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Souvenir card Blowering Dam - Ceremony to mark the first release of water for irrigation

Souvenir card Blowering Dam - Ceremony to mark the first rel...

Snowy Scheme - Ken Johnson collection
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Cards
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Blowering Dam, New South Wales, Australia
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Water Conservation & Irrigation Commission
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1968
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Lionel Rose's International Bantamweight Championship Title Match, 2 July 1968 boxing trophy

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Lionel Rose collection no. 2
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Trophies
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Tokyo, Japan
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Lionel Rose
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1968
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Maraiin

Maraiin

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Beswick, Northern Territory, Australia
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George Baldu
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1968
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Christmas Eve in the Land of the Dispossessed by Kevin Gilbert

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Eleanor Williams-Gilbert collection
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Linocuts
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Mr Kevin Gilbert
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1968
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Certificate awarded at the Wangaratta Agricultural and Industrial Society Annual Show, 1968 for first prize for a calico apron

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1968
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Australia XIX Olympic Games Mexico 68 pennant

Australia XIX Olympic Games Mexico 68 pennant

National Sports Information Centre collection
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Pennants
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Mexico
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Australian Olympic Commitee
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1968
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Painting depicts 11 human figures and 2 wallabies

Painting depicts 11 human figures and 2 wallabies

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithili Wanambi
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1968
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Emu & Snake, painted on a tea chest lid by Johnny Bamagal.

Emu & Snake, painted on a tea chest lid by Johnny Bamagal.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Barunga, Northern Territory, Australia
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Johnny Bamagal
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1968
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Headdress from the West Kimberley region, with ears, mouth and teeth

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Paddy Roe collection
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Dance equipment
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Lee
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1968
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Blue dance program titled 'Programme, Government House, 1868'

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dance programs
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1968
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Blowering Dam

Blowering Dam

Snowy Scheme - Ken Johnson collection
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Programs
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Blowering Dam, New South Wales, Australia
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Water Conservation & Irrigation Commission
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1968
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Certificate awarded at the Kerang District Agricultural Society 84th Annual Show, 1968 for first prize for an appliqued doily

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Kerang, Victoria, Australia
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Kerang New Times Print
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1968
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Certificate awarded at the Upper Hunter P. & A. Association 78th Annual Show, Muswellbrook, 1968 for second prized for an appliqued doily

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1968
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'Napililingu', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1968

'Napililingu', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1968

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1968
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'Opossum Tree  Dreaming', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1968

'Opossum Tree Dreaming', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1968

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1968
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Certificate awarded to Mrs V.M. Wilson at the Wynard Agricultural and Pastoral Society Annual Show, 1968 for first prize for a tapestry bag

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Wynyard, Tasmania, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1968
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Emu.

Emu.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Beswick, Northern Territory, Australia
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George Baldu
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1968
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Commonwealth of Australia Remittance by Group Employer, 1968

Commonwealth of Australia Remittance by Group Employer, 1968

ET Fealy collection
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Receipts
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1968
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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Felina shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Wood carvings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Roy Manggurinjin
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1968
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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1968

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1968

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1968
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Catfish and long nose.

Catfish and long nose.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Beswick, Northern Territory, Australia
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Copper
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1968
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Souvenir of the ceremony to mark the first release of water from Blowering Dam

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Snowy Scheme - Ken Johnson collection
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Envelopes
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Blowering Dam, New South Wales, Australia
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Water Conservation & Irrigation Commission
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1968
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Possum.

Possum.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy Milipi
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1968
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Conidae Conus Quercinus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Rainbow  Snake.

Rainbow Snake.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Beswick, Northern Territory, Australia
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Johnny Panmkal
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1968
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Turtle.

Turtle.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Beswick, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jacky Daiwanga
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1968
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Fire drill

Fire drill

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Fire-making equipment
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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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Freshwater.

Freshwater.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Barunga, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lofti
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1968
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Haliotidae Haliotis Squamata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Conidae Conus Scabriusculus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Volutidae Aulicina Sophiae

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Wild honey ancestral being

Wild honey ancestral being

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Butjiya
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1968
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Cymatiidae Cymatium Gutturnium

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Volutidae Notovoluta Kreuslerae (rare)

Volutidae Notovoluta Kreuslerae (rare)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Spencer Gulf, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Rodney Fox
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1968
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Dadube and echidna

Dadube and echidna

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Jimmi Naguridjilmi
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1968
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Fire drill base

Fire drill base

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Fire-making equipment
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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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Two Muricidae Euphyllon Cervicornus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Janet Mathews collection no. 4
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Containers
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South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
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Percy Mumbler
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1968
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Victa 'New Utility' Series 70 2-stroke lawn-mower, c.1968

Victa 'New Utility' Series 70 2-stroke lawn-mower, c.1968

Phillip Porta collection
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Lawnmowers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Victa Mowers Pty Ltd
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1968
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Miss NSW Charity Queen 1968 tiara

Miss NSW Charity Queen 1968 tiara

Monique Mulder-Finlay collection - Miss NSW Charity Queen 1968
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Tiaras
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New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Australia Company
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1968
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Dress

Dress

Monique Mulder-Finlay collection - Miss NSW Charity Queen 1968
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Dresses
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New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Australia Company
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1968
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Kangaroo.

Kangaroo.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Beswick, Northern Territory, Australia
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Copper
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1968
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Headdress from the West Kimberley region, with ears and eyes

Headdress from the West Kimberley region, with ears and eyes

Paddy Roe collection
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Dance equipment
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Lee
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1968
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Two Turbinidae Turbo Petholatus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Cymatiidae Cymatium Pfeitterianum (uncommon)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Crocodile.

Crocodile.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Beswick, Northern Territory, Australia
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Henry
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1968
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Headdress from the West Kimberley region, with ears, mouth and teeth

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Paddy Roe collection
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Dance equipment
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Lee
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1968
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A pair of Mytilidae Stavelia Horrida shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Errones shells from Lee Point

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Lime green silk jacket, short, with one button

Lime green silk jacket, short, with one button

Monique Mulder-Finlay collection - Miss NSW Charity Queen 1968
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Jackets
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New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Australia Company
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1968
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Cymatiidae Cymatium Exaratum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Conidae Conus Terebra

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Headdress from the West Kimberley region, with ears and eyes

Headdress from the West Kimberley region, with ears and eyes

Paddy Roe collection
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Dance equipment
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Lee
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1968
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White cape

White cape

Monique Mulder-Finlay collection - Miss NSW Charity Queen 1968
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Cloaks
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New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Australia Company
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1968
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Painting depicts a porcupine

Painting depicts a porcupine

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Beswick, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spider Ngabunun
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1968
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Goanna.

Goanna.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Beswick, Northern Territory, Australia
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Copper
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1968
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A pair of Mytilidae Stavelia Horrida shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Djanda.

Djanda.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Muwarra
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1968
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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1968

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1968

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1968
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