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Pigmented, wooden cylindrical hafted stone hatchet

Pigmented, wooden cylindrical hafted stone hatchet

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum collection
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Hatchets
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Australia
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1969
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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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Wooden clapstick made from a cylindrical stick tapered at both ends, and pigmented

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

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

Boomerang

Professor H Davies collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1957
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Club

Club

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Clubs
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Coconut palm leaf basket

Coconut palm leaf basket

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Baskets
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1963
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Varnished wooden board supporting five small model weapons

Varnished wooden board supporting five small model weapons

Enid Bowden collection
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Small scale models
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Hopevale Mission, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Olive Pink collection
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Boomerangs
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Not provided
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1977
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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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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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1985
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Aboriginal breastplate for Dick, King of Evesham, Darr River

Aboriginal breastplate for Dick, King of Evesham, Darr River

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Evesham Station, Darr River, Queensland, Australia
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1985
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Spearthrower from Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, 1900

Spearthrower from Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, 1900

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
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1900
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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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Hardwood spindle in two parts, with the elliptical spring incised with crosses, and wound with synthetic yarn and hair string

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Gerhardt Laves collection
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Spindles
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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String bag

String bag

Reverend A Dyer collection
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Bags
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1963
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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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Not provided
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1986
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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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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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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
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Spearthrowers
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Boomerang, Victoria

Boomerang, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Victoria, Australia
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1926
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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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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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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Queensland, Australia
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1926
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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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Not provided
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1982
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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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1993
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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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1934
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Club

Club

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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Clubs
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South-eastern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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Macropod scapula used as a yam cutting knife

Macropod scapula used as a yam cutting knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Wooden tapstick with cylindrical rounded ends and very fine longitudinal incisions of chevrons on the shaft

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AR Eadie collection
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Clapsticks
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Not provided
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1977
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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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Not provided
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1993
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Shield

Shield

Herbert Keys collection
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Shields
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Kununurra, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Bark Painting, Fishing Scene showing Dugong and Turtle, from Groote Eylandt, 1948

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

Adze

Patricia Heath collection
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Adzes
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Gascoyne River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Igor Zorich collection
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Boomerangs
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South-eastern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Knife

Knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Stone artefacts
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Knives
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South Australia, Australia
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1926
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Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigment

Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigment

Australian Institute of Anatomy 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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1985
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr J Wunderly collection
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Spearthrowers
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1973
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Club

Club

Katherine Stow collection
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Clubs
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New South Wales, Australia
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1957
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Club

Club

L and T Hackney collection
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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1900
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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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Model paddle

Model paddle

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Paddles
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Message stick

Message stick

Gladys Henry collection
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Euramo, Tully, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Armbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Pigmented, deep cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented, deep cylindrical fibre basket

University of Sydney collection
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Baskets
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Club

Club

Janet Mathews collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1966
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Digging stick

Digging stick

University of Sydney collection
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Digging sticks
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Kendall River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Shield

Shield

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Shields
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Digging sticks
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Queensland, Australia
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1993
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked, edge ground, pigmented and hafted

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Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Hatchets
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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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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Not provided
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1912
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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1938
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