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Portrait of Herbert Basedow, about 1920.
Whistle and Nellie, Western Australia, 1916.
Spearing fish in a billabong, East Alligator River, Northern Territory, 1928.
A Ponga Ponga woman carries a pet possum, Northern Territory, 1922.
Herbert Basedow on Buxton, a riding camel, near present-day Granite Downs Station, South Australia, 1903.
Arrerika, Mijargardonne and Unnruba with an eaglehawk, east of Mount Woodward, South Australia, 1903.
Luritja men duelling, Henbury Station, Northern Territory, 1920.
Ploughing with camels, Fowlers Bay station, South Australia, 1920.
Aboriginal mailman, Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, 1920.
Bert Oliffe removes a splinter from a camel’s foot, Yununba Hill, Northern Territory, 1926.
Piltadinya Waterhole, Petermann Ranges, Northern Territory, 1926.
Nell Basedow hangs out the washing in Dickerie Waterhole, South Australia, 1919.
An expedition party crosses a clay flat north-west of Gill’s Bluff, South Australia: (from left) Nell Basedow, Erwin Basedow and Richard Grenfell Thomas, 1919.
An Aboriginal man shepherds goats and sheep in Oodnadatta, South Australia, 1903.
Bert Oliffe (left) and Frank Feast wash dishes while Donald Mackay (foreground) relaxes, Central Australia, 1926.
Frank Feast walks alongside the expedition caravan, Central Australia, 1920.
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Scientists report the first submerged ancient Aboriginal archaeological sites found on the seabed.
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