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Plaited leather whip with carved, lacquered timber handle

Plaited leather whip with carved, lacquered timber handle

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Shield with pokerwork bird, kangaroo, emu and bush on anterior, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Shield with pokerwork bird, kangaroo, emu and bush on anteri...

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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Painted and pokerwork boomerang featuring scallop border and man standing with shield and spear in centre, made by Joe Timbery, 1934, La Perouse, Sydney

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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joe Timbery
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1934
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Scrimshaw cow horn featuring central motif of three figures fighting with spears, Cherbourg style

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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Timber club with tapered head studded with rows of nails, from  QLD

Timber club with tapered head studded with rows of nails, fr...

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Queensland, Australia
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Decorated boomerang, inscribed with

Decorated boomerang, inscribed with "Mascot Aerodrome Dredgi...

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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Oval-shaped iron coolamon

Oval-shaped iron coolamon

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Containers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Boomerang featuring front halves of cow and horse in centre and geometric designs on arms

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Whip handle with horse hoof-shaped base and metal detail on shaft

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Pokerwork shield with four trees motifs and animals on anterior, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Incised boomerang featuring figures dancing or fighting on anterior, family group and tent on posterior, from Cherbourg

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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Richard Davis
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1905
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Incised boomerang featuring kangaroo and emu amongst trees in centre, from QLD

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Pine Rivers, Queensland, Australia
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Painted boomerang with central landscape motif, from Cherbourg

Painted boomerang with central landscape motif, from Cherbou...

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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Boomerang with pointed ends and incised with alternating concentric circle design, from Queensland

Boomerang with pointed ends and incised with alternating con...

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Queensland, Australia
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Carved timber whip handle with clenched fist base and profile portraits in centre

Carved timber whip handle with clenched fist base and profil...

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Bow-shaped shield with pokerwork emu and bird designs on anterior, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Carved walking stick with fist-shaped handle and decorative bands on shaft, from Cherbourg

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Walking-sticks
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Queensland, Australia
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Painted boomerang featuring red waratahs and 'Jenolan Caves' in pokerwork

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Jenolan Caves, Oberon, New South Wales, Australia
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Timber whip handle carved with stylized diamond and chevron leaf design

Timber whip handle carved with stylized diamond and chevron ...

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Boomerang decorated on anterior with pokerwork emu, bird, kangaroo and two possums, La Perouse, Sydney

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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Shield carved on anterior with central tree motif, animals a...

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Queensland, Australia
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Boomerang decorated with pokerwork foliage designs, three bi...

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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Boomerang carved with portrait bust and text 'WELCOME TO MELBOURNE'S  PRINCE HENRY CENTENARY'

Boomerang carved with portrait bust and text 'WELCOME TO MEL...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Incised boomerang featuring female figure and kangaroo in centre of anterior, from Cherbourg

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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Painted boomerang featuring boomerang, kangaroo, snake, snai...

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Queensland, Australia
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Incised boomerang featuring central motif of two emus standi...

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Incised boomerang with horizontal bands of interlocking zigzags and circles on arms, from Queensland

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Queensland, Australia
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Three-sided shield with pokerwork kangaroo, emu and foliage ...

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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Shield with pokerwork boomerang, kangaroo, emu, bird and tre...

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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Timber boomerang roughly carved with subtle fish design, fro...

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Queensland, Australia
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Painted boomerang with central motif of two koalas sitting in blooming tree, from Lake Tyers 1954

Painted boomerang with central motif of two koalas sitting i...

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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Pokerwork boomerang featuring seated figure on right arm and...

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Dark timber boomerang decorated on anterior with five sectio...

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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Scrimshaw cow horn featuring central motif of seated man and tacked horse, Cherbourg style

Scrimshaw cow horn featuring central motif of seated man and...

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Scrimshaw
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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Boomerang painted with bird in centre and echidnas on arms

Boomerang painted with bird in centre and echidnas on arms

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Club with pokerwork kangaroo and human figure with spear motifs on head, from La Perouse, Sydney

Club with pokerwork kangaroo and human figure with spear mot...

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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Unadorned, dark timber boomerang, from Queensland

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Queensland, Australia
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Boomerang carved with three horizontal bands of diamond desi...

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Queensland, Australia
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Timber whip handle with carved horse hoof base

Timber whip handle with carved horse hoof base

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Hooked boomerang decorated with  motifs, from Mornington Island, QLD

Hooked boomerang decorated with motifs, from Mornington Isl...

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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Painted boomerang with text and man with spears motif in centre, from Cherbourg

Painted boomerang with text and man with spears motif in cen...

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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Boomerang with pokerwork text on arms and kangaroo holding shield in centre

Boomerang with pokerwork text on arms and kangaroo holding s...

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Pokerwork boomerang featuring central motif of Australian map with bridge, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Pokerwork boomerang featuring central motif of Australian ma...

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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Elliptical-shaped spearthrower carved and painted with Australian Coat of Arms, from Queensland

Elliptical-shaped spearthrower carved and painted with Austr...

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Timber club with tapered head irregularly studded with nails, from Maroochydore, QLD

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Queensland, Australia
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Painted boomerang featuring shaking hands and ship in centre

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Incised boomerang with central motif of man with horse on an...

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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Boomerang carved with central floral motif and horizontal ba...

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Queensland, Australia
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1920
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Whip handle with carved snake and incised panels featuring emu and kangaroo designs

Whip handle with carved snake and incised panels featuring e...

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Boomerang painted with two swans in centre and koala, kangaroo and text on arms

Boomerang painted with two swans in centre and koala, kangar...

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Incised and painted boomerang with sun, kangaroo and emu mot...

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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Tapered timber club carved with scallop design on tip and weave design on grip

Tapered timber club carved with scallop design on tip and we...

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Boomerang with central motif of koala in tree and emu and kangaroo underneath, from Queensland

Boomerang with central motif of koala in tree and emu and ka...

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Queensland, Australia
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Club with emu motif on anterior of head and scallop border around head, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Club with emu motif on anterior of head and scallop border a...

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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1930
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Boomerang decorated with pokerwork kangaroo and two figures ...

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Bill Onus
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Incised boomerang featuring bull, horse, dingo and emu, QLD

Incised boomerang featuring bull, horse, dingo and emu, QLD

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Queensland, Australia
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Pokerwork boomerang featuring bridge motif in centre, stylis...

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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Carved timber whip handle with incised text on base and weave design on grip

Carved timber whip handle with incised text on base and weav...

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Walking stick with fist-shaped handle and two twisted snakes comprising shaft, from Flinders Ranges, South Australia

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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Boomerang with winged figure in centre and text on arms

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