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The National Museum of Australia tells history through objects and personal stories. Objects selected by the Museum sometimes have a direct association with key people in the stories. Sometimes, when it is no longer possible to identify items with a direct connection, objects are selected 'of the type' that was common at the time.

Fanny Balbuk's story is told here through the key items of a wanna (digging stick), a turtle, swan eggs, a gilgie (fresh water crayfish), a booka (kangaroo cloak) and a basket.

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