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Decorated and incised clap stick

Decorated and incised clap stick

Dr William Warner collection
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Clapsticks
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

JD and JM Kelly 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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1987
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1901
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Knife

Knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Stone artefacts
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Darrell Lewis collection no. 1
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Didjeridus
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Rosewood Station, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Woven fibre basket

Woven fibre basket

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Baskets
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1963
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Sculpture of a turtle

Sculpture of a turtle

Inada Holdings 02/04/1985 collection
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Wood carvings
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1985
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Pigmented hatchet with stone head, bifacially flaked with a ground edge

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Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Hatchets
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Walcott Inlet, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Boomerang

Boomerang

The Australian Scene collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1973
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
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Boomerangs
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Club

Club

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Clubs
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Club

Club

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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Reed necklace

Reed necklace

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Necklaces
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Roebuck Bay, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Beeswax and abrus seed pendant

Beeswax and abrus seed pendant

Charles Hart collection
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Pendants
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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1982
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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Cylindrical fibre basket

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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1926
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Wooden sword club made in the Cardwell district of Queensland

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Cardwell, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Vertical woven split-cane basket

Vertical woven split-cane basket

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Northern Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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String bag

String bag

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Bags
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Not provided
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1985
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1911
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Shield

Shield

Patricia Heath collection
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Shields
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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

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

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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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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Not provided
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1962
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr La Mont West collection
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Boomerangs
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Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Spinning top

Spinning top

Horne-Bowie collection
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Centre of gravity 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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Club

Club

Igor Zorich collection
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Clubs
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Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Hatchets
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Pigmented stone hatchet

Pigmented stone hatchet

Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Hatchets
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1954
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Shield

Shield

H Robinson collection
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Shields
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Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1975
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1985
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A model raft made from six cylindrical wooden rods, collected in 1931 by Gerhard Laves from Bardi people at Cape Leveque, WA

A model raft made from six cylindrical wooden rods, collecte...

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Models
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Professor Ronald Berndt 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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1957
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Boomerang, Mungeranie, South Australia

Boomerang, Mungeranie, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Club - Croker Island

Club - Croker Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Club

Club

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Clubs
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Lajamanu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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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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Not provided
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1931
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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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Shield

Shield

Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Shields
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1954
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Boomerang, Lake Tyers area, east Gippsland, Victoria

Boomerang, Lake Tyers area, east Gippsland, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Club, Victoria

Club, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr William Warner collection
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Boomerangs
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Southern central, Australia
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1934
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Shield

Shield

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Shields
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South West Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Department of Sport Recreation and Tourism collection
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Spearthrowers
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1983
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1914
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Fish bone necklace

Fish bone 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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Not provided
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1926
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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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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow 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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1934
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Elongated cylindrical basket

Elongated cylindrical basket

Enid Bowden collection
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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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1987
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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, Victoria

Club, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Hatchets
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1935
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Rope necklace

Rope necklace

University of Sydney collection
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Necklaces
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Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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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, Queensland, Australia
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1970
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