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Copy of Stradivari's 'Maurin' violin, made by Australian mastercraftsman A E Smith in 1946

Copy of Stradivari's 'Maurin' violin, made by Australian mas...

EV Llewellyn collection
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Violins
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Arthur E. Smith
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1946
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'Turtle totem in sacred well of Baku's tribe'

'Turtle totem in sacred well of Baku's tribe'

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ray Baku
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Gupupuyngu mortuary rites.

Gupupuyngu mortuary rites.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Binyinyuway
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1967
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Painting depicts kalkberd, the euro (Macropus robustus)

Painting depicts kalkberd, the euro (Macropus robustus)

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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1974
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Wooden box containing phonograph attachments used by anthropologist AP Elkin in 1927

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Macleay Museum collection
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Audio equipment accessories
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United States of America
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Thomas A Edison Inc
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1906
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Gray-Nicolls cricket bat used by captain of the Australian Cricket Team, Greg Chappell, from 1981-1983

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Swan Richards collection
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Cricket bats
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Gray-Nicholls
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1981
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Bark painting titled Salmons and Turtles Fishing by Lipundja, Milingimbi, Northern Territory

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lipundja
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1963
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19th Century folk art diorama which portrays Governor William Bligh's arrest during the Rum Rebellion in 1808

19th Century folk art diorama which portrays Governor Willia...

Sotheby's collection no. 2
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Dioramas
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Australia
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Unknown
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1808
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Copy of Stradivari's 'Alard' violin, made by Australian mastercraftsman A E Smith in 1954

Copy of Stradivari's 'Alard' violin, made by Australian mast...

EV Llewellyn collection
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Violins
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Arthur E. Smith
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1954
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Copy of a 'Brescian School' viola, made by Australian mastercraftsman A E Smith in 1952

Copy of a 'Brescian School' viola, made by Australian master...

EV Llewellyn collection
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Violas
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Arthur E. Smith
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1952
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Copy of Stradivari's 'Haussman' cello, made by Australian mastercraftsman A E Smith in 1953

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EV Llewellyn collection
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Cellos
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Arthur E. Smith
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1953
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Guwak ga Marrngu (Nightbird & possum).

Guwak ga Marrngu (Nightbird & possum).

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Luwandi Mununggurr
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1985
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Replica of the rowing boat used by Australian Ernest Searle ...

Department of Sport Recreation and Tourism collection
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Replicas
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Long Nose Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Nick Masterman
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1888
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Fish, sea mammals and  turtles.

Fish, sea mammals and turtles.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gunguyuma
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Decorated boomerang

Decorated boomerang

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Boomerangs
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Straight back wooden chair with a dark blue leather padded seat attached to the frame

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Billy Hughes Office Furniture collection
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Chairs
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South Australia, Australia
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A. Pengelley & Co.
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1927
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Kangaroo playing the didjerdu by Bardayal Nadjamerrek

Kangaroo playing the didjerdu by Bardayal Nadjamerrek

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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Painting depicts men hunting fish & turtles

Painting depicts men hunting fish & turtles

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Varnished cedar balloon-backed chair, made for the Postmaste...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Chairs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Postmaster General's Department
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1873
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Small wooden spear featuring dark wood

Small wooden spear featuring dark wood

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Spears
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Knitting needle container

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Containers
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1941
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Decorated boomerang

Decorated boomerang

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Boomerangs
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Straight back wooden chair with a dark blue leather padded seat and back rest attached to the frame

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Billy Hughes Office Furniture collection
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Chairs
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South Australia, Australia
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A. Pengelley & Co.
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1927
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Varnished wooden walking stick forming part of the Mercantil...

Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Walking-sticks
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1788
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Straight back wooden chair with a dark blue leather padded seat attached to the frame and backrest

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Billy Hughes Office Furniture collection
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Chairs
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Hon William 'Billy' M. Hughes
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1927
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Kangaroo.

Kangaroo.

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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Sam M. Garnarradj
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1974
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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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Spear with six barbs

Spear with six barbs

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Spears
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Boomerang decorated with a painting of the Hermannsburg mission, made by Albert Namatjira

Boomerang decorated with a painting of the Hermannsburg miss...

Albert Namatjira - TGH Strehlow collection no.2
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Boomerangs
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Albert Namatjira
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Wooden stick with handle

Wooden stick with handle

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Tools
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Club with pokerwork snake

Club with pokerwork snake

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Clubs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Club with red black and white decoration

Club with red black and white decoration

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Clubs
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Wooden roll top desk used by Billy Hughes

Wooden roll top desk used by Billy Hughes

Billy Hughes Office Furniture collection
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Desks
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South Australia, Australia
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A. Pengelley & Co.
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1927
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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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Mimi Spirit with Crocodiles.

Mimi Spirit with Crocodiles.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyarri II
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Hairbrush

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Hairbrushes
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London, England
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Mappin & Webb Ltd
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1913
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South Australian State horse-drawn hearse

South Australian State horse-drawn hearse

Horse Era Museum collection no. 2
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Hearses
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England
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1870
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Decorated wooden club

Decorated wooden club

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Clubs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Sundowners. No chop, no tucker!

Sundowners. No chop, no tucker!

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Painting depicts two mimi spirits, a woman and either a male or pre-pubescent female

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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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1970
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Alexander Henry rifle

Alexander Henry rifle

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Rifles
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United Kingdom
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Westley Richards Arms and Ammunition Company
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1871
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Wooden club with a bulbous head

Wooden club with a bulbous head

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Clubs
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Hairbrush

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Hairbrushes
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London, England
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Mappin & Webb Ltd
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1913
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Mulga plaque made by Albert Namatjira

Mulga plaque made by Albert Namatjira

Albert Namatjira - TGH Strehlow collection no.2
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Plaques
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Albert Namatjira
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Wooden spear carved from two toned wood

Wooden spear carved from two toned wood

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Spears
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Hand operated meat mincer

Thompson Family collection
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Meat mincers
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Wooden box for a variometer

Bureau of Mineral Resources collection no. 1
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Storage boxes
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Wooden drum stick shaped at both ends and varnished

Wooden drum stick shaped at both ends and varnished

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Drum sticks
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Wooden carving of a snake

Wooden carving of a snake

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Wood carvings
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Model 1871 New South Wales Alexander Henry rifle and a polis...

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Rifles
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1871
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Plaque made by Albert Namatjira with inscription 'Greetings ...

Albert Namatjira collection no. 2
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Plaques
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Albert Namatjira
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Siberia brand wooden ice chest

May Goudie collection
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Ice chests
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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May Goudie
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1920
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Spirit level

George O Crawford collection
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Spirit levels
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Piece of wood

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Botanical specimens
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Wooden drum stick shaped at both ends and varnished

Wooden drum stick shaped at both ends and varnished

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Drum sticks
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Decorated boomerang

Decorated boomerang

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Boomerangs
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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'An Adelaide to Darwin railway by the 1988 Australian Bicentennial', souvenir paperweight created from a thin cross section of a railway track

'An Adelaide to Darwin railway by the 1988 Australian Bicent...

Dr Donald McMichael collection no. 2
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Paperweights
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South Australia, Australia
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1978
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Boomerangs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Wooden carving of a lizard on a log

Wooden carving of a lizard on a log

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Wood carvings
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Carved wooden club

Carved wooden club

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Clubs
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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