Menu toggle

National Museum of Australia

Where our stories come alive

Collection Explorer

4

Explore sets

Objects

Image Title and collection What Where Who When
Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Finke River, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Finke River, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Kaolinite carving made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) -  human and animal motifs, 1913

Kaolinite carving made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - human an...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Carvings
Apply Carvings filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite), 1913 - insect and dingo motifs

Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite), 1913 - insect a...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Kaolinite carving made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - human and animal tracks, 1913

Kaolinite carving made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - human and...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Carvings
Apply Carvings filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Wooden container made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Wooden container made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated with bee and bird motifs

Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated ...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated with incised lizard motifs

Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated ...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated with moth motifs

Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated ...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - moth, beetle, lizard and kangaroo motifs

Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - moth, beet...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Wooden container made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Wooden container made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated with flower, leaf and bee motifs

Hooked boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - decorated ...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Message stick with pigment

Message stick with pigment

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Message sticks
Apply Message sticks filter
Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Oval toy shield made from wood, with three sticks inserted through two holes in the posterior surface, to form the handle

Oval toy shield made from wood, with three sticks inserted t...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Toys
Apply Toys filter
Alberga River, South Australia, Australia
Apply Alberga River, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) and collected by Herbert Basedow in 1913

Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) and collected by...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Eucla, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Eucla, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
South Australia, Australia
Apply South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter

Image Unavailable

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Lake Alexandrina, South Australia, Australia
Apply Lake Alexandrina, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter

Image Unavailable

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
Apply Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Kaolinite carving made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - snake, 1913

Kaolinite carving made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - snake, 19...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Carvings
Apply Carvings filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Batwing seed necklace

Batwing seed necklace

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Necklaces
Apply Necklaces filter
Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Personal adornments
Apply Personal adornments filter
Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Headband made from many-stranded looped red ochre fibre strings

Headband made from many-stranded looped red ochre fibre stri...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Headbands
Apply Headbands filter
Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter

Image Unavailable

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Northern Territory, Australia filter
Apply filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Kaolinite carving made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - two men fighting

Kaolinite carving made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - two men f...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Carvings
Apply Carvings filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
Apply Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Dentalium shell necklace

Dentalium shell necklace

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Necklaces
Apply Necklaces filter
Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter

Image Unavailable

Deep concave wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Apply filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Wooden charm

Wooden charm

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Ceremonial objects
Apply Ceremonial objects filter
Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1927
Apply 1927 filter
Bone implement

Bone implement

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Bone tools
Apply Bone tools filter
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apply Adelaide, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter

Image Unavailable

Shield

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Shields
Apply Shields filter
Broome, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Broome, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Head ornament

Head ornament

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Head ornaments
Apply Head ornaments filter
Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Long bone drill

Long bone drill

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Bone tools
Apply Bone tools filter
Todmorden Station, South Australia, Australia
Apply Todmorden Station, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
Apply Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter

Image Unavailable

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Kaolinite carving made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - possum

Kaolinite carving made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - possum

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Carvings
Apply Carvings filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Streaky Bay, South Australia, Australia
Apply Streaky Bay, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
King Sound, Western Australia, Australia
Apply King Sound, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Lake Kopperamanna, South Australia, Australia
Apply Lake Kopperamanna, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1920
Apply 1920 filter

Image Unavailable

Digging stick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Digging sticks
Apply Digging sticks filter
Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
Apply Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - insect and animal motifs

Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - insect and ani...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Boad nut incised with abstract pattern

Boad nut incised with abstract pattern

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Nut carvings
Apply Nut carvings filter
Broome, Western Australia, Australia
Apply Broome, Western Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter

Image Unavailable

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Alberga River, South Australia, Australia
Apply Alberga River, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Headband made from loops of red ochre fibre

Headband made from loops of red ochre fibre

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Headbands
Apply Headbands filter
Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Kaolinite carving made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - grasshopper, 1913

Kaolinite carving made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - grasshopp...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Carvings
Apply Carvings filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter

Image Unavailable

Adze

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Adzes
Apply Adzes filter
Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter

Image Unavailable

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Spearthrowers
Apply Spearthrowers filter
Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
Apply Ooldea, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
Apply Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter

Image Unavailable

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Northern Territory, Australia filter
Apply filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Boomerangs
Apply Boomerangs filter
Southern central, Australia
Apply Southern central, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1934
Apply 1934 filter
Kaolinite carving made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) -  three human figures, 1913

Kaolinite carving made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - three hu...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Carvings
Apply Carvings filter
Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
Apply Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) filter
1913
Apply 1913 filter
Load more objects