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Message stick

Message stick

Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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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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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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1987
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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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1987
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Seed necklace

Seed necklace

Enid Bowden collection
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Necklaces
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1987
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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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1987
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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Western Desert, , Australia
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1987
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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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1987
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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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1987
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Armband consisting of a circlet of split cane bound with two ply fibre string with remnants of feathers in adhesive, pigmented overall

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Enid Bowden collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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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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1987
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Club - Croker Island

Club - Croker Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Enid Bowden collection
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Didjeridus
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Enid Bowden collection
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Necklaces
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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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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1987
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Split cane armband with feathers

Split cane armband with feathers

Enid Bowden collection
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Armbands
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Seed necklace

Seed necklace

Enid Bowden collection
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Necklaces
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Fregon, South Australia, Australia
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1987
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Carved wooden sculpture in the form of a possum, incised and with pigmented designs on both sides - Yirrkala

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Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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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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Small scale models
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Hopevale Mission, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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1987
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Pair of tapsticks tied together with a shoelace threaded through an incised burnt circular depression in each stick

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Enid Bowden collection
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Clapsticks
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Victoria, Australia
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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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1987
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Split cane triangular basket

Split cane triangular basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1940
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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Long, hollow wooden cylinder forming a smoking pipe

Long, hollow wooden cylinder forming a smoking pipe

Enid Bowden collection
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Smoking pipes
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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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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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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1987
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Jardial - fighting stick - Bentinck Island

Jardial - fighting stick - Bentinck Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Bentinck Island, Queensland, Australia
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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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1987
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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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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Widow's mourning string body ornament - Aurukun

Widow's mourning string body ornament - Aurukun

Enid Bowden collection
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Personal adornments
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Cylindrical wooden spindle with a wooden peg attached to the distal end with string and adhesive

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Enid Bowden collection
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Spindles
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Cylindrical basket

Cylindrical basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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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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Firedrill set

Firedrill set

Enid Bowden collection
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Firesticks
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Widow's mourning string body ornament - Aurukun

Widow's mourning string body ornament - Aurukun

Enid Bowden collection
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Personal adornments
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Enid Bowden collection
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Necklaces
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1987
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Hooked boomerang  - Mornington Island

Hooked boomerang - Mornington Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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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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1987
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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1987
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Elongated cylindrical basket

Elongated cylindrical basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Enid Bowden collection
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Necklaces
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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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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1987
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Boab nut incised with animals and tools

Boab nut incised with animals and tools

Enid Bowden collection
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Nut carvings
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1987
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