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Before Initiation Boys Receive Presents

Before Initiation Boys Receive Presents

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Plaque presented by the Government of NSW to commemorate the official opening of the Sydney Opera House in 1973

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Justice Else-Mitchell collection no. 1
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Plaques
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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NSW Government
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1973
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Snake and tree carving, made by Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, 1973

Snake and tree carving, made by Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri...

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri Carving collection
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Sculptures
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Glen Helen Lodge, Northern Territory, Australia
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Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri
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1973
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Story of a Woman's Camp and the Origin of Damper

Story of a Woman's Camp and the Origin of Damper

Yanyatjarri Tjakamarra collection no. 1
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Acrylic paintings
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Anatjari (. Tjakamarra
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1973
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Painting 12, Giant Devil-Dingo Series - The people cutting up Gaiya.

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Oil paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Certificate awarded for first prize to Mrs V.M. Wilson at the Wyong Show, 1973 for the 'Jacobean bird' textile panel

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Wyong, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1973
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Sample of rock collected on the moon during the Apollo XVII Mission, 1972

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Department of Science and the Environment collection
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Geological specimens
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The Moon, ,
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President Richard M. Nixon
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1972
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Certificate awarded to V.M. Wilson at the Warragul Premier Show, 1973 for first prize for a table centre

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Prize certificates
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Warragul, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1973
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Stream anchor from Matthew Flinders' ship the 'Investigator'

Stream anchor from Matthew Flinders' ship the 'Investigator'

Matthew Flinders collection
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Anchors
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Middle Island, Recherche Archipelago, Western Australia, Australia
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Captain Matthew Flinders
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1803
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Certificate awarded at the Inverelle P & A Association, 1973 for second prize for a tatted butterfly doily

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Myrtle Wilson collection
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Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Violet M. Wilson
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1973
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Bark container

Bark container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Containers
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1973
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Sympathy card

Margot Child collection
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Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1973
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Painting depicting a young karndayh female antilopine kangaroo and kalkal (a small dragon)

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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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Jimmy N. Nganjmirra
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1973
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Teaching Initiates Sign Language, Mornington Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Ceremonial objects
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Declan Apuatami
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1973
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Bark basket

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 07/09/1973 collection
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Baskets
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mary Munjalama
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1973
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Sympathy card

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1973
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Black and white photograph of Gough Whitlam and Fred Daly, 1...

Fred Daly collection
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Photographs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1973
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Holy Bible on which Lance Barnard took the oath of office of...

Hon Lance Barnard collection
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Bibles
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London, England
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Oxford University Press
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1952
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Painting depicts a coiled animal

Painting depicts a coiled animal

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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Fred Dibjbaralkka Narroldol
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1973
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Rectangle of open weave cane strips and two ply string fibre forming a sieve

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Maningrida Arts and Crafts 18/12/1973 collection
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Sieves
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Nealarra (Rocky Point), Northern Territory, Australia
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Barbara Nabambara
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1973
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Ball of hand-spun bark fibre from the baobob tree

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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String
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1973
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String bag

String bag

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 18/12/1973 collection
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Bags
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Manakudok-adjiripa, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Margaret Gawtaiba
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1973
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Sympathy card

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1973
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Stingray (NGO-AIA).

Stingray (NGO-AIA).

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 26/11/1973 collection
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Bark paintings
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Momega, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gubaru Gunwinggu
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1973
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Masonic - Souvenir drinking glass - Lodge No 512

Ronald L Gale Masonic collection no. 1
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Commemorative glassware
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Mr Ronald L. Gale
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1973
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Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1973
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Painting depicts crosshatched style, fish-like animal with snake

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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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Unknown
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1973
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Photograph of Fred and Margaret Daly with four females

Fred Daly collection
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Hon Frederick 'Fred' M. Daly
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1973
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Two catfish.

Two catfish.

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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Bob Balirrbalirr Dirdi
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1973
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Initiation Ceremony, Mornington Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Green, blue and pink camel soft toy mascot from the drawbar of the Comalco Camel

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C Warren Bonython collection
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Toy animals
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Thailand
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Charles W. Bonython
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1973
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Sympathy card

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1973
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Crocodile.

Crocodile.

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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Bob Balirrbalirr Dirdi
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1973
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Two Thaidinae Nassa Francolina shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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Boomerang

Boomerang

The Australian Scene collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1973
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Painting 4, Giant Devil-Dingo Series - The Giant Devil-Dingo...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Oil paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Two Trochidae Chrysostoma Paradoxum shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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Hambalk -  the glider possum.

Hambalk - the glider possum.

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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Charlie Nadjarrubu
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1973
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Masonic - Souvenir drinking glass - Lodge Aviation

Masonic - Souvenir drinking glass - Lodge Aviation

Ronald L Gale Masonic collection no. 1
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Commemorative glassware
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Mr Ronald L. Gale
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1973
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Water and supply cart known as 'The Comalco Camel' which Warren Bonython and Charles McCubbin pulled across the Simpson Desert in 1973

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C Warren Bonython collection
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Carts
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Nylex Poly Products, Adelaide
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1972
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Mythical creature and snake.

Mythical creature and snake.

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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Captain Jambuwal Djorlom
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1973
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Two Terebridae species shells from Lizard Island

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr J Wunderly collection
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Spearthrowers
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1973
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Richmond Football Club jumper with lace-up front and number 4 on the back,  worn by Royce Hart in 1973

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Royce Hart collection
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Football uniforms
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1973
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Masonic - Souvenir drinking glass - Lodge No 512

Ronald L Gale Masonic collection no. 1
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Commemorative glassware
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Mr Ronald L. Gale
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1973
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Barramundi.

Barramundi.

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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Milmilkum
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1973
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Four dancing birds - bush turkeys.

Four dancing birds - bush turkeys.

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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Spider N. Nabunu
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1973
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 12/06/1973 collection
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Spearheads
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jumbo Wungi
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1973
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Victoria football jumper with number 1 on the back, worn by Royce Hart in 1973

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Royce Hart collection
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Football uniforms
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1973
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Painting 16, Giant Devil-Dingo series - man carrying a spear...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Oil paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Bifacially flaked, stone pebble hatchet

Bifacially flaked, stone pebble hatchet

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 12/06/1973 collection
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Hatchets
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jack Myarka
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1973
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Team photographs of Richmond Football Club VFL Premiers 1973 and All Australian Club Champions

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Royce Hart collection
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Photographs
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1973
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Giant Devil-Dingo Series - The Butcher-Bird Brothers, Chooku...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Oil paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Sympathy card

Margot Child collection
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Cards
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Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1973
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Masonic - Souvenir drinking glass - Lodge No 457

Ronald L Gale Masonic collection no. 1
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Commemorative glassware
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Mr Ronald L. Gale
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1973
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Haliotidae Haliotis Laevigata

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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Thaidinae Drupa Grossularia

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1973
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Margot Child collection
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Australia
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Mrs Margot Child
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1973
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Boomerang

Boomerang

The Australian Scene collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1973
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