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Woven semi-circular basket

Woven semi-circular basket

Edmund Milne collection
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Baskets
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Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Double sided bark painting depicting turtle on one side, kangaroo on reverse

Double sided bark painting depicting turtle on one side, kan...

Reverend A Dyer collection
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Aboriginal breastplate for John Neville, King of Mahaderree

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Maharatta, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Incised wooden shield

Incised wooden shield

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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1898
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Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Wooden decorated dotting comb from Melville or Bathurst Island

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Artists equipment
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1974
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Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy, King of Bolara Maneroo

Aboriginal breastplate for Jemmy, King of Bolara Maneroo

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Bolara, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Message sticks

Message sticks

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Message sticks
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Mapoon, Queensland, Australia
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1914
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Aboriginal breastplate for King Billy, King of the Barwon Blacks

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia
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1910
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Pigmented cylindrical basket

Pigmented cylindrical basket

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Baskets
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Elcho Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Aboriginal breastplate for Dick, King of Evesham, Darr River

Aboriginal breastplate for Dick, King of Evesham, Darr River

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Evesham Station, Darr River, Queensland, Australia
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1985
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Aboriginal breastplate for Dennis, Chief of Morbringer

Aboriginal breastplate for Dennis, Chief of Morbringer

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Message stick

Message stick

Keith Goddard collection
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East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1948
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Boab nut incised with designs of animals

Boab nut incised with designs of animals

Edmund Milne collection
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Nut carvings
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Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Wooden harpoon

Wooden harpoon

Gladys Henry collection
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Harpoons
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Euramo, Tully, QLD, Australia
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1970
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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1993
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Hollow cylindrical wood pipe, blocked at the distal end and with a crab claw bowl inserted in a hole

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Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Smoking pipes
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Northern Australia, Australia
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1964
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Digging sticks
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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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1964
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Hafted stone hatchet

Hafted stone hatchet

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 2
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Hatchets
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Long narrow mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala, 1948

Long narrow mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bags
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Aboriginal breastplate for Charley York, Chief of Bullangamang

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Bullangamang, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Club

Club

L and T Hackney collection
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Clubs
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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1918
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Pigmented bifacially edge ground stone hatchet

Pigmented bifacially edge ground stone hatchet

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Hatchets
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Long narrow mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala, 1948

Long narrow mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string...

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

Message stick

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Message sticks
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Mapoon, Queensland, Australia
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1914
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Message stick

Message stick

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Message sticks
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1969
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JC Le Souef collection
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Boomerangs
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

Aboriginal breastplate for James Fearnought, King of Merigal

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Merigal, New South Wales, Australia
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1850
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Boomerang

Boomerang

John Magers collection
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Boomerangs
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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1975
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Aboriginal breastplate for Paddy, King of Boobarrego

Aboriginal breastplate for Paddy, King of Boobarrego

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Baskets
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Message stick

Message stick

Keith Goddard collection
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Message sticks
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East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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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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Club

Club

Reverend A Dyer collection
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Clubs
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Not provided
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1963
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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1926
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Head ornament made with macropod teeth

Head ornament made with macropod teeth

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Head ornaments
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Kelly, King of Broadwater

Aboriginal breastplate for Billy Kelly, King of Broadwater

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Broadwater, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Shield with cross design on front

Shield with cross design on front

Stan Mitchell collection
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Shields
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Central Murray River Region, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Boomerang

Boomerang

John Magers collection
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Boomerangs
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1975
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Pigmented cylindrical basket

Pigmented cylindrical basket

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Baskets
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Cross boomerang and associated piece of wood

Cross boomerang and associated piece of wood

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Herberton, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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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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Jiboom

Jiboom

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Aboriginal breastplate for Jack the Traveller, King of Bendora Bellevue Jembicumbane

Aboriginal breastplate for Jack the Traveller, King of Bendo...

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Animal long bone awl

Animal long bone awl

Gladys Henry collection
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Awls
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Euramo, Tully, QLD, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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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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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Message sticks
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New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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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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Message stick

Message stick

Keith Goddard collection
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Message sticks
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East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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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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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala, 1948

Mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala,...

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

Boomerang

Gladys Henry collection
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Boomerangs
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Euramo, Tully, QLD, Australia
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1970
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Aboriginal breastplate for Dicky, King of Clyde Road

Aboriginal breastplate for Dicky, King of Clyde Road

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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