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Wik

Wik

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Queensland, Australia
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Rod Emmerson
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1997
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Armband made from a strip of palm leaf with the ends sewn together

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Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Armbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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A wik is a long time in politics

A wik is a long time in politics

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey R. Hook
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1997
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Jiboom

Jiboom

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Sticker

Sticker

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Stickers
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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1992
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Shield -  Aurukun, QLD

Shield - Aurukun, QLD

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Shields
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Wooden sculpture of

Wooden sculpture of "Ken Endon", or Big Name man

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Hollow wooden smoking pipe, with remnants of adhesive both ends, and two holes drilled at one end

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Ursula McConnel collection
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Smoking pipes
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Apron made from a fringe of fibre string on a fibre string band

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Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Personal adornments
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Engraving tool made from a macropod incisor

Engraving tool made from a macropod incisor

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Engraving tools
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Headdress, featuring two sets of feathers embedded in a circle

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Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Headdresses
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Sculpture of a wallaby

Sculpture of a wallaby

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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George Ngallametta
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1962
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Plover

Plover

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Edmund Milne collection
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Personal adornments
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Engraver made with macropod incisor

Engraver made with macropod incisor

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Engraving tools
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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None of Your Business

None of Your Business

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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1998
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Feather head ornmament

Feather head ornmament

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Headwear
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Apron with fringe of fibre string on a fibre string band

Apron with fringe of fibre string on a fibre string band

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Personal adornments
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Cartoon depicting two men behind a row of sandbags in a trench

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Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Steven Moore
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1997
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Spear

Spear

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Spears
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

University of Sydney collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Armbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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String bag made from Kurrajong bark fibre

String bag made from Kurrajong bark fibre

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Bags
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1895
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Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Spear

Spear

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Spears
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Armbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Ningkushun

Ningkushun

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Core or Regular?

Core or Regular?

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Mr Chris Kelly
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1997
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Ursula McConnel collection
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Necklaces
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Spear

Spear

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spears
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Headband made from white and coloured feathers

Headband made from white and coloured feathers

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Headbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Younger Apalach brother

Younger Apalach brother

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Don Tybingoompa
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1962
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Rainbow Serpent

Rainbow Serpent

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Arone R. Meeks
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Armbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Shell pendant

Shell pendant

Ursula McConnel collection
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Pendants
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Firedrill set

Firedrill set

Ursula McConnel collection
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Firesticks
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Cylindrical bamboo toy spear made from a shaft with a wooden head tapering to a point hafted with plant material

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Ursula McConnel collection
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Toys
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Corroboree

Corroboree

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Prints
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Arone R. Meeks
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1987
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Spear

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spears
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Miss Ursula H. McConnel
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Charcoal sample

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Pigmented split palm leaf armband

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Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Armbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Older Apalach brother

Older Apalach brother

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Don Tybingoompa
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1962
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Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Armbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Spear

Spear

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Spears
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Spear, Cape York Peninsula

Edmund Milne collection
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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