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Bifacially flaked pebble tool [stone implement]

Bifacially flaked pebble tool [stone implement]

Darrell Lewis collection no. 1
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Stone artefacts
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Wave Hill, Northern Territory, Australia
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Keith Goddard collection
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Stone artefacts
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Carved wooden sinuous snake

Carved wooden sinuous snake

Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Bags
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Nellie Kendall
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1987
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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Western Desert, , Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Enid Bowden collection
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Necklaces
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Bogan pick [stone implement]

Bogan pick [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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New South Wales, Australia
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Bogan pick [stone implement]

Bogan pick [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Hobbys Yards, New South Wales, Australia
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Piece of petrified wood

Piece of petrified wood

Keith Goddard collection
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Stone artefacts
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Bellambi, New South Wales, Australia
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Retouched flake [stone implement]

Retouched flake [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
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String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Bags
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Stone blade

Stone blade

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Stone artefacts
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1935
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Message stick

Message stick

Enid Bowden collection
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Message sticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Floor rug, woollen- Ernabella

Floor rug, woollen- Ernabella

Enid Bowden collection
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Floor rugs
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Bags
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Boomerang - Mornington Island

Boomerang - Mornington Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Square plant fibre basket

Square plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Winnie Moongotema
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1987
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Shell pendant necklace

Shell pendant necklace

Enid Bowden collection
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Necklaces
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Enid Bowden collection
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Knives
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Bogan pick [stone implement]

Bogan pick [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Forest Reefs, New South Wales, Australia
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Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Stan Mitchell collection
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Stone artefacts
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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Stone Blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Stone Blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Red stone fake, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Red stone fake, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Palaeolithic European hand axe

Palaeolithic European hand axe

Stan Mitchell collection
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Stone artefacts
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Bogan Pick [stone implement]

Bogan Pick [stone implement]

Gabriella Roy collection
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Stone artefacts
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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
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Hand axe and stone flakes [stone implement]

Hand axe and stone flakes [stone implement]

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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Stone artefacts
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Hafted stone blade from Kimberley WA

Hafted stone blade from Kimberley WA

Igor Zorich collection
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Stone artefacts
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Long, hollow wooden cylinder forming a smoking pipe

Long, hollow wooden cylinder forming a smoking pipe

Enid Bowden collection
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Smoking pipes
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Square plant fibre basket

Square plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Ground edge hatchet head, collected from Kilcunda, Victoria

Ground edge hatchet head, collected from Kilcunda, Victoria

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Stone artefacts
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Kilcunda, Victoria, Australia
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Ground edge hatchet head, Portland [stone implement]

Ground edge hatchet head, Portland [stone implement]

Herbert Keys collection
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Stone artefacts
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Portland, Victoria, Australia
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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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Not provided
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1987
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Gundabooka, New South Wales, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Enid Bowden collection
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Waistbands
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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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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Cylindrical basket

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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Bogan pick, [stone implement]

Bogan pick, [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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New South Wales, Australia
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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru

Enid Bowden collection
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Wilfred Pootchemunka
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1987
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Hatchet head

Hatchet head

Douglas Seaton collection
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Stone artefacts
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Russell River, Queensland, Australia
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Flake

Flake

Peter Bindon collection no. 3
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Stone artefacts
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Pialligo, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Peter Bindon
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Bogan pick, [stone implement]

Bogan pick, [stone implement]

Edmund Milne collection
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Stone artefacts
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Daroobalgie, New South Wales, Australia
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Unfinished stone tool

Unfinished stone tool

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Stone artefacts
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Cook Islands
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Mr Victor Carell
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Stone Blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Stone Blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Carved wooden sinuous snake

Carved wooden sinuous snake

Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Cylindrical basket

Cylindrical basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Enid Bowden collection
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Personal adornments
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Hollow cylinder of wood forming a smoking pipe with a wooden bowl

Hollow cylinder of wood forming a smoking pipe with a wooden...

Enid Bowden collection
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Smoking pipes
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Enid Bowden collection
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Containers
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Stone Blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Stone Blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Ground edge stone hatchet head

Ground edge stone hatchet head

Pauline Watson collection
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Stone artefacts
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Miss Pauline Watson
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1931
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Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Horne-Bowie collection
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Stone artefacts
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Boomerang - decorated with transitional style motifs, Nepabunna SA

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Enid Bowden collection
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Boomerangs
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Nepabunna, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Enid Bowden
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1987
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