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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Sculpture - bird's foot

Sculpture - bird's foot

Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

JW Lindo collection
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Spearthrowers
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J W. Lindo
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Mercer Marine Chronometer No 27564, in wooden case with accessories

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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England
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Thomas Mercer Ltd
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John Poole Marine Chronometer No 2659, 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 Poole
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1855
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Dustpan brush

Dustpan brush

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dustpan and brush sets
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Four piece sculptural artwork titled A Blanket Return

Four piece sculptural artwork titled A Blanket Return

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Julie Gough collection
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Sculptures
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Dr Julie Gough
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Optometrist's case

Optometrist's case

Gweneth Meyers collection
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Cases
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Llewellyn P. Williams
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Containers
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Sample - Huon pine fragment

Sample - Huon pine fragment

Bob Brown collection no. 1
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Samples
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Great Ravine, Franklin River, Tasmania, Australia
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Senator Bob Brown
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1976
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Firedrill base

Firedrill base

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Firesticks
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Necklace making kit

Necklace making kit

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Lola Greeno collection
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Tools
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Tasmania, Australia
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Rex Greeno
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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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Gatji, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Motor Fishing Vessel Hong Hai, which transported 38 Vietnamese refugees to Australia in 1978

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Tran Thi Nga collection
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Fishing boats
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An-Hoa, Kien Gaing, Vietnam
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Captain Van S. Truong
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1969
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Digging stick - wana

Digging stick - wana

Tjanpi 'Flying Seven Sisters' collection
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Digging sticks
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Blackstone (Papulankutja Aboriginal community), Western Australia, ...
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Mrs Mamie Butler
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2016
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Unknown
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Spindle - made by Annieka Skinner, 2015

Spindle - made by Annieka Skinner, 2015

Tjanpi 'Flying Seven Sisters' collection
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Spindles
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Kuru Ala, Western Australia, Australia
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Annieka Skinner
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2015
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Wooden scribe with a wooden shaft and wooden block attached at one end with steel

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George O Crawford collection
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Woodworking tools
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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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Collage 'Ancestral Kitchen' depicts Aboriginal activity and occupation at Killiecrankie on Flinders Island

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Verna Nichols collection
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Collages
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Strahan, Tasmania, Australia
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Verna Nichols
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1993
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Model spear

Model spear

JC Le Souef collection
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Small scale models
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Elwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Albert A. Le Souef
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1868
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Smoking pipe used by Ben Chifley

Smoking pipe used by Ben Chifley

MJ Brown collection
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Smoking pipes
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Mr Joseph B. Chifley
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Wooden hall chair with a removable black felt cushion, from the Prime Minister's Lodge

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Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Chairs
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Australia
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Mrs Ruth Lane Poole
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1926
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Digging sticks
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Goulburn Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weibuma
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1966
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Hexagonal Anglo-German (Lachernal or Wheatstone) concertina

Hexagonal Anglo-German (Lachernal or Wheatstone) concertina

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Concertinas
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Snake designed digging stick, attributed to Coranderrk, Victoria

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Digging sticks
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Bark painting depicts two goannas

Bark painting depicts two goannas

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 1982 collection
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Burnished, wooden fighting club

Burnished, wooden fighting club

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Canoe paddle

Canoe paddle

Papuan Official collection
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Paddles
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1916
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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Swamp Bird

Swamp Bird

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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Charlie Djurritjini
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1867 Melbourne Cup won by (Sydney) Tim Whiffler

1867 Melbourne Cup won by (Sydney) Tim Whiffler

1867 Melbourne Cup and Queen's Plate collection
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Trophies
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London, England
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Mr Thomas Smily
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Jigsaw puzzle of two kittens and four chicks with a saucer of food, boxed

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Cross Family collection
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Jigsaw puzzles
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Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Anne Henley
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1950
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Painting depicts numerous panels containing fish

Painting depicts numerous panels containing fish

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dance wand

Dance wand

Papuan Official collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Firestick set

Firestick set

Stan Mitchell collection
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Firesticks
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Unknown
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Dronepipe - Yirrkala, 1948

Dronepipe - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Didjeridus
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Model spear

Model spear

JC Le Souef collection
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Small scale models
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Elwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Albert A. Le Souef
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1868
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Premo Pocket camera

Premo Pocket camera

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Cameras
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New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1913
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Toy dagger hand carved from wood

Toy dagger hand carved from wood

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Toy weapons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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25mm paint brush

25mm paint brush

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 1
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Paintbrushes
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Firedrill

Firedrill

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Firesticks
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Walcott Inlet, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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Wooden photographic print frame

Wooden photographic print frame

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Contact printing frames
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Jannay
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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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Bamboo hybrid stringed musical instrument called a 'dan tre', an original creation by Vietnamese refugee Minh Tam Nguyen

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Minh Nguyen collection
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Musical instruments
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Philippines
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Mr Minh Tam Nguyen
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1982
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Wooden scribe made from wood with a steel screw holding the pieces together

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George O Crawford collection
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Woodworking tools
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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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