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Lantern slide - Man scraping boomerang with a sharp stone flake, Luritja people, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

Lantern slide - Man scraping boomerang with a sharp stone fl...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Stone knife and sheath

Stone knife and sheath

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Expedition camp, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Clay tablet carved with human and animal tracks

Clay tablet carved with human and animal tracks

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika
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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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Circular clay tablet with pigmented images of two men with spears, shields, and boomerangs, by Erlikilyika

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika
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1934
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Pigmented ceramic plaque featuring caterpillar on floral spray, by Erlikilyika

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika
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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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Boomerang

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika
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Boomerang

Boomerang

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, 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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Clay sculpted and pigmented bookend, featuring a human image in ceremonial attire and body paint

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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1934
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Adze

Adze

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Boomerang

Boomerang

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Spearthrower, by Erlikilyika

Spearthrower, by Erlikilyika

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

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Todmorden Station, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spearthrower, by Erlikilyika

Spearthrower, by Erlikilyika

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Clay block featuring a low relief and pigmented image of a snake, by Erlikilyika

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painted clay sculptured image of a man climbing a tree

Painted clay sculptured image of a man climbing a tree

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ornament made from a cut and filed baler shell

Ornament made from a cut and filed baler shell

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pigmented clay sculpture of two grasshoppers on a clay lump, by Erlikilyika

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Pigmented clay tile

Pigmented clay tile

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika
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1934
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Pigmented clay sculpture of a grasshopper on a clay block

Pigmented clay sculpture of a grasshopper on a clay block

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Head ornament

Head ornament

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ceramic sculpture of three human figures on a base

Ceramic sculpture of three human figures on a base

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Carved clay sculpture of a possum

Carved clay sculpture of a possum

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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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Southern central, Australia
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1934
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Sculptural clay block, with two human figures on the front and a floral motif on the back

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, 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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Boomerang, by Erlikilyika

Boomerang, by Erlikilyika

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

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Oval concave wooden container

Oval concave wooden container

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika
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Pigmented clay sculpture with human and animal motifs on the posterior surface

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Sculptural clay block with a snake in low relief on the front

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Oval concave wooden container, by Erlikilyika

Oval concave wooden container, by Erlikilyika

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Sculptural clay block with snakes in low relief, by Erlikilyika

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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