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QSL card for VK8T, The voice of the Inland

QSL card for VK8T, The voice of the Inland

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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QSL cards
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1936
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Glass plate negative - Station hands butchering a beast, Victoria River Downs station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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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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A Northern Territory camel team

A Northern Territory camel team

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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If You Love Me Love Me Safely by Marrynyula Mununggurr

If You Love Me Love Me Safely by Marrynyula Mununggurr

Marrynyula Mununggurr collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Marrynyula Mununggurr
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2000
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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

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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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Sketchbook containing 23 sketches depicting camp life during the Spencer and Gillen expedition to the Gulf of Carpentaria in 1901

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Robert Gillen collection
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Sketchbooks
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika
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1901
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Northern Territory Natives, John Burnett

Northern Territory Natives, John Burnett

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Discussion poster No.61 - Can we develop our empty north? - May 15, 1950

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George W Barber collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Office of Education
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1950
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Modified and battered green Toyota Landcruiser 40 Series Short Wheel Base Four Wheel Drive vehicle known as the 'Buff Catcher'

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Tommy Fawcett collection
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Vehicles
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Toyota Motor Co
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1980
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Nameplate for Ludwig Leichhardt 1848

Nameplate for Ludwig Leichhardt 1848

Bristow Smith collection
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Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia
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Ludwig Leichhardt
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1848
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Cream-coloured envelope printed with A.M. AERIAL MEDICAL SERVICE

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Envelopes
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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1936
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Unused rectangular beige and brown sign that designates a protected Aboriginal burial ground

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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority NT collection
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Signs
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority
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1987
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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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Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Wara
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1982
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Goanna [Perentie]

Goanna [Perentie]

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Wara
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1982
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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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Two Turbinidae Turbo Petholatus shells

Two Turbinidae Turbo Petholatus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Two Cypraeidae Cypraea Errones shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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Incendiary capsule

Incendiary capsule

Greg Spiers - Fire Control in Kakadu National Park collection
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Fire fighting equipment
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Canon A-1 SLR camera with a 50mm lens, used by Major Les Hiddins

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Les Hiddins collection
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Japan
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Canon Inc
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1978
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Armband of split cane with parakeet feathers bound on the outer rim with fibre and secured with adhesive

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Helen Reeve collection
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Armbands
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1972
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Cassididae Phalium Areola (juvenile)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Haliotidae Haliotis Ovina

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1971
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Pigmented two-ply fibre string, woven and wound into armband

Pigmented two-ply fibre string, woven and wound into armband

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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Armband of split cane with parakeet feathers bound on the outer rim with fibre and secured with adhesive

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Helen Reeve collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1972
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Painting depicts barrk, black wallaroo (Macropus bernardus)

Painting depicts barrk, black wallaroo (Macropus bernardus)

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Dick N. Murrumurru
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1970
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Utilised flake [stone implement]

Stan Mitchell collection
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Flaked artefacts
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Muscovite

Clement Victor Latz collection
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Geological specimens
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lacquered wooden travelling writing desk used by Sir Frederi...

RL Harry collection
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Travelling desks
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South Australia, Australia
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Sir Frederick W. Holder
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1890
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

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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Four Conidae Conus Coronatus shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Hollow decorated cylindrical wooden lure with truncated ends.

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Horne-Bowie collection
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Animal traps
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Tonnidae Tonna Sulcosa

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Conidae Conus Geographus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spears
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Matchbox base

Matchbox base

Greg Spiers - Fire Control in Kakadu National Park collection
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Matchboxes
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Swedish Match
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Utilised flake [stone implement]

Stan Mitchell collection
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Flaked artefacts
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Volutidae Melo Umbilicatus

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Black leather GP boot, worn by Major Les Hiddins

Black leather GP boot, worn by Major Les Hiddins

Les Hiddins collection
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Boots
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Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Wooden charm

Wooden charm

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Computer generated topographic map of Kakadu National Park

Computer generated topographic map of Kakadu National Park

Greg Spiers - Fire Control in Kakadu National Park collection
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Topographical maps
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Richard Di Rieu
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1996
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Muscovite

Clement Victor Latz collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Pigmented, two-ply, fibre string, woven and wound into an 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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Henbury Meteorite

Clement Victor Latz collection
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Geological specimens
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Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Amethyst

Percival Douglas Boerner collection
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Geological specimens
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Barrett Model SB250RC radio

Barrett Model SB250RC radio

Les Hiddins collection
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Radios
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Barrett Communications Pty Ltd
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1976
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Headwear
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Fasciolariidae Saginafusus Pricei

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Pyromorphite

Percival Douglas Boerner collection
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Geological specimens
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Melaleuca bark container

Melaleuca bark container

Helen Reeve collection
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Containers
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1972
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Unused rectangular beige and brown sign that designates a re...

Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority NT collection
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Signs
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority
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1987
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Spear

Stan Mitchell collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Melongenidae Volegalea Wardiana from mangroves at Shoal Bay

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1967
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Albite

Percival Douglas Boerner collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Plains kangaroo

Plains kangaroo

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1991
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Janganpa (Possum) Story

Janganpa (Possum) Story

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Acrylic paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Johnny Possum Tjapaltjarri
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1991
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