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Four Conidae Conus Coronatus shells

Four Conidae Conus Coronatus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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A book containing Erlikilyika's (Jim Kite) sketches of camp life, observed by him during WB Spencer's and FJ Gillen's expedition to the Gulf of Carpentaria in 1901-2

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Robert Gillen collection
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Sketchbooks
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1901
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'Dark palm tree', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1980

'Dark palm tree', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1980

Bonita Mabo collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Eddie K. Mabo
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1980
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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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NT Justice Sweeps Lindy under the Rock

NT Justice Sweeps Lindy under the Rock

Mary Nicholson collection no. 1
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Cartoons
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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Polish national costume hat

Polish national costume hat

Polonez Song and Dance Ensemble collection
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Poland
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Polonez Song and Dance Ensemble
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Northern Territory, Australia
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David Warraya
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Brown felt hat with a leather hat band

Brown felt hat with a leather hat band

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Hats
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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Emergency signalling mirror, used by Major Les Hiddins

Emergency signalling mirror, used by Major Les Hiddins

Les Hiddins collection
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Mirrors
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Les Hiddins
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Blue petal hat

Blue petal hat

Andree Pelissier collection
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Hats
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Strengthening Cultural Networks

Strengthening Cultural Networks

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Sun visors
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Ted Gabey
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1992
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Volutidae Melo Umbilicatus

Volutidae Melo Umbilicatus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Survive to Live: an analysis of survival and its relationship with Northern Australia

Survive to Live: an analysis of survival and its relationshi...

Les Hiddins collection
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Theses
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Queensland, Australia
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Major Les Hiddins
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1980
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Say NO to uranium mining: No weapons, No waste, No uranium

Say NO to uranium mining: No weapons, No waste, No uranium

Northern Territory Environment Centre collection
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Posters
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Energy Resources of Australia Ltd
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Cotton buds housed in a lens filter case

Cotton buds housed in a lens filter case

Les Hiddins collection
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Camera accessories
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Japan
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Hoya Corporation
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1978
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Haast Bluff Range, Western MacDonnells, N.T.

Haast Bluff Range, Western MacDonnells, N.T.

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Albert Namatjira
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Large cream jap silk and grosgrain day hat

Large cream jap silk and grosgrain day hat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1912
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Nameplate for Ludwig Leichhardt 1848

Nameplate for Ludwig Leichhardt 1848

Bristow Smith collection
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Nameplates
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Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia
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Ludwig Leichhardt
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1848
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Asymmetrical boomerang with inscription 'Seasons Greetings from The Northern Territory 1944-45'

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1944
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Navy blue cotton hat with Doolagahs Australia and face embroidered on the front

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Doolagahs Indigenous Design collection
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Hats
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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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Pigmented, two-ply fibre string, woven and wound into armband

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Armbands
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Tuckerbox used by Aboriginal activist Joe McGinness when he travelled on work as an officer bearer of FCAATSI, 1950s-1960s

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Joe McGinness collection
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Food storage containers
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Queensland, Australia
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Joe McGinness
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1960
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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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Round, brimless ladies dress hat with navy blue netting veil

Round, brimless ladies dress hat with navy blue netting veil

Andree Pelissier collection
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Hats
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Volutidae Aulicina Sophiae

Volutidae Aulicina Sophiae

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Bamboo percussion instrument or clapper

Bamboo percussion instrument or clapper

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Percussion instruments
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lena Passi
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1992
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Cloth bucket hat with red, blue and white coloured patterns

Cloth bucket hat with red, blue and white coloured patterns

Norm Wilson PNG Patrol Officer collection
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Hats
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Glass plate negative - Man holding north-western type of spearthrower and wearing pubic fur tassel, Wardaman people, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

Glass plate negative - Man holding north-western type of spe...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1922
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Headband made from continuous loop of eighteen strands of fibre string

Headband made from continuous loop of eighteen strands of fi...

University of Sydney collection
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Headbands
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Grass doll baby dancing

Grass doll baby dancing

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Dolls
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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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Akubra brand broad-brimmed fur felt hat worn by anthropologist by Dr Peter Sutton when he was doing fieldwork

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Peter Sutton collection no. 2
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Hats
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Australia
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Akubra Hats Pty Ltd
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1980
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Red sun hat worn by Roma Dulhunty

Red sun hat worn by Roma Dulhunty

John and Roma Dulhunty collection
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Hats
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Roma Dulhunty
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1976
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Conical hat woven from coconut leaves

Conical hat woven from coconut leaves

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Hats
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lily Gabey
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1992
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Red woollen, dome-shaped hat

Red woollen, dome-shaped hat

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Hats
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1965
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Boomerangs
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Our story is in the land...

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Bill Neidjie collection
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T-shirts
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Djabulukgu Association Inc
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2001
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Buttercup yellow lace hat with netting veil

Buttercup yellow lace hat with netting veil

Andree Pelissier collection
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Black and grey velvet hat worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Black and grey velvet hat worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Hats
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Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Anne Harrison
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1955
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Ellobiidae Volegalea Wardiana

Ellobiidae Volegalea Wardiana

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Murray Island Dancers - Greetings from Torres Strait

Murray Island Dancers - Greetings from Torres Strait

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Photographic postcards
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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Murray Island Dance Group
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1992
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Lens hood

Lens hood

Les Hiddins collection
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Lens hoods
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Les Hiddins
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Woollen khaki peaked hat

Woollen khaki peaked hat

Myrtle Ivy Lindsay collection
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Hats
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Europe
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Myrtle I. Lindsay
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1945
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Green/grey felt ex-army hat

Green/grey felt ex-army hat

Hazel Merlo collection
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Hats
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1971
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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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Navy dome shaped hat worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Navy dome shaped hat worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Hats
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R M. Docker
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1955
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Death be in it - Euthanasia

Death be in it - Euthanasia

Political Humour Competition 1997 collection
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Cartoons
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Queensland, Australia
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Mr Sean Leahy
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1997
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Grass doll baby dancing

Grass doll baby dancing

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Dolls
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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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Tonnidae Tonna Sulcosa

Tonnidae Tonna Sulcosa

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Toy ball woven from pandanus leaves

Toy ball woven from pandanus leaves

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Toys
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Pendant made from four macropod incisors set in resin.

Pendant made from four macropod incisors set in resin.

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Pendants
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Light brown/pink hat

Light brown/pink hat

Bette McLean collection
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Hats
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Buckingham Palace, London, England
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1968
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Yellow raffia-like hat woven into a bowl-like shape

Yellow raffia-like hat woven into a bowl-like shape

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Hats
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1965
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Camera extension tube

Camera extension tube

Les Hiddins collection
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Camera accessories
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Japan
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Hoya Corporation
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1978
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Small pebble painted with simulated Aboriginal rock art boomerang, made for the tourist trade

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Ocker Rocks collection
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Artworks
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Ocker Rocks Company
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1992
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Round brimless ladies 'turban' style dress hat made with silver lurex fabric

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Andree Pelissier collection
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Hats
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Bamboo percussion instrument or clapper

Bamboo percussion instrument or clapper

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Percussion instruments
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lena Passi
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1992
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Matters of her Heart

Matters of her Heart

Pamela Croft collection
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Artworks
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Keppel Sands, Queensland, Australia
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Pamela J. Croft
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1993
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