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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Unknown
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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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 used by 'King Boney', Woolgoolga, north coast New South Wales

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Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Woolgoolga, New South Wales, Australia
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Billy Boney
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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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Boomerang made by Jack Shepherd, Bourke-Byrock NSW area, about 1914

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Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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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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1974
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Boomerang

Boomerang

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Sunday Island, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Reggie Jackson
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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1985
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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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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1964
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1986
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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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Unknown
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Boomerang

Boomerang

L and T Hackney collection
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Boomerangs
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Barron River, Queensland, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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J W. Lindo
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Darrell Lewis collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Kyogle, New South Wales, Australia
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Gordon Nagas
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1978
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Weapon - Boomerang - returning

Weapon - Boomerang - returning

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Boomerang

Boomerang

L and T Hackney collection
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Boomerangs
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Painted boomerang with central landscape motif, from Cherbourg

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Incised boomerang featuring figures dancing or fighting on anterior, family group and tent on posterior, from Cherbourg

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Richard Davis
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1905
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

University of Sydney General collection
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Boomerangs
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Burketown, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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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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Not provided
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1987
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Boomerang - Mornington Island

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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Boomerangs
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East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Cummeragunja, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Yass, New South Wales, Australia
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Nelson
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1931
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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J W. Lindo
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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J W. Lindo
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Boomerang

Boomerang

I Steer and Co collection
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Boomerangs
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Clarence River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Symmetrical brown boomerang

Symmetrical brown boomerang

Daisy Bates and Herbert Browne collection
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Boomerangs
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Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
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Daisy M. Bates CBE
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Painted and pokerwork boomerang featuring scallop border and man standing with shield and spear in centre, made by Joe Timbery, 1934, La Perouse, Sydney

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Joe Timbery
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1934
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Igor Zorich collection
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Boomerangs
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Boomerangs
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Gerhardt Laves
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1930
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, 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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Boomerangs
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Alex Van der Leeden collection
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Boomerangs
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Numbulwar, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Madi
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1964
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Boomerang made by Gunningbar, Bogan River NSW, 1886

Boomerang made by Gunningbar, Bogan River NSW, 1886

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Gunningbar
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1886
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