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Objects

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The National Museum of Australia tells history through objects and personal stories. The objects which illustrate the Coniston Massacre include a spearthrower made by Kamalyarrpa Japanangka (whose killing of a settler triggered the massacre), examples of weaponry used by Aboriginal people and settlers in central Australia at the time of the massacre and ceremonial items from the commemoration held to mark the 75th anniversary of this tragic series of events.

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