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Pastel drawing by Kathryn Norris, 1996

Pastel drawing by Kathryn Norris, 1996

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Drawings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Kathryn Norris
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Message stick

Message stick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Herzlich Weihnachtsgrube

Herzlich Weihnachtsgrube

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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1922
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Photograph of the Burns Philp building, Abbott St Cairns

Photograph of the Burns Philp building, Abbott St Cairns

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Karl H. Aumuller
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Possum costume

Possum costume

Cairns and Far North Queensland Environment Centre collection
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Costumes
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Jan Harris
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1980
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Australia offends pacific nations

Australia offends pacific nations

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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1996
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Firestick

Firestick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Firesticks
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Stony Creek Falls and Bridge, Cairns Railway QLD No. 77

Stony Creek Falls and Bridge, Cairns Railway QLD No. 77

Joyce Knife collection
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Cigarette cards
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England
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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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Painting of an emu and snake with the sun

Painting of an emu and snake with the sun

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Colin Wightman
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Oval woven fibre basket

Oval woven fibre basket

Ursula McConnel collection
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Miss Ursula H. McConnel
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1930
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Hides' Hotel, Cairns. L.M. Hides, Proprietress. Est 1884

Hides' Hotel, Cairns. L.M. Hides, Proprietress. Est 1884

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Shield with red square - QLD - painted by Paul Bong

Shield with red square - QLD - painted by Paul Bong

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Shields
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Paul Bong
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Diary of a boat trip from Melbourne to Japan via Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville, Magnetic Island, Cairns, Thursday Island, Hong Kong, Canton and Shanghai in 1935

Diary of a boat trip from Melbourne to Japan via Sydney, Bri...

Lorelle Moore collection
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Diaries
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Victoria, Australia
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Lorelle Moore
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1935
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Wharfie's hook used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness when he worked on the wharves in Cairns, 1950s

Wharfie's hook used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness whe...

Joe McGinness collection
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Hooks
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Joe McGinness
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1950
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Batik Wall Hanging

Batik Wall Hanging

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Textiles
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Painted ceramic bowl with cross hatch and dot pattern

Painted ceramic bowl with cross hatch and dot pattern

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Bowls
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Reed basket

Reed basket

Ursula McConnel collection
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Miss Ursula H. McConnel
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Custom House, Cairns

Custom House, Cairns

Horse photographs and ephemera collection no. 2
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Photographic postcards
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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1903
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Two Conidae Conus Parvulus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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The Coming of the Light

The Coming of the Light

Jabal Centre collection
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Pastel drawings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Kathryn Norris
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1996
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Wooden pole with feathers

Wooden pole with feathers

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Ornaments
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Firestick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Pair of ornamental pearl shell earrings

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Earrings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Christina Klaus
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1992
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Thurpmur, by Alick Tipoti.

Thurpmur, by Alick Tipoti.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Prints
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Alick Tipoti
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1995
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Wooden tapstick with rounded tapered ends

Wooden tapstick with rounded tapered ends

University of Sydney collection
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Clapsticks
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Shield - Cairns QLD

Shield - Cairns QLD

Stan Mitchell collection
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Shields
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Pair of ornamental pearl shell earrings

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Earrings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Christina Klaus
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1992
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Painted ceramic bowl with dot pattern

Painted ceramic bowl with dot pattern

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Bowls
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Spearthrower with peg at one end, and resin at the other

Spearthrower with peg at one end, and resin at the other

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Eddie Holroyd
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Woven fibre basket

Edmund Milne collection
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Navigating Narrative - Nemo's Encounter in the Torres Strait...

Brian Robinson collection no.2
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Linocuts
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Brian Robinson
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2012
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Rainforest shield - Cairns, QLD

Rainforest shield - Cairns, QLD

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Shields
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Walsh and Co. shed

Walsh and Co. shed

Horse photographs and ephemera collection no. 2
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Photographic postcards
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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1903
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'Today now ... many way ... not like before time any more'

'Today now ... many way ... not like before time any more'

Geoff and Fran Barker collection
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Acrylic paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Rosella Namok
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2003
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Wall hanging with shell motifs

Wall hanging with shell motifs

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Textiles
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Wooden didjeridu with cross hatch design

Wooden didjeridu with cross hatch design

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Didjeridus
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Two Conidae Conus Magus shells

Two Conidae Conus Magus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Painted ceramic bowl with zigzag pattern

Painted ceramic bowl with zigzag pattern

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Bowls
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Painting of two birds on a brown background

Painting of two birds on a brown background

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Goanna Dreaming

Goanna Dreaming

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Old People there ... go inside sacred place

Old People there ... go inside sacred place

Geoff and Fran Barker collection
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Acrylic paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Samantha Hobson
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2009
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ursula McConnel collection
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Boomerangs
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Yarrabah, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Alex Dyi'nadi.gar
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1927
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Lil lil club

Lil lil club

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Clubs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Painting of a Stingray by Richard Mclean

Painting of a Stingray by Richard Mclean

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Painting of a Cockatoo

Painting of a Cockatoo

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Gordon Landers
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Asymmetrical boomerang with painted arm

Asymmetrical boomerang with painted arm

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Boomerangs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Conidae Conus Balteatus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Hatchet handle

Douglas Seaton collection
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Tool handles
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Dot Painting of three circles

Dot Painting of three circles

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Woven basket, bicornual by Christine Dooley

Woven basket, bicornual by Christine Dooley

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Christine Dooley
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ursula McConnel collection
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Boomerangs
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Yarrabah, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Albert Underwood
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1927
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Crochet wool mat

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Mats
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Mrs Josephine Satrick
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1992
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Boomerangs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Squat glazed pot with lid

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Pots
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Yarrabah, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Yarrabah Pottery
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Anti-World Heritage Listing Christmas card and envelope

Concerned Ladies Action Group collection no. 1
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Christmas cards
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Shane Waugh
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1987
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Asymmetrical boomerang

Asymmetrical boomerang

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Boomerangs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Spear with four wooden prongs

Spear with four wooden prongs

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Spears
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Spear pigmented with red, black and white with four bone tips

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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