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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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Single iron jack plane

Single iron jack plane

George Henry Taylor collection
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Jack planes
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Germany
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Mr George H. Taylor
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Headdress from the West Kimberley region, with ears, mouth and teeth

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Paddy Roe collection
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Dance equipment
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Lee
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1968
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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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Plaited leather whip with carved, lacquered timber handle

Plaited leather whip with carved, lacquered timber handle

Scott Rainbow collection
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Whips
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Travelling trunk associated with the Cobb & Co Concord Coach used by the Nowland family

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Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Trunks
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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
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1915
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Red bow and arrow with feathers

Red bow and arrow with feathers

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Archery equipment
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Tania Verstak's Miss Australia 1961 trophy

Tania Verstak's Miss Australia 1961 trophy

Tania Verstak collection
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Trophies
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Painting on canvas board 'Ilpitirri - Yala Dreaming'

Painting on canvas board 'Ilpitirri - Yala Dreaming'

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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Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri
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1976
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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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'Wungapu', Painted hollow log, native plant species

'Wungapu', Painted hollow log, native plant species

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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Shield with red square - QLD - painted by Paul Bong

Shield with red square - QLD - painted by Paul Bong

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Shields
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Paul Bong
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Spearthrower collected by Daisy Bates from Aboriginal visitors to her Ooldea camp

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Herbert Browne collection
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Spearthrowers
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1920
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Snake Jinngbirna.

Snake Jinngbirna.

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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Nanungunda
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1969
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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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Hollow log drum made from gum tree

Hollow log drum made from gum tree

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Vernon Graham collection
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Musical drums
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Vernon Graham
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Pigmented bifacially edge ground stone hatchet

Pigmented bifacially edge ground stone hatchet

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Hatchets
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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'Kiritjinya', painted  by John Tjakamarra, 1975

'Kiritjinya', painted by John Tjakamarra, 1975

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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John Tjakamarra
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1975
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Symmetrical brown boomerang

Symmetrical brown boomerang

Daisy Bates and Herbert Browne collection
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Boomerangs
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Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
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Daisy M. Bates CBE
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Percival Proctor Mk 1 monoplane VH-FEP

Percival Proctor Mk 1 monoplane VH-FEP

Frederick Edmunds collection
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Aeroplanes
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Luton, Bedfordshire, England
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Percival Aircraft Company Limited
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1942
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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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Timber dressing case covered in imitation black leather, with blue velvet interior

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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 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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Morning Star

Morning Star

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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Niljermarija
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1969
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Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Wooden highchair with white leather harness

Doris Nash collection
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Highchairs
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Iram Nash
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1875
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Painting depicts a waisted rectangular figure within a thin rectangular frame

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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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Unknown
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1948
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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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Dance card from the Eighth Annual Ball of the Commonwealth Forestry Bureau, 1934

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Elizabeth Kay collection no. 2
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Cards
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Department of Forestry
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1934
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Message sticks

Message sticks

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Mapoon, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1914
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'Yingapungapu' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1974,

'Yingapungapu' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1974,

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1974
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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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Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Wara
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1982
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Cricket scene showing W.R. 'Wally' Hammond and W.A. 'Bert' Oldfield

Cricket scene showing W.R. 'Wally' Hammond and W.A. 'Bert' O...

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Herbert Fishwick
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1928
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The Yam, Garabara

The Yam, Garabara

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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Pair of crutches

Pair of crutches

Torrens Island Quarantine Station collection
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Crutches
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Untitled framed acrylic painting by Wendy Feifar-Nannup

Untitled framed acrylic painting by Wendy Feifar-Nannup

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Wendy Feifar-Nannup
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Falconer No 4916 chronometer

Falconer No 4916 chronometer

Bureau of Mineral Resources collection no. 1
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Chronometers
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Chart of the Murray River from Wentworth to above Danger Island

Chart of the Murray River from Wentworth to above Danger Isl...

Trevor Reed collection
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Navigational charts
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Wentworth, New South Wales, Australia
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1885
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Trying plane

Trying plane

George Henry Taylor collection
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Trying planes
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr George H. Taylor
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1926
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Weapon - Shield - parrying

Weapon - Shield - parrying

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Shields
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Murray River, , Australia
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Bark painting 'Ngalkunburriyaymi, The Female Rainbow Serpent' by Bardayal Nadjamerrek, Gunbalanya, about 1989

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Inada Holdings 06/07/1984 collection
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1984
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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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Coolamon (dish) made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Coolamon (dish) made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Containers
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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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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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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Paul House's didjeridu

Paul House's didjeridu

Paul House collection no. 1
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Didjeridus
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Paul House
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1984
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Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

Dent Two Day Marine Chronometer No 46982 in wooden case

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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1895
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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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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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Pair of slippers made from wood, leather, cloth and gold thread, Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

Pair of slippers made from wood, leather, cloth and gold thr...

George Pappas collection no. 1
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Slippers
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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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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Carved coconut stand with swirling carvings on the outer surface

Carved coconut stand with swirling carvings on the outer sur...

Reverend and Mrs Fenn collection no. 2
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Stands
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Plaque presented by the Government of NSW to commemorate the official opening of the Sydney Opera House in 1973

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Justice Else-Mitchell collection no. 1
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Plaques
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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NSW Government
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1973
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The Sun-woman

The Sun-woman

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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Piti or wooden container with pokerwork of the Kungkarangkaipa Tjukurpa or 'Seven Sisters' Dre

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 2
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Containers
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Northern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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Nyupaya Kaika
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1998
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Resin-hafted stone adze with wooden handle

Resin-hafted stone adze with wooden handle

Daisy Bates and Herbert Browne collection
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Adzes
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Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
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Daisy M. Bates CBE
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Wooden handled knife with a rusty metal blade

Wooden handled knife with a rusty metal blade

Fiona Reynolds collection
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Knives
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Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Landau known as 'The Ranken Coach'

Royal Australian Historical Society collection no. 1
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Horse drawn coaches
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Scotland
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Mr George Ranken
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1821
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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