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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal breastplate for King Billy, King of the Barwon Blacks

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia
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1910
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Boomerang

Boomerang

John Magers collection
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Boomerangs
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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1975
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Aboriginal breastplate for Tumberilagong, Chief of the Nuneree Tribe

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
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1985
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Finke River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Malayan-type hollow square wooden smoking pipe, with metal bowl and incised cross-hatching

Malayan-type hollow square wooden smoking pipe, with metal b...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Smoking pipes
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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1948
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Wooden decorated dotting comb from Melville or Bathurst Island

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Artists equipment
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1974
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Dronepipe - Yirrkala, 1948

Dronepipe - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Didjeridus
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Club

Club

Reverend A Dyer collection
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Clubs
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1963
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JC Le Souef collection
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Boomerangs
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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1982
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Spear

Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Boab nut incised with designs of animals

Boab nut incised with designs of animals

Edmund Milne collection
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Nut carvings
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Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Hafted stone hatchet

Hafted stone hatchet

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 2
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Hatchets
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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1926
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Message stick

Message stick

Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Oval toy shield made from wood, with three sticks inserted through two holes in the posterior surface, to form the handle

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Toys
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Alberga River, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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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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1962
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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1926
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Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Nelligen, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Pointed metal knife blade hafted into a rounded knob of adhesive

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Olive Pink collection
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Knives
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1977
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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1926
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Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Carved wooden sculpture of a snake

Carved wooden sculpture of a snake

Aboriginal Women's Arts Festival collection
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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1984
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Boomerang

Boomerang

John Magers collection
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Boomerangs
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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1975
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Message stick

Message stick

Enid Bowden collection
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Message sticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shield with cross design on front

Shield with cross design on front

Stan Mitchell collection
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Shields
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Central Murray River Region, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Digging sticks
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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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1964
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Hand made pick

Hand made pick

Olive Pink collection
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Picks
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1977
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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1926
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Bark painting depicts a large white canoe containing five people, above a long-necked bird and two large lizards

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Reverend A Dyer collection
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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Wooden decorated carving, 'Jabiru', from Melville or Bathurst Island

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Pigmented cylindrical basket

Pigmented cylindrical basket

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Baskets
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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1926
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Triangular apron made of a length of melaleuca bark folded in half from Melville or Bathurst Island

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Charles Hart collection
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Aprons
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala, 1948

Mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala,...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bags
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Decorated wooden shield

Decorated wooden shield

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Shields
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New South Wales, Australia
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1964
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Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Wooden harpoon

Wooden harpoon

Gladys Henry collection
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Harpoons
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Euramo, Tully, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Message stick

Message stick

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Message sticks
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1969
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Message stick

Message stick

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Message sticks
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1931
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Message stick with pigment

Message stick with pigment

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Message sticks
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Firedrill

Firedrill

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Firesticks
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Walcott Inlet, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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Hollow cylindrical wood pipe, blocked at the distal end and with a crab claw bowl inserted in a hole

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Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Smoking pipes
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Northern Australia, Australia
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1964
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Palm leaf bound with a narrow length of palm leaf forming a circular armband

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Dr La Mont West collection
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Armbands
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Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
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1964
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Bark painting depicts two goannas

Bark painting depicts two goannas

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 1982 collection
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1982
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Message stick

Message stick

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Message sticks
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Mapoon, Queensland, Australia
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1914
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Double sided bark painting depicting turtle on one side, kangaroo on reverse

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Reverend A Dyer collection
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal breastplate for Dicky, King of Clyde Road

Aboriginal breastplate for Dicky, King of Clyde Road

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Aboriginal breastplate for Sawyer, King of Wickham Hill

Aboriginal breastplate for Sawyer, King of Wickham Hill

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Wickham Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Message stick

Message stick

University of Sydney collection
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Message sticks
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1957
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Knives
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Cowarie, South Australia, Australia
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1963
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