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Hafted stone hatchet

Hafted stone hatchet

Edmund Milne collection
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Hatchets
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Bifacially edged ground stone hatchet

Bifacially edged ground stone hatchet

Herbert Keys collection
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Hatchets
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Ngukurr (Roper River), East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Stone hatchet with decorated pebble head

Stone hatchet with decorated pebble head

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Not provided
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1963
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Hafted edge-ground stone hatchet

Hafted edge-ground stone hatchet

Edmund Milne collection
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Hatchets
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Not provided
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1931
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Smoking pipe made from a crab claw

Smoking pipe made from a crab claw

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Smoking pipes
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nancy Banejamma
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1966
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Tool - Hatchet - stone - hafted

Tool - Hatchet - stone - hafted

Herbert Keys collection
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Hatchets
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Pigmented armband made from split cane and bound with two-ply fibre string

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Armbands
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Peter Gangalara
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1966
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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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Basket

Basket

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Baskets
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Topumorila
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1965
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Conical basket

Conical basket

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Baskets
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Banibani
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1966
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Ceremonial head ornament

Ceremonial head ornament

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Head ornaments
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Bungtalamiri
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1965
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked with a ground edge

Stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked with a ground edge

Keith Goddard collection
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Hatchets
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Painting depicts six fish surrounded by lines of palm trees and rocks

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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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Jack Maranguida
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1969
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Pigmented hatchet with stone head, bifacially flaked with a ground edge

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Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Hatchets
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Walcott Inlet, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Professor H Davies collection
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Hatchets
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1933
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Painting depicts a central circle and twelve black egg-like objects

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bob Bilinyarra
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1966
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String sample

String sample

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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String
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Stone hatchet hafted in bent wood

Stone hatchet hafted in bent wood

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Hatchets
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Dirranbandi, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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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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Tool - Hatchet - stone - hafted

Tool - Hatchet - stone - hafted

Herbert Keys collection
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Hatchets
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Club

Club

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Paddy B. Irimiati
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1965
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Brian Hayden collection
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Hatchets
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1972
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Club

Club

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Message stick

Message stick

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Message sticks
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Tuprukamiri
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1965
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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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Bifacially edged, ground stone hatchet

Bifacially edged, ground stone hatchet

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Hatchets
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Bifacially edged, ground stone hatchet

Bifacially edged, ground stone hatchet

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Musgrave, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Sawfish

Sawfish

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nagungaba
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1969
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Club

Club

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Toporulamau
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1965
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Bifacially flaked, stone pebble hatchet

Bifacially flaked, stone pebble hatchet

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 12/06/1973 collection
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Hatchets
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jack Myarka
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1973
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Club

Club

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Clubs
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Johnny Mundrugmundrug
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1966
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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String bag

String bag

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Bags
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Maggie Konadjilidjili
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1966
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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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Stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked, edge ground, pigmented and hafted

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Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Hatchets
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Bark painting representing kulama initiation by Deaf Tommy in Snake Bay, Melville Island, 1965

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Deaf Tommy, Pukualamiri
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1965
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Containers
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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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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Hatchet painted with a design of dots in lines

Hatchet painted with a design of dots in lines

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Spearthrowers
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Anchor Kulunba
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1966
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Canoe shaped wooden container

Canoe shaped wooden container

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Containers
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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Split stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked, Victoria

Split stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Hatchets
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Hafted stone axe with head bifacially flaked

Hafted stone axe with head bifacially flaked

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Hatchets
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Wimmera, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Club

Club

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Paddy B. Pakapunali
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1965
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Hafted stone ground edge hatchet, with a handle of bent split wood

Hafted stone ground edge hatchet, with a handle of bent spli...

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Lake Hindmarsh, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Finely ground wooden point used as a sewing needle, burnished, and with a circular hole at the broad end

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Awls
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Goulburn Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Guardbu
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1966
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Pigmented stone hatchet

Pigmented stone hatchet

Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Hatchets
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1954
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Hatchet with a stone hatchet head hafted to a wooden handle

Hatchet with a stone hatchet head hafted to a wooden handle

JW Lindo collection
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Hatchets
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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1985
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Spearthrowers
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Harry Lamilami
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1966
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Painting depicts a central figurative shape in black within rectangles with rounded corners in rings of alternating colours

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Naunu
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1965
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Hafted stone hatchet, Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, 1959

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Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 2
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Hatchets
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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W E. Stanner
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Rounded stone hatchet made from an axe head hafted to a pointed wood handle

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Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Hatchets
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Gongolgon, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Roy Barker
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1992
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Bifacially flaked and edged ground stone hatchet

Bifacially flaked and edged ground stone hatchet

Douglas Seaton collection
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Hatchets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Club

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Paddy B. Pakapunali
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1965
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially edge-ground, and hafted in bent wood handle

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Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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