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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Parrying shield, Murray River area, New South Wales

Parrying shield, Murray River area, New South Wales

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Murray River, Riverina, New South Wales, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Man stalking  kangaroo, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Hooked Boomerang

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Glass plate negative - Expedition caravan crossing sandy desert, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Weapon - Boomerang - hooked

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spear

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Lantern slide - View from the sea of Point Charles lighthouse, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Two men throwing spears

Glass plate negative - Two men throwing spears

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Glass plate negative - Aboriginal prisoners, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1905

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Glass plate negative - Old man in front of his hut, Yandruwandha people, Innamincka district, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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Wooden container

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Crescent shaped stone scraper

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Toy throwing stick - witwit

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Glass plate negative - Group of Aboriginal children and women, Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1923

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Clay sample

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Message stick

Message stick

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Glass plate negative - Sand deposited between kitchen and meat house during a single sandstorm, Miranda Station, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

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Film negative - The expedition camp, Oodnadatta, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1903

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Oodnadatta, South Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Shell used as a palette

Shell used as a palette

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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pendant of beeswax studded with abrus seeds

Pendant of beeswax studded with abrus seeds

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Club

Club

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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Necklaces
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Firedrill base

Firedrill base

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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Bark container

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Weapon - Club - wooden

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Port Essington, Coburg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Boomerang made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Glass plate negative - Punch (Arrerika) watering camels, central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920

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Weapon - Boomerang

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Glass plate negative - Rock engravings, Deception Creek, Red Gorge, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1905 and 1914

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Deception Creek, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Lantern slide - Pitjantjatjara men wearing wooden hair ornaments known as 'elenba', central Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1920-1924

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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Glass plate negative - Women's camp fight, photographed by Herbert Basedow

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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Wooden container

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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Macropod scapula used as a yam cutting knife

Macropod scapula used as a yam cutting knife

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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Roebuck Bay, Western Australia, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

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Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
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