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Wooden container with lid in the shape of an apple

Wooden container with lid in the shape of an apple

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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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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Wooden oval container

Wooden oval container

Oujaimi and Safatli collection
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1992
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Plaited fibre armband

Plaited fibre armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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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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Miniature wooden container with incised decoration

Miniature wooden container with incised decoration

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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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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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

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Club, Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

Club, Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

Horne-Bowie collection
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Miniature wooden container with pokerwork decoration

Miniature wooden container with pokerwork decoration

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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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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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

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

Wooden container with adze marks

Enid Bowden collection
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Carved and painted wooden sculpture of Purukuparli, a creature figure from the Tiwi Islands

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Tiwi Arts Network collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Thomas Munkanome
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2001
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ikula
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Concave, oval wooden container

Concave, oval wooden container

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies 28/07/1975 collection
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Unknown
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Bakelite cylindrical container

Bakelite cylindrical container

Fiona Reynolds collection
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Bark container

Bark container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Palm leaf container

Palm leaf container

Dr La Mont West collection
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Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
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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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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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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Wooden bowl with pokerwork snake design by Mowitja, Umbakuku SA

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Umbakulu, South Australia, Australia
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Mowitja
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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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Bird sculpture

Bird 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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1982
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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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1982
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Club

Club

Charles Hart collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Triangular apron made of a length of melaleuca bark folded in half from Melville or Bathurst Island

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Charles Hart collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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1991
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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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Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nongunyarri No 1
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1974
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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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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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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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Wooden boat shaped container

Wooden boat shaped container

Katherine Stow collection
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1957
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Kelp water carrier

Kelp water carrier

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Rachel Quillart collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Rachel Quillart
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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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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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Wooden container 'Snake Dreaming at Tjuntina', painted by Tommy Lowry Tjapaltjarri, 1977

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yayayi, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tommy L. Tjapaltjarri
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1977
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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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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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

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Headpad

Headpad

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 - Joe Cooper he came and he chase buffalo at Paruwu at Melville Island by Richard Casey Fernando, Bathurst Island NT

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Murrupurtiyanuwu Catholic Primary School, Wurrumiyanga, Bathurst Is...
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Richard C. Fernando
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Armband

Armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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Food bowl woven from plant material

Food bowl woven from plant material

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Darnley (Erub) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Miss Lucy Thaiday
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1992
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Patrick Kantilla
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs