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

Pigmented apron featuring a single fringe of two-ply fibre s...

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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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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Retouched flake [stone implement]

Retouched flake [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
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Stone blade

Stone blade

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Stone artefacts
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Ground edge hatchet head, Portland [stone implement]

Ground edge hatchet head, Portland [stone implement]

Herbert Keys collection
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Stone artefacts
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Portland, Victoria, Australia
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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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Stone Blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Stone Blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Stone Blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Stone Blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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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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Ceremonial hat made of paper bark wound with two-ply human hair string

Ceremonial hat made of paper bark wound with two-ply human h...

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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Knife

Knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Stone artefacts
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Stone blade

Stone blade

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Stone artefacts
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Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
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Bifacially flaked stone axe

Bifacially flaked stone axe

Stan Mitchell collection
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Stone artefacts
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Hand axe and stone flakes [stone implement]

Hand axe and stone flakes [stone implement]

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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Stone artefacts
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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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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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Bogan pick, [stone implement]

Bogan pick, [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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New South Wales, Australia
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Stone blade

Stone blade

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Stone artefacts
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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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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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Top grinding stone

Top grinding stone

Douglas Seaton collection
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Stone artefacts
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Russell River, Queensland, Australia
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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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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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Bogan pick, [stone implement]

Bogan pick, [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Daroobalgie, New South Wales, Australia
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Stone Blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Stone Blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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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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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Waistbands
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Joseph Mardigan
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1966
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Bifacially flaked pebble tool [stone implement]

Bifacially flaked pebble tool [stone implement]

Darrell Lewis collection no. 1
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Stone artefacts
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Wave Hill, Northern Territory, Australia
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Hatchet head

Hatchet head

Douglas Seaton collection
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Stone artefacts
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Russell River, Queensland, Australia
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Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Ground edge hatchet head [stone implement]

Stan Mitchell collection
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Stone artefacts
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South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Hatchet head [stone implement]

Hatchet head [stone implement]

HP Moss collection
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Stone artefacts
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Cronulla, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Palaeolithic European hand axe

Palaeolithic European hand axe

Stan Mitchell collection
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Stone artefacts
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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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Knife

Knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Stone artefacts
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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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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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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Stone blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Stone blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Stone blade

Stone blade

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Stone artefacts
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Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Bogan pick [stone implement]

Bogan pick [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Hobbys Yards, New South Wales, Australia
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Flake

Flake

Peter Bindon collection no. 3
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Stone artefacts
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Pialligo, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Peter Bindon
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Stone Blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Stone Blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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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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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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Palaeolithic European hand axe

Palaeolithic European hand axe

Stan Mitchell collection
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Stone artefacts
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Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
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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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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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Stone blade

Stone blade

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Stone artefacts
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Bogan pick [stone implement]

Bogan pick [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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New South Wales, Australia
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Kimberley point preform

Kimberley point preform

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 2
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Stone artefacts
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Utilised flake [stone implement]

Utilised flake [stone implement]

Horne-Bowie collection
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Stone artefacts
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Miss Helen Bowie
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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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Bogan pick [stone implement]

Bogan pick [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Forest Reefs, New South Wales, Australia
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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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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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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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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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Mary Munjalama
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1966
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