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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Inverway, Northern Territory, Australia
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1984
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Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Club from Palmer River area, Queensland, 1870s

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Palmer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1911
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Adze

Adze

Edmund Milne collection
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Adzes
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Not provided
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1931
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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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Toy ball woven from pandanus leaves

Toy ball woven from pandanus 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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Not provided
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1963
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Split cane ring-bound arm ornament with human hair string, textile tassel and decorated with pigment

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Charles Hart collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Armbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Woven semi-circular basket from Stradbroke Island, Queensland

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Edmund Milne collection
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Baskets
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Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Boomerang

Boomerang

The Australian Scene collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1973
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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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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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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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Spearhead

Spearhead

Jesse Hammond collection
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Spearheads
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Western Australia, Australia
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1957
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Firedrill

Firedrill

Dr William Warner collection
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Firesticks
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Firedrill

Firedrill

University of Sydney collection
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Firesticks
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Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia
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1957
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Plaited fibre armband

Plaited fibre armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1969
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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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1993
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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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Club from Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1903

Club from Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, 1903

Edmund Milne collection
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Clubs
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Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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1903
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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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1964
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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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Adze

Adze

Horne-Bowie collection
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Adzes
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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Shield

Shield

University of Sydney collection
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Shields
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Gogo, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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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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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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1912
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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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Not provided
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1962
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Two ply fibre string apron

Two ply fibre string apron

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Personal adornments
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Mapoon, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1914
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Spinning top

Spinning top

Horne-Bowie collection
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Centre of gravity toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Message sticks
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Not provided
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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Esperance Bay, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1921
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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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Elliptical ornament made from a section of shell, from Cooktown, Queensland

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Edmund Milne collection
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Ornaments
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Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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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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Not provided
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1962
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Club

Club

Keith Goddard collection
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Clubs
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Katherine River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1935
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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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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
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Spearthrowers
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Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Belts
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Hatchets
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1935
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Headband made from continuous loop of eighteen strands of fibre string

Headband made from continuous loop of eighteen strands of fi...

University of Sydney collection
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Headbands
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Wooden sword club made in the Cardwell district of Queensland

Wooden sword club made in the Cardwell district of Queenslan...

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Cardwell, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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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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Not provided
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1970
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Jesse Hammond collection
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Hatchets
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Central Coast, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Vertical woven split-cane basket

Vertical woven split-cane basket

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Northern Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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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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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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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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Club with conical ends

Club with conical ends

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Lake Alexandrina, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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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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Not provided
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1946
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Split cane triangular basket

Split cane triangular basket

Martin collection
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Baskets
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Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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Toy boomerang

Toy boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Mulka, South Australia, 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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1927
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