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Dance wand

Dance wand

Papuan Official collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Wood carving of a pelican head with pigment design

Wood carving of a pelican head with pigment design

Professor Ronald Berndt collection
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan 1 Marika
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1944
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"FIRST PRIZE, GOULBURN, 188_"

Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Cards
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1880
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Wooden footstool with tapestry top that commemorates the establishment of Lucini & Co in Melbourne, Victoria, 1853

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Joseph Andreallo collection no. 1
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Footstools
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Italy
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Unknown
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1858
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Plaque to commemorate the Australian May Day Centenary 1891 - 1991, with display stand

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Union of Australian Women collection
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Plaques
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1891
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

FG Goddard collection
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Mallets
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Paroo River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Carved wooden post

Carved wooden post

Papuan Official collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1927
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Certificate awarded at the Murrumbidgee Annual Show, 1889, Champion Prize

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Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Certificates
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1889
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Mutitj

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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Not provided
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1962
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Federation-era flag

Federation-era flag

George and Sylvia Milne collection
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Flags
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Queen Victoria
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1901
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Digging sticks
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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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Australia Day Council award trophy for outstanding prowess in the field of sport presented to Jim Coyle

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Jim Coyle collection
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Trophies
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James L. Coyle
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1979
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Wulawarry ( freshwater eel tailed catfish) and Bipupan (file snakes) at Murwangi

Wulawarry ( freshwater eel tailed catfish) and Bipupan (file...

Sally Banyard collection
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Bark paintings
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Arafura Swamp, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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George Garrawun
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1984
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Painting of sea creatures

Painting of sea creatures

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Acrylic paintings
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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
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Tom Sines
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Symmetrical red-brown boomerang

Symmetrical red-brown boomerang

Daisy Bates and Herbert Browne collection
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Boomerangs
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Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
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Daisy M. Bates CBE
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Asymmetrical wooden club, with one pointed end, and the other gradually extended to a tapered tubular head

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JW Lindo collection
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Clubs
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J W. Lindo
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1901
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Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Bark painting 'Head of Animal (Kangaroo)' by Yuwunyuwun Marruwarr, Gunbalanya, 1974

Bark painting 'Head of Animal (Kangaroo)' by Yuwunyuwun Marr...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Yuwunyuwun Marruwarr
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1974
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Four-tooth dotting comb

Four-tooth dotting comb

Tiwi Arts Network collection
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Artists equipment
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Boomerang with incised decorations, attributed to Robert Wandin, Coranderrk, 1890s

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Robert Wandin
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1890
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Timber sample

Timber sample

Papuan Official collection
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Wood samples
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Decorated boomerang, attributed to the Sydney area, about 1900-1920

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1900
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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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Shield, Central Australia, Northern Territory, 1979

Shield, Central Australia, Northern Territory, 1979

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Shields
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1979
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Pokerwork lizard, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork lizard, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Prize card awarded to Mr AL Faithfull Wagga 1890

Prize card awarded to Mr AL Faithfull Wagga 1890

Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Cards
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1890
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Dough knife with a metal blade and a wooden handle

Dough knife with a metal blade and a wooden handle

ET Fealy collection
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Knives
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
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Spatulas
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Metal router

Metal router

George Henry Taylor collection
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Routers
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
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Spatulas
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
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Spatulas
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Message stick

Message stick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Message sticks
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Arrow

Arrow

Papuan Official collection
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Arrows
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1917
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Wooden toy shield

Wooden toy shield

Olive Pink collection
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Toys
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Central Desert, South Australia, Australia
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Miss Olive Pink
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Print titled 'Kangaroo', by Ron Ceissman

Print titled 'Kangaroo', by Ron Ceissman

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Prints
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Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ron Ceissman
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Model paddle

Model paddle

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Paddles
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Firedrill

Firedrill

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Firesticks
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1968
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Boomerang

Boomerang

L and T Hackney collection
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Boomerangs
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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The green turtle, Gariwa - Yirrkala, 1948

The green turtle, Gariwa - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
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Boomerangs
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Containers
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Woodworking gauge

Woodworking gauge

George Henry Taylor collection
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Woodworking gauges
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Club made by Jimmy Parker, Cobar, New South Wales, 1912

Club made by Jimmy Parker, Cobar, New South Wales, 1912

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
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Jimmy Parker
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1912
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Give us a Hand Gerry

Give us a Hand Gerry

1988 Opening of Parliament House collection
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Placards
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Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1988
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Boomerang featuring front halves of cow and horse in centre and geometric designs on arms

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Case for a Kullberg No 1332 chronometer

Case for a Kullberg No 1332 chronometer

Australian Survey Office collection no. 2
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Cases
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Australian Survey Office
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Ebony glove stretcher with metal spring mechanism

Ebony glove stretcher with metal spring mechanism

Bothwell Museum collection
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Glove stretchers
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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Bothwell Museum
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How democracy actually works diorama, produced for Leunig Animated

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Michael Leunig/Bryan Brown collection
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Dioramas
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Mr Michael Leunig
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Avon Spirit of Achievement Award

Avon Spirit of Achievement Award

History of Netball - Margaret Pewtress collection
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Certificates
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Mrs Margaret Pewtress
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1994
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"SECOND PRIZE, GOULBURN, 1905, A., P., AND H. SOCIETY"

Springfield Merino Stud collection
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Cards
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1905
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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J W. Lindo
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Drum

Drum

Papuan Official collection
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Musical drums
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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