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Carved wooden sculpture of a goanna

Carved wooden sculpture of a goanna

Aboriginal Women's Arts Festival collection
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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1984
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Firedrill base

Firedrill base

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Firesticks
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1968
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Hollow decorated cylindrical wooden lure with truncated ends.

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Horne-Bowie collection
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Hunting and gathering tools
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Aboriginal breastplate for Paddy, King of Boobarrego

Aboriginal breastplate for Paddy, King of Boobarrego

Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1918
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Bird

Bird

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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1991
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Toy ball woven from coconut palm leaves

Toy ball woven from coconut palm leaves

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Toys
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1963
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Club, Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

Club, Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Queensland, Australia
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1926
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Boomerang from Cummeragunja, New South Wales

Boomerang from Cummeragunja, New South Wales

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Cummeragunja, New South Wales, Australia
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1926
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Spearhead

Spearhead

H Robinson collection
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Spearheads
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Western Australia, Australia
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1975
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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South West Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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1934
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Apron with fringe of fibre string on a fibre string band

Apron with fringe of fibre string on a fibre string band

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Personal adornments
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Long narrow mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala, 1948

Long narrow mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bags
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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String and shell pendant necklace

String and shell pendant necklace

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Necklaces
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Resin sample

Resin sample

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Galiwin'ku (Elcho Island), Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Lake Darlot, Western Australia, Australia
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1894
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Bark painting depicts a large white canoe containing five people, above a long-necked bird and two large lizards

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Reverend A Dyer collection
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Woven reed basket

Woven reed basket

Ursula McConnel collection
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Cylindrical fibre basket

Cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner collection
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Baskets
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
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1931
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1946
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Head ornaments
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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1927
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Wooden harpoon

Wooden harpoon

Gladys Henry collection
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Harpoons
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Euramo, Tully, Queensland, Australia
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1970
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Gladys Henry collection
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Boomerangs
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Euramo, Tully, Queensland, Australia
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1970
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Cylindrical wooden tapstick, tapered at each end, with an incised spiral design, and pigment (Aranda?).

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D Boerner collection
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Clapsticks
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1944
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Rainforest shield - QLD

Rainforest shield - QLD

Horne-Bowie collection
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Shields
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Queensland, Australia
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1926
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Ursula McConnel collection
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Spearthrowers
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Spearthrowers
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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1927
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1963
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Boab nut pigmented and incised with geometric design

Boab nut pigmented and incised with geometric design

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Nut carvings
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North-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Wooden decorated club

Wooden decorated club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Macropod scapula used as a yam cutting knife

Macropod scapula used as a yam cutting knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Kimberley point

Kimberley point

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearheads
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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Shield

Shield

Patricia Heath collection
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Shields
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1890
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Boomerang, Mungeranie, South Australia

Boomerang, Mungeranie, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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Shield

Shield

Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Shields
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1954
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Hank of plant fibre string made from the fibre of Psoralea patens

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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String
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Resin sample

Resin sample

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum collection
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Specimens
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New South Wales, Australia
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1969
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Firedrill base

Firedrill base

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Firesticks
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Boomerangs
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Not provided
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1985
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Malayan-type hollow square wooden smoking pipe, with metal bowl and incised cross-hatching

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Smoking pipes
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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1948
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mapoon, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1914
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr William Warner collection
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Boomerangs
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Resin sample

Resin sample

The Australian Scene collection no. 4
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Samples
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Animal long bone awl

Animal long bone awl

Douglas Seaton collection
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Awls
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Babinda, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Armband of woven string with four conical shells in a decorative motif and a tuft of fine feathers bound to the centre edge

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Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Armbands
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1986
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Stone hatchet head with a bifacially ground edge, and ground sides

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Hatchets
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South West Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Shield

Shield

Stan Mitchell collection
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Shields
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Not provided
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1963
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Stan Mitchell collection
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Personal adornments
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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1963
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Gabriella Roy collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1986
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Aboriginal breastplate for Tumberilagong, Chief of the Nuneree Tribe

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
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1985
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