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Boomerang

Boomerang

Central Australian souvenirs collection
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Boomerangs
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Ray Maple
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1968
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Boomerang

Boomerang

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Boomerang featuring front halves of cow and horse in centre and geometric designs on arms

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Asymmetrical brown boomerang

Asymmetrical brown boomerang

Daisy Bates and Herbert Browne collection
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Boomerangs
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Western Australia, Australia
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Daisy M. Bates CBE
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Painted boomerang with central landscape motif, from Cherbourg

Painted boomerang with central landscape motif, from Cherbou...

Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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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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Boomerang with pointed ends and incised with alternating concentric circle design, from Queensland

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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Boomerang with incised decorations, attributed to Robert Wandin, Coranderrk, 1890s

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Robert Wandin
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1890
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Decorated boomerang attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Decorated boomerang attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joe Timbery Snr.
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Symmetrical yellow-brown boomerang

Symmetrical yellow-brown boomerang

Daisy Bates and Herbert Browne collection
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Boomerangs
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Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
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Daisy M. Bates CBE
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Asymmetrical brown boomerang

Asymmetrical brown boomerang

Daisy Bates and Herbert Browne collection
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Boomerangs
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Western Australia, Australia
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Daisy M. Bates CBE
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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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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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Symmetrical brown boomerang

Symmetrical brown boomerang

Daisy Bates and Herbert Browne collection
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Boomerangs
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Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
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Daisy M. Bates CBE
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Symmetrical red-brown boomerang

Symmetrical red-brown boomerang

Daisy Bates and Herbert Browne collection
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Boomerangs
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Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
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Daisy M. Bates CBE
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Boomerang depicting the Sydney Harbour Bridge, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Old Man's Dreaming, made and painted by Mick Wallankarri Tjakamarra, 1975

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Goodmans collection
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Boomerangs
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mick Wallankarri Tjakamarra
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1970
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Boomerang

Boomerang

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Boomerang with pokerwork image of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, made by A Perrett, La Perouse, Sydney, 1934

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A Perrett collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Albert Perrett
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1934
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'Water Dreaming' - made and painted by Mick Wallankarri Tjakamarra, 1975

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Goodmans collection
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Boomerangs
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mick Wallankarri Tjakamarra
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1970
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Boomerang with incised design from Hermannsburg, 1951

Boomerang with incised design from Hermannsburg, 1951

Barrie and Jennifer Hadlow collection
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Boomerangs
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Incised boomerang featuring kangaroo and emu amongst trees in centre, from QLD

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Pine Rivers, Queensland, Australia
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Boomerang depicting the Sydney Harbour Bridge, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

David Westcott collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Boomerang with red pigment

Boomerang with red pigment

Daisy Bates and Herbert Browne collection
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Boomerangs
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Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
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Daisy M. Bates CBE
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Incised boomerang featuring figures dancing or fighting on anterior, family group and tent on posterior, from Cherbourg

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Richard Davis
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1905
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Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

Burnished, wooden boomerang incised with decorative designs

19th Century NSW Aboriginal Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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North-west NSW, Australia
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1800
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Boomerang found near Canning Stock Route

Boomerang found near Canning Stock Route

James Ferguson collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Hooked boomerang

Hooked boomerang

Olive Pink collection
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Boomerangs
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Miss Olive Pink
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Boomerang with red and white pigment

Boomerang with red and white pigment

Daisy Bates and Herbert Browne collection
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Boomerangs
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Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
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Daisy M. Bates CBE
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Hunting Boomerang

Hunting Boomerang

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Boomerangs
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Leigh Creek, Flinder Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Ray Maple
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1968
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'Karli' by Pampirla Hansen Boxer, 2007

'Karli' by Pampirla Hansen Boxer, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Boomerangs
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Pampirla H. Boxer
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2007
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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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Not provided
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1970
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Boomerang featuring animals by John Simms, La Perouse, Sydney, 1933

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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John Simms
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1933
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Decorated boomerang, inscribed with

Decorated boomerang, inscribed with "Mascot Aerodrome Dredgi...

Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Cross boomerang and associated piece of wood

Cross boomerang and associated piece of wood

E 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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Symmetrical brown boomerang

Symmetrical brown boomerang

Daisy Bates and Herbert Browne collection
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Boomerangs
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Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
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Daisy M. Bates CBE
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Painted and pokerwork boomerang featuring scallop border and man standing with shield and spear in centre, made by Joe Timbery, 1934, La Perouse, Sydney

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joe Timbery
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

David Westcott collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Decorated boomerang

Decorated boomerang

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Boomerangs
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Boomerang

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Boomerang

Dr William Warner collection
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Boomerangs
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Boomerang with painted kangaroo, attributed to Bill Onus

Boomerang with painted kangaroo, attributed to Bill Onus

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Bill Onus
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Ripple Creek, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Hooked wooden boomerang with engraved birds, emus and turtle

Hooked wooden boomerang with engraved birds, emus and turtle

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Jack Wherra
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ursula McConnel collection
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Boomerangs
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Yarrabah, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Alex Dyi'nadi.gar
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1927
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Competition boomerang, autographed

Competition boomerang, autographed

Robert Croll Boomerang Competition collection
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Boomerangs
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Rob Croll
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1988
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Boomerang with pokerwork foliage design, attributed to Tommy Foster, Lake Tyers

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Tommy Foster
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Boomerang

Boomerang

E Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1901
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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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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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Weapon - Boomerang - hunting

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Incised boomerang featuring female figure and kangaroo in centre of anterior, from Cherbourg

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Boomerang made by Richard Moketarinja, 1976, Hermannsburg

Boomerang made by Richard Moketarinja, 1976, Hermannsburg

RG Kimber collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Richard Moketarinja
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1976
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Decorated boomerang

Decorated boomerang

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Boomerangs
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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