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Elongated concave wooden container with rounded ends and adze marks on the interior surface

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JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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Roughly triangular piece of slate with incised motif of owl in tree-tops against a full moon

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Rock carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Decorated container made from bark

Decorated container made from bark

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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Wooden container, painted on both sides with red ochre by Daisy Leura Nakamara, 1980

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Daisy L. Nakamara
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1980
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Deep, concave shaped wooden container

Deep, concave shaped wooden container

Lew Parlette collection no. 2
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Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
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1972
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Pigmented and burnished, deep wooden concave container

Pigmented and burnished, deep wooden concave container

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1937
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Fibre basket by Janice Nixon, 2008

Fibre basket by Janice Nixon, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Janice Nixon
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'Kumpupirnily' by Billy Atkins, 2008

'Kumpupirnily' by Billy Atkins, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Billy Atkins
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2008
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Fibre basket by Janice Nixon, 2008

Fibre basket by Janice Nixon, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Janice Nixon
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2008
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Alfred Umbagai
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Semi-circular wooden container

Semi-circular wooden container

Horne-Bowie collection
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Lachlan River, New South Wales, Australia
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Enid Bowden collection
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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'Puntuwarri' by Milly Kelly and Hayley Atkins, 2007

'Puntuwarri' by Milly Kelly and Hayley Atkins, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Kilykily, Western Australia, Australia
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Milly Kelly
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2007
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'Minyma Kutjarra' by Pulpurru Davies, 2008

'Minyma Kutjarra' by Pulpurru Davies, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Patjarr, Western Australia, Australia
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Pulpurru Davies
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2008
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Black and brown bowl

Black and brown bowl

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kanginy
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Keeping Culture Strong - collaborative painting by Warakurna Artists, 2008

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Warakurna Artists collection
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Warakurna Community, Western Australia, Australia
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Eunice Y. Porter
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Fibre basket by Rosie Williams, 2008

Fibre basket by Rosie Williams, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Rosie Williams
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Deep concave wooden container

Deep concave wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Engraved boab nut 'The Card Game' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'The Card Game' by Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Long Peter, Parapriti
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1965
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Bamboo bottle

Bamboo bottle

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1919
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Club

Club

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1966
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Engraved boab nut 'Families in the Bush' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Families in the Bush' by Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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'Cannibal Story' by Billy Atkins, 2003

'Cannibal Story' by Billy Atkins, 2003

Canning Stock Route collection
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Jigalong, Western Australia, Australia
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Billy Atkins
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Boab nut incised with pattern of weapons

Boab nut incised with pattern of weapons

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1974
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Melaleuca bark container

Melaleuca bark container

Helen Reeve collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1972
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Wooden container by Pampirla Hansen Boxer, 2008

Wooden container by Pampirla Hansen Boxer, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Pampirla H. Boxer
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2008
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Cartoon titled 'I miss John Howard!!', by Fiona Katauskas, 2008

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Political Cartooning 2008 collection
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Ms Fiona Katauskas
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2008
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Milmilngkan, lorrkon (painted hollow log) by John Mawurndjul, 2008

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John Mawurndjul collection
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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John Mawurndjul
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2008
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Timothy Londa
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Douglas Seaton collection
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Elliptical concave bark container

Elliptical concave bark container

Gabriella Roy collection
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Small wooden bowl made from River Red Gum

Small wooden bowl made from River Red Gum

Maruku Arts collection no. 3
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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2003
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Boab nut incised with abstract design and two reptiles

Boab nut incised with abstract design and two reptiles

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1974
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Container

Container

Hazel Merlo collection
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Stone slab with an incised large snake arching over a collection of shields, a club, a spearthrower, an axe, a canoe and two kettle-shaped objects

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Rock carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1979
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Fibre basket by Noreena Kadibil, 2008

Fibre basket by Noreena Kadibil, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Noreena Kadibil
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2008
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'Kumpupirntily Cannibal Story' by Billy Atkins, 2008

'Kumpupirntily Cannibal Story' by Billy Atkins, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Jigalong, Western Australia, Australia
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Billy Atkins
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2008
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Wooden container, Wangkangurru people

Wooden container, Wangkangurru people

Horne-Bowie collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Cylindrical metal container

Cylindrical metal container

Anne Girard collection
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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Anne M. Girard
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Wooden container made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Wooden container made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Bark container

Bark container

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Mrs Bunjuck
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1982
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Deep wooden container, concave and elongated with rounded ends

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JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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Fibre basket by Rosie Williams, 2008

Fibre basket by Rosie Williams, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Rosie Williams
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Storage system composed of a group of five tobacco tins with lids attached to a length of wood

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E Burke and M Everitt collection
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Deep oval concaved wooden container

Deep oval concaved wooden container

Professor H Davies collection
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1957
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Nyapari Homeland, South Australia, Australia
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Tjumpawa
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Container made of bone

Container made of bone

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Plastic tube

Plastic tube

Dot Butler collection no. 2
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Kelp water container by Verna Nichols

Kelp water container by Verna Nichols

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Verna Nichols collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Verna Nichols
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Timothy Jorda
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Decorated bark container

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Cartoon titled 'Clarke Inquiry', by Ward O'Neill, 2008

Cartoon titled 'Clarke Inquiry', by Ward O'Neill, 2008

Political Cartooning 2008 collection
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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2008
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'Punmu' by Mary Meribida, 2008

'Punmu' by Mary Meribida, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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Mary Meribida
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2008
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Wooden bowl called piti

Wooden bowl called piti

RG Kimber collection no. 1
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