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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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Water bottle used by explorer Robert O'Hara Burke on his 1860-1861 expedition to the Gulf of Carpentaria

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Robert O'Hara Burke collection
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Water containers
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Victoria, Australia
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Robert O. Burke
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1860
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Painting depicts bird on tree and goanna

Painting depicts bird on tree and goanna

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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1963
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Table cloth and four serviettes, made from Irish linen and featuring embroidered playing card motifs

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1928
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Survive to Live: an analysis of survival and its relationship with Northern Australia

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Les Hiddins collection
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Theses
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Queensland, Australia
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Major Les Hiddins
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1980
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Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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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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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Boomerang carved with heart motif on apex and foliage motif along length, from Queensland

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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Legislate for certainty

Legislate for certainty

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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Wooden case for microscope used for the scientific study of algae by phycologist Valerie May

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Valerie Jones collection
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Cases
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Valerie May
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1940
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Bone tools
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1935
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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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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Unidentified Island

Unidentified Island

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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Cartoon titled 'The Howard View'.

Cartoon titled 'The Howard View'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr David Messer
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2001
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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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Baijimma
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1969
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Orion & the Pleiades

Orion & the Pleiades

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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Cartoon titled 'Katter'.

Cartoon titled 'Katter'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Mark Lynch
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2001
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Cassididae Phalium Bisulcatum

Cassididae Phalium Bisulcatum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1978
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Nothing up my sleeve...

Nothing up my sleeve...

Lou Dargham collection
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Cartoons
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Lou Dargham
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Musgrave Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Spearthrower with incised heart designs and attached wooden peg, from Queensland

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Queensland, Australia
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Adze

Adze

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Adzes
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Robert M. Wishart
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1964
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The crab

The crab

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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Nangingapa
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1969
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Cymatiidae Cymatium Caudatum

Cymatiidae Cymatium Caudatum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1972
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Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Paddles
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Shark.

Shark.

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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Hand made pick

Hand made pick

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Picks
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Not provided
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1964
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Incised boomerang featuring bull, horse, dingo and emu, QLD

Incised boomerang featuring bull, horse, dingo and emu, QLD

Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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Boomerang with pointed ends and incised with alternating concentric circle design, from Queensland

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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Two Strombidae Strombus Gibberulus shells

Two Strombidae Strombus Gibberulus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Embroidered table centre showing delicate richelieu cutwork

Embroidered table centre showing delicate richelieu cutwork

Myrtle Wilson collection
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Table linen
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Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Elliot
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1943
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Model wooden club with a bulbous pointed head

Model wooden club with a bulbous pointed head

JC Le Souef collection
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Small scale models
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Elwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Albert A. Le Souef
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1868
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Volutidae Ericusa Sericata

Volutidae Ericusa Sericata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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Ceramic brown glazed stoneware vessel

Ceramic brown glazed stoneware vessel

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Containers
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Queensland, Australia
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Slick Willy's Women

Slick Willy's Women

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Sean Leahy
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1998
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Hatchets
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1935
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The Gecko, Ipilja-ipila

The Gecko, Ipilja-ipila

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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Tatalara
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1948
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Painted boomerang featuring boomerang, kangaroo, snake, snail-like and mammal motifs, from Queensland

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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The Milky Way

The Milky Way

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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In Borrowed Plumes - Sir Harry Rawson in Swagman Attire

In Borrowed Plumes - Sir Harry Rawson in Swagman Attire

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Grand prix strikers

Grand prix strikers

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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Photographic glass plate positive depicting group of white men, an Aboriginal woman and Aboriginal child in front of tent

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Richard Daintree collection
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Glass plate positives
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Queensland, Australia
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Richard Daintree
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1860
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Cartoon titled 'A Contemporary Education'.

Cartoon titled 'A Contemporary Education'.

Political Humour Competition 2001 collection
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Cartoons
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr David Messer
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2001
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Model boomerang

Model boomerang

JC Le Souef collection
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Small scale models
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Elwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Albert A. Le Souef
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1868
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Long cylindrical wooden stone-bladed knife with a pointed proximal end

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Dr Robert Wishart 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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1964
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Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Paddles
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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

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Boomerang from central Queensland

Boomerang from central Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Edmund Milne Snr
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1931
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Regenerated Logged, 1977

Regenerated Logged, 1977

Janeene Wallwork collection
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Photographic postcards
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Queensland, Australia
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Concerned Ladies Action Group
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1987
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The  North-east wind

The North-east wind

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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Unawanda
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1948
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Decorated wooden shield

Decorated wooden shield

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Shields
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New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Two Cypraeidae Cyraea Annulus shells

Two Cypraeidae Cyraea Annulus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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Painting depicts two pointed oval-shapes

Painting depicts two pointed oval-shapes

Anonymous (17/8/1968) 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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The Black Ant, Uaipa

The Black Ant, Uaipa

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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Cream linen doily with green and brown organdie applique in an autumn design of leaves and flowers

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Doilies
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Beaconsfield, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1946
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Bark painting depicting a shark, Groote Eylandt NT

Bark painting depicting a shark, Groote Eylandt NT

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Bark painting depicts six human figures with hair gathered into cone shape at top of heads

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Dorothy Bennett 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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Shark.

Shark.

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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Tarunga
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1969
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