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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Camels pulling the expedition buggy, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

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Film negative - Attack Island, Glenelg River, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

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Glenelg River, Western Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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Glass plate negative - Women carrying wood supply. Alice Springs, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Man holding north-western type of spearthrower and wearing pubic fur tassel, Wardaman people, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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Wooden container made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Wooden container made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lantern slide - Group of Aboriginal people, Cape Dombey, north of Port Keats, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Cape Dombey, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1905
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Glass plate negative - Expedition party crossing a clay flat, north-west of Gill's Bluff, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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Shield

Shield

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Film negative - Horse pulling sulky beside houses, Eucla, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Eucla, Western Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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Film negative - Aboriginal children bathing, Sunday Island, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

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Sunday Island, Western Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

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South Australia, Australia
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Spear

Spear

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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Whistle and his wife Nellie, between Derby and Kimberley Downs station, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Kaolinite carving made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) -  human and animal motifs, 1913

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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1913
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negative - Fort Hill, Darwin Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905 or 1911

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Dr Herbert Basedow
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Copy negative - Boy practicing with toy shield and boomerang, Arrernte people, Alberga Creek, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920-1924

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Central Australia, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wooden container

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Clay sample

Clay sample

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Film negative - People in front of shelter, possibly at Yalata station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1920
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated with moth motifs

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negative - Woman decorated with pipe-clay markings, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Cylindrical wooden digging stick

Cylindrical wooden digging stick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Digging sticks
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Film negative - Woman holding baby on her back, Denial Bay, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Glass plate negative - Two men throwing spears

Glass plate negative - Two men throwing spears

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Film negative - Morning reflections on a billabong off the Wilton River, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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Crescent shaped stone scraper

Crescent shaped stone scraper

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Stone artefacts
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Glass plate negative - Humbert River station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Weapon - Spearhead - glass

Weapon - Spearhead - glass

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Film negative - The man has grouped his two wives and children according to blood relationships, north of Mt Davies, Tomkinson Ranges, South Australia, Ullparidja people, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Tomkinson Ranges, , Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1903
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Glass plate negative - Station hands butchering a beast, Victoria River Downs station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Glass plate negative - His excellency Sir Tom Bridges, Governor of South Australia, planting a tree at Arltunga, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Katherine River, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Dr Herbert Basedow
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Central Australia, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Grave with painted grave posts, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1911

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Oval toy shield made from wood, with three sticks inserted through two holes in the posterior surface, to form the handle

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Toys
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Alberga River, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Glass plate negative - Grave, Innamincka station, South Australia, Yandruwandha people, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - moth, beetle, lizard and kangaroo motifs

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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Weapon - Spearthrower

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