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Spear

Spear

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Spears
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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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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Spear with hafted stone head

Spear with hafted stone head

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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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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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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Bugle grass on fibre string

Bugle grass on fibre string

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Spear with broken clear glass 'Kimberley Point' blade

Spear with broken clear glass 'Kimberley Point' blade

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 2
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Central Australia, Australia
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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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Wooden spear with metal blade

Wooden spear with metal blade

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spear

Spear

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Spear

Spear

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spears
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Spears
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
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Spearthrowers
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Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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1926
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Metal eel hunting spear with pronged head

Metal eel hunting spear with pronged head

Framlingham Rangers Collection
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Spears
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Framlingham, Victoria, Australia
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Gunditjmara Aboriginal People
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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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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Resin sample

Resin sample

Dr William Warner collection
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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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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Spear

Spear

Ron Bell collection
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Spears
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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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Cylindrical fibre basket

Cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner collection
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Baskets
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Firestick

Firestick

Dr William Warner collection
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Firesticks
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Armband

Armband

Dr William Warner collection
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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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Spear with glass tip

Spear with glass tip

Bruce Wright collection
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Spears
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Didjeridu

Didjeridu

Dr William Warner collection
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Didjeridus
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Wooden eel hunting spear with pronged head, made by Possum Clark, 2014

Wooden eel hunting spear with pronged head, made by Possum C...

Framlingham Rangers Collection
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Spears
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Framlingham, Victoria, Australia
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Possum Clark
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2014
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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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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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Queensland spear 1

Queensland spear 1

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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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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Spearthrower with triple ringtail incisions

Spearthrower with triple ringtail incisions

Dr William Warner collection
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Spearthrowers
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Pigmented long narrow mesh bag made from two-ply fibre string

Pigmented long narrow mesh bag made from two-ply fibre strin...

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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Spear

Spear

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Spears
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Spear

Spear

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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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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1926
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Spear, Ernabella SA, mid 1950s

Spear, Ernabella SA, mid 1950s

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Spears
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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1955
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Ornament shoulder band

Ornament shoulder band

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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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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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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Ornamental shoulder band

Ornamental shoulder band

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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Spear with glass tip

Spear with glass tip

Bruce Wright collection
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Spears
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Queensland spear 2

Queensland spear 2

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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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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Mulga wood spear or club from Curtin Springs, 1957

Mulga wood spear or club from Curtin Springs, 1957

Barrie and Jennifer Hadlow collection
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Spears
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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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Spear

Spear

Bruce Wright collection
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Spears
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Armband

Armband

Dr William Warner collection
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Armbands
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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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Spear

Spear

Bruce Wright collection
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Spears
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Spear

Spear

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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Cylindrical fibre basket

Cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner collection
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Baskets
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
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Spearthrowers
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