Torres Strait...

Brian Robinson collection no.2
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Linocuts
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Brian Robinson
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2012
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Spear pigmented with red, black and white with four bone tips

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Spears
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Decorative shield with three boomerangs

Decorative shield with three boomerangs

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Plaques
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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'Walsh and Co. shed'

'Walsh and Co. shed'

Horse photographs and ephemera collection no. 2
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Photographic postcards
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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1903
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Glazed ceramic urn

Glazed ceramic urn

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Urns
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Spear with bone peg

Spear with bone peg

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Spears
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Painting of concentric circles on canvas.

Painting of concentric circles on canvas.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Russell Kanlis
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Club

Club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Two Conidae Conus Parvulus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Club

Club

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Venomous Influence

Venomous Influence

Ben Hodges collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Benjamin L. Hodges
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2000
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Wooden pole with feathers

Wooden pole with feathers

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Ornaments
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Tropical Rainforests Conservation and Production - Northern ...

Janeene Wallwork collection
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Booklets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Northern Rainforest Management Agency
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1987
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Bone Tail Sting Ray by Zane Saunders

Bone Tail Sting Ray by Zane Saunders

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Prints
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Zane Saunders
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked and edge ground, hafted to a bamboo handle

Stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked and edge ground, hafte...

Darrell Lewis collection no. 1
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Hatchets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1971
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Anti-World Heritage Listing Christmas card and envelope

Concerned Ladies Action Group collection no. 1
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Christmas cards
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Shane Waugh
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1987
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Carved wooden digging stick

Carved wooden digging stick

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Digging sticks
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Wooden tapstick with rounded tapered ends

Wooden tapstick with rounded tapered ends

University of Sydney collection
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Clapsticks
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ursula McConnel collection
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Boomerangs
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Yarrabah, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Alex Dyi'nadi.gar
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1927
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Cairns

Peter Elder collection no. 2
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Photographic postcards
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Pair of ornamental pearl shell earrings

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Earrings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Christina Klaus
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1992
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Hatchet handle

Douglas Seaton collection
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Tool handles
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Two Conidae Conus Rattus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Wooden didjeridu with cross hatch design

Wooden didjeridu with cross hatch design

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Didjeridus
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Painted wooden bowl with dot pattern

Painted wooden bowl with dot pattern

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Bowls
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Bark painting depicting a snake, crab and crocodile

Bark painting depicting a snake, crab and crocodile

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Bark paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Star Maiden

Star Maiden

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Prints
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Heather J. Walker
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1991
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Wooden spear with single barb

Wooden spear with single barb

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Spears
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Inheriting Culture

Inheriting Culture

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Prints
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Robert Mast
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1995
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Painting of sea creatures on a brown background with four concentric circles

Painting of sea creatures on a brown background with four co...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Gina Bianso
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Firestick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Firesticks
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Shield - Cairns QLD

Shield - Cairns QLD

Stan Mitchell collection
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Shields
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Bark container

Bark container

Ursula McConnel collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Ceramic brown glazed stoneware vessel

Ceramic brown glazed stoneware vessel

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Containers
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Queensland, Australia
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Bifacially flaked and edged ground stone hatchet

Bifacially flaked and edged ground stone hatchet

Douglas Seaton collection
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Hatchets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Stan Mitchell collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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The Coming of the Light

The Coming of the Light

Jabal Centre collection
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Pastel drawings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Kathryn Norris
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1996
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Bark painting of a snake with cross hatching

Bark painting of a snake with cross hatching

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Bark paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Rainforest shield - Cairns, QLD

Rainforest shield - Cairns, QLD

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Shields
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Willa Behind

Willa Behind

Geoff and Fran Barker collection
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Acrylic paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Samantha Hobson
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2009
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