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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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Message stick

Message stick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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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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Firestick

Firestick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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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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Wharfie's hook used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness when he worked on the wharves in Cairns, 1950s

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'Custom House, Cairns'

'Custom House, Cairns'

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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Two Conidae Conus Sanguinolentus shells

Two Conidae Conus Sanguinolentus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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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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Old People there ... go inside sacred place

Old People there ... go inside sacred place

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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Lil lil club

Lil lil club

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

Bark container

Ursula McConnel collection
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Containers
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ursula McConnel collection
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Yarrabah, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Albert Underwood
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1927
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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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Batik Wall Hanging

Batik Wall Hanging

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Textiles
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Loving Rainforest Animals

Loving Rainforest Animals

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 Swindley
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ursula McConnel collection
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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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Painting of four men fishing by Jakki L Skeen

Painting of four men fishing by Jakki L Skeen

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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Jakki L. Skeen
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Hand fishing net

Hand fishing net

Ursula McConnel collection
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Fishing nets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Miss Ursula H. McConnel
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Didjeridu with two lizards in relief

Didjeridu with two lizards in relief

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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Spear with four wooden prongs

Spear with four wooden prongs

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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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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Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the Cairns district

Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the C...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Douglas Seaton collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Conidae Conus Catus (scarce)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Woven reed basket

Woven reed basket

Ursula McConnel collection
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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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 Lividus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Ceramic brown glazed stoneware vessel

Ceramic brown glazed stoneware vessel

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Queensland, Australia
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Shield - made by Claude, George and Malcolm Wilson - Mitchell River, QLD

Shield - made by Claude, George and Malcolm Wilson - Mitchel...

Ursula McConnel collection
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Shields
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Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Claude Wilson
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1927
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Bugle grass on fibre string

Edmund Milne collection
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Necklaces
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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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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Two bird batik

Two bird batik

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Textiles
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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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 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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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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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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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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Carved wooden shield with a pigmented design

Carved wooden shield with a pigmented design

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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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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Hatchet handle

Douglas Seaton collection
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Tool handles
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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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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Woven basket, bicornual by Christine Dooley

Woven basket, bicornual by Christine Dooley

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Christine Dooley
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked and edge ground, hafted to a bamboo handle

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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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Hatchet head

Douglas Seaton collection
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Stone artefacts
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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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Dot Painting of three circles

Dot Painting of three circles

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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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Reed basket

Reed 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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