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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

William Ewart Williams collection
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Spearthrowers
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Milikapiti Council collection
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Paintbrushes
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Mulga wood shield by Andy Tjilari, 1975

Mulga wood shield by Andy Tjilari, 1975

Diana James collection
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Shields
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Fregon, South Australia, Australia
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Mr Andy Tjilari
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1975
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Adze

Adze

Guiseppe Picone collection
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Adzes
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Mr Guiseppe '. Picone
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Masonic - Stand for Presentation plate

Masonic - Stand for Presentation plate

Ronald L Gale Masonic collection no. 1
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Stands
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Mr Ronald L. Gale
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1979
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow 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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1934
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Firedrill base

Firedrill base

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Firesticks
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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Black metal

Black metal "Winner" brand, hand operated sewing machine

Judy and Ian McPhee collection
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Sewing machines
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United States of America
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Muriel E. McPhee
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1916
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Long-handled carriage whip.

Long-handled carriage whip.

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Whips
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Royal visit 1954 souvenir flag

Royal visit 1954 souvenir flag

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Flags
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American fighter aeroplane headdress by Mafali Nona

American fighter aeroplane headdress by Mafali Nona

Solomon and Josephine Ahmat collection
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Headdresses
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Mafili Nona
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Slingshot made from y-shaped branch

Slingshot made from y-shaped branch

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Slingshots
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Canoe paddle

Canoe paddle

Papuan Official collection
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Paddles
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1916
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Spear

Spear

Bruce Wright collection
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Spears
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Framed dot painting on canvas board

Framed dot painting on canvas board

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Yaritji Munkari
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Wooden container, painted on both sides with red ochre by Daisy Leura Nakamara, 1980

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Containers
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Daisy L. Nakamara
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1980
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Knife with a wide blade with broken point

Knife with a wide blade with broken point

Thompson Family collection
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Knives
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Timber plate with image of an indigenous woman carrying a wooden container on her head, made by Bill Onus

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Artworks
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Australia
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Bill Onus
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Workbench

Workbench

Guiseppe Picone collection
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Workbenches
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Mr Guiseppe '. Picone
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Pokerwork snake, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork snake, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Wood carving of two men with a fish

Wood carving of two men with a fish

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Shield

Shield

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Shields
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Paintbrush - used by Janet Mungatopi

Paintbrush - used by Janet Mungatopi

Milikapiti Council collection
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Paintbrushes
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Janet Mungatopi
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Dressing implements

Dressing implements

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Tools
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1974
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Club

Club

Janet Mathews collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1966
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Spearhead

Spearhead

JW Lindo collection
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Spearheads
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J W. Lindo
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Avon Spirit of Achievement Award

Avon Spirit of Achievement Award

History of Netball - Margaret Pewtress collection
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Certificates
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Mrs Margaret Pewtress
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1994
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Sago stirrer

Sago stirrer

Papuan Official collection
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Mixing tools
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Pick

Pick

Claude Dunshea collection no. 1
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Picks
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Shoalhaven Gorge, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Claude Dunshea
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1930
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Club

Club

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Toporulamau
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1965
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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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Gararra (fishing) spear with three metal prongs - made by Rod Mason

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Rodney Mason collection
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Spears
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Kurnell, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Rodney Mason
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2011
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Stone blade adze fixed to a wooden handle with resin

Stone blade adze fixed to a wooden handle with resin

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Adzes
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Paddy Imalayangu
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1994
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Emu.

Emu.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Beswick, Northern Territory, Australia
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George Baldu
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1968
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Model spearthrower

Model spearthrower

JC Le Souef collection
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Small scale models
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Elwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Albert A. Le Souef
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1868
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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J W. Lindo
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Deep concave wooden container

Deep concave wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Containers
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1917
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Laundry washboard

Laundry washboard

Bothwell Museum collection
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Washboards
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Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia
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Bothwell Museum
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Club

Club

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1966
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Modeltoy toy train turntable with bogie sheep van

Modeltoy toy train turntable with bogie sheep van

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Toy train sets
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Boomerang with inscription

Boomerang with inscription "Good Luck from Lake Tyers"

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearheads
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Florence Gaby collection
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Spearheads
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Sgraffito tool with U shaped metal working tip and wooden handle

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Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 7
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Pottery tools
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Bifacially edged ground stone hatchet

Bifacially edged ground stone hatchet

Herbert Keys collection
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Hatchets
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Ngukurr (Roper River), East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Club

Club

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Not provided
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1984
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Equipment box made by Ernest Hodgkin

Equipment box made by Ernest Hodgkin

Ernest Hodgkin Trust for Estuary Education and Research collection
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Boxes
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a site in Djordi country on the upper Mann River NT, circa 1970-1974

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Kunmarrimban Outstation, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, A...
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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Decorated wooden panel, by Sione Pani, Tonga

Decorated wooden panel, by Sione Pani, Tonga

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Tonga
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Sione Pani
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1954
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Black brown wooden music stick

Black brown wooden music stick

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Clapsticks
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr R L. Bellamy
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1915
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Duck study diorama produced for Leunig Animated

Duck study diorama produced for Leunig Animated

Michael Leunig/Bryan Brown collection
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Dioramas
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Mr Michael Leunig
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Spearthrowers
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Walking stick with diamond-shaped handle and two carved snakes around shaft

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Walking-sticks
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

Justice Else-Mitchell collection no. 1
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