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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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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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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, Tiwi Islands, 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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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Finke River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Adze

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glenelg River, Western Australia, Australia
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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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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Necklaces
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Broome, Western 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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Southern central, 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, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Club

Club

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

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Hermannsburg, 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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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Pendant made from four macropod incisors set in resin.

Pendant made from four macropod incisors set in resin.

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Many-stranded looped red ochre fibre strings

Many-stranded looped red ochre fibre strings

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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Shell used as a palette

Shell used as a palette

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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South West Queensland, Queensland, 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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Shield

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Adzes
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Central Australia, 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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Fibre sample

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

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Roebuck Bay, 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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Toys
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Southern central, Australia
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1934
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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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North Western Australia, 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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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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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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Broome, Western 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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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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Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Northern Central Australia, 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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Forrest River, Western Australia, 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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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Eucla, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Northern Central Australia, 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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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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Ornaments
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Central Australia, 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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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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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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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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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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Wooden paddle

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Paddles
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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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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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Clapstick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clapsticks
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North-western Macdonnell Ranges, 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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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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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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Boomerangs
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Digging stick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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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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Gascoyne, Western 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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1934
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Cooper Creek, 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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Spearthrower

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Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
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