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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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Sculpture - bird's foot

Sculpture - bird's foot

Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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Carved wooden dugong sculpture, cross hatched, incised and pigmented design on body overall

Carved wooden dugong sculpture, cross hatched, incised and p...

Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1961
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Bifacially edged ground stone hatchet

Bifacially edged ground stone hatchet

Herbert Keys collection
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Hatchets
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Ngukurr (Roper River), East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Didjeridu

Didjeridu

Herbert Keys collection
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Didjeridus
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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Gum nut necklace

Gum nut necklace

Herbert Keys collection
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Necklaces
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1987
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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Tool - Hatchet - stone - hafted

Tool - Hatchet - stone - hafted

Herbert Keys collection
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Hatchets
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Tool - Hatchet - stone - hafted

Tool - Hatchet - stone - hafted

Herbert Keys collection
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Hatchets
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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Index book with handwritten entries for stone tools

Index book with handwritten entries for stone tools

Herbert Keys collection
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Books
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Mr Herbert Keys
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Bifacially edged ground stone hatchet

Bifacially edged ground stone hatchet

Herbert Keys collection
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Hatchets
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Numbulwar, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Gum nut necklace

Gum nut necklace

Herbert Keys collection
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Necklaces
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1987
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Ground edge hatchet head, Portland [stone implement]

Ground edge hatchet head, Portland [stone implement]

Herbert Keys collection
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Stone artefacts
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Portland, Victoria, Australia
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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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Minute book entitled Stone Implements Keilor Vic Catalogue 1968 - 1972

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Herbert Keys collection
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Minute books
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Mr Herbert Keys
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Sculpture - bird's foot

Sculpture - bird's foot

Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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Point - glass - hafted

Point - glass - hafted

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Herbert Keys collection
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Knives
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Manyallaluk, Northern Territory, Australia
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Laturumba
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1983
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Point - glass

Point - glass

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Sculpture - wood

Sculpture - wood

Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Wooden, concave container

Wooden, concave container

Herbert Keys collection
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Containers
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Mount Ebenezer, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearthrowers
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Angus Downs Station, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Herbert Keys collection
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Knives
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Boab nut incised wth flora, fauna and human figures

Boab nut incised wth flora, fauna and human figures

Herbert Keys collection
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Nut carvings
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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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Carved wooden turtle sculpture, cross hatched, incised and pigmented design on body overall

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Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1961
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Pigmented wooden pipe

Pigmented wooden pipe

Herbert Keys collection
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Smoking pipes
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearthrowers
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Docker River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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Boab nut incised with kangaroos

Boab nut incised with kangaroos

Herbert Keys collection
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Nut carvings
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Sculpture - snake

Sculpture - snake

Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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Feather flower

Herbert Keys collection
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Feather flowers
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Mainoru, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unifacially flaked pebble tool [stone implement]

Herbert Keys collection
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Stone artefacts
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Keilor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Unifacially flaked pebble tool [stone implement]

Herbert Keys collection
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Keilor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ceremonial, rainmaking, shell ornament

Herbert Keys collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Weapon - Spearhead

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Weapon - Spear - ceremonial

Herbert Keys collection
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Spears
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Utilised core [stone implement]

Herbert Keys collection
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Cores
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Keilor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Hammerstone/anvil [stone implement]

Herbert Keys collection
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Percussion and abrading stones
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New South Wales, Australia
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Painting depicts a crab

Painting depicts a crab

Herbert Keys collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mandjilnga
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Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Herbert Keys collection
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Stone artefacts
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Whitfield, Victoria, Australia
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Retouched flake [stone implement]

Herbert Keys collection
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Keilor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Conical, flat bottomed basket

Herbert Keys collection
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Baskets
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Hammerstone/anvil [stone implement]

Herbert Keys collection
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Hammerstones
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Tanami Desert, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unifacially flaked pebble tool [stone implement]

Herbert Keys collection
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Stone artefacts
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Keilor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Lower grinding stone/anvil [stone implement]

Herbert Keys collection
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Percussion and abrading stones
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New South Wales, Australia
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Painting depicts 2 fish

Herbert Keys collection
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Barunga, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nicholas Milangu
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