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Digging stick

Digging stick

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Digging sticks
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Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Triangular apron made of a length of melaleuca bark folded in half from Melville or Bathurst Island

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Charles Hart collection
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Aprons
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Professor Ronald Berndt collection
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Baskets
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearthrowers
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Angus Downs Station, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Pigmented split cane ring-bound arm ornament with fibre string and beeswax

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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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Hooked boomerang  - Mornington Island

Hooked boomerang - Mornington Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Desert, , Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Shield

Shield

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Shields
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South West Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Club

Club

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Clubs
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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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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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Not provided
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1957
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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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Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigment

Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigment

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Central Desert, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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Wooden tapstick with rounded tapered ends

Wooden tapstick with rounded tapered ends

University of Sydney collection
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Clapsticks
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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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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Hand made pick

Hand made pick

Olive Pink collection
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Picks
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1977
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Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the Cairns district

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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1850
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JD and JM Kelly collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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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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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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Rope necklace

Rope necklace

University of Sydney collection
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Necklaces
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Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

University of Sydney collection
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Spearthrowers
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr J Wunderly collection
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Spearthrowers
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1973
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Cylindrical basket

Cylindrical basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Club

Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Clubs
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Sunday Island, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1909
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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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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Not provided
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1927
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Bifacially edge ground stone hatchet

Bifacially edge ground stone hatchet

Keith Goddard collection
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Hatchets
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Coen, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Boomerangs
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Tea Tree Well, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Spearthrower from Bloomfield River area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Bloomfield River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Neck ornament

Neck ornament

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

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Not provided
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1984
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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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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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Digging stick

Digging stick

University of Sydney collection
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Digging sticks
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1957
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Digging sticks
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Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Club

Club

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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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

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Nullarbor Plain, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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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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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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1963
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Sculpture - white cockatoo

Sculpture - white cockatoo

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Wood carvings
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1965
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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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Hatchet made from a pebble with a bifacially ground edge

Hatchet made from a pebble with a bifacially ground edge

University of Sydney collection
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Hatchets
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Not provided
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1957
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Long narrow mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala, 1948

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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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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Janet Mathews collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1966
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Split cane ring-bound arm ornament with human hair string, 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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Not provided
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1928
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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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Long, hollow wooden cylinder forming a smoking pipe

Long, hollow wooden cylinder forming a smoking pipe

Enid Bowden collection
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Smoking pipes
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Boab nut pigmented and incised with animals and Ancestor figure

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Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Nut carvings
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1954
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Boad nut incised with abstract pattern

Boad nut incised with abstract pattern

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Nut carvings
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Darrell Lewis collection no. 1
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Personal adornments
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Rosewood Station, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Club

Club

Edward Roberts collection
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Clubs
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Metal hatchet head

Metal hatchet head

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum collection
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Edge-ground artefacts
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Young, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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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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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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Boab nut pigmented and incised with human figures in a landscape

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Y Pettinato collection
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Nut carvings
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1985
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