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Firestick and sheath

Firestick and sheath

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Glass plate negative - Grave with painted grave posts, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1911

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Wooden container

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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

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Digging stick

Digging stick

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Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia
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Firestick

Firestick

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Glass plate negative - Fort Hill, Darwin Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905 or 1911

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Two-ply fibre string looped to form long narrow bag

Two-ply fibre string looped to form long narrow bag

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Bark canoe with pointed bow and stern oversewn with bark strips

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Film negative - Mustering yards, Oenpelli, Northern Territory,  photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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1928
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Cylindrical wooden digging stick

Cylindrical wooden digging stick

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Glass plate negative - Two men throwing spears

Glass plate negative - Two men throwing spears

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Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek east, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

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Message stick

Message stick

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Hatchet

Hatchet

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Club

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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Stone knife

Stone knife

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Glass plate negative - Luritja man demonstrating method of attack with boomerang under cover of shield, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Southern central, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Clapstick

Clapstick

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North-western Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Fish-tail bark and dug-out canoes, Melville Island, Northern Territory, in the background, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1911

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Glass plate negative - Balami and his wife Indamun, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

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Glass plate negative - Houses, Killalpaninna, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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Glass plate negative - Expedition camp, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Film negative - Indigenous man shepherding goats and sheep, near Oodnadatta, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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Film negative - Home of Bullion Mine, near Barrow Creek, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1924

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Spear

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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Copy negative - Dr Herbert Basedow on South Australian Government North-west Expedition, near present-day Granite Downs station, South Australia, photographed by Alfred E. Treloar using Basedow's camera, 1903

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Club

Club

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Roebuck Bay, Western Australia, Australia
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Seeds strung together in single strand with nylon fishing line

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Film negative - Heavy scientific instruments are carried over rough and hilly country by the natural owners of the land, Mt McCulloch, Petermann Ranges, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1926

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Mount McCulloch, Petermann Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Crescent shaped stone scraper

Crescent shaped stone scraper

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Base of firestick

Base of firestick

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Timber and stone head pick

Timber and stone head pick

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Stone knife

Stone knife

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Bark container

Bark container

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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Club - wooden

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Spear

Spear

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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Sinkhole in limestone rock, Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Nullarbor Plain, Australia
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Film negative - Smithy at Mt. Davies camp, Tomkinson Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Glass plate negative - Jim, the Chinese gardener, Durham Downs station, Queensland, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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