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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Club from Wilcannia, New South Wales

Club from Wilcannia, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Club

Club

Katherine Stow collection
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Clubs
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Western NSW, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Long narrow mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bags
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1963
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Digging sticks
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Victoria, Australia
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1926
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Bundle of string, made from fibre, bound and knotted

Bundle of string, made from fibre, bound and knotted

JW Lindo collection
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String
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Kaparlgoo, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1935
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Club, Victoria

Club, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Victoria, Australia
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1926
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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Western Australia, Australia
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1948
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Rainforest shield - QLD

Rainforest shield - QLD

Horne-Bowie collection
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Shields
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Queensland, Australia
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1926
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'Creation Stories of the Manggalili Clan' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, about 1965

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Department of Aboriginal Affairs collection no. 1
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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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1965
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Pigmented knife made from an elliptical piece of wood and six shark teeth

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Knives
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1985
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Shield, Queensland

Shield, Queensland

Patricia Heath collection
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Shields
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Queensland, Australia
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1982
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Nautilus shell necklace from Northern Queensland

Nautilus shell necklace from Northern Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Necklaces
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Botanical sample of Mindrie root

Botanical sample of Mindrie root

Stan Mitchell collection
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Botanical specimens
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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1963
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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1964
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Spearheads
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1954
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Vertical woven split-cane basket

Vertical woven split-cane basket

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Northern Australia, Australia
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1984
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Carved wooden lizard with an incised design on the upper surface consisting of circles with short strokes

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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1991
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor H Davies collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1957
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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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Chasm Is.

Chasm Is.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Niretjanga
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1969
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Gulf country, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1908
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Animal long bone awl

Animal long bone awl

Douglas Seaton collection
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Awls
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Babinda, Queensland, Australia
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1964
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Armband of woven string with four conical shells in a decorative motif and a tuft of fine feathers bound to the centre edge

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Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Armbands
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1986
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Bifacially flaked and edge ground, stone hatchet

Bifacially flaked and edge ground, stone hatchet

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum collection
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Hatchets
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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1969
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Bark Painting, Fishing Scene showing Dugong and Turtle, from Groote Eylandt, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Neck ornanment

Neck ornanment

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Personal adornments
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Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1935
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Woven basket

Woven basket

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Baskets
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Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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Long narrow mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bags
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Adze

Adze

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Adzes
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Western Australia, Australia
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1993
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Engraver made with macropod incisor

Engraver made with macropod incisor

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Engraving tools
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Mapoon, Queensland, Australia
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1914
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Club

Club

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Clubs
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1984
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The Magellan Clouds

The Magellan Clouds

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Kulpidja
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1948
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Boomerangs
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East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1926
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Message stick - Yirrkala, 1948

Message stick - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Message sticks
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Wooden clapstick made from a cylindrical stick tapered at both ends, and pigmented

Wooden clapstick made from a cylindrical stick tapered at bo...

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Clapsticks
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Toy boomerang

Toy boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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Hooked boomerang, Lake Eyre basin, South Australia

Hooked boomerang, Lake Eyre basin, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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Parrying Shield

Parrying Shield

Gabriella Roy collection
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Shields
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1986
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Southern South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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 Unidentified Sea Fish

Unidentified Sea Fish

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Minimini Numalkiyiya Mamarika
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1948
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr William Warner collection
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Boomerangs
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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'Mother whale'  by Narritjin Maymuru, 1978

'Mother whale' by Narritjin Maymuru, 1978

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies 18/01/1979 collection
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Bark paintings
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Drill Hall, Australian National University, Acton, Canberra, Austra...
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1978
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Bark painting, Kestrels and Chicks

Bark painting, Kestrels and Chicks

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Minimini Numalkiyiya Mamarika
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1948
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Pigmented hatchet with stone head, bifacially flaked with a ground edge

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Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Hatchets
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Walcott Inlet, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Parrying Shield

Parrying Shield

Horne-Bowie collection
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Shields
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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Not provided
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1948
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Message stick

Message stick

Keith Goddard collection
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Message sticks
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East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Club

Club

L and T Hackney collection
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Clubs
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Nosebone

Nosebone

Horne-Bowie collection
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Personal adornments
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Message sticks
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New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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