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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Shield -  Aurukun, QLD

Shield - Aurukun, QLD

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Shields
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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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Not provided
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1948
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Message stick

Message stick

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Message sticks
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Aboriginal breastplate for Dick, King of Evesham, Darr River

Aboriginal breastplate for Dick, King of Evesham, Darr River

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Evesham Station, Darr River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Hollow bamboo (section) smoking pipe

Hollow bamboo (section) smoking pipe

Edmund Milne collection
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Smoking pipes
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1900
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Knives
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Boomerangs
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Patricia Heath collection
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Didjeridus
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North-eastern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
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Boomerangs
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1982
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Club

Club

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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1915
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Club

Club

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Clubs
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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1927
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Ursula McConnel collection
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Necklaces
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Firedrill base

Firedrill base

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Firesticks
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Walcott Inlet, Western Australia, Australia
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Rainforest shield, Barron River, QLD - collected by Ursula McConnel, 1930s

Rainforest shield, Barron River, QLD - collected by Ursula M...

Ursula McConnel collection
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Shields
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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1930
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Wooden clapstick made from a cylindrical stick tapered at both ends, and pigmented

Wooden clapstick made from a cylindrical stick tapered at bo...

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Clapsticks
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Bloomfield River, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Hollow wooden smoking pipe

Hollow wooden smoking pipe

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Smoking pipes
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Not provided
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1986
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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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Not provided
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1985
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Mervyn Meggitt collection
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Spearthrowers
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Lajamanu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1953
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Boomerangs
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North-west Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1954
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Carved wooden sculpture of a turtle (tjulpu)

Carved wooden sculpture of a turtle (tjulpu)

Aboriginal Women's Arts Festival collection
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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Club

Club

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1897
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Gum nut necklace

Gum nut necklace

Herbert Keys collection
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Necklaces
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Not provided
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1987
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Knife

Knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Stone artefacts
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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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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Kimberley point, stone

Kimberley point, stone

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearheads
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Pigmented cylindrical wood tapstick carved with serrated edges

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Charles Hart collection
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Clapsticks
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Message stick

Message stick

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Message sticks
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Nautilus shell necklace

Nautilus shell necklace

Edmund Milne collection
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Necklaces
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Pigmented clay smoking pipe moulded into a serpentine form

Pigmented clay smoking pipe moulded into a serpentine form

Olive Pink collection
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Smoking pipes
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Not provided
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1977
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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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King Sound, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Digging sticks
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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Aboriginal breastplate for Dennis, Chief of Morbringer

Aboriginal breastplate for Dennis, Chief of Morbringer

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Adze

Adze

Keith Goddard collection
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Adzes
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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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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Not provided
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1974
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Rainforest shield, QLD

Rainforest shield, QLD

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Shields
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Southern central, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Hollow cylindrical wood pipe, blocked at the distal end and with a crab claw bowl inserted in a hole

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Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Smoking pipes
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Northern Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Pigmented long narrow mesh bag made from two-ply fibre string

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Dr William Warner collection
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Bags
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Shield

Shield

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Shields
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Club

Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Clubs
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South West Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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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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Club

Club

Dr La Mont West collection
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Clubs
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Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Port Mackay, Queensland, 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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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Shield

Shield

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Shields
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Boomerangs
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North-western New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Kodj axe

Kodj axe

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Axes
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Aboriginal breastplate for Charley York, Chief of Bullangamang

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Edmund Milne collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Bullangamang, New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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