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Boot stretcher and accessories

Boot stretcher and accessories

Ron Bell collection
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Shoe stretchers
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Oval wooden bowl

Oval wooden bowl

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Containers
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Unknown
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Pair of crutches

Pair of crutches

Torrens Island Quarantine Station collection
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Crutches
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Silver trophy for service to scouting

Silver trophy for service to scouting

J B Young Ltd collection
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Trophies
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1985
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Woodwork plane

Woodwork plane

Ron Bell collection
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Planes
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Digging stick

Digging stick

JW Lindo collection
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Digging sticks
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J W. Lindo
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Hooked boomerang

Hooked boomerang

Olive Pink collection
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Boomerangs
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Miss Olive Pink
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Ship's wheel

Ship's wheel

Rank Hovis McDougall Ltd collection
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Watercraft components
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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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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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Section of the Number 2 rabbit-proof fence from Hill View Homestead, Meekatharra, WA

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Geoff and Sheila Lacy collection
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Fences
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Meekatharra, Western Australia, Australia
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Government of Western Australia
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1903
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Metal and wood carpenter's brace

Metal and wood carpenter's brace

George and Mary Weir collection
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Woodworking braces
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Sheffield, England
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J A Chapman Ltd
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1949
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Wooden plane

Wooden plane

George O Crawford collection
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Planes
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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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Club

Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Clubs
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Wooden metronome

Wooden metronome

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) collection no. 1
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Metronomes
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Sandpaper holder made from a length of wooden dowel

Sandpaper holder made from a length of wooden dowel

George Henry Taylor collection
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Joinery tools
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Coat-hanger with a biege crushed velvet cover

Coat-hanger with a biege crushed velvet cover

Beverly Silby collection
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Coat-hangers
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Mrs Beverly Silby
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Back section of camera

Back section of camera

Robert and Irene Goard collection
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Camera backs
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George Rose
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Message stick

Message stick

Stan Mitchell collection
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Wooden club with pokerwork design, attributed to Coranderrk

Wooden club with pokerwork design, attributed to Coranderrk

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Clubs
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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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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Walter Pukutiwara
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Painting depicts 8 lizards

Painting depicts 8 lizards

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lardjanga
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1967
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Wooden bowl with burnt engraved designs

Wooden bowl with burnt engraved designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Containers
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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Incised boomerang with horizontal bands of interlocking zigzags and circles on arms, from Queensland

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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Shield with white and red ochre

Shield with white and red ochre

Bruce Wright collection
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Shields
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nib pen

Nib pen

Australia Post Historical collection
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Pens
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London, England
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Perry & Co
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1959
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Encased photograph of Jessie and William Gallaway

Encased photograph of Jessie and William Gallaway

Gallaway-Gore collection
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Photographs
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Mrs Jessie A. Gallaway
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Spear

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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Framed acrylic polymer painting on canvas 'Utopia Mt Doreen Yuendumu area ...'

Framed acrylic polymer painting on canvas 'Utopia Mt Doreen ...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Utopia, South Australia, Australia
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Dinny Nolan Tjampitjinpa
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Pins, pencil, chalk, buttons, etc.

Pins, pencil, chalk, buttons, etc.

Hilda Creager collection no. 2
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Textileworking equipment
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Mrs Jocelyn H. Brown
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Hatchets
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Hammer with claws

Hammer with claws

George Henry Taylor collection
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Hammers
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United States of America
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Factory made wooden dolly peg

Factory made wooden dolly peg

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1930
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Radweltcup St. Johann in Tirol Masters Cycling Classic commemorative trophy won by Jim Coyle

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Jim Coyle collection
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Trophies
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James L. Coyle
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Charles Ulm's RAAF dress uniform cane

Charles Ulm's RAAF dress uniform cane

John Ulm collection
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Canes
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Mr Charles T. Ulm
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1928
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Screen printing stencil with design for Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2004, drawn by Ernabella artists

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Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 7
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Printing equipment
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ernabella Arts Inc
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2004
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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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Drawing knife

Drawing knife

Don Robinson collection
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Drawing knives
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Don Robinson
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Painting depicting a pair of black frogs

Painting depicting a pair of black frogs

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gawirrin Gumana
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1967
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Wood stick frayed both ends

Wood stick frayed both ends

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Paintbrushes
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Souvenir miniature cricket bat, 'Australian XI vs Singapore & Malaya, May & June 1927, The Europe Hotel, Singapore'

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Nanette Ward collection
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Commemorative objects
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Singapore
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Edgar Richard Mayne
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1927
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Betting board

Betting board

Jim McMahon collection
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Gambling equipment
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Jim McMahon
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1983
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Bark etching made by Jida Gulpilil, 2015

Bark etching made by Jida Gulpilil, 2015

Jida Gulpilil collection
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Bark paintings
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Lake Boort, Boort, Victoria, Australia
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Jida Gulpilil
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2015
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Pair of black and brown wooden music sticks

Pair of black and brown wooden music sticks

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Clapsticks
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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Double iron wooden smoothing plane

Double iron wooden smoothing plane

George Henry Taylor collection
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Smoothing planes
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Scotland
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Stewart Spiers
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Wooden decorated dotting comb from Melville or Bathurst Island

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Artists equipment
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Not provided
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1974
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Macrame wall hanging, Keerna Kuyang (Eel traps), by Debra Couzens, Gippsland VIC

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Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Artworks
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Debra Couzens
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2002
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Totemic Drawing of Fish and Eggs. (Although this title is listed in file, it does not seem to correspond with the painting)

Totemic Drawing of Fish and Eggs. (Although this title is li...

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 - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Factory made squared wooden clothes peg with metal band

Factory made squared wooden clothes peg with metal band

Bothwell Museum collection
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Clothes pegs
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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Bothwell Museum
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'Carpet Snake Dreaming', painted by Toby Brown Tjampitjinpa, 1976

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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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Toby Brown Djambidjimba
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1976
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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