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Nose bone

Nose bone

Stan Mitchell collection
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Personal adornments
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Dala or kapkap backing disc

Dala or kapkap backing disc

Geoff Dennis collection
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Personal adornments
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Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Apron with fringe of fibre string on a fibre string band

Apron with fringe of fibre string on a fibre string band

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Personal adornments
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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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Bugle grass on cotton thread

Bugle grass on cotton thread

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Ornament shoulder band

Ornament shoulder band

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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Pubic cover

Pubic cover

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1993
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Ornamental woven bound ring

Ornamental woven bound ring

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Personal adornments
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Firestick

Firestick

Dr William Warner collection
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Firesticks
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Plaited grass fibre armband or

Plaited grass fibre armband or "baku"

Dr William Warner collection
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Armbands
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr William Warner collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Armband

Armband

Dr William Warner collection
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Armbands
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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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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Pearl shell pubic cover

Pearl shell pubic cover

Herbert Keys collection
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Personal adornments
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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Decorated and incised clap stick

Decorated and incised clap stick

Dr William Warner collection
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Clapsticks
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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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Cylindrical fibre basket

Cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner 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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1926
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Pubic cover

Pubic cover

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1993
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Neck ornament

Neck ornament

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Personal adornments
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Malakula Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, Oceania
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Mr Victor Carell
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1972
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Pearl shell pubic cover

Pearl shell pubic cover

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Personal adornments
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Professor Adolphus P. Elkin
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1927
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Ornamental shoulder band

Ornamental shoulder band

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr William Warner collection
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Boomerangs
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Fish bone necklace

Fish bone necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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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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Armband

Armband

Dr William Warner collection
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Firestick

Firestick

Dr William Warner collection
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Firesticks
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Nose bone

Nose bone

Stan Mitchell collection
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Personal adornments
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Continuously looped fibre string apron

Continuously looped fibre string apron

Dorothy Bennett 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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1974
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Cylindrical fibre basket

Cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner collection
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Baskets
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Fish bone necklace

Fish bone necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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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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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Pigmented apron featuring a single fringe of two-ply fibre string on string

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Personal adornments
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr William Warner collection
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Boomerangs
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Yarn with hair string binding

Yarn with hair string binding

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Personal adornments
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Neck ornament

Neck ornament

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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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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1932
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Asymmetrical wooden boomerang with yellow ends

Asymmetrical wooden boomerang with yellow ends

Dr William Warner collection
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Boomerangs
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Bugle grass on fibre string

Bugle grass on fibre string

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Headband of fibre string

Headband of fibre string

Dr William Warner collection
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Headbands
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Nose bone

Nose bone

Edmund Milne collection
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Personal adornments
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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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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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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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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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
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Spearthrowers
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Didjeridu

Didjeridu

Dr William Warner collection
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Didjeridus
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Bugle grass on fibre string

Bugle grass on fibre string

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Bugle grass on fibre string

Bugle grass on fibre string

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Ornamental shoulder band

Ornamental shoulder band

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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Two ply fibre string apron

Two ply fibre string apron

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Personal adornments
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Mapoon, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1914
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Decorated and incised clap stick

Decorated and incised clap stick

Dr William Warner collection
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Clapsticks
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Neck ornament

Neck ornament

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Personal adornments
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Pigmented long narrow mesh bag made from two-ply fibre string

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Dr William Warner collection
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Bags
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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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr William Warner collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Not provided
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1926
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Shell pubic cover

Shell pubic cover

Papuan Official collection
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Personal adornments
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir John Hubert P. Murray
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1908
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Pubic cover

Pubic cover

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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1985
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Not provided
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1985
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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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Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner 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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1926
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Neck ornanment

Neck ornanment

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Personal adornments
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Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1935
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Pearl shell pubic cover on hair string belt

Pearl shell pubic cover on hair string belt

Enid Bowden collection
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Personal adornments
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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1987
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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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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Stan Mitchell collection
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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1963
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