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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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1926
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1913
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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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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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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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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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WD & HO Wills
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1925
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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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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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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Colin Wightman
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Message stick

Message stick

Douglas Seaton collection
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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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Stone knife

Stone knife

Douglas Seaton collection
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Knives
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Conidae Conus Catus (scarce)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Batik with snake and  blue concentric circle

Batik with snake and blue concentric circle

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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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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Hammerhead shark (Beizam) headdress, by Ken Thaiday Senior

Hammerhead shark (Beizam) headdress, by Ken Thaiday Senior

Ken Thaiday collection no. 1
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Headdresses
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Kenneth J. Thaiday Sr
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1999
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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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Leaflet relating to Mr Gayler

Janeene Wallwork collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Concerned Ladies Action Group
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1987
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Bark painting of a snake with cross hatching

Bark painting of a snake with cross hatching

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Bark paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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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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Painting of four men fishing by Jakki L Skeen

Painting of four men fishing by Jakki L Skeen

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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Jakki L. Skeen
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Two Conidae Conus Lividus 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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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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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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Bark painting of turtles and fish

Bark painting of turtles and fish

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Bark paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Painting of fish by Glen Sheppard

Painting of fish by Glen Sheppard

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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Glen Sheppard
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Painting of an echidna

Painting of an echidna

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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Club

Club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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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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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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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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Spears
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Bifacially flaked and edged ground stone hatchet

Bifacially flaked and edged ground stone hatchet

Douglas Seaton collection
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Hatchets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Two Conidae Conus Sanguinolentus shells

Two Conidae Conus Sanguinolentus 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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Bone Tail Sting Ray by Zane Saunders

Bone Tail Sting Ray by Zane Saunders

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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Mr Zane Saunders
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Decorative shield with three boomerangs

Decorative shield with three boomerangs

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

Painted ceramic bowl with cross hatch 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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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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Spear with bone peg

Spear with bone peg

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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Glazed ceramic urn

Glazed ceramic urn

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Urns
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Woven grass skirt

Woven grass skirt

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Grass Skirts
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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The Heart, The Soul, The Spirit.

The Heart, The Soul, The Spirit.

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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Leon Birchill
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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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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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Hammerhead Hunter, by Ken Thaiday Senior

Hammerhead Hunter, by Ken Thaiday Senior

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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Kenneth J. Thaiday Sr
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Carved wooden digging stick

Carved wooden digging stick

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Digging sticks
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Shield - made by Claude, George and Malcolm Wilson - Mitchell River, QLD

Shield - made by Claude, George and Malcolm Wilson - Mitchel...

Ursula McConnel collection
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Shields
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Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Claude Wilson
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1927
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Bark painting of a dingo surrounded by figures

Bark painting of a dingo surrounded by figures

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Bark paintings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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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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Ceramic glazed stoneware teapot from Yarrabah Pottery

Ceramic glazed stoneware teapot from Yarrabah Pottery

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Teapots
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Yarrabah, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1981
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ursula McConnel collection
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Yarrabah, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Albert Underwood
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1927
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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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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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Carved wooden shield with a pigmented design

Carved wooden shield with a pigmented design

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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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Spear with bone peg

Spear with bone peg

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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