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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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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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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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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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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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Club

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Nullarbor Plain, 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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Nullarbor Plain, South 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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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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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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Club

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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King Sound, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Adze

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Adzes
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Glenelg River, Western Australia, 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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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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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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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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Murchison, 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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Daly River, 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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Eyre Peninsula, South 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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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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Cylindrical hollow wooden and pigmented lure

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Animal traps
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Macdonnell Ranges, 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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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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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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Club

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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

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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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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Forrest River, Western 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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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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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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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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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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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Kimberley, Western Australia, 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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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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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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Spear

Spear

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

Weapon - 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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Eucla, Western Australia, 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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Shield

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Broome, Western Australia, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eucla, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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