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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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Container made from bull kelp, river reed and echidna quills, by Verna Nichols

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Tayenebe collection
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Verna Nichols
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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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John B. Tipiloura
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1975
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Elliptical concave bark container

Elliptical concave bark container

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Elliptical concave wooden container

Elliptical concave wooden container

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1963
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Bark container

Bark container

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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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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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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Deep concave wooden container

Deep concave wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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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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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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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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Kanginy
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Tiwi Tunga - bark ceremonial container

Tiwi Tunga - bark ceremonial container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Concepta Kantilla
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Wooden oval container

Wooden oval container

Oujaimi and Safatli collection
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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1992
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Terracotta bowl with 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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2006
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Piti

Piti

Maruku Arts collection no. 3
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Topsy Tjulyata
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2003
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Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Florence Gaby collection
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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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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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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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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Wooden container with adze marks

Wooden container with adze marks

Enid Bowden collection
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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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Bark container

Bark container

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Oval wooden dish/container

Oval wooden dish/container

Ron Bell collection
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1985
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Clear plastic cylindrical screw top container

Clear plastic cylindrical screw top container

Milo Dunphy collection no. 2
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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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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Piti

Piti

Maruku Arts collection no. 3
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Topsy Tjulyata
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2003
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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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Semi-hemispherical hollow wooden container from Orara River area, New South Wales, 1898

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Edmund Milne collection
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Orara River, New South Wales, Australia
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1898
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Bull kelp and tea tree container, made by Nayda Smith

Bull kelp and tea tree container, made by Nayda Smith

Tayenebe collection
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Miss Nayda Smith
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Coconut container

Coconut container

Papuan Official collection
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Purari River, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Francis E. Williams
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1922
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Wooden bowl called piti

Wooden bowl called piti

RG Kimber 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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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Container

Container

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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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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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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Wooden, oval elongated concave container

Wooden, oval elongated concave container

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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Broad flattened oval, concave wooden container

Broad flattened oval, concave wooden container

University of Sydney collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1957
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Oblong bark container

Oblong bark container

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Plated ferrous metal hub cap bent and beaten into typical container

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Container

Container

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Gongolgon, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Roy Barker
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1992
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Tunga made by Kenny Brown, 2013

Tunga made by Kenny Brown, 2013

Kenny Brown collection
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Mr Kenny Brown
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2013
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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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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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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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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Ceramic glazed stoneware vessel

Ceramic glazed stoneware vessel

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Weipa, Queensland, Australia
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Thancoupie
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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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Elongated wooden concave container with rounded ends

Elongated wooden concave container with rounded ends

JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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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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Container made from bull kelp, river reed and tee tree string, by Tanya Langdon

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Tayenebe collection
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Ms Tanya Langdon
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Pigmented, shallow wooden, elongated concave container

Pigmented, shallow wooden, elongated concave container

Yalata Lutheran Mission collection
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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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1970
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