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Cylindrical basket

Cylindrical basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Tula slug [stone implement]

Tula slug [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Retouched flakes
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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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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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Blade [stone implement]

Blade [stone implement]

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

Blade [stone implement]

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Blades
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

Blade [stone implement]

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

Blade [stone implement]

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

Flake [stone implement]

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

Blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Blades
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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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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Stone tool [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Edge-ground axe heads (stone)
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Barham, New South Wales, Australia
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Natural stone

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified stones
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Lyndhurst, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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Square plant fibre basket

Square plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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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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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Enid Bowden collection
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Personal adornments
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Hession wall hanging from Ernabella - made by Yuminiya

Hession wall hanging from Ernabella - made by Yuminiya

Enid Bowden collection
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Wall hangings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Yuminiya
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String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Bags
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Engraver made with macropod incisor

Engraver made with macropod incisor

Enid Bowden collection
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Engraving tools
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1987
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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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Not provided
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1987
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Natural stone

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified stones
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Lake Harry, South Australia, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

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Blades (stone)
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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

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Lyndhurst, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

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

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Blades
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

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Unmodified flakes
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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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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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String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Bags
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Nellie Kendall
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1987
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Enid Bowden collection
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Waistbands
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Square plant fibre basket

Square plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Winnie Moongotema
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1987
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Round woven plant fibre basket

Round woven plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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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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Stone tool [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]

Enid Bowden collection
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Blades (stone)
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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Natural stone

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified stones
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Lake Harry, South Australia, Australia
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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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Not provided
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1987
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Hollow cylinder of wood forming a smoking pipe with a wooden bowl

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Enid Bowden collection
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Smoking pipes
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Edge-ground axe heads (stone)
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New South Wales, Australia
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Two-ply fibre string armband tightly wound into a circlet and tied at the ends with adhesive

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Enid Bowden collection
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Armbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Topsy Marbunt
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1987
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Hession wall hanging from Ernabella - made by Milyika

Hession wall hanging from Ernabella - made by Milyika

Enid Bowden collection
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Wall hangings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Milyika
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Ground edge blade [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Victoria, Australia
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Stone tool [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Woomera, South Australia, Australia
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Blade [stone implement]

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

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified flakes
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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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Core [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Lake Harry, South Australia, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Lagrange, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Shell pendant

Shell pendant

Enid Bowden collection
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Pendants
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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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Bark painting depicting a Wandjina figure, a female figure, animals, and a small winged figure

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Enid Bowden collection
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Bark paintings
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Alan Mungulu
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1987
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Varnished wooden board supporting five small model weapons

Varnished wooden board supporting five small model weapons

Enid Bowden collection
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Artworks
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Hopevale Mission, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified flakes
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Strangways Homestead, South Australia, Australia
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Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Victoria, Australia
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Flake [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Unmodified flakes
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Lyndhurst, South Australia, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Wilfred Pootchemunka
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1987
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Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Victoria, Australia
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Shell pendant necklace

Shell pendant necklace

Enid Bowden collection
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Necklaces
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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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Hammerstone/anvil [stone implement]

Enid Bowden collection
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Percussion and abrading stones
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Kiata, Victoria, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Knife

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