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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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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 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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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 '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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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 '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 '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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Knitting needle container

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Containers
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1941
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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Straight back wooden chair with a dark blue leather padded seat attached to the frame and backrest

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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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 bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a...

Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Large wooden sideboard, symmetrical in design, with a top and bottom section

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Round wooden inlay table top

Rosa Cappelluti collection
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Tables
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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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