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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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Knitting needle container

Knitting needle container

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Containers
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1941
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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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Copy of Stradivari's 'Alard' violin, made by Australian mastercraftsman A E Smith in 1954

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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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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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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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Hand operated meat mincer

Hand operated meat mincer

Thompson Family collection
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Meat mincers
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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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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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Copy of a 'Brescian School' viola, made by Australian mastercraftsman A E Smith in 1952

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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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Tray with wooden, scalloped edges

Tray with wooden, scalloped edges

Rosa Cappelluti collection
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Trays
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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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Masonic - Stand for Presentation plate

Masonic - Stand for Presentation plate

Ronald L Gale Masonic collection no. 1
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Stands
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Mr Ronald L. Gale
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1979
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Gavel presented to Ron Gale from the Masonic Brethren Burroughs Wellcome and Co 1969

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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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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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Wooden circular inlay box with a lid.

Wooden circular inlay box with a lid.

Marta Sybaczynsky collection no. 2
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Boxes
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Ukraine
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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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Hair brush and comb set

Hair brush and comb set

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Hair care equipment
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London, England
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Mappin & Webb Ltd
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1913
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Copper dustpan and brush

Copper dustpan and brush

Thompson Family collection
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Dustpan and brush sets
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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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Swivel chair used by Commonwealth Palaeontologist Irene Crespin while she was at the BMR, 1946-1961

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Dr Liz Truswell collection
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Office chairs
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Dr Irene Crespin
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1946
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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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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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Wooden case for microscope used for the scientific study of ...

Valerie Jones collection
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Cases
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Valerie May
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1940
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Nansen-designed Hans Neering Memorial Sled used for rescues ...

Kosciusko Huts Association collection
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Safety equipment
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Mount Kosciusko, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Fridtjof Nansen
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1953
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Pineapple letter opener

Pineapple letter opener

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paperknives
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Asymmetrical boomerang

Asymmetrical boomerang

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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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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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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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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Wooden box for a variometer

Bureau of Mineral Resources collection no. 1
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Storage boxes
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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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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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Timber oar featuring a black rubber oar lock and a tapered hand grip

Timber oar featuring a black rubber oar lock and a tapered h...

Platypus collection - Tom Grant and Merv Griffiths collection
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Oars
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Dr Tom Grant
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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