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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Florence Gaby collection
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Child's drawing - I went to the Point to see the boat coming in the channel, it was a little boat it came on Mornington by Curtis Kelly

Child's drawing - I went to the Point to see the boat coming...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Curtis Kelly
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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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'Ngurti' (wooden container) by Mayapu Elsie Thomas, 2007

'Ngurti' (wooden container) by Mayapu Elsie Thomas, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Jilji Bore, Western Australia, Australia
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Mayapu E. Thomas
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2007
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Hooked boomerang decorated with  motifs, from Mornington Island, QLD

Hooked boomerang decorated with motifs, from Mornington Isl...

Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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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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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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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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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Wooden container, Arrernte people

Wooden container, Arrernte people

Horne-Bowie collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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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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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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Child's drawing of two fishing boats by Billy Magala, Bamaga QLD

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Willie Dundamen
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Bookmark inscribed 'Pulypariya, Ernabella Arts Inc.'

Bookmark inscribed 'Pulypariya, Ernabella Arts Inc.'

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Pulypariya Edwards
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1994
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Hooked boomerang  - Mornington Island

Hooked boomerang - Mornington Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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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 child's drawing by Willie Dundamen, Mornington Island State School, QLD

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Willie Dundamen
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1986
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Boomerang - Mornington Island

Boomerang - Mornington Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Bookmark

Bookmark

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Jill Edwards
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1994
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Firestick

Firestick

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1974
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Kunmunya Mission (aka Port George IV mission), West Kimberley, West...
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Rock painted with a lizard design

Rock painted with a lizard design

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kutungu (Betty) Munti
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1994
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'Ngurti' (wooden container) by George Tuckerbox, 2007

'Ngurti' (wooden container) by George Tuckerbox, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Jilji Bore, Western Australia, Australia
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George Tuckerbox
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2007
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Canoe shaped wooden container

Canoe shaped wooden container

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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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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Liynton
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Carved wooden container from Curtin Springs, 1957

Carved wooden container from Curtin Springs, 1957

Barrie and Jennifer Hadlow collection
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Coaster - leather

Coaster - leather

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Fregon, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1994
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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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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Harry Naranatish
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Child's drawing - The Army by Curtis Kelly age 12yrs, Mornington Island State School QLD

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Curtis Kelly
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Creatures of the Sea

Creatures of the Sea

Keith and Elsie de Witte collection
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Bark paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1971
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Pokerwork wires

Pokerwork wires

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Margaret Dagg
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1994
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Carved wooden fish

Carved wooden fish

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Kamanara
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1994
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Bookmark

Bookmark

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Yangkuyi Heffernan
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1994
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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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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Oblong bark container

Oblong bark container

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Terracotta bowl with glazed sgaffito decoration by Tjunkaya Tapaya, 2005

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Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 7
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjunkaya Tapaya
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Bowl with pokerwork designs by Nola, Ernabella SA

Bowl with pokerwork designs by Nola, Ernabella SA

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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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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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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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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Child's drawing - Camping at Lamartha by Nelly Escott age 10yrs

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Nelly Escott
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Child's drawing - Men and women and children walking to Wattle Creek by Johnson Ray Janama

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Johnson R. Janama
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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 Laniey
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Wooden container

Wooden container