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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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1926
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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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Not provided
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1993
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Beeswax pendant

Beeswax pendant

Charles Hart collection
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Mourning pendants
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Adze

Adze

Patricia Heath collection
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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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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1962
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
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Boomerangs
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Coolgardie, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Engraver made with macropod incisor

Engraver made with macropod incisor

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Engraving tools
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

JD and JM Kelly collection
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Spearthrowers
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1987
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Finke River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Hatchets
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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Wet specimen - Horse - brain

Wet specimen - Horse - brain

MacKenzie collection
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Zoological specimens
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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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1966
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Carved wooden turtle sculpture, cross hatched, incised and pigmented design on body overall

Carved wooden turtle 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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Shield

Shield

Stan Mitchell collection
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1963
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Lake Kopperamanna, South Australia, Australia
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1920
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Club

Club

Charles Hart collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Spearheads
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Western Australia, Australia
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1948
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Darrell Lewis collection no. 2
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Spearheads
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Kununurra, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1974
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Resin sample

Resin sample

The Australian Scene collection no. 4
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Samples
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1974
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Pendant made from four macropod incisors set in resin.

Pendant made from four macropod incisors set in resin.

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Pendants
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Knife made from an elliptical wooden shark tooth blade

Knife made from an elliptical wooden shark tooth blade

L and T Hackney collection
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Knives
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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1900
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Club from Darling River, New South Wales

Club from Darling River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Club

Club

J Davidson collection no. 1
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1984
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Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

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

Spearhead

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearheads
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Club

Club

Igor Zorich collection
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Clubs
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South-eastern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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1974
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Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, King of Gongolgon

Aboriginal breastplate for Tommy, King of Gongolgon

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Gongolgon, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Human hair neckpiece

Human hair neckpiece

Lew Parlette collection no. 2
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Personal adornments
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1972
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Wet specimen - Horse - Kidney

Wet specimen - Horse - Kidney

MacKenzie collection
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Zoological specimens
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Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the Cairns district

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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1850
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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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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Boomerang from Darling River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Darling River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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1982
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Shield

Shield

H Robinson collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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1975
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Professor H Davies collection
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Hatchets
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1933
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Botanical sample of Mindrie root

Botanical sample of Mindrie root

Stan Mitchell collection
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Botanical specimens
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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1963
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Spearthrower from Cloncurry, Queensland

Spearthrower from Cloncurry, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Boomerangs
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South-eastern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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1993
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Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigments

Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigments

University of Sydney collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1957
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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Wooden stingray sculpture -

Wooden stingray sculpture - "Mutitj"

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Club

Club

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1966
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Bags
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Queensland, Australia
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1964
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Palm leaf bound with a narrow length of palm leaf forming a circular armband

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Dr La Mont West collection
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Armbands
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Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
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1964
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Belts
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1932
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Children's drawing stick

Children's drawing stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Drawing instruments
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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Wet specimen - Horse - heart wall

Wet specimen - Horse - heart wall

MacKenzie collection
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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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Roebourne, Western Australia, Australia
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1889
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1982
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Club

Club

Katherine Stow collection
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New South Wales, Australia
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1957
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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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1962
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