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Ceramic bowl

Ceramic bowl

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Eddie Puruntatameri
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Child's drawing - Warradatgun

Child's drawing - Warradatgun

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Clive Kelly
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Pigmented, wooden concave and elongated container

Pigmented, wooden concave and elongated container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 2
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Ian Dunlop
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1964
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Message stick

Message stick

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Cartoon titled 'Dues Paid', by Ian R. Sharpe, 2008

Cartoon titled 'Dues Paid', by Ian R. Sharpe, 2008

Political Cartooning 2008 collection
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Political Cartoons
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Mr Ian R. Sharpe
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2008
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Bull kelp and river reed container made by Verna Nichols

Bull kelp and river reed container made by Verna Nichols

Tayenebe collection
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Verna Nichols
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Firestick

Firestick

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Firesticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1974
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'Turky and Emu'  by Dick Roughsey, 1977

'Turky and Emu' by Dick Roughsey, 1977

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Grant Yarrack
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Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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'Kiriwirri' by Jan Billycan, 2008

'Kiriwirri' by Jan Billycan, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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Jan Billycan
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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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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dion Durrett Nuthi
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Palm leaf basket from Port Essington, made by Ningoldie Blyth, 2015

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Port Essington collection no. 2
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Cobourg Peninnsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ningoldie Blyth
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2015
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Best  Wishes - Exhibition Building Melbourne, 1908

Best Wishes - Exhibition Building Melbourne, 1908

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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2008
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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'Canning Stock Route' by Mervyn Street, 2008

'Canning Stock Route' by Mervyn Street, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Yiyili, Western Australia, Australia
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Mervyn Street
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2008
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Kelp water carrier

Kelp water carrier

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Yvonne Kopper collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Yvonne Kopper
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Kanyilpa (wooden container), painted by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi, 1978

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi
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1978
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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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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Wooden container from Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, 1891

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Edmund Milne collection
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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1891
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Child's drawing - These are two men that were lost in bushes for years...

Child's drawing - These are two men that were lost in bushes...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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John Graham
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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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Ngalpuntja
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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Ceremonial dance headdress -

Ceremonial dance headdress -

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Headdresses
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1979
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Plastic tube

Plastic tube

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

Kelp water carrier 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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Fibre basket by Renette Biljabu, 2008

Fibre basket by Renette Biljabu, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Renette Biljabu
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2008
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Glazed stoneware vesssel

Glazed stoneware vesssel

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Eddie Puruntatameri
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1975
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Deep bark container

Deep bark container

Kalumburu Community collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Kalumburu Dance Group
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1988
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Burl used to hold ochre

Burl used to hold ochre

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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2002
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Stan Mitchell collection
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Gouache painting, 'The Coming of the First Missionary' by Dick Roughsey

Gouache painting, 'The Coming of the First Missionary' by Di...

Goobalathaldin (Dick Roughsey) collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1981
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Rectangular corroded black metal nail and screw tidy

Rectangular corroded black metal nail and screw tidy

John Handfield collection
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Wooden bowl with burnt engraved designs

Wooden bowl with burnt engraved 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

Wooden container

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Maringka Burton
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1994
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Klennifer Jacobs
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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David Loogatha
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Oval-shaped iron container

Oval-shaped iron container

Scott Rainbow collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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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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Nola
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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Two wooden bowls

Two wooden bowls

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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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Umbakulu, South Australia, Australia
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Mowitja
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Fibre basket by Lily Long, 2008

Fibre basket by Lily Long, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Lily Long
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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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Container

Container

Hazel Merlo collection
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Child's drawing - Here is my garden by Susan Binjari, 12yrs, Mornington Island QLD

Child's drawing - Here is my garden by Susan Binjari, 12yrs,...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Susan Binjari
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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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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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2008
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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Child's drawing - There are men spearing turtle in the Appel Channel at Mornington Island by Athol Thomas age 14yrs

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Athol Thomas
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Elliptical concave wooden container by Alan Mungulu

Elliptical concave wooden container by Alan Mungulu

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Alan Mungulu
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1966
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Hinged lid container

Hinged lid container

Cumpston Family collection
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'Lowulowuku Yinta' by Mulyatingki Marney, 2008

'Lowulowuku Yinta' by Mulyatingki Marney, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Kunawarritji, Western Australia, Australia
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Mulyatingki Marney
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2008
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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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Political Cartoons
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Mr Ward O'Neill
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2008
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Pigmented container

Pigmented container

Stan Mitchell collection
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Katherine River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1963
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Painting depicts a bush scene that includes an emu & a turkey

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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