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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Coward Springs, South Australia, Australia
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Spearthrower collected by Daisy Bates from Aboriginal visitors to her Ooldea camp

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Herbert Browne collection
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Spearthrowers
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1920
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) and collected by Herbert Basedow in 1913

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Spear

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Spear

Spear

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Spears
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Spearthrower with incised pattern

Spearthrower with incised pattern

Louise Thibou Decorated Spearthrower collection
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Spearthrowers
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Spearthrower with wooden peg bound with resin and sinew

Spearthrower with wooden peg bound with resin and sinew

Daisy Bates and Herbert Browne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
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Daisy M. Bates CBE
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Containers
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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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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Spear

Spear

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Spears
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Spear

Spear

Herbert Browne collection
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Spears
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearheads
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Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite), 1913 - insect and dingo motifs

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1913
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Hession wall hanging from Ernabella - made by Milyika

Hession wall hanging from Ernabella - made by Milyika

Enid Bowden collection
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Wall hangings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Milyika
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Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hafted stone ground edge hatchet, with a handle of bent split wood

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Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Lake Hindmarsh, Victoria, Australia
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1963
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Weapon - Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Weapon - Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Spear

Spear

JW Lindo collection
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Spears
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J W. Lindo
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Wooden Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Neck ornament

Neck ornament

Noel and Susan Priest collection
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Personal adornments
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Noel Priest
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1976
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Desert, , Australia
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1993
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Spear

Spear

JW Lindo collection
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Spears
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J W. Lindo
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Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Unfinished mulga wood spearthrower 'miru', carved at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Spearthrowers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Weapon - Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Spear

Spear

JW Lindo collection
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Spears
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J W. Lindo
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

JW Lindo collection
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Spearthrowers
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J W. Lindo
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Weapon - Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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