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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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Gatji, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, 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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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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Wooden spearthrower

Wooden spearthrower

Ernabella Arts collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Spearthrower from Macleay River area, New South Wales

Spearthrower from Macleay River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Stone blade

Stone blade

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Stone artefacts
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1935
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Prau

Prau

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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Nagingapa Naminyamanja
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1969
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Spearthrower from Western Australia

Spearthrower from Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

University of Sydney collection
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Spearthrowers
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1986
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Marakolo Dreaming.

Marakolo Dreaming.

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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Derideri
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1969
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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1982
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South-east wind story (Dreamtime story).

South-east wind story (Dreamtime story).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nemigilagum
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

JD and JM Kelly collection
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Spearthrowers
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1987
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

JW Lindo collection
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Spearthrowers
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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1963
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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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1982
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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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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1931
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Morning Star

Morning Star

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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Niljermarija
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1969
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Alex Van der Leeden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Numbulwar, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Captain Gabindi'jung
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1964
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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The Blind Man.

The Blind Man.

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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Nandabitta
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1969
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Dalimbu.

Dalimbu.

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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Bukanda
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1969
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

University of Sydney collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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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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Wilfred Pootchemunka
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1987
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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The Story of Neminyaniawja The Long  Arm Man.

The Story of Neminyaniawja The Long Arm Man.

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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Namdabida
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1969
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Spearthrowers
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Spearthrower from Western Australia

Spearthrower from Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Large natural gastropod shell for signalling that a turtle was caught

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

Spearhead

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearheads
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1935
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Spearthrower from Coward Springs, South Australia

Spearthrower from Coward Springs, South Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Coward Springs, South Australia, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

JC Le Souef collection
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Spearthrowers
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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Alligator River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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Bark painting titled Snakes and Lizards by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1963
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Warburton, Western Australia, Australia
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1978
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Spearthrowers
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Anchor Kulunba
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1966
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Spearthrower from Macleay River area, New South Wales, 1895

Spearthrower from Macleay River area, New South Wales, 1895

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
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1895
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Oujaimi and Safatli collection
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Spearthrowers
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Victoria, Australia
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1992
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Spearthrower decorated with a kangaroo and an emu, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Spearthrowers
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

L and T Hackney collection
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Spearthrowers
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Elliptical shaped spearthrower, attributed to Coranderrk

Elliptical shaped spearthrower, attributed to Coranderrk

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Spearthrowers
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Unfinished mulga wood spearthrower 'miru', carved at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

FG Goddard collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1957
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Roebourne, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1889
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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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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Weapon - Spearthrower Groote Eylandt

Weapon - Spearthrower Groote Eylandt

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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