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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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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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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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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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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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19th Century folk art diorama which portrays Governor William Bligh's arrest during the Rum Rebellion in 1808

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

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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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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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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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Box designed to hold a variometer and associated tools

Box designed to hold a variometer and associated tools

Bureau of Mineral Resources collection no. 1
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Boxes
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England, United Kingdom
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Thomas Optical & Scientific Co. Pty Ltd
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1955
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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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Small wooden shield

Small wooden shield

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Shields
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Kangaroo by Bardayal Nadjamerrek

Kangaroo by Bardayal Nadjamerrek

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Manmoyih, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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Two  fish.

Two fish.

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 Mijawmijaw
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1974
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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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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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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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Spearthrower with red patches with white dots

Spearthrower with red patches with white dots

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Spearthrowers
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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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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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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Copper dustpan and brush

Thompson Family collection
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Dustpan and brush sets
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Painting depicts large fish in x-ray

Painting depicts large fish in x-ray

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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Swivel chair with dark blue leather padding attached to the wooden frame on the back rest and the seat

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Billy Hughes Office Furniture collection
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Office chairs
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South Australia, Australia
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A. Pengelley & Co.
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1927
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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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Carved crocodile

Carved crocodile

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Wood carvings
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Two-toned boomerang

Two-toned 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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Painted didjeridu

Painted didjeridu

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Didjeridus
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Wardrobe manufactured by A Pengelley and Co.

Wardrobe manufactured by A Pengelley and Co.

Billy Hughes Office Furniture collection
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Wardrobes
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South Australia, Australia
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A. Pengelley & Co.
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1927
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Large wooden sideboard, symmetrical in design, with a top and bottom section

Large wooden sideboard, symmetrical in design, with a top an...

Billy Hughes Office Furniture collection
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Sideboards
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South Australia, Australia
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A. Pengelley & Co.
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1927
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Specimen of rock from the foundations of Parliament House, w...

Canberra Rotary Club collection
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Commemorative objects
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Canberra Rotary Club
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1988
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Painting depicts two stylised trees, with 21 black flying fox hanging from branches and four crocodiles waiting in water below

Painting depicts two stylised trees, with 21 black flying fo...

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies - Australian National Un...
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Bark paintings
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Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
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Norah Bindul
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1984
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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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Varnished wooden walking stick forming part of the Gentleman...

Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Walking-sticks
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1788
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Wooden stand with a decorated edge

Wooden stand with a decorated edge

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Stands
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Asymmetrical boomerang with painted arm

Asymmetrical boomerang with painted arm

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Boomerangs
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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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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Womaku country - Ganbulabula.

Womaku country - Ganbulabula.

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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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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1967
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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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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 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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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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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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Box for variometer and accessories

Box for variometer and accessories

Bureau of Mineral Resources collection no. 1
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Storage boxes
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Reef at low tide

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Ngunga
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Spearthrower with fish

Spearthrower with fish

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Spearthrowers
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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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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Wooden side table

Wooden side table

Billy Hughes Office Furniture collection
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Side tables
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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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Pokerworked wooden display base by Sam Kirby

Pokerworked wooden display base by Sam Kirby

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Stands
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Sam Kirby
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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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Gavel presented to Ron Gale from the Masonic Brethren Burrou...

Ronald L Gale Masonic collection no. 1
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Gavels
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Mr Ronald L. Gale
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1969
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Large wooden bookcase

Large wooden bookcase

Billy Hughes Office Furniture collection
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Bookcases
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South Australia, Australia
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A. Pengelley & Co.
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1927
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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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Straight back wooden chair with a dark blue leather padded seat and back rest attached to the frame

Straight back wooden chair with a dark blue leather padded s...

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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Hand operated meat mincer

Thompson Family collection
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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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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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