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

Wooden box containing phonograph attachments used by anthrop...

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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hand operated meat mincer

Thompson Family collection
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Meat mincers
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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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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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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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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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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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Painting of a rearing white horse

Painting of a rearing white horse

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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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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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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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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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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Small undecorated wooden boomerang

Small undecorated wooden 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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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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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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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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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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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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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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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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Bone cast of Dipotodon septum

Bone cast of Dipotodon septum

South Australian Museum collection no. 1
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Plaster casts
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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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Wooden spearhead

Wooden spearhead

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Spearheads
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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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Piece of wood

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Botanical specimens
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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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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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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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Varnished wooden walking stick forming part of the Gentleman in Redingote set

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Walking-sticks
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1788
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dustpan

Thompson Family collection
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Cleaning equipment
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Boomerangs
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North-eastern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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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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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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