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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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Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner collection
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Baskets
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Club

Club

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Clubs
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Esperance Bay, Western Australia, Australia
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1921
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
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Boomerangs
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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1982
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Pottery dish decorated with concentric bands and geometric crosshatching

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Tiwi Ipima Arts collection
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Dishes
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1988
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Armband of split cane with parakeet feathers bound on the outer rim with fibre and secured with adhesive

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Helen Reeve collection
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Armbands
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1972
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Sculpture - stingray

Sculpture - stingray

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1965
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Clarence River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Paddles
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Club

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Bloomfield River, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Wooden (mawa) mask carved from a solid form, with a human face and protruding ears and a nose

Wooden (mawa) mask carved from a solid form, with a human fa...

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Masks
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1985
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Spear

Spear

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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Club

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Ron Bell collection
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1985
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Sawfish club

Sawfish club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
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1901
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Bloomfield River, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Macropod incisor necklace

Macropod incisor necklace

Gabriella Roy collection
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Necklaces
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1986
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Stone knife with sheath

Stone knife with sheath

Ron Bell collection
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Knives
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Bundle of string, made from human hair, bound and knotted

Bundle of string, made from human hair, bound and knotted

JW Lindo collection
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String
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Kaparlgoo, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1935
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Club from Darling River, New South Wales

Club from Darling River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Shield, Yaamba Rockhampton area, Queensland

Shield, Yaamba Rockhampton area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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1931
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Club

Club

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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Clubs
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New South Wales, Australia
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1984
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Firedrill base

Firedrill base

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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Firesticks
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North-Eastern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1983
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Club

Club

Dr La Mont West collection
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Clubs
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Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
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1964
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bone tools
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Boomerang, Victoria

Boomerang, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Metal hatchet head

Metal hatchet head

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Young, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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Message stick - Yirrkala, 1948

Message stick - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Message sticks
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Gum nut necklace

Gum nut necklace

Herbert Keys collection
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Necklaces
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Not provided
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1987
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Our vote our future

Our vote our future

Terry Fox collection
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Political badges
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially edge-ground, and hafted in bent wood handle

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Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1963
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JC Le Souef collection
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Boomerangs
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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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1982
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Boad nut incised with abstract pattern

Boad nut incised with abstract pattern

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Nut carvings
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Two copies of a leaflet titled This is Our Land

Two copies of a leaflet titled This is Our Land

Terry Fox collection
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Leaflets
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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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1978
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Reverend A Dyer collection
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Spearthrowers
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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1963
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Engraver made with macropod incisor

Engraver made with macropod incisor

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Engraving tools
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Bundle of string, made from fibre, bound and knotted

Bundle of string, made from fibre, bound and knotted

JW Lindo collection
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String
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Kaparlgoo, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1935
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1925
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Shield

Shield

Stan Mitchell collection
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Shields
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Not provided
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1963
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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South-eastern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1931
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Digging sticks
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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1925
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Digging sticks
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Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Clapstick

Clapstick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clapsticks
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North-western Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Shield -  Aurukun, QLD

Shield - Aurukun, QLD

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Shields
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Shell used as a palette

Shell used as a palette

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Palettes
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Mr Alan Moir
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Jerringa Tribal Council Land Claim

Jerringa Tribal Council Land Claim

Terry Fox collection
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Documents
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Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
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