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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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Bark paintings
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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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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Club from Castlereagh River area, New South Wales

Club from Castlereagh River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Castlereagh River, New South Wales, Australia
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Wooden club, made by Mickey Bell, Jervis Bay, New South Wales

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Edmund Milne collection
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Jervis Bay, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Club

Club

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Club

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Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Club, Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

Club, Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Miss Helen Bowie
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1926
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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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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Unknown
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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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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Pokerwork decorated club, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Pokerwork decorated club, attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1800
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JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

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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Not provided
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Painting depicts a rectangular figure with a diamond pattern down the centre

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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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Nanuwunda
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1948
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Club, Cairns, Queensland

Club, Cairns, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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L and T Hackney collection
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Central Murray River Region, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Club

Club

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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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

Patricia Heath collection
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Not provided
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1982
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Sawfish club

Sawfish club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Wooden fighting club with Sennit 'mag magi' patterning, presented to Victor Carell by the Government of Fiji

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Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Clubs
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Kabara Island, Lau Eastern group, Fiji
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Mr Victor Carell
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1972
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Club

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

Club

Florence Gaby collection
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Club with pointed head

Club with pointed head

Edmund Milne collection
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Club

Ralph O'Reilly Piddington collection
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1930
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Club

Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Club

Club

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Western NSW, New South Wales, Australia
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Club with four-sided head featuring pokerwork animals and text on all sides, from La Perouse, Sydney, attributed to Tommy Foster

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Scott Rainbow collection
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Tommy Foster
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1938
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Southern South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr F R. Cawley
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1922
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Pigmented wooden club

Pigmented wooden club

Charles Hart collection
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Igor Zorich collection
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Killing stick made by Larry Blight, 2012

Killing stick made by Larry Blight, 2012

Larry Blight collection
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Mr Larry Blight
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2012
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Pigmented wooden club with forked handle

Pigmented wooden club with forked handle

Charles Hart collection
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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Bark painting 'Three Mimi men, spirits of rocks, and turtle' by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1963
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Club

Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Club

Club

Florence Gaby collection
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Club

Igor Zorich collection
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Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Club

Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Club

L and T Hackney collection
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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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Club

Club

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Club used by Baraimal Jack, Cedar Point, Richmond River, New South Wales, 1916

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Edmund Milne collection
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Cedar Point, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia
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Baraimal Jack
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1916
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Club with incised design

Club with incised design

Edmund Milne collection
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Club from lower Murray River area, South Australia

Club from lower Murray River area, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Club, Victoria

Club, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales

Club from Bogan River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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