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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1925
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Phyllis Kaberry collection
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Boomerangs
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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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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Mutitj

Mutitj

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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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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Club

Club

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Stone knife with sheath

Stone knife with sheath

Keith Goddard collection
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Knives
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1948
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Club

Club

Igor Zorich collection
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Clubs
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Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Clarence River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Enid Bowden collection
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Necklaces
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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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String bag

String bag

Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Bags
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1986
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1932
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Head ornament

Head ornament

University of Sydney collection
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Headwear
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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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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1974
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1914
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Club

Club

Lew Parlette collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1972
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Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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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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Shield

Shield

Patricia Heath collection
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Shields
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially edge ground, secured to the distal end of a cylindrical wooden shaft

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The Australian Scene collection no. 7
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Hatchets
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Plaited grass fibre armband or

Plaited grass fibre armband or "baku"

Dr William Warner collection
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Armbands
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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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Boomerangs
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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1914
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Cylindrical fibre basket

Cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner collection
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Baskets
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1927
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Botanical sample of Mindrie root

Botanical sample of Mindrie root

Stan Mitchell collection
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Botanical specimens
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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1963
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Sawfish club

Sawfish club

Ursula McConnel collection
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Clubs
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Spearthrower from Palmer River area, Queensland

Spearthrower from Palmer River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1985
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1963
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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Didjeridus
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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Not provided
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1963
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Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales

Boomerang from Macleay River, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Belts
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1932
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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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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 Herbert Basedow 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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1911
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Boomerang, Ripple Creek, Queensland

Boomerang, Ripple Creek, Queensland

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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1931
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Boomerangs
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Carved wooden turtle sculpture, cross hatched, incised and pigmented design on body overall

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Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1961
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Wooden tapstick

Wooden tapstick

University of Sydney collection
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Clapsticks
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1957
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Sculpture - stingray

Sculpture - stingray

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1965
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Shield

Shield

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Shields
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Boomerang, Port Mackay area, Queensland

Boomerang, Port Mackay area, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Port Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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1926
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Shoulder ornament

Shoulder ornament

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Personal adornments
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1890
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Club

Club

Stan Mitchell collection
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Clubs
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Not provided
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1963
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Igor Zorich collection
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Boomerangs
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South-eastern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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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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Message stick with pigment

Message stick with pigment

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Message sticks
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Wooden boomerang bound with split cane and covered with adhesive and pigment in four places

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Alberga River, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Cylindrical piece of wood hollowed out to form a shallow dugout canoe model

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Models
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1985
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Coconut palm leaf basket

Coconut palm leaf basket

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Baskets
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1963
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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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Digging stick

Digging stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Digging sticks
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1912
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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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

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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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

Olive Pink collection
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Boomerangs
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Not provided
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1977
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Club

Club

FG Tonge collection
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Clubs
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Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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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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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Necklaces
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1986
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Pigmented knife made from an elliptical piece of wood and six shark teeth

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Knives
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1985
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