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Headband made from continuous loop of eighteen strands of fibre string

Headband made from continuous loop of eighteen strands of fi...

University of Sydney collection
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Headbands
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Camera extension tube

Camera extension tube

Les Hiddins collection
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Camera accessories
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Japan
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Hoya Corporation
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1978
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Ellobiidae Volegalea Wardiana

Ellobiidae Volegalea Wardiana

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Cotton buds housed in a lens filter case

Cotton buds housed in a lens filter case

Les Hiddins collection
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Camera accessories
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Japan
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Hoya Corporation
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1978
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Painting depicts a serpent coiled around white eggs

Painting depicts a serpent coiled around white eggs

Department of Transport and Communication collection
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Bark paintings
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Caledon Bay, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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'Fight between Crocodile-man and Stingray-man' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1963
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Volutidae Melo Umbilicatus

Volutidae Melo Umbilicatus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Tuckerbox used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness when he travelled on work as an officer bearer of FCAATSI, 1950s-1960s

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Joe McGinness collection
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Food storage containers
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Queensland, Australia
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Joe McGinness
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1960
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Lens hood

Lens hood

Les Hiddins collection
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Lens hoods
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Les Hiddins
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Glass plate negative - Man holding north-western type of spearthrower and wearing pubic fur tassel, Wardaman people, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Wooden tray containing samples of adhesives and stone tools

Wooden tray containing samples of adhesives and stone tools

Stan Mitchell collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Stanley R. Mitchell
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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Mappa shells (uncommon)

Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Mappa shells (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Lens hood and case

Lens hood and case

Les Hiddins collection
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Lens hoods
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Hoya Corporation
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1978
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Bark painting 'Djeigung the Galbu Snake' by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1967

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1967
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'Royal Carriage London & Pet Dingoes' by Alexander Nganjmirra, 2002

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Alexander Nganjmirra collection
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Drawings
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Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia
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Alexander Nganjmirra
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2002
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Neck ornament

Neck ornament

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Volutidae Amoria Tuneri

Volutidae Amoria Tuneri

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Black leather GP boots, worn by Major Les Hiddins

Black leather GP boots, worn by Major Les Hiddins

Les Hiddins collection
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Boots
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Les Hiddins
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Nameplate for Ludwig Leichhardt 1848

Nameplate for Ludwig Leichhardt 1848

Bristow Smith collection
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Nameplates
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Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia
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Ludwig Leichhardt
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1848
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Discussion poster No.61 - Can we develop our empty north? - May 15, 1950

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George W Barber collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Office of Education
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1950
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Volutidae Melo Amphora

Volutidae Melo Amphora

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Painting depicts a black goanna

Painting depicts a black goanna

Department of Transport and Communication collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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Volutidae Aulicina Sophiae

Volutidae Aulicina Sophiae

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Six Janthinidae Janthina Globosa shells

Six Janthinidae Janthina Globosa shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Cymatiidae Cymatium Gutturnium

Cymatiidae Cymatium Gutturnium

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Asymmetrical boomerang with inscription 'Seasons Greetings from The Northern Territory 1944-45'

Asymmetrical boomerang with inscription 'Seasons Greetings f...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1944
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Souvenir paperweight created from a thin cross section of a railway track

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Dr Donald McMichael collection no. 2
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Paperweights
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South Australia, Australia
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1978
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Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Nama...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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Three Muricidae Pterynotus Bednalli shells (rare)

Three Muricidae Pterynotus Bednalli shells (rare)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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Painting depicts a mirror image of a partially submerged cave

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Abagera
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1963
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Containers
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Leather secatuer sheath, used by Major Les Hiddins

Leather secatuer sheath, used by Major Les Hiddins

Les Hiddins collection
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Sheaths
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Les Hiddins
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Pigmented hollow cylindrical wooden lure

Pigmented hollow cylindrical wooden lure

Horne-Bowie collection
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Hunting and gathering tools
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Our story is in the land...

Our story is in the land...

Bill Neidjie collection
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T-shirts
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Djabulukgu Association Inc
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2001
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Four Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

Four Turbinidae Senectus Squamosus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Unused rectangular beige and brown sign that designates a protected Aboriginal burial ground

Unused rectangular beige and brown sign that designates a pr...

Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority NT collection
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Signs
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority
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1987
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Boomerangs
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia

Haliotidae Haliotis Varia

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Painting depicts a writhing snake

Painting depicts a writhing snake

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1967
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Glass plate negative - Station hands butchering a beast, Victoria River Downs station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

Glass plate negative - Station hands butchering a beast, Vic...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosa

Cypraeidae Cypraea Erosa

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Turtle

Turtle

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bayma
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If You Love Me Love Me Safely by Marrnyula Mununggurr

If You Love Me Love Me Safely by Marrnyula Mununggurr

Marrynyula Mununggurr collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Marrnyula Mununggurr
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2000
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Haast Bluff Range, Western MacDonnells, N.T.

Haast Bluff Range, Western MacDonnells, N.T.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Albert Namatjira
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Pair of 'Rytrim' secateurs, used by Major Les Hiddins

Pair of 'Rytrim' secateurs, used by Major Les Hiddins

Les Hiddins collection
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Secateurs
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Les Hiddins
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Fasciolariidae Saginafusus Pricei

Fasciolariidae Saginafusus Pricei

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Melaleuca bark container

Melaleuca bark container

Helen Reeve collection
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Containers
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1972
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Haliotidae Haliotis Varia

Haliotidae Haliotis Varia

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Armband of split cane with parakeet feathers bound on the outer rim with fibre and secured with adhesive

Armband of split cane with parakeet feathers bound on the ou...

Helen Reeve collection
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Armbands
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1972
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The Western MacDonnell Country, N.T.

The Western MacDonnell Country, N.T.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Albert Namatjira
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Melongenidae Volegalea Wardiana from mangroves at Shoal Bay

Melongenidae Volegalea Wardiana from mangroves at Shoal Bay

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1967
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Canon 35-70mm macro zoom camera lens and protective caps, used by Major Les Hiddins

Canon 35-70mm macro zoom camera lens and protective caps, us...

Les Hiddins collection
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Camera lenses
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Japan
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Canon Inc
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1978
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Death be in it - Euthanasia

Death be in it - Euthanasia

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Sean Leahy
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1997
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Bark painting 'Six Mimi Spirits (four males and two females) walking' by Jimmy Namiridali Nonganyari, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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January N. Namiridali
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1963
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Northern Territory Natives, John Burnett

Northern Territory Natives, John Burnett

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Bark painting 'Frog at Mirramina' by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1966

Bark painting 'Frog at Mirramina' by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Y...

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1966
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Painting depicts three figures in canoe, each with a fish on the end of a line.

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1963
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Conidae Conus Geographus

Conidae Conus Geographus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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