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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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1962
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Club

Club

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Clubs
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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Club - Croker Island

Club - Croker Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Bark painting depicting pike, file snake, diver bird, water goanna and kangaroo by David Malangi, Milingimbi, 1965

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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David D. Malangi
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1965
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Coolgardie, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Central Desert, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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Boomerang, Port Mackay, Queensland

Boomerang, Port Mackay, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Port Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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1926
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'Two Nyapililngu ancestral women', by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1966

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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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Narritjin Maymuru
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1966
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Bark painting 'Djiegung, the Galpu python' by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1966

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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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Wooden tapstick

Wooden tapstick

University of Sydney collection
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Clapsticks
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Message stick

Message stick

University of Sydney collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1957
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String bag

String bag

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Bags
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Not provided
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1985
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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A wooden club

A wooden club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1993
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Hollow cylinder of wood forming a smoking pipe with a wooden bowl

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Enid Bowden collection
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Smoking pipes
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Bark painting 'Emu Dance' by Tom Djawa, Milingimbi

Bark painting 'Emu Dance' by Tom Djawa, Milingimbi

Y Pettinato collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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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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Bark painting titled Ngarra Ceremony by Djawa

Bark painting titled Ngarra Ceremony by Djawa

Y Pettinato collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1890
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Bifacially edged ground stone hatchet

Bifacially edged ground stone hatchet

Herbert Keys collection
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Hatchets
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Ngukurr (Roper River), East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Carved wooden sculpture of a school of four fish on a stand

Carved wooden sculpture of a school of four fish on a stand

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1974
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Shield

Shield

Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Shields
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1954
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Club

Club

Ron Bell collection
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Clubs
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Not provided
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1985
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Taap knife

Taap knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Knives
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Kodj axe

Kodj axe

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Axes
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Cross boomerang and associated piece of wood

Cross boomerang and associated piece of wood

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Herberton, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Stan Mitchell collection
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Bone tools
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Shield

Shield

H Robinson collection
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Shields
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Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1975
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Boomerangs
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North-western New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Shield

Shield

Patricia Heath collection
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Shields
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Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1897
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Shield

Shield

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Shields
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Sculpture - wood - witchetty grub

Sculpture - wood - witchetty grub

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djulwadak Dawidi
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1965
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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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Not provided
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1934
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Message stick

Message stick

Gladys Henry collection
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Message sticks
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Euramo, Tully, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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Beeswax pendant

Beeswax pendant

Charles Hart collection
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Mourning pendants
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Spindle wound with human hair string

Spindle wound with human hair string

Lew Parlette collection no. 2
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Spindles
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Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1972
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Carved wooden sculpture of a snake

Carved wooden sculpture of a snake

Aboriginal Women's Arts Festival collection
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Stan Mitchell collection
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Personal adornments
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Bifacially edged, ground stone hatchet

Bifacially edged, ground stone hatchet

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Hatchets
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Firedrill

Firedrill

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Firesticks
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Not provided
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1964
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Adze

Adze

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Adzes
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Club

Club

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Clubs
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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1927
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Aboriginal breastplate for Sawyer, King of Wickham Hill

Aboriginal breastplate for Sawyer, King of Wickham Hill

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Wickham Hill, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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Not provided
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1931
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Bird

Bird

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1991
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Boomerang

Boomerang

R Lauriston Sharp collection
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Boomerangs
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Coleman River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Club

Club

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Clubs
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Mitchell River Mission, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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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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Shell pendant necklace

Shell pendant necklace

Enid Bowden collection
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Necklaces
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Shield

Shield

Jesse Hammond collection
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Shields
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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Club, Mungeranie, South Australia,

Club, Mungeranie, South Australia,

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Stone knife with sheath

Stone knife with sheath

Keith Goddard collection
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Knives
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Not provided
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1948
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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1985
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1985
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