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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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Pigmented, rounded stone hafted in split bent wood

Pigmented, rounded stone hafted in split bent wood

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Hatchets
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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George Yalmur
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1966
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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Smoking pipes
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1920
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Spearheads
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Pipe consisting of reddish, polished wooden bowl and a detachable plastic[?] stem

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Justice Else-Mitchell collection no. 1
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Smoking pipes
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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Smoking pipes
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Cylindrical hollow wood pipe with protruding bowl

Cylindrical hollow wood pipe with protruding bowl

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 26/11/1973 collection
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Smoking pipes
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Djinmalinjera, Northern Territory, Australia
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Roy Rewa
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1973
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Personal adornments
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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Fibrous string wound onto a circular cane armband

Fibrous string wound onto a circular cane armband

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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Alec Tjimar
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1966
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Pigmented apron featuring a single fringe of two-ply fibre string on string

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Personal adornments
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Edged, ground stone, hafted in bent wood

Edged, ground stone, hafted in bent wood

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Hatchets
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Goulburn Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Iparol
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1966
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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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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Smoking pipes
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Smoking pipes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1927
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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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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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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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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Smoking pipes
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1922
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The painting consisting of three horizontal sections with the central section having a small circle

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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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Tuki Puruldatemiri
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1965
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Hollow cylinder of wood forming a smoking pipe with a wooden bowl

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Enid Bowden collection
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Smoking pipes
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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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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Hollow bamboo (section) smoking pipe from Barron River area, Queensland

Hollow bamboo (section) smoking pipe from Barron River area,...

Edmund Milne collection
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Smoking pipes
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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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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Ceremonial hat made of paper bark wound with two-ply human hair string

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Headwear
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1960
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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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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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Malayan-type hollow square wooden smoking pipe, with metal bowl and incised cross-hatching

Malayan-type hollow square wooden smoking pipe, with metal b...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Smoking pipes
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Not provided
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1948
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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Smoking pipes
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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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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Palm leaf basket

Palm leaf 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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Pipe consisting of reddish, polished wooden bowl and a detachable plastic[?] stem

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Justice Else-Mitchell collection no. 1
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Smoking pipes
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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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Armband made from woven fibre with a large bunch of dark feathers centrally attached with bloodwood resin and pandanus string

Armband made from woven fibre with a large bunch of dark fea...

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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Pipe consisting of reddish, polished wood bowl and a detachable plastic[?] stem

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Justice Else-Mitchell collection no. 1
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Smoking pipes
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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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Rainforest shield - QLD

Rainforest shield - QLD

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 2
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Shields
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North-Eastern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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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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Carved and decorated wooden stingray made by Mani Luki in Snake Bay, Melville Island, 1965

Carved and decorated wooden stingray made by Mani Luki in Sn...

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Mani Luki
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1965
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Hollow cylindrical wooden pipe with its shaft wrapped in Melaleuca bark, and tied with string, Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Smoking pipes
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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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Pigmented clay smoking pipe moulded into a serpentine form

Pigmented clay smoking pipe moulded into a serpentine form

Olive Pink collection
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Smoking pipes
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Not provided
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1977
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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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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Smoking pipes
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1914
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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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Biliaritjimau
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1965
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Hand carved wooden pipe with the metal bowl inserted at the end made from a bullet casing

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Groote Eylandt Women's Material collection
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Smoking pipes
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Angurugu, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mary Amagula
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Waistbands
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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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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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Smoking pipes
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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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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Bamboo pipe

Bamboo pipe

Papuan Official collection
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Smoking pipes
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1927
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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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Plaited split cane armband

Plaited split cane armband

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Armbands
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nanungunda
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1969
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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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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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Circular head ornament

Circular head ornament

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Headwear
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Anuputawai
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1965
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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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