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Message stick

Message stick

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Round split cane coiled basket

Round split cane coiled basket

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Baskets
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Sample - Plant

Sample - Plant

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Botanical specimens
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Captain Charles Sturt
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1874
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplate for Bulgra, King of Arremutta 1920

Aboriginal breastplate for Bulgra, King of Arremutta 1920

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Arrawatta, New South Wales, Australia
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Bulgra
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1920
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Woven plant fibre basket, with bands of fabric and feathers

Woven plant fibre basket, with bands of fabric and feathers

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Baskets
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Digging sticks
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Albury, New South Wales, Australia
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Aboriginal breastplate for Dennis, Chief of Morbringer

Aboriginal breastplate for Dennis, Chief of Morbringer

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
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1985
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplate for Tumberilagong, Chief of the Nuneree Tribe

Aboriginal breastplate for Tumberilagong, Chief of the Nuner...

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
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1985
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplate for Dick, King of Evesham, Darr River

Aboriginal breastplate for Dick, King of Evesham, Darr River

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Evesham Station, Darr River, Queensland, Australia
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1985
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearhead

Spearhead

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Spearhead

Spearhead

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Wet specimen - Parasite, whole specimen

Wet specimen - Parasite, whole specimen

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Head ornaments
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Knife

Knife

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Stone tools
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Woven fibre bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Baskets
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Wet specimen - organ

Wet specimen - organ

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Wooden cylindrical walking stick with carved images on the spiral

Wooden cylindrical walking stick with carved images on the s...

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Walking-sticks
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Finke River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Adze

Adze

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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String and shell pendant necklace

String and shell pendant necklace

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Necklaces
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Data sheet for cast of Aegyptopithecus

Data sheet for cast of Aegyptopithecus

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Club

Club

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Clubs
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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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1985
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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1985
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Wet specimen - Koala - Forearm and hand

Wet specimen - Koala - Forearm and hand

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spear

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigment

Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigment

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Sir Colin MacKenzie

Sir Colin MacKenzie

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Oil paintings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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William B. McInnes
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1928
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Abrus seed, beeswax and hair necklace

Abrus seed, beeswax and hair necklace

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Necklaces
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Woven headband

Woven headband

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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1985
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Triangular woven basket

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Pigmented cylindrical bark container

Pigmented cylindrical bark container

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Containers
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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Adze

Adze

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Kangaroo shoulder bone knife

Kangaroo shoulder bone knife

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Model wooden canoe carved from one log and with charring visible on the outside

Model wooden canoe carved from one log and with charring vis...

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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1985
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Wooden (mawa) mask carved from a solid form, with a human face and protruding ears and a nose

Wooden (mawa) mask carved from a solid form, with a human fa...

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1985
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Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Pubic cover

Pubic cover

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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1985
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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Wet specimen - Echidna, fore limbs

Wet specimen - Echidna, fore limbs

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Pubic cover

Pubic cover

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