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Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accessories, trunk, spanner and jack

Thoroughbrace Coach used by the Nowland family, with accesso...

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Concord, New Hampshire, United States of America
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Abbott-Downing Company
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1854
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Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship

Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship

ET Fealy collection
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Indentures
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1957
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Latvian black silk bonnet

Latvian black silk bonnet

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Caps
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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1957
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Message stick

Message stick

University of Sydney collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1957
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Message stick

Message stick

University of Sydney collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1957
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Shield

Shield

Katherine Stow collection
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Shields
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Western NSW, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Jesse Hammond collection
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Hatchets
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Central Coast, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

University of Sydney collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Hatchet made from a pebble with a bifacially ground edge

Hatchet made from a pebble with a bifacially ground edge

University of Sydney collection
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Hatchets
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Not provided
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1957
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Wooden tapstick with rounded tapered ends

Wooden tapstick with rounded tapered ends

University of Sydney collection
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Percussion instruments
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Shield

Shield

Jesse Hammond collection
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Shields
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Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

University of Sydney collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Headband made from continuous loop of eighteen strands of fibre string

Headband made from continuous loop of eighteen strands of fi...

University of Sydney collection
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Headbands
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

University of Sydney collection
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Personal adornments
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Not provided
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1957
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Shield

Shield

Jesse Hammond collection
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Shields
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Pigmented, deep cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented, deep cylindrical fibre basket

University of Sydney 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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1957
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Letter from Commonwealth of Australia to Headmaster of Ainslie Public School

Letter from Commonwealth of Australia to Headmaster of Ainsl...

Ainslie Primary School collection no. 2
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Business letters
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Federal Capital Commission
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1927
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Head ornament

Head ornament

University of Sydney collection
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Headwear
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Shield

Shield

University of Sydney collection
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Shields
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Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Shield

Shield

University of Sydney collection
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Shields
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Gogo, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Dotting comb

Dotting comb

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Artists equipment
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Not provided
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1957
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Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Professor Ronald Berndt collection
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Baskets
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North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Spearhead

Spearhead

University of Sydney collection
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Spearheads
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Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Introducing the new era in air travel Ansett-ANA

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 1
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Advertising posters
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Ansett-ANA
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1957
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Wooden tapstick

Wooden tapstick

University of Sydney collection
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Percussion instruments
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Rainbow-buramale ceremonial pole

University of Sydney General collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Starke River, Queensland, Australia
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1957
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Container made from a sheet of metal

Container made from a sheet of metal

University of Sydney collection
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Containers
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1957
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

University of Sydney collection
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Spearthrowers
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Starke River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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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, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

University of Sydney collection
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Spearthrowers
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Digging stick

Digging stick

University of Sydney collection
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Digging sticks
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Kendall River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Head ornament

Head ornament

J Forgacs collection
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Head ornaments
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Iwupataka, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Photograph of Cronulla South School, class Kinder, 1957

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photographs
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Cronulla, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1957
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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Mallets
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North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Photograph of Cronulla South School Class 2A, 1957

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photographs
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Cronulla, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1957
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Rope necklace

Rope necklace

University of Sydney collection
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Necklaces
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Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Dotting comb

Dotting comb

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Artists equipment
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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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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Maralinga atomic test facility staff souvenir necktie for th...

Maralinga collection
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Neckties
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London, England
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T M Lewin & Sons Ltd
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1957
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Boomerang

Boomerang

J Forgacs collection
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Boomerangs
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Macumba station, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Club

Club

Katherine Stow collection
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Clubs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Ground stone hatchet head with a bifacial edge, hafted in a cylindrical wooden handle

Ground stone hatchet head with a bifacial edge, hafted in a ...

Professor Ronald Berndt collection
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Hatchets
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Club

Club

Katherine Stow collection
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Clubs
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Western NSW, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

FG Goddard collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1957
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Boomerang

Boomerang

University of Sydney collection
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Boomerangs
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Club

Club

Katherine Stow collection
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Clubs
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New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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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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Not provided
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1957
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Club

Club

University of Sydney collection
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Clubs
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Fire drill

Fire drill

University of Sydney collection
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Fire-making equipment
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Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Digging stick

Digging stick

University of Sydney collection
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Digging sticks
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Not provided
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1957
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Cylindrical fibre basket

Cylindrical fibre basket

Professor Ronald Berndt 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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1957
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Site of the Tumut Ponds Dam Jan 1957 SMA

Turner and Valentine Families collection
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Photographs
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Tumut Pond Dam, New South Wales, Australia
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Snowy Mountains Authority
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1957
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Pigmented, deep cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented, deep cylindrical fibre basket

University of Sydney 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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1957
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Fish shaped pigmented club

Fish shaped pigmented club

Charles Hart collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1957
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Guthega, Snowy Mountains, 1957

Elizabeth McMurtrie collection
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Photographs
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Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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1957
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Pigmented carved wooden bobbin

Pigmented carved wooden bobbin

Professor Ronald Berndt collection
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Bobbins
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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AWA brand radio

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Radios
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mrs Petronella Wensing
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1957
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Rope necklace

Rope necklace

University of Sydney collection
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Necklaces
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Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Shield

Shield

Jesse Hammond collection
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Shields
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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Lilac silk sash

Lilac silk sash "Miss QUEENSLAND, 1957, and MISS AUSTRALIA Q...

Helen Wood collection - Miss Australia 1957
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Sashes
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Queensland, Australia
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Mrs Helen Cooper
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1957
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