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Stick used to apply paint

Stick used to apply paint

Hilda Creager collection no. 1
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Artists equipment
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Sago stirrer

Sago stirrer

Papuan Official collection
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Mixing tools
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Handmade willow clothes peg

Handmade willow clothes peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Mrs One-Eye Brown
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1950
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Double iron jack plane used in the construction of Old Parliament House, Canberra

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George Henry Taylor collection
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Jack planes
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1926
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Reef Fish

Reef Fish

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Boomerangs
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Louth, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Club

Club

Edward Roberts collection
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Clubs
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Wooden bowl with pokerwork snake design by Mowitja, Umbakuku SA

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Containers
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Umbakulu, South Australia, Australia
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Mowitja
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Hooked boomerang, Lake Eyre basin, South Australia

Hooked boomerang, Lake Eyre basin, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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J W. Lindo
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Jack plane

Jack plane

John Docker collection
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Jack planes
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Sheffield, England
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Stanley No.30 spirit level

Stanley No.30 spirit level

George Henry Taylor collection
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Spirit levels
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United States of America
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Stanley
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngalpuntja
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Fregon, South Australia, Australia
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Malyanka
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The Serpent-men, Jurlungur and Gadjalan

The Serpent-men, Jurlungur and Gadjalan

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Yaritji Munkari
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Lime spatula

Lime spatula

Papuan Official collection
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Spatulas
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Spearthrower from Western Australia

Spearthrower from Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Dark timber boomerang decorated on anterior with five sections of pokerwork, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Pokerwork boomerang featuring central motif of Australian map with bridge, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Trowel

Trowel

Phillip Porta collection
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Plastering trowels
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Ngalkunburriyaymi, the Female Rainbow Serpent, by Bardayal Nadjamerrek, Gunbalanya NT, about 1989

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Inada Holdings 06/07/1984 collection
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1984
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Watercolour painting titled 'The Boundary Fence'

Watercolour painting titled 'The Boundary Fence'

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Watercolour paintings
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Painting depicts Namarrkon, the Lightning Spirit and dancing mimi spirits by Jimmy Nakkurridjdjilmi Nganjmirra of Gunbalanya, 1970

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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
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How democracy actually works diorama, produced for Leunig Animated

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Michael Leunig/Bryan Brown collection
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Dioramas
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Mr Michael Leunig
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Black and white coloured print entitled Terre de Diemen Bara-ourou

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Betty Meehan and Rhys Jones collection
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Prints
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Club

Club

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Clubs
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Johnny Mundrugmundrug
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1966
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Wood carving of threee men, the central figure being clubbed and speared by the other two

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Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Hand saw

Hand saw

George O Crawford collection
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Saws
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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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Djara - Double sided hooked spear

Djara - Double sided hooked spear

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Spearheads
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Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
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Alan Ngainbak
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Drill

Drill

Papuan Official collection
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Drills
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Framed certificate of the Australian National Railways corporate philosophy

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Certificates
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Australia
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Australian National Railways Commission
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White wooden 'make-do' stool made by soldier settler Harry Newman at Narrogin, Western Australia, in 1922

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Harry and Natalie Newman collection
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Stools
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Narrogin Agricultural Area, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Henry '. Newman
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1922
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Boomerangs
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North-western New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Wooden stamp

Wooden stamp

William and Jeanette Derham Family - Bendigo Pottery collection
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Printing blocks
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Pigmented cylindrical wood clapstick carved with serrated edges

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Charles Hart collection
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Clapsticks
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Surveyors records in a timber frame

Surveyors records in a timber frame

Snowy Scheme - Snowy Hydro collection
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Documents
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Small wooden toy kangaroo

Small wooden toy kangaroo

Terence Lane collection
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Toys
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Wooden ruler advertising Blundstone Boots

Wooden ruler advertising Blundstone Boots

Bothwell Museum collection
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Promotional material
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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Bothwell Museum
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1966
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Handmade willow clothes peg.

Handmade willow clothes peg.

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Mrs One-Eye Brown
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1950
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Lens adaptor

Lens adaptor

Robert and Irene Goard collection
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Camera accessories
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Wood shavings

Wood shavings

Groote Eylandt Women's Material collection
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Samples
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Angurugu, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gulidja Durilla
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1992
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Western NSW, New South Wales, Australia
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Wooden staff

Wooden staff

Papuan Official collection
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Walking-sticks
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1985
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O Gauge House model train freight brake van

O Gauge House model train freight brake van

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Toy railway cars
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Club, Mungeranie, South Australia

Club, Mungeranie, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Miss Helen Bowie
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1926
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Claw hammer

Claw hammer

John Docker collection
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Hammers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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