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Wooden container

Wooden container

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Blade [stone implement]

Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru

Enid Bowden collection
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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Tula slug [stone implement]

Tula slug [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Message stick

Message stick

Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Blade [stone implement]

Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Enid Bowden collection
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Knives
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Flake [stone implement]

Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Message stick

Message stick

Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Cylindrical basket

Cylindrical basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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William Creek Station, South Australia, Australia
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Firedrill set

Firedrill set

Enid Bowden collection
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Firesticks
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Tula [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Ball of light coloured two-ply string made from human hair

Enid Bowden collection
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Carved wooden sinuous snake

Carved wooden sinuous snake

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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Lyndhurst, South Australia, Australia
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Hooked boomerang  - Mornington Island

Hooked boomerang - Mornington Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

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Victoria, Australia
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Small carved wooden sculpture of a mammal

Small carved wooden sculpture of a mammal

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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

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William Creek Station, South Australia, Australia
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Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

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Victoria, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Carving on an oblong shaped piece of wood depicting a person wearing a headdress (Wandjina), two snakes and an emu

Carving on an oblong shaped piece of wood depicting a person...

Enid Bowden collection
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Neta
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Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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String bag

String bag

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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Tula slug [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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Cylindrical wooden spindle with a wooden peg attached to the distal end with string and adhesive

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Enid Bowden collection
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Spindles
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Carved wooden sculpture in the form of a possum, incised and with pigmented designs on both sides - Yirrkala

Carved wooden sculpture in the form of a possum, incised and...

Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Widow's mourning string body ornament - Aurukun

Widow's mourning string body ornament - Aurukun

Enid Bowden collection
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Personal adornments
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Tula [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Ground edge blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Victoria, Australia
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Boab nut incised with animals and tools

Boab nut incised with animals and tools

Enid Bowden collection
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Nut carvings
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Cylindrical bark container

Cylindrical bark container

Enid Bowden collection
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1987
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Boomerang - Mornington Island

Boomerang - Mornington Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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String bag

String bag

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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Nellie Kendall
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Enid Bowden collection
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Waistbands
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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1987
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Blade [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Stone tool [stone implement]

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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Enid Bowden collection
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Didjeridus
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Stone tool [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Small carved wooden dugong sculpture, carved in one piece, fins in relief and with black seeds for eyes

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Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Pat Reid
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1987
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String bag

String bag

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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Blade [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Tula [stone implement]

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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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