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Linoprint card

Linoprint card

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Cards
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1994
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Child's drawing - person walking with a spear between two trees by Barratja

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Barratja
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Child's drawing - This men is travel to the island to got some egg by Dennis, Yirrkala NT

Child's drawing - This men is travel to the island to got so...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dennis
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Painting depicts humped rocks, a snake and three human figures

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan 1 Marika
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1966
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Child's drawing Daymbalipu's story

Child's drawing Daymbalipu's story

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Daymbalipu
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Containers
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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Painting depicts an abstract design with flying foxes

Painting depicts an abstract design with flying foxes

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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1965
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Woodblock - used for 'Dilminyin' print, 2015

Woodblock - used for 'Dilminyin' print, 2015

Mulkun Wirrpanda woodblock collection
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Printing blocks
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2015
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Douglas Seaton collection
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Child's drawing - House on stilts with sun setting behind hills in distance, by Ronyiwuy and Gatiway

Child's drawing - House on stilts with sun setting behind hi...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ronyiwuy
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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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'Bundjungu', bark painting, native plant species

'Bundjungu', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2013
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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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'Bindiyalngu', bark painting, native plant species

'Bindiyalngu', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2012
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Elliptical concave wooden container

Elliptical concave wooden container

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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Child's drawing by Mary Bangara

Child's drawing by Mary Bangara

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mary Bangara
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Carved stone lizard

Carved stone lizard

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Rock carvings
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Fregon, South Australia, Australia
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Barney Wongin
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1994
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Kanyilpa (wooden container), painted by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi, 1978

Kanyilpa (wooden container), painted by Shorty Lungkarta Tju...

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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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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'Opossum Tree Dreaming', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1966

'Opossum Tree Dreaming', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1966

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1966
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Deep wooden container, concave and elongated with rounded ends

Deep wooden container, concave and elongated with rounded en...

JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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Notebook with handmade leather cover

Notebook with handmade leather cover

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Notebooks
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Fregon, South Australia, Australia
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Marita Baker
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1994
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Wooden bowl called piti

Wooden bowl called piti

RG Kimber collection no. 1
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Child's drawing of a fish by Nerritja

Child's drawing of a fish by Nerritja

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nerritja
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Nail and screw tidy

Nail and screw tidy

John Handfield 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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Child's drawing - These are Aboriginal men getting turtle shells so they can trade with the Macassans by Gary Waninyamarika

Child's drawing - These are Aboriginal men getting turtle sh...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gary Waninga Marika
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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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Child's drawing - Wilbur Chaseling landing at Yirrkala 1935 by Bruce

Child's drawing - Wilbur Chaseling landing at Yirrkala 1935 ...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bruce
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1935
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'Dhanguniya', bark painting, native plant species

'Dhanguniya', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2012
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr William Warner collection
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Boomerangs
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Cylindrical fibre basket - Yirrkala, 1948

Cylindrical fibre basket - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Baskets
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Child's drawing of three fish by Wutjananwuy

Child's drawing of three fish by Wutjananwuy

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wutjananwuy
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Oval wooden bowl

Oval wooden bowl

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Unknown
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'Murrnyi / Murrtjumun', bark painting, native plant species

'Murrnyi / Murrtjumun', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2014
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'Rakay', Painted hollow log, native plant species

'Rakay', Painted hollow log, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Coffins
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2014
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Child's drawing - Mr Chaseling the first missionary was here in 1935

Child's drawing - Mr Chaseling the first missionary was here...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Kevin IYS P.P.S.
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1935
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Child's drawing This is my homeland centre Gurk'way by Robert Wanambi

Child's drawing This is my homeland centre Gurk'way by Rober...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Robert Wanambi
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Palm spathe food dish

Palm spathe food dish

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Stan Mitchell collection
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Abstract design on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

Abstract design on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Unknown
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1948
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Child's drawing by Guypunguru

Child's drawing by Guypunguru

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Guypunyuru
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Child's drawing - Long time before the real white people came to Arnhem Land, the Macassans...stopped in the river by Toby Gabalga [possibly Toby Gabalanga, Maningrida NT]

Child's drawing - Long time before the real white people cam...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Toby Gabalga
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Child's drawing This picture is about our outstation - Garrthalala by Betty Miyatja

Child's drawing This picture is about our outstation - Garrt...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Betty Miyatja
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Painting depicts a large sawfish surrounded by two turtles and three stingrays

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Coaster - leather

Coaster - leather

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Coasters
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Fregon, South Australia, Australia
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Deborah Curley
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1994
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Painting depicts two crocodiles

Painting depicts two crocodiles

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Child's drawing - 'The Dreamtime' by Dianna Merrkiyawuy, Yirrkala NT

Child's drawing - 'The Dreamtime' by Dianna Merrkiyawuy, Yir...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Dhupuma College, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, Australia
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Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr
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1975
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Bark painting titled Snakes and Lizards by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1963
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Hollow cylinder of wood forming a smoking pipe with a wooden bowl