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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngalpuntja
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Nilsen 30-amp single pole knife switch

Nilsen 30-amp single pole knife switch

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Switches
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Containers
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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1982
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Pair of wooden splints for leg

Pair of wooden splints for leg

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Health and medical equipment
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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Lime gourd

Lime gourd

Papuan Official collection
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Gourds
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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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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Dip pen

Dip pen

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Pens
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Bee smoker made by Pender Bros Ltd, West Maitland

Bee smoker made by Pender Bros Ltd, West Maitland

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Beekeeping equipment
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Pull toy elephant by Bing Werke or Gebrüder Bing

Pull toy elephant by Bing Werke or Gebrüder Bing

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Pull-along toys
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

The Australian Scene collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Wooden club, Gwydir River. Northern NSW.

Wooden club, Gwydir River. Northern NSW.

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Bark painting depicts two saratoga fish

Bark painting depicts two saratoga fish

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 26/11/1973 collection
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Bark paintings
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Cadell River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mandarg
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Triple Beizam Headdress with Reef Fish, by Ken Thaiday Senior

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Ken Thaiday collection no. 3
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Headdresses
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Kenneth J. Thaiday Sr
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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J W. Lindo
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Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1911
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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J W. Lindo
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Asymmetrical wooden club with one end pointed and the other end gradually extending to a tapered tubular head

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JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1914
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Bark painting by Ngardangi, 1965 -   depicts 10 large brolgas and a very small white brolga

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Dr Alex Van der Leeden collection
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Bark paintings
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Numbulwar, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ngardangi
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1965
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BERT OLDFIELD NSW, AIF & AUSTRALIAN XI / SYKES / WEST INDIES 1968-69

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Ruth Oldfield collection
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Cricket bats
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Australia
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Slazenger
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1965
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Symmetrical yellow-brown boomerang

Symmetrical yellow-brown boomerang

Daisy Bates and Herbert Browne collection
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Boomerangs
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Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
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Daisy M. Bates CBE
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Austral Railway Models toy train bogie van

Austral Railway Models toy train bogie van

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Toy railway cars
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Milikapiti Council collection
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Paintbrushes
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Bark painting divided into three panels by two vertical white bands with yellow lines

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Paddy Fish
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1965
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Paul House's didjeridu

Paul House's didjeridu

Paul House collection no. 1
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Didjeridus
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Paul House
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1984
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Club

Club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Club

Club

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Boomerang decorated with animals, by Bert Timbery, La Perouse, Sydney

Boomerang decorated with animals, by Bert Timbery, La Perous...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Bert Timbery
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

L and T Hackney collection
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Spearthrowers
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Boomerang with incised decorations, attributed to Robert Wandin, Coranderrk, 1890s

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Robert Wandin
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1890
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Print titled 'Snake', by Ron Ceissman

Print titled 'Snake', by Ron Ceissman

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Prints
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Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ron Ceissman
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Timber lamp stand with a standard bayonet light fitting

Timber lamp stand with a standard bayonet light fitting

Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Lamps
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The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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Clapstick

Clapstick

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Clapsticks
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Pigmented wooden club

Pigmented wooden club

Charles Hart collection
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Clubs
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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Wooden pack saddle consisting of an A-shaped timber frame with items attached by wire, chains and straps

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John Swain collection
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Saddles
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Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Charles Carter
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1933
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Wooden container made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Wooden container made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Containers
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Ceremonial reptile wooden carving, Elcho Island, Northern Territory

Ceremonial reptile wooden carving, Elcho Island, Northern Te...

JC Le Souef collection
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Wood carvings
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Galiwin'ku (Elcho Island), Northern Territory, Australia
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Boomerang featuring a map of Australia and animals, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Boomerang featuring a map of Australia and animals, attribut...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Bert Timbery
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Cocktail savoury holder

Cocktail savoury holder

Lois Grosse collection
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Containers
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Japan
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1945
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1950
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
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Spatulas
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Ray Maple
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1968
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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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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Not provided
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1934
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Snake designed digging stick, attributed to Coranderrk, Victoria

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Digging sticks
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Spear with clear glass 'Kimberley Point' blade

Spear with clear glass 'Kimberley Point' blade

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 2
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Spears
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Stone hatchet, bifacially flaked and edge ground

Stone hatchet, bifacially flaked and edge ground

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Blues Harp harmonica

Blues Harp harmonica

Val Plumwood collection
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Musical instruments
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Adze

Adze

Papuan Official collection
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Adzes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Royal visit 1954 souvenir flag

Royal visit 1954 souvenir flag

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Flags
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Left-hand plywood boomerang, attributed to Sandie Atkinson about 1970s

Left-hand plywood boomerang, attributed to Sandie Atkinson a...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Sandy Atkinson
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1970
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