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Ghost net Dinghy named the 'Loyalty' with Outboard Motor and accessories

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Erub Erwer Meta collection no.1
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Sculptures
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Darnley (Erub) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Ellarose Savage
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2014
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Shell

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Dr La Mont West collection
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Mother-of-pearl button

Mother-of-pearl button

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Buttons
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Basket decorated with shells

Basket decorated with shells

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Muriel Maynard collection
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Baskets
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Tasmania, Australia
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Ms Muriel Maynard
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Crochet milk jug cover with penguin shells

Crochet milk jug cover with penguin shells

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Dulcie Greeno collection
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Artworks
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Dulcie Greeno
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2003
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Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1923
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Shell used as a palette

Shell used as a palette

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Palettes
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Byerb Ibaik brass skull by Dennis Nona

Byerb Ibaik brass skull by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona collection No 2
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Sculptures
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Dennis Nona
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Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
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Shell money
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1923
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Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1923
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Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1923
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Painted shell with seascape from Torres Strait Islands

Painted shell with seascape from Torres Strait Islands

Axel and Roslyn Poignant collection
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Paintings
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Mother-of-pearl button

Mother-of-pearl button

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Nautilus shells

Nautilus shells

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Muriel Maynard collection
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Large natural gastropod shell for signalling that a turtle was caught

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Shells
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Angurugu, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1923
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Shell

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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The Way of Life

The Way of Life

E Redlich collection
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Engraved emu eggs
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Warangesda Mission Station, Darlington Point, New South Wales, Aust...
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Joe Walsh
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1906
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Necklace from dance costume the 'Mutton Bird' [Yolla]

Necklace from dance costume the 'Mutton Bird' [Yolla]

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Nikki Smith and Leah Bro...
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Dance costumes
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Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1923
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Carved and mounted coconut

Carved and mounted coconut

Papuan Official collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Dhari (headdress) by George Nona, 2007

Dhari (headdress) by George Nona, 2007

George Nona collection
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Headdresses
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Torres Strait, ,
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Mr George Nona
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2007
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Mother-of-pearl button

Mother-of-pearl button

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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L and T Hackney collection
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1918
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Dari headdress

Dari headdress

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Headdresses
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Carolus Isua OAM
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Dulcie Greeno collection
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Necklaces
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Tasmania, Australia
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Dulcie Greeno
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Small shell bracelet made from maireener shells, white cockles and black crows

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Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Lola Greeno collection
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Bracelets
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Tasmania, Australia
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Lola Greeno
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Four piece sculptural artwork titled A Blanket Return

Four piece sculptural artwork titled A Blanket Return

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Julie Gough collection
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Sculptures
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Dr Julie Gough
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Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Muriel Maynard collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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'Mapping my country' by Matilda House (Ngambri) 2015

'Mapping my country' by Matilda House (Ngambri) 2015

Matilda House collection
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Paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Matilda House
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Shell aggregate kangaroo figure

Shell aggregate kangaroo figure

Terence Lane collection
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Animal figures
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1977
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Blanket shellfish basket [component of A Blanket Return]

Blanket shellfish basket [component of A Blanket Return]

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Julie Gough collection
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Sculptures
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Dr Julie Gough
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Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
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Shell money
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1923
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Reverend and Mrs Fenn collection no. 2
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Necklaces
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Plerelare shell necklace, made by Betty Grace

Plerelare shell necklace, made by Betty Grace

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Betty Grace collection
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Necklaces
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Tasmania, Australia
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Betty Grace
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Pincushion with pins

Pincushion with pins

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Pincushions
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Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
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Shell money
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1923
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Shell

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L and T Hackney collection
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Shells
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1918
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Shell

Shell

L and T Hackney collection
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1918
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'Island Dreaming' bra decorated by Shirley Law

'Island Dreaming' bra decorated by Shirley Law

Many Threads collection
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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Shirley Law
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2014
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Necklaces
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1974
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Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
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Shell money
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1923
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Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
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Shell money
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1923
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Shell

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L and T Hackney collection
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Shells
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1918
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Giant clam shell

Giant clam shell

Australian Fisheries Management Authority collection
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Shells
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Turban shell used by Professor Graeme Clarke

Turban shell used by Professor Graeme Clarke

Graeme Clark, University of Melbourne - Cochlear Limited collection
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Shells
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Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
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Shell money
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1923
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Shell necklace with opalescent green maireener and black cat's teeth feature shells, by Dulcie Greeno

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Dulcie Greeno collection no. 1
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Necklaces
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Tasmania, Australia
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Dulcie Greeno
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2000
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Mother-of-pearl button

Mother-of-pearl button

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Buttons
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Shell

Shell

L and T Hackney collection
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Shells
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1918
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Cowrie shell

Cowrie shell

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Specimens
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Necklace making kit

Necklace making kit

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Lola Greeno collection
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Tools
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Tasmania, Australia
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Rex Greeno
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Headdress decorated with shells and feathers, made by Audi Gibuma of Boigu Island

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Headdresses
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Boigu Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Audie Gibuma
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1992
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Giant clam shell

Giant clam shell

Australian Fisheries Management Authority collection
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Shells
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Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
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Shell money
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1923
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Pearl shell pubic cover

Pearl shell pubic cover

Herbert Keys collection
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Personal adornments
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
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Shell money
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1923
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Male figure house post

Male figure house post

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1914
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Piece of shell money made of a thin, crescent-shaped piece of shell

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Reverend and Mrs Fenn collection no. 2
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Shell money
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Gararra (fishing) spear with three wooden prongs that have shell points - made by Rod Mason

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Rodney Mason collection
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Spears
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Kurnell, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Rodney Mason
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2011
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