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Cartoon titled 'Down the gurgler', by Ron Tandberg, 2008

Cartoon titled 'Down the gurgler', by Ron Tandberg, 2008

Political Cartooning 2008 collection
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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2007
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Weapon - Spear

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Spear

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Spear with glass tip

Spear with glass tip

Bruce Wright collection
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Poster titled 'Legends: Don't Dream It, Do It!'

Poster titled 'Legends: Don't Dream It, Do It!'

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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'Dragon Heads', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1951

'Dragon Heads', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1951

Bonita Mabo collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Eddie K. Mabo
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1951
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Woodchipping in Australia

Woodchipping in Australia

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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1996
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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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Cartoon titled 'Nelson splits', by Ron Tandberg, 2008

Cartoon titled 'Nelson splits', by Ron Tandberg, 2008

Political Cartooning 2008 collection
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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2008
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Weapon - Spear

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Spear

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Bruce Wright collection
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Paperknife

Paperknife

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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London, England
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1876
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Wooden eel hunting spear with pronged head, made by Possum Clark, 2014

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Framlingham Rangers Collection
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Spears
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Framlingham, Victoria, Australia
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Possum Clark
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2014
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Weapon - Spear

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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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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Metal eel hunting spear with pronged head

Metal eel hunting spear with pronged head

Framlingham Rangers Collection
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Framlingham, Victoria, Australia
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Gunditjmara Aboriginal People
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Spear with glass tip

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Bruce Wright collection
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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Bark painting 'Kindaagi the old red plains kangaroo' by Yirawala

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Aboriginal people in custody

Aboriginal people in custody

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Victoria, Australia
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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1996
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Cartoon titled 'The River Bed', by Ron Tandberg, 2008

Cartoon titled 'The River Bed', by Ron Tandberg, 2008

Political Cartooning 2008 collection
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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Cartoon of a person saying 'I CAN'T ACCEPT THOSE CONDITIONS!'

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Ron Tandberg collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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Spear

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Bruce Wright collection
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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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EPNS boomerang-shaped letter opener, made about 1913

EPNS boomerang-shaped letter opener, made about 1913

Terence Lane collection
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Paperknives
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1913
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Spear

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Spear

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Spear with glass tip

Spear with glass tip

Bruce Wright collection
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Spears
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Survival 2001

Survival 2001

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Posters
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Spear with hafted stone head

Spear with hafted stone head

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Spear with glass tip

Spear with glass tip

Bruce Wright collection
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Engraved print titled 'Mount Laura, Camperdown', by James Charles Armytage, from book 'Australia' by Edwin Carton Booth, 1876

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Engravings
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London, England
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James C. Armytage
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1876
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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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Spear

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Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Bark painting of two figures relating to the Maraian ceremony by Billy Yirawala

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Yirawala
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Weapon - Spear

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Spear

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Cartoon of John Howard saying 'YOU'LL WORK LONGER, GET PAID LESS AND YOU'LL BE MUCH BETTER OFF'

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Ron Tandberg collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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1992
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Queensland spear 1

Queensland spear 1

Edmund Milne collection
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Spears
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Letter opener

Letter opener

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Paperknives
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Engraved letter opener

Engraved letter opener

Sir Hubert Opperman collection no. 2
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Paperknives
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Maraian Ceremony Death of Luma Luma by Billy Yirawala

Maraian Ceremony Death of Luma Luma by Billy Yirawala

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Bark paintings
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Engraved print titled 'Supposed Native Tombs', by George Grey, 1841

Engraved print titled 'Supposed Native Tombs', by George Gre...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Engravings
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London, England
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George Grey
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1841
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Spear

Spear

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Cartoon of a line at the CES (Commonwealth Employment Service) office

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Ron Tandberg collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ron Tandberg
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1992
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Letter opener inscribed Love to Rae from Mum

Letter opener inscribed Love to Rae from Mum

Justice Else-Mitchell collection no. 1
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Paperknives
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Decorated barbed spear from Bathurst Island

Decorated barbed spear from Bathurst Island

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Spear

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Spear

Spear

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Spears
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Latin letter opener

Latin letter opener

Sir Hubert Opperman collection no. 2
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Paperknives
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We Have Survived.

We Have Survived. "PRODUCED AS PART OF THE 'WE HAVE SURVIVED...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Posters
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Bede Tungatalum
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Poster of Eddie Mabo, by Clifford Beresford Robinson, 1993

Poster of Eddie Mabo, by Clifford Beresford Robinson, 1993

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Clifford B. Robinson
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1993
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Spear

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Spears
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Spear with glass tip

Spear with glass tip

Bruce Wright collection
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Engraved print titled 'Native Troopers Dispersing a Camp', by Frank P. Mahoney, 1886

Engraved print titled 'Native Troopers Dispersing a Camp', b...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Frank P. Mahony
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1886
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Weapon - Spear

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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