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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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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

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Finke River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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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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Club

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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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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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Club

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Hank of plant fibre string made from the fibre of Psoralea p...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, 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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Palettes
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - 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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Club

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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South Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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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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Cup made from a shell

Cup made from a shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lake Alexandrina, South Australia, 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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Club

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Streaky Bay, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Southern central, Australia
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1934
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Ornament made from a cut and filed baler shell

Ornament made from a cut and filed baler shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Cooper Creek, South 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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Knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Stone tools
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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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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Club

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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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

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Roebuck Bay, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Club

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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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Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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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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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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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Toy weapons
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Cooper Creek, 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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Head ornaments
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Central Australia, 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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Todmorden Station, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Club

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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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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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Murchison, 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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Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Club

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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

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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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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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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Bone implement

Bone implement

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Macropod scapula used as a yam cutting knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Spearthrower

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

Clapstick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clapsticks
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Southern central, Australia
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1903
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Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Ooldea, South Australia, 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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Ooldea

Ooldea

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Wood carvings
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Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Head ornaments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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