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Plastic sign for bokchoy from market garden stall

Plastic sign for bokchoy from market garden stall

Chai Vang and Por Ye collection
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Signs
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Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Siemens Brothers Morse Code Printer

Professor Arthur Hardie Corbett collection
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Printing equipment
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London, England
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1850
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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 1604 with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Dent & Co
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1850
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'Dreaming of Matjadji' painted by David Corby Tjapaltjarri, 1975

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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David Corby Tjapaltjarri
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1975
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Mururruma's Spirit Seen after Death.

Mururruma's Spirit Seen after Death.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Matamar
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Mother-of-pearl model of the Dome of the Rock, on Harum al-Sharif (Temple Mount), Jerusalem

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General Palestinian Delegation collection
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Models
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Palestine
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Palestine Liberation Organisation
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1980
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Leitz Wetzlar dissecting light monocular microscope

Leitz Wetzlar dissecting light monocular microscope

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine collection
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Microscopes
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Wetzlar, Germany
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Leitz Wetzlar
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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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Incised wooden narrow shield

Incised wooden narrow shield

South Eastern Australian Shields and Club collection
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Shields
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Parrying shield made by Willie Dawson, 2014

Parrying shield made by Willie Dawson, 2014

Willie Dawson collection
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Shields
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Whyalla, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Willie Dawson
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2014
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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, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Wood carving - Bunbulama - Yirrkala, 1948

Wood carving - Bunbulama - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan Marika
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1948
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Painting depicts three figures in canoe, each with a fish on the end of a line.

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1963
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Emu & Snake, painted on a tea chest lid by Johnny Bamagal.

Emu & Snake, painted on a tea chest lid by Johnny Bamagal.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Barunga, Northern Territory, Australia
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Johnny Bamagal
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1968
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Framed bark painting 'Woman sitting on rock' by Bobby Barrdjaray Nganjmirra, Gumardir River Outstation, 1970

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Peter Brokensha and Bobby Bardjarai Nganjimirra collection
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Bark paintings
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Gumardir River Outstation, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory,...
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Bobby B. Nganjmirra
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1970
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Piti

Piti

Maruku Arts collection no. 3
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Topsy Tjulyata
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2003
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Carved wooden sculpture of a parrot fish 'Yambirrku'

Carved wooden sculpture of a parrot fish 'Yambirrku'

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Baluka Maymuru
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1999
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Spear

Spear

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spears
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Black leather lash with wooden handle

Black leather lash with wooden handle

Neville Locker collection
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Whips
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Point Puer, Carnarvon Bay, Tasmania, Australia
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1834
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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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Digging tool known as a 'Pelican', used in the construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme

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Snowy Scheme - Bill Fegan collection
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Picks
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Norway
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Mr William Fegan
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1967
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Wooden harpoon

Wooden harpoon

Gladys Henry collection
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Harpoons
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Euramo, Tully, QLD, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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Bark painting depicting the Wawilak Sisters story by Mathaman Marika, Yirrkala, 1965

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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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Mathaman Marika
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1965
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Barawind.

Barawind.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djabargu
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1969
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Stereographic viewer

Stereographic viewer

Robert and Irene Goard collection
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Stereoscopes
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George Rose
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Turtle

Turtle

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bayma
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Message stick

Message stick

University of Sydney collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1957
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Mayngu Dhoeri pearlshell headdress made by Sipau Audi Gibuma

Mayngu Dhoeri pearlshell headdress made by Sipau Audi Gibuma

Sipau Audi Gibuma Headdress collection
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Headdresses
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Boigu Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Sipau Audi Gibuma
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1990
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Painting depicts  X-ray style kangaroo with crosshatching

Painting depicts X-ray style kangaroo with crosshatching

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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Pokerwork goanna

Pokerwork goanna

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Nyurpaya painting

Nyurpaya painting

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Paintings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Nyurpaya
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Kodj - axe - made by Larry Blight, Albany WA

Kodj - axe - made by Larry Blight, Albany WA

Larry Blight collection
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Axes
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Albany, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Larry Blight
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2012
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The Man, Mik-mik

The Man, Mik-mik

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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1948
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Hand tinted photograph of Junior Champion Heifer Woodleigh Joyous Duchess

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Woodleigh Shorthorn Stud collection
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Tinted photographs
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Woodleigh, Corowa, New South Wales, Australia
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South East Wind

South East Wind

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nambinara
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1948
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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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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Fresh-water Tortoise, Mimila

Fresh-water Tortoise, Mimila

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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Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Boomerang featuring front halves of cow and horse in centre and geometric designs on arms

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Anawanda
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1948
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Canadian Aviation Electronics (CAE) Scintillometer, Model 963, Serial Number 173

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Bureau of Mineral Resources collection no. 1
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Geophysical survey equipment
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Coolamon

Coolamon

Central Australian souvenirs collection
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Containers
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Hollow cylindrical wooden pipe with its shaft wrapped in Melaleuca bark, and tied with string, Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Smoking pipes
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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The Moon, Jumauria

The Moon, Jumauria

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Kulpidja
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1948
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Painted plaster sculpture depicting a caricature of Malcolm Fraser.

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Peter Nicholson collection no. 3B
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Sculptures
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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Variometer

Variometer

Bureau of Mineral Resources collection no. 1
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Variometers
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Varnished wooden walking stick

Varnished wooden walking stick

Sir Littleton Groom collection
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Walking-sticks
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Hon William 'Billy' M. Hughes
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'King fisher following the clouds'  by Banapana Maymuru, 1978

'King fisher following the clouds' by Banapana Maymuru, 197...

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies 18/01/1979 collection
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Bark paintings
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Drill Hall, Australian National University, Acton, Canberra, Austra...
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Banapana Maymuru
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1978
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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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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Bark painting divided into 16 panels by three horizontal white bands with red outlines

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Polly Miller
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1965
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John Rodgers Marine Chronometer No 1/1853, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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John Rodgers
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1868
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr A P Lyons
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Wooden Container

Wooden Container

Stan Mitchell collection
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Containers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bark painting 'Female spirit figure'

Bark painting 'Female spirit figure'

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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John N. Guymala
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Cardboard sign for red radish from market garden stall

Cardboard sign for red radish from market garden stall

Chai Vang and Por Ye collection
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Signs
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Ruler belonging to James Sprent

Ruler belonging to James Sprent

James Sprent collection
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Rulers
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Bark painting 'Mythical Figure' by by Bob Balirrbalirr Dirdi, Gunbalanya, 1974

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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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Bob Balirrbalirr Dirdi
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1974
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Oil painting depicting H. M. Brig. Lady Nelson

Oil painting depicting H. M. Brig. Lady Nelson

Lady Nelson Painting collection
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Firing the Humpy by Lin Onus

Firing the Humpy by Lin Onus

Lin Onus collection
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Lin Onus
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1972
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