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But Seriously Though!

But Seriously Though!

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1999
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Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Paddles
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Sample - Plant fibre

Sample - Plant fibre

R Tjambulu and E Maranini collection
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Botanical specimens
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Yarramundi Reach, Acton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Au...
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Ms Ruth Tjambulu
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1987
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Hold on Charlie

Hold on Charlie

Geoff Pryor collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1991
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...Captures the spirit of our past and the probable direction of our future...

...Captures the spirit of our past and the probable directio...

Roger Lilford and Robbie Swan collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1985
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Party Politics

Party Politics

Geoff Pryor collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1990
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Canberra Chronicle, 9 September 1987

Canberra Chronicle, 9 September 1987

R Tjambulu and E Maranini collection
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Newspapers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Ms Ruth Tjambulu
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1987
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Sand Castles

Sand Castles

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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1999
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Coconut barsor

Coconut barsor

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Water containers
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Shells on nylon line

Shells on nylon line

R Tjambulu and E Maranini collection
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Necklaces
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Yarramundi Reach, Acton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Au...
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Ms Ruth Tjambulu
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1987
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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MABO Treaty, by Alan Moir

MABO Treaty, by Alan Moir

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Cartoons
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Paper with eight 'Bringing the house down' lettering samples

Paper with eight 'Bringing the house down' lettering samples

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Documents
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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1999
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Cartoon titled 'The wake-up call', by Geoff Pryor, 2008

Cartoon titled 'The wake-up call', by Geoff Pryor, 2008

Political Cartooning 2008 collection
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Political Cartoons
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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2008
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Divining a site for the NMA

Divining a site for the NMA

Geoff Pryor collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1996
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Sir Colin MacKenzie

Sir Colin MacKenzie

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Oil paintings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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William B. McInnes
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1928
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The Three Tenors

The Three Tenors

Geoff Pryor collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1990
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Spearthrower 'miru', used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Blackstone (Papulankutja Aboriginal community), Western Australia, ...
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Reggie Jackson
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2001
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Coconut shell water container

Coconut shell water container

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Water containers
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1993
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'Still life with jar and bowl', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1952

'Still life with jar and bowl', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1952

Bonita Mabo collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Eddie K. Mabo
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1952
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The Faraway

The Faraway

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1998
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Roughly translated its Koori for

Roughly translated its Koori for "Get Reconciliated!"

Geoff Pryor collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1992
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Snap!

Snap!

Geoff Pryor collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1996
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Reith - Closet Republican

Reith - Closet Republican

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1998
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Canberra Chronicle, 9 September 1987

Canberra Chronicle, 9 September 1987

R Tjambulu and E Maranini collection
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Newspapers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Ms Ruth Tjambulu
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1987
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Thank you for Maintaining the Dreaming Darlington

Thank you for Maintaining the Dreaming Darlington

Darlington Public School collection
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Cards
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Darlington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Darlington Public School
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1993
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Two illustrations - First Victa Lawnmower and First Ear Muffs

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Geoff Pryor collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1989
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Retreat from Baghdad

Retreat from Baghdad

Behind the Lines 2007 collection
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Political Cartoons
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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2007
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Chequered pattern armband 'zugu musur'

Chequered pattern armband 'zugu musur'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Boot Thrown at the Owner of the First Victa

Boot Thrown at the Owner of the First Victa

Geoff Pryor collection no. 2
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1989
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Economy - down for the count

Economy - down for the count

Geoff Pryor collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1992
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Upya Keynesian Interventionist jumpa, Sport!

Upya Keynesian Interventionist jumpa, Sport!

Geoff Pryor collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1991
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Close Shave

Close Shave

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1998
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Replica bottle doll swathed in blue and white fabric, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s

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Eileen Morgan collection
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Dolls
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Department of the Parliamentary Library Information Storage and Retrieval System A guide through the Mabo maze

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Terry Fox collection
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Government records
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Eddie K. Mabo
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1993
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Political cartoon titled 'MABO', by Geoff Pryor, 1993

Political cartoon titled 'MABO', by Geoff Pryor, 1993

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Political cartoons
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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CONVENIENT FLAG KIT FOR HYPERACTIVE TYCOONS...

CONVENIENT FLAG KIT FOR HYPERACTIVE TYCOONS...

Roger Lilford and Robbie Swan collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1985
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Cartoon titled 'Move!', by Geoff Pryor, 2008

Cartoon titled 'Move!', by Geoff Pryor, 2008

Political Cartooning 2008 collection
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Political Cartoons
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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2008
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Souvenir fragment of a Soviet SS-20 missile

Souvenir fragment of a Soviet SS-20 missile

President Mikhail Gorbachev collection
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Presentation pieces
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Russia
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USSR Government
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1990
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Mr Howard reaches out

Mr Howard reaches out

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1997
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Hewson's miracle elixir

Hewson's miracle elixir

Geoff Pryor collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1991
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Club

Club

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Clubs
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Kim rolls over

Kim rolls over

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1997
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Replica fat lamp in a tin, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s

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Eileen Morgan collection
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Lamps
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Dog of a Year

Dog of a Year

Political Humour Competition 1998 collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1998
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East Timor

East Timor

Geoff Pryor collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1991
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Ear-biter Bruce

Ear-biter Bruce

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1997
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Cartoon depicting Peter Costello tossing a coin into a cup labelled N.M.A.

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Geoff Pryor collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1996
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Ceremonial shovel used by Prime Minister John Howard to turn the first sod on the site of the National Museum of Australia and AIATSIS on Acton Peninsula, Canberra, ACT, on 1 October 1998

Ceremonial shovel used by Prime Minister John Howard to turn...

Acton Peninsula Alliance collection
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Shovels
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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John W. Howard
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1998
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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6,740 days

6,740 days

Geoff Pryor collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1992
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Double outrigger canoe named Kulbasaibai, from Saibai Island in the Torres Strait

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Saibai Island Council collection
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Canoes
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Fly River, Papua New Guinea
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Saibai Island Council
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2000
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Sand in the Face

Sand in the Face

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1999
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Seed pod rattle

Seed pod rattle

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Rattles
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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National Museum of Australia - next train 2001

National Museum of Australia - next train 2001

Ian Sharpe collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Ian R. Sharpe
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1994
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Hewson and Kennett

Hewson and Kennett

Geoff Pryor collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1992
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Red Herring

Red Herring

Geoff Pryor collection no. 4
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Cartoons
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1992
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Chequered pattern armband 'zugu musur'

Chequered pattern armband 'zugu musur'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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