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Film negative - Tree blazed by Herbert Basedow, Glen Ferdinand, South Australia , photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Film negative - Small palm trees and other vegetation, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

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Club

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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Batwing seed necklace

Batwing seed necklace

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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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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 - Spearthrower

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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bark canoe with pointed bow and stern oversewn with bark strips

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Shell necklace

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Bark container

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Glass plate negative - Week old baby sleeping in a wooden container, Innamincka station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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Weapon - Spearhead

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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Glass plate negative - Clara and Monica, Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - insect and animal motifs

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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Stone blade

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Boab nut incised with flora of Broome, WA

Boab nut incised with flora of Broome, WA

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Shell necklace

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Glass plate negative - The game of 'gorri', Humbert River station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Weapon - Spear

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Roebuck Bay, Western Australia, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Men showing their scars,  Port George IV, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

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Film negative - Two men spear-fishing, billabong of the East Alligator River, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1928

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Weapon - Spearhead - stone

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Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by Herbert Basedow

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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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Northern Territory, Australia
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Glass plate negative - The main street of Derby, Western Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1916

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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Homestead of Victoria River Downs station, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1922

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Wooden paddle

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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bark container

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Kunmunya Mission (aka Port George IV mission), West Kimberley, West...
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Glass plate negative - Aboriginal dwellings at Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Looped fibre strings

Looped fibre strings

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Headbands
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Expedition camp, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Firedrill base

Firedrill base

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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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Fibre sample

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

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Spearthrower

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Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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Stone knife

Stone knife

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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Club - wooden

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Hooked Boomerang

Hooked Boomerang

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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Weapon - Spearthrower

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