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Pigmented bent bark ceremonial armband

Pigmented bent bark ceremonial armband

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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Message stick with pigment

Message stick with pigment

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Message sticks
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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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

Oval toy shield made from wood, with three sticks inserted t...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Toys
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Alberga River, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Fire drill base

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Fire-making equipment
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bone tools
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Southern central, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Paintbrushes
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Long bone drill

Long bone drill

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bone tools
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Todmorden Station, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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South-eastern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Alberga River, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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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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Headbands
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1911
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Lake Alexandrina, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Southern central, Australia
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1934
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Boad nut incised with abstract pattern

Boad nut incised with abstract pattern

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Nut carvings
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Toy weapons
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Todmorden Station, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Lake Alexandrina, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Wooden paddle from Bathurst Island

Wooden paddle from Bathurst Island

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Paddles
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1911
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Headband made from many-stranded looped red ochre fibre strings

Headband made from many-stranded looped red ochre fibre stri...

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

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Toy weapons
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Southern central, Australia
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1934
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Digging sticks
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Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Spear

Spear

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

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Shield

Shield

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Shields
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Long wooden cylindrical spindle with two short sticks attached, and fibre string wrapped around it

Long wooden cylindrical spindle with two short sticks attach...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spindles
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Wooden paddle

Wooden paddle

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Paddles
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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Hank of plant fibre string made from the fibre of Psoralea patens

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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String
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Paintbrushes
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1911
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Southern South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Eucla, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bone tools
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Eucla, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Digging sticks
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Southern central, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Roebuck Bay, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Shield

Shield

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Shields
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Fibre sample

Fibre sample

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Samples
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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