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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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Continuously looped fibre string apron

Continuously looped fibre string apron

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Personal adornments
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Nose bone

Nose bone

Stan Mitchell collection
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Personal adornments
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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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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Pearl shell pubic cover attached to hair string belt

Pearl shell pubic cover attached to hair string belt

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Personal adornments
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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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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Pubic cover

Pubic cover

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1993
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Yarn with hair string binding

Yarn with hair string binding

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Personal adornments
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Pom pom neck ornament

Pom pom neck ornament

Stan Mitchell collection
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Personal adornments
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Bark painting

Bark painting

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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Paddy Fish (Fisherman), Irimiati
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1965
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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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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Nose bone

Nose bone

Stan Mitchell collection
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Personal adornments
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Nose bone

Nose bone

Stan Mitchell collection
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Personal adornments
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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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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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Black Joe Wombadiemeri
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1965
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Containers
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Popalntao
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1965
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Nose stick

Nose stick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Personal adornments
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Pubic cover

Pubic cover

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Dala or kapkap backing disc

Dala or kapkap backing disc

Geoff Dennis collection
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Personal adornments
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Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Pearl shell pubic cover

Pearl shell pubic cover

Herbert Keys collection
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Personal adornments
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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Paperbark basket

Paperbark 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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Neck ornament

Neck ornament

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Personal adornments
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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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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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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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Stan Mitchell collection
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Personal adornments
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Nosebone

Nosebone

Horne-Bowie collection
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Personal adornments
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Pubic cover

Pubic cover

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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1985
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Dala or kapkap backing disc

Dala or kapkap backing disc

Geoff Dennis collection
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Personal adornments
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Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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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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Apron made from a fringe of fibre string on a fibre string band

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Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Personal adornments
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Personal adornments
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Pubic cover

Pubic cover

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Personal adornments
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Dr Frederick D. McCarthy
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1962
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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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Pubic cover

Pubic cover

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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1985
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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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Lower grinding stone

Lower grinding stone

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Lower grinding stones
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Barunga, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1968
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Morrom - woman's wrist ornament

Morrom - woman's wrist ornament

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Personal adornments
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Vicki Couzens
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2002
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Conical woven basket

Conical woven 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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Ivy Balbalun
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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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Pigmented conical basket

Pigmented 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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Happy Wudjara
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1966
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Two ply fibre string apron

Two ply fibre string apron

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Personal adornments
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Mapoon, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1914
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Pubic cover, Ernabella SA

Pubic cover, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Personal adornments
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Bailer shell scraper

Bailer shell scraper

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Hunting and gathering tools
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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. 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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Pigmented cylindrical hollow wooden smoking pipe with alternate bands of rarrk markings together with motifs of fish and stars

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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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Johnny Mundrugmundrug
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1966
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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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Woven fibre pubic cover.

Woven fibre pubic cover.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Personal adornments
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Armband made from woven fibre with a large bunch of dark feathers centrally attached with bloodwood resin and pandanus string

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Armbands
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Taoambusimi
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1965
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Pearl shell chest ornament

Pearl shell chest ornament

Geoff Dennis collection
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Personal adornments
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Owaraha AKA Santa Ana Island, Solomon Islands
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1970
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Stan Mitchell collection
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Personal adornments
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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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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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Personal adornments
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nanungunda
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1969
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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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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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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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Pearl shell pubic cover

Pearl shell pubic cover

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Personal adornments
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Professor Adolphus P. Elkin
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1927
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