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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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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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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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1934
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Dentalium shell necklace

Dentalium shell necklace

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Necklaces
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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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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1934
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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South West Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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1934
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Shield

Shield

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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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Spear

Spear

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

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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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Spear

Spear

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Daly River, Northern Territory, 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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Southern South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Club

Club

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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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Club

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lake Alexandrina, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Fibre sample

Fibre sample

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Samples
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Wooden charm

Wooden charm

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Spear

Spear

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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Spear

Spear

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Shell used as a palette

Shell used as a palette

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

Club

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Streaky Bay, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Clapstick

Clapstick

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Clapsticks
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Southern central, Australia
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1903
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Club

Club

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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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Club

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King Sound, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Club

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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Club

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Nullarbor Plain, Australia
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1934
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

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Spearthrowers
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Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Shield

Shield

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Hank of plant fibre string made from the fibre of Psoralea patens

Hank of plant fibre string made from the fibre of Psoralea p...

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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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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South Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, 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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1934
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Club

Club

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Eucla, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Two cane circles and a fibre string tassel and pendant

Two cane circles and a fibre string tassel and pendant

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, 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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Bone implement

Bone implement

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

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Paintbrushes
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spear

Spear

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Spears
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Spear

Spear

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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Club

Club

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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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Club

Club

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King Sound, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Club

Club

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Nullarbor Plain, 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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Bathurst Island, 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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Lake Alexandrina, 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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Macdonnell Ranges, 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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1911
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Spear

Spear

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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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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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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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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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Club

Club

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Clubs
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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Club

Club

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Cordillo Downs Station, 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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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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