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Spearhead

Spearhead

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearheads
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Burketown, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Tapstick

Tapstick

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Clapsticks
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1961
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Toy ball woven from pandanus leaves

Toy ball woven from pandanus leaves

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Toys
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1963
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Club

Club

Patricia Heath 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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1982
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Firedrill

Firedrill

Dr William Warner collection
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Firesticks
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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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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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String bag

String bag

Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Bags
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1986
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Club

Club

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Clubs
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Not provided
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1985
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Mervyn Meggitt collection
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Spearthrowers
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Lajamanu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1953
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Shield, Broome, Western Australia

Shield, Broome, Western Australia

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Shields
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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1938
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Gum nut necklace

Gum nut necklace

Herbert Keys collection
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Necklaces
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1987
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Boomerang, Lake Tyers area, east Gippsland, Victoria

Boomerang, Lake Tyers area, east Gippsland, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Esperance Bay, Western Australia, Australia
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1921
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Shell used as a palette

Shell used as a palette

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Palettes
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Boomerangs
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South-eastern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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1993
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Sculpture - stingray

Sculpture - stingray

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1965
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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1963
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Kimberley stone point

Kimberley stone point

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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1964
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mapoon, Queensland, Australia
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1914
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Club

Club

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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1985
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Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Bloomfield River, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy Muggle, King of Wiggley

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Nelligen, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Club

Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Clubs
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South West Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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1982
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Club

Club

S Jackson collection
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Clubs
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Sale, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Aboriginal breastplate for U Robert, King of Big Leather and Big River Tribes

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Gwydir River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1800
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Hollow wooden smoking pipe

Hollow wooden smoking pipe

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Smoking pipes
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Not provided
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1986
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
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Boomerangs
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Oval toy shield made from wood, with three sticks inserted through two holes in the posterior surface, to form the handle

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Toys
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Alberga River, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Club

Club

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Clubs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Wooden sword club made in the Cardwell district of Queensland

Wooden sword club made in the Cardwell district of Queenslan...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Cardwell, Queensland, Australia
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1850
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Metal fabricator made from a length of metal rod

Metal fabricator made from a length of metal rod

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Tools
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Hollow wooden smoking pipe, with remnants of adhesive both ends, and two holes drilled at one end

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Ursula McConnel collection
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Smoking pipes
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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1993
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Bark painting 'Tortoises and fresh water crocodiles' by Birrikidji Gumana, 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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Birrikitji Gumana
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1963
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Adze

Adze

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Adzes
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Knives
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Pigmented bent bark ceremonial armband

Pigmented bent bark ceremonial armband

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1912
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Roebuck Bay, Western Australia, 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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Spearthrower from Cloncurry, Queensland

Spearthrower from Cloncurry, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Not provided
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1926
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1912
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Belts
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Club

Club

Ralph O'Reilly Piddington collection
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Clubs
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1930
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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

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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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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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Lake Kopperamanna, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1920
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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

FG Goddard collection
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Mallets
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Paroo River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Armband made from a strip of palm leaf with the ends sewn together

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Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Armbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

JD and JM Kelly collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1987
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Split cane and fibre basket

Split cane and fibre basket

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Baskets
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Pigmented, two-ply fibre string, woven and wound into armband

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Armbands
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Boomerang, Mungeranie, South Australia

Boomerang, Mungeranie, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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