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Quartzite Stone Blade with Decorated Wooden Handle. These set of knives were produced by the Warumangu people (Tennant Creek) and collected by Baldwin Spencer in the early

The Mirrar Clan Confronts the Jabiluka Uranium Mine

The Mirrar Clan Confronts the Jabiluka Uranium Mine

Aboriginal Australia, Tiwi men in full body design for the funeral of an important man.

This set of three spear-throwers comes from Australia's Western Desert

This set of three spear-throwers comes from Australia's Western Desert. Historical Aboriginal traditions passed down from generation to generation

"Predates the styles of 20c Aboriginal canvas" KB Oceanic Art - Wunda shield

"Predates the styles of Aboriginal canvas" KB Oceanic Art - Wunda shield

This shield was collected by John Atherton (1837-1913), after whom the Atherton Tablelands in North Queensland are named. The shield, c. 1905, was made by the Rainforest peoples for young initiates. The designs come from natural animal and plant forms. This shield is similar to one in the Australian Museum in Sydney, which comes from people living near the Tinaroo Lake, a man-made reservoir on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia

This shield was collected by John Atherton after whom the Atherton Tablelands in North Queensland are named. The shield, c. was made by the Rainforest peoples for young initiates. The designs come from natural animal and plant forms.

Decorations used during an Arrernte ceremony, Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia, 1895.

Decorations used during an Arrernte ceremony, Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia,

Blueswami - Old Photos of Australian Aborigines - Old Photos of Australian Aborigines

Blueswami - Old Photos of Australian Aborigines - Old Photos of Australian Aborigines

Aboriginal tools- Cutting and chopping tools, such as hatchets, knives and adzes Hunting and fighting equipment, such as clubs, spears and boomerangs   Netting and trapping equipment   Food-processing equipment such as mortars and pestles.Digging sticks and Containers

Aboriginal tools- Cutting and chopping tools, such as hatchets, knives and adzes…

Shields were skillfully crafted & used in ceremonies, dances and occasionally in defensive combat by Aboriginal men. The shape & decoration of the shields varied from region to region. The narrowest shields were usually used in hand-to-hand combat while large, broad shields protected the holder against spears & other missiles. The largest and most spectacular shields were made by the rainforest peoples of north QLD. They were carefully painted with clan designs & adorned with stunning…

Shields were skillfully crafted & used in ceremonies, dances and occasionally in defensive combat by Aboriginal men. The shape & decoration of the shields varied from region to region. The narrowest shields were usually used in hand-to-hand combat while large, broad shields protected the holder against spears & other missiles. The largest and most spectacular shields were made by the rainforest peoples of north QLD. They were carefully painted with clan designs & adorned with stunning…


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