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Wood carving of a female figure in human form

Wood carving of a female figure in human form

Professor Ronald Berndt collection
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Wood carvings
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North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Professor Ronald M. Berndt
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Weapon - Boomerang - returning

Weapon - Boomerang - returning

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1979
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Message stick

Message stick

University of Sydney collection
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Not provided
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1957
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Painting of sea creatures

Painting of sea creatures

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Acrylic paintings
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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
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Tom Sines
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Wedding photograph of Sylvia and John Parsons with their wedding party.

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Parsons collection
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Photographs
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Gunning, New South Wales, Australia
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1941
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Bowl with burnt engraved designs

Bowl with burnt engraved designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Bowls
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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Bowl with burnt engraved designs

Bowl with burnt engraved designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Bowls
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Umbakulu, South Australia, Australia
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Mowitja
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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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Model shield

Model shield

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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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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Straight wooden walking stick with ivory tip and inscribed metal knob

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Anne Fairbairn collection no. 4
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Walking-sticks
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Sir George H. Reid
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1913
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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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Two fish

Two fish

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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Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj
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1974
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Decorated boomerang attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Decorated boomerang attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joe Timbery Snr.
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Copper dustpan and brush

Copper dustpan and brush

Thompson Family collection
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Dustpan and brush sets
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Weapon - Boomerang - hooked

Weapon - Boomerang - hooked

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1960
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Incised boomerang featuring kangaroo and emu amongst trees in centre, from QLD

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Pine Rivers, Queensland, Australia
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Portable writing case with a parquetry lid

Portable writing case with a parquetry lid

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Writing cases
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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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Adze

Adze

Guiseppe Picone collection
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Adzes
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Mr Guiseppe '. Picone
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Hair belt

Hair belt

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Waistbands
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Warburton, Western Australia, Australia
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Tjapakuti
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ron Bell collection
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Boomerangs
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Chilla Well, Northern Territory, 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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Spear

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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Not provided
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell 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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Bat sculpture

Bat 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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Ngapantjama
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Trophy awarded to Royce Hart - premiers 1967,69,73,74

Trophy awarded to Royce Hart - premiers 1967,69,73,74

Royce Hart collection
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Trophies
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royce Hart
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Emu.

Emu.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Beswick, Northern Territory, Australia
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George Baldu
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1968
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Boomerang featuring animals by John Simms, La Perouse, Sydney, 1933

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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John Simms
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1933
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Bark painting outlined in white with black dots, divided into three panels by two horizontal lines of yellow and white with black dots

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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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Long Peter, Parapriti
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1965
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Elliptical shaped spearthrower, attributed to Coranderrk

Elliptical shaped spearthrower, attributed to Coranderrk

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Spearthrowers
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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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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'Wakwak/Dhatum/Dirrpu/Dherran/Nindan', Painted hollow log, native plant species

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Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Artworks
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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Sterling silver mounted emu egg candlestick holder, by Henry Steiner about 1880

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Terence Lane collection
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Candlesticks
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Australia
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Henry Steiner
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1860
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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, Australia
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Sculpture resembling bulls horns

Sculpture resembling bulls horns

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Message sticks
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New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Dressing case containing two hair brushes, two clothes brushes, a comb and a mirror

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Ellen Rogers collection
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Dressing cases
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Prouds Ltd, Diamond Merchants & Jewellers
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1928
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Wooden club, Weapon

Wooden club, Weapon

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Crutch

Crutch

Torrens Island Quarantine Station collection
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Crutches
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Milikapiti Council collection
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Paintbrushes
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1913 Delaunay-Belleville Tourer

1913 Delaunay-Belleville Tourer

Green's Motorcade Museum collection
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Motor cars
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Delaunay-Belleville
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1913
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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The Lizard, Tjunda - Yirrkala, 1948

The Lizard, Tjunda - 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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Unknown
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1948
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Headdress decorated with shells and feathers, made by Audi Gibuma of Boigu Island

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Headdresses
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Boigu Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Audie Gibuma
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1992
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Bark painting 'Three Rainbow Serpents' by Fred Didjbaralkka Narroldol

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Fred D. Narraldol
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Ceremonial shovel used for the turning of the first sod at works on railways commenced at Port Augusta, Oodnadatta, Tarcoola and Alice Springs between 1912 and 2001

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Australian National Railways Commission collection
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Shovels
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Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
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Baron Thomas Denman
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1912
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An almost straight shaped piece of beefwood with bark still attached

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Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Samples
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Black brown wooden music stick

Black brown wooden music stick

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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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Armchair made by the Zilm family of Booleroo, SA, 1895

Armchair made by the Zilm family of Booleroo, SA, 1895

Zilm family furniture collection
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Chairs
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1895
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