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Head ornament

Head ornament

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Headband of kangaroo incisors laced together

Headband of kangaroo incisors laced together

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Looped fibre strings

Looped fibre strings

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Red fabric headband worn by Barrie Pittock

Red fabric headband worn by Barrie Pittock

Barrie Pittock collection
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Dr Barrie Pittock
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1970
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Woven pandanus leaf headband

Woven pandanus leaf headband

Lockhart River Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Centre collection
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Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
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Evelyn Omeenyo
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2001
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Headband of fibre string

Headband of fibre string

Dr William Warner collection
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Headband made from white and coloured feathers

Headband made from white and coloured feathers

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Headband

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr S D Burrows
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1914
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Headband made from a semi-circle of 51 macropod incisors

Headband made from a semi-circle of 51 macropod incisors

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Bai Bai Sam - warrior's headband worn by Bruce Tapau

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Cotton fabric headband

Cotton fabric headband

Olive Pink collection
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Not provided
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1977
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Headband of split cane

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Headband

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr S D Burrows
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1914
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Leather oval headband

Leather oval headband

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Beaded headband

Beaded headband

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Headbands
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Headband

Headband

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Headband made from a pigmented circle of fibre string wound closely around a human hair string

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Keith Goddard collection
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East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Looped fibre headband

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Headband worn by the Burrangerang Dreamtime dancers

Headband worn by the Burrangerang Dreamtime dancers

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 3
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Ornament headband

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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1974
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Headband circlet

Headband circlet

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wally Burnungu
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1966
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Headband

Headband

Dr William Warner collection
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North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Woven headband

Woven headband

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Headbands
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Alligator River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Headband made from loops of red ochre fibre

Headband made from loops of red ochre fibre

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Pigmented, woven headband

Pigmented, woven headband

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Not provided
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1985
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Crocheted headband from dance outfit worn by Ernabella community, 2004

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Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 6
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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2004
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Pigmented headband

Pigmented headband

Dr William Warner collection
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North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Headband

Headband

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Spun 2 ply fibre string

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Woven headband

Woven headband

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Not provided
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1985
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Headband made from many-stranded looped red ochre fibre strings

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Headband worn by the Burrangerang Dreamtime dancers

Headband worn by the Burrangerang Dreamtime dancers

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 3
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Woven headband

Woven headband

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Not provided
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1985
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 18/12/1973 collection
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Flower headband or Kuiku Musurr

Flower headband or Kuiku Musurr

Solomon and Josephine Ahmat collection
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Headbands
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Many-stranded looped red ochre fibre strings

Many-stranded looped red ochre fibre strings

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Headband

Headband

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Not provided
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1985
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Oblong headband woven with fibre string, with single strands attached at either end, and five wallaby teeth attached with fibre string

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Headband

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Headband worn by the Burrangerang Dreamtime dancers

Headband worn by the Burrangerang Dreamtime dancers

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 3
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Ornamental headband

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Raphael
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1975
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Blue velvet-covered headband

Blue velvet-covered headband

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Long narrow woven headband

Long narrow woven headband

Keith Goddard collection
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East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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headband of fibre string and feathers

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 18/12/1973 collection
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Woven headband

Woven headband

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Headband of fibre string

Headband of fibre string

Dr William Warner collection
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Ornamental headband

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Headband worn by the Burrangerang Dreamtime dancers

Headband worn by the Burrangerang Dreamtime dancers

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 3
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Headband made from two-ply fibre string

Headband made from two-ply fibre string

Edmund Milne collection
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Fabric headband

Fabric headband

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Numbulwar, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Malaiju
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1969
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Ornamental headband

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Raphael
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1975
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Forehead ornament

Forehead ornament

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr Leo Austen
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1929
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Woven headband

Woven headband

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Headband made from a skein of totemic emblem string

Headband made from a skein of totemic emblem string

Dr William Warner collection
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North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Headband of feathers and fibre string

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 18/12/1973 collection
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Headband made from continuous loop of eighteen strands of fibre string

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University of Sydney collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1957
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