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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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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, 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, 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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Gascoyne, 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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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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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Long wooden cylindrical spindle with two short sticks attached, and fibre string wrapped around it

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spindles
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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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Headbands
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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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Lake Kopperamanna, 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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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

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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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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North Western Australia, Western 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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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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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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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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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Cordillo Downs Station, 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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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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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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Eyre Peninsula, 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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South West Queensland, Queensland, 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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Esperance Bay, 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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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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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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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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Eyre Peninsula, 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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Streaky Bay, 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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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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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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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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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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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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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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Boomerang

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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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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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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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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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Roebuck Bay, 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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King Sound, Western 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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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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Murchison, 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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Broome, 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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Knife

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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Knife

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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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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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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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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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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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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King Sound, 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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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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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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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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