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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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Wall decoration

Wall decoration

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Artworks
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Helen Mabo
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1992
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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Oval toy shield made from wood, with three sticks inserted through two holes in the posterior surface, to form the handle

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Alberga River, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Nazir shell of the Trochus species

Nazir shell of the Trochus species

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Shells
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Torres Strait, ,
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'Tree and landscape', painted by Eddie Mabo

'Tree and landscape', painted by Eddie Mabo

Bonita Mabo collection
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Paintings
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Eddie K. Mabo
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Small green wooden toy hedge

Small green wooden toy hedge

Terence Lane collection
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Toys
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Toy bag

Toy bag

Reverend and Mrs Fenn collection no. 2
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Toys
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Two wheeled trolley constructed from a Vehicle Construction Kit

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Sir Roland Wilson collection no. 2
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Toys
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Sir Roland Wilson
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1956
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Conical toy basket

Conical toy basket

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Toys
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Kopanga, Northern Territory, Australia
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Margaret Waiguma
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1974
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Bird nest toy made of dried grass wound around a wooden stick

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Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies - Australian National Un...
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Toys
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Galeri, Northern Territory, Australia
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Sons of Don Gundinga
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1984
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Small wooden toy kangaroo

Small wooden toy kangaroo

Terence Lane collection
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Toys
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Toy truck

Toy truck

Claire Smith collection
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Toys
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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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Conical toy basket

Conical toy basket

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Toys
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Kopanga, Northern Territory, Australia
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Margaret Waiguma
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1974
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Toy motor car

Toy motor car

Clayton Howson collection
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Toys
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Borroloola, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Clayton Howson
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1992
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Toy tin truck

Toy tin truck

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 1993 collection
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Toys
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Conical toy basket

Conical toy basket

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Blyth River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Margaret Waiguma
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1974
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Toy horse, 'Jackson', used during the cancelled 2007 Birdsville Races

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Jo Fort collection
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Toys
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Birdsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Jo Fort
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2007
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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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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Grass doll

Grass doll

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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Not provided
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1993
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Toy spearthrower

Toy spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Toy ball woven from coconut palm leaves

Toy ball woven from coconut palm 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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Conical toy basket

Conical toy basket

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 12/06/1973 collection
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Toys
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Blyth River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Rhoda Baryambula
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1973
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Plastic toys from a cereal box stored in a chocolate box

Plastic toys from a cereal box stored in a chocolate box

Bridge Family collection no. 3
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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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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Toys
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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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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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Posters
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Clifford B. Robinson
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1993
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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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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Drawings
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Thursday Island Primary School
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1992
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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

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Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

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Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Toy bow and arrows

Toy bow and arrows

Claire Smith collection
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Toys
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Ornamental orange plastic bead earrings

Ornamental orange plastic bead earrings

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Earrings
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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Gagee Maron
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1992
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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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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Conical toy basket

Conical toy basket

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 12/06/1973 collection
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Toys
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Blyth River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Rhoda Baryambula
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1973
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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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Plastic bead necklace

Plastic bead necklace

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Necklaces
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Gagee Maron
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1992
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Wall decoration

Wall decoration

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Wall hangings
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Helen Mabo
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1992
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Toy miniature crowns

Toy miniature crowns

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Toys
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1984
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Toy boomerang

Toy boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Conical toy basket

Conical toy basket

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 12/06/1973 collection
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Toys
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Blyth River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Rhoda Baryambula
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1973
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Toy boomerang

Toy boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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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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Small red wooden toy post

Small red wooden toy post

Terence Lane collection
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Toys
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Palm frond hand fan

Palm frond hand fan

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Fans
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Grace Barsa
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1992
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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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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

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Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Small red wooden toy post

Small red wooden toy post

Terence Lane collection
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Toys
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Toy whip

Toy whip

Papuan Official collection
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Toys
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1929
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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Stan Mitchell collection
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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