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Toy boomerang

Toy boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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1926
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Cardboard matchbox containing wooden toy kangaroos and scenery

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Terence Lane collection
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Joined pair of painted balsa wood figures

Joined pair of painted balsa wood figures

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Small green wooden toy hedge

Small green wooden toy hedge

Terence Lane collection
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Oval toy shield made from wood, with three sticks inserted through two holes in the posterior surface, to form the handle

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Alberga River, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Small green wooden toy hedge

Small green wooden toy hedge

Terence Lane collection
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Toy truck

Toy truck

Claire Smith collection
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Conical toy basket

Conical toy basket

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Kopanga, Northern Territory, Australia
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Margaret Waiguma
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1974
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Small red wooden toy post

Small red wooden toy post

Terence Lane collection
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Conical toy basket

Conical toy basket

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Kopanga, Northern Territory, Australia
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Margaret Waiguma
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1974
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Stan Mitchell collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Conical toy basket

Conical toy basket

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Kopanga, Northern Territory, Australia
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Margaret Waiguma
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1974
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Horse and cart

Horse and cart

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Two wheeled trolley constructed from a Vehicle Construction Kit

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Sir Roland Wilson collection no. 2
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Sir Roland Wilson
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1956
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

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JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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Toy bag

Toy bag

Reverend and Mrs Fenn collection no. 2
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Small wooden toy kangaroo

Small wooden toy kangaroo

Terence Lane collection
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Toy sago bag

Toy sago bag

Reverend and Mrs Fenn collection no. 2
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Small green wooden toy tree

Small green wooden toy tree

Terence Lane collection
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Conical toy basket

Conical toy basket

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Kopanga, Northern Territory, Australia
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Margaret Waiguma
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1974
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Toy miniature crowns

Toy miniature crowns

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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1984
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Toy pandanus basket

Toy pandanus basket

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Manakudok-adjiripa, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Rhoda Baryambula
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1974
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Toy horse, 'Jackson', used during the cancelled 2007 Birdsville Races

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Jo Fort collection
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Birdsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Jo Fort
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2007
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Toy boomerang

Toy boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Toy shield

Toy shield

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1927
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Small red wooden toy post

Small red wooden toy post

Terence Lane collection
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Plastic toys from a cereal box stored in a chocolate box

Plastic toys from a cereal box stored in a chocolate box

Bridge Family collection no. 3
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Small wooden toy kangaroo

Small wooden toy kangaroo

Terence Lane collection
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Wooden toy shield

Wooden toy shield

Olive Pink collection
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Central Desert, South Australia, Australia
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Miss Olive Pink
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wooden toy skittle

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Horne-Bowie collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Toy motor car

Toy motor car

Clayton Howson collection
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Borroloola, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Clayton Howson
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1992
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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Stan Mitchell collection
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Wooden bird on a stick

Wooden bird on a stick

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Toy motor car

Toy motor car

Ashley Charlie collection
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Borroloola, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Ashley Charlie
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1992
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Homemade fabric toy bag

Homemade fabric toy bag

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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1925
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Noahs Ark

Noahs Ark

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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Toy tin truck

Toy tin truck

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 1993 collection
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Celluloid Father Christmas toy

Celluloid Father Christmas toy

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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Wooden stacking toy

Wooden stacking toy

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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Toy concertina

Toy concertina

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Toy paper fan and wax paper bag

Toy paper fan and wax paper bag

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Toy whip

Toy whip

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1929
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Round top toy chest

Round top toy chest

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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1925
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Toy boomerang made from paddle pop sticks

Claire Smith collection
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Toy motor car made from a forked branch and a tobacco tin

Toy motor car made from a forked branch and a tobacco tin

Lyndsay Isaac collection
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Borroloola, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Lyndsay Isaac
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1992
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Conical toy basket

Conical toy basket

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 12/06/1973 collection
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Blyth River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Rhoda Baryambula
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1973
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Toy padlock

Toy padlock

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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1925
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Todmorden Station, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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Toy spear made from cylindrical bamboo shaft, with a wooden head tapering to a point hafted with plant material

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Ursula McConnel collection
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Wooden toy toad stalk

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Canvas toy wall hanging featuring dogs

Canvas toy wall hanging featuring dogs

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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Toy spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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