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Weapon - Boomerang

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Glass plate negative - two men with cuts of meat hanging from roof of dwelling, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905 or 1911

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Film negative - Attack Island, Glenelg River, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

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Glenelg River, Western Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated with incised lizard motifs

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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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South Australia, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Homestead of Victoria River Downs station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Weapon - Club - wooden

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Wooden container

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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Film negative - Travelling in Nullabor station Ford truck, South Australia or Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Emily Gap, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1924

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Emily Gap, Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Film negative - A woman showing one method of carrying an infant, north of the Musgrave Ranges photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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Musgrave Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Glass plate negative - Camels pulling the expedition buggy, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Spearhead

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Wooden container

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Film negative - Red Lily Lagoon, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

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Glass plate negative - About to depart The Bluff station, Queensland, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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Glass plate negative - The game of 'gorri', Humbert River station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Spearhead

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Stone blade

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Film negative - Mustering yards, Oenpelli, Northern Territory,  photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Film negative - Herbert Basedow's dog Spottie wearing boots to protect his feet from burrs, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Glass plate negative - The tree at Fort Wills, Cooper Creek, South Australia, under which a relief party buried a cache containing provisions for members of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition in 1861, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Lantern slide - Group of Aboriginal people, Cape Dombey, north of Port Keats, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905

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Cape Dombey, Northern Territory, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Women and children at campsite, Darwin, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Film negative - Moving horses across the crossing near Victoria River Downs station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Horseshoe Bend, Northern Territory, Australia
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Film negative - Wet-weather hut of the unmarried men, headwaters of Liverpool River, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Glass plate negative - The old battery,  Arltunga, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Film negative - Travelling through rough sandstone tablelands in the interior of Arnhem Land, Northern Territory,  photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Stone tool - Knife

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Film negative - The man has grouped his two wives and children according to blood relationships, north of Mt Davies, Tomkinson Ranges, South Australia, Ullparidja people, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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Tomkinson Ranges, , Australia
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Model war canoe

Model war canoe

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Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek east, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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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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Alberga River, South Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Film negative - Aboriginal children bathing, Sunday Island, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

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Sunday Island, Western Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Spearhead - glass

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Weapon - Club - wooden

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Glass plate negative - Punch (Arrerika), suffering with fly bitten eye, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Glass plate negative - Branding horses in stockyard, Innamincka station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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Glass plate negative - Woman decorated with pipe-clay markings, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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