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Elongate oval red pigmented wooden shield [Lyurulyuru Dreaming], painted by Dinny Nolan Tjampitjinpa, 1972

Elongate oval red pigmented wooden shield [Lyurulyuru Dreami...

Lew Parlette collection no. 2
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Shields
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dinny Nolan Tjampitjinpa
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1972
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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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The Baijini at Port Bradshaw, Yirrkala, 1948

The Baijini at Port Bradshaw, Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Tray with wooden, scalloped edges

Tray with wooden, scalloped edges

Rosa Cappelluti collection
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Trays
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Chasm Is.

Chasm Is.

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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Baijimma
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1969
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Bull kelp and river reed container, made by Leonie Dickson

Bull kelp and river reed container, made by Leonie Dickson

Tayenebe collection
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Containers
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Ms Leonie Dickson
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Australia Day Council award trophy for outstanding prowess in the field of sport presented to 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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1979
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A wooden sample of scribing

A wooden sample of scribing

George Henry Taylor collection
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Samples
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Sawfish.

Sawfish.

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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Nandabitta
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1969
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Message stick

Message stick

Stan Mitchell collection
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Message sticks
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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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Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Paddles
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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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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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Ikula
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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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Spear

Spear

Herbert Browne collection
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Spears
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Club - man's fighting stick

Club - man's fighting stick

Gladys Henry collection
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Clubs
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Euramo, Tully, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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Model wooden club with a pointed bulbous head

Model wooden club with a pointed bulbous head

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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Hooked boomerang

Hooked boomerang

Olive Pink collection
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Boomerangs
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Miss Olive Pink
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Message stick

Message stick

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Message sticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Wooden crossbow with bark string

Wooden crossbow with bark string

Chai Vang and Por Ye collection
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Crossbows
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Double outrigger canoe named Kulbasaibai, from Saibai Island in the Torres Strait

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Saibai Island Council collection
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Canoes
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Fly River, Papua New Guinea
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Saibai Island Council
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2000
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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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Snake and tree carving, made by Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, 1973

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Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri Carving collection
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Sculptures
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Glen Helen Lodge, Northern Territory, Australia
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Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri
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1973
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A kindergarten set of building blocks

A kindergarten set of building blocks

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Toy blocks
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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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Pattison Shield presented to Victor Trumper 1898-1899

Pattison Shield presented to Victor Trumper 1898-1899

Victor Trumper collection
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Trophies
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England
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Elkington & Co
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1899
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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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A.E. Stoddart bat, 1897

A.E. Stoddart bat, 1897

Nanette Ward collection
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Cricket bats
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B Warsop
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Rock Wallaby - Charlie Egeley, artist

Rock Wallaby - Charlie Egeley, artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Charlie Egeley
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Incised wooden broad shield

Incised wooden broad shield

South Eastern Australian Shields and Club collection
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Shields
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Containers
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Long-handled carriage whip.

Long-handled carriage whip.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Whips
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Club

Club

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Clubs
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Mythological Mallierra (post initiation) ceremonies at Winparrku

Mythological Mallierra (post initiation) ceremonies at Winpa...

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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Charlie T. Tjungurrayi
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1978
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Lieutenant-Colonel Watchorn's swagger stick

Lieutenant-Colonel Watchorn's swagger stick

Lieutenant-Colonel Watchorn collection
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Swagger sticks
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Lieutenant Colonel Edwin T. Watchorn
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1901
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Dugong Hunt - Yirrkala, 1948

Dugong Hunt - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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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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Pair of wooden skis made from hand-cut mountain ash, with leather bindings

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Donald Maclurcan collection no. 2
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Skis
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Kiandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Geoffrey Yen
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1860
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Spearthrower

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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Nangiliana
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painting depicts a tall rectangular object, outlined in red with a 'spout' attached at the top

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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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Kelp water carrier

Kelp water carrier

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Rachel Quillart collection
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Containers
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Tasmania, Australia
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Rachel Quillart
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O Gauge House model train parcel van

O Gauge House model train parcel van

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Toy railway carriages
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Painting depicts a black goanna

Painting depicts a black goanna

Department of Transport and Communication collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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Clapstick

Clapstick

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Clapsticks
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Small model canoe made from stringy bark

Small model canoe made from stringy bark

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Vernon Graham collection
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Models
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Vernon Graham
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearheads
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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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Wooden paperknife

Wooden paperknife

Justice Else-Mitchell collection no. 1
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Paperknives
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Bark painting 'Mythical Creature' 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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Paintbrush - used by Janet Mungatopi

Paintbrush - used by Janet Mungatopi

Milikapiti Council collection
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Paintbrushes
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Janet Mungatopi
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Small wooden toy kangaroo

Small wooden toy kangaroo

Terence Lane collection
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Toys
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Red hard cover elephant folio scrapbook relating to John [Johnny] Warrens' soccer career, 1967-1968

Red hard cover elephant folio scrapbook relating to John [Jo...

John 'Johnny' Warren collection
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Scrapbooks
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John N. Warren MBE OAM
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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New South Wales, Australia
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Matching cased pair of French .50 calibre duelling pistols with accessories, used by Sir Thomas Mitchell in Sydney in 1851

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Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 2
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Duelling pistols
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France
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Acier
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1851
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