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Child's drawing - When my Grandfather was travelling by Jimmy Barrmula

Child's drawing - When my Grandfather was travelling by Jimm...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirara College, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jimmy Barramula Yunupingu
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Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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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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'Wakwak/Dhatum/Dirrpu/Dherran/Nindan', bark painting, native plant species

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Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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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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'Murrnyi / Murrtjumun', bark painting, native plant species

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

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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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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Child's drawing - Yam plant by Lillian Gananban

Child's drawing - Yam plant by Lillian Gananban

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Dhupuma College, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lillian Banbapuy Ganambarr
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Painting depicts two wallabies, two emus and three large serpents

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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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Dula Ngurruwuthun
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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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Bull kelp, river reed and tea tree container made by Kylie Dickson

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Tayenebe collection
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Ms Kylie Dickson
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'Bundjungu', bark painting, native plant species

'Bundjungu', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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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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'Djulukun', bark painting, native plant species

'Djulukun', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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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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Child's drawing - Figure with headband in a canoe points towards a green figure lying on the shore, by Paul Yawunydjurr Gumana.

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Dhupuma College, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paul Y. Gumana
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Djunkgao (Djung'kawu) and Madalait at Jelangbara (Yalangbara) - Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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'Bundjungu', bark painting, native plant species

'Bundjungu', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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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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Child's drawing Djarrambal

Child's drawing Djarrambal

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djarrdmbal
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Painted model of bark coffin, Yirrkala, 1948

Painted model of bark coffin, Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Coffins
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1952
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Child's drawing of two fishes, a turtle and an emu by Djalung

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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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Djalung
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Bark painting 'Stingray dance performed in the Yirritja Narra Ceremonies' by Birrikidji Gumana, Tirrkala, 1966

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Birrikitji Gumana
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1966
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting three fish, by Marrkavakara

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Marrkarakara
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1974
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Bark container from Bathurst Island

Bark container from Bathurst Island

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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Bark painting depicts three black fish

Bark painting depicts three black fish

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Birigitji
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1966
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Wooden concave container

Wooden concave container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 2
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Ian Dunlop
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1964
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Painting depicts a large serpent coiled around 7 white eggs, surrounded by several 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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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1965
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Child's drawing of birds (emu?) Wan'yun

Child's drawing of birds (emu?) Wan'yun

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wanyun
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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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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting central figure with one hand raised and two poles, by Dulla

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dulla
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1974
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Child's drawing of a sign 'Dhuwala Madagarritj Wanga' by David Malati Yunupingu, Yirrkala NT

Child's drawing of a sign 'Dhuwala Madagarritj Wanga' by Dav...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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David M. Yunupingu
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'Darwirr', bark painting, native plant species

'Darwirr', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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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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The Lightning Man, Namaragan depicted on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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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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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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Poisoned snake sculpture

Poisoned snake 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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Child's drawing Outstation - Nurkuwuy by Raryburrr

Child's drawing Outstation - Nurkuwuy by Raryburrr

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ranyburr Wanambi
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Bull kelp, river reed and tee-tree container, made by Ila Purdon

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Tayenebe collection
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Mrs Ila Purdon
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Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Painting depicts 25 fish arranged in nine lines

Painting depicts 25 fish arranged in nine lines

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Maralwanga
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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 - Dreaming by Dianna Merrkiyawuy, Yirrkala NT

Child's drawing - Dreaming by Dianna Merrkiyawuy, Yirrkala N...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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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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Child's drawing - The girls getting yams for themselves, by Garawan

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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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Garawan Wanambi
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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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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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Flying Foxes

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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1963
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Child's drawing Namtyan's story about Bamabama by Ddyparra Gumana

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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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Dayparra Gumana
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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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Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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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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'Wakwak/Dhatum/Dirrpu/Dherran/Nindan', bark painting, native plant species

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Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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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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Painting depicts numerous panels containing fish

Painting depicts numerous panels containing fish

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bark painting depicting Macassan parangs by Mawalan Marika, Yirrkala, 1965

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan 1 Marika
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1965
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Hollow cylinder of wood forming a smoking pipe with a wooden bowl

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Enid Bowden collection
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Smoking pipes
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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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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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2014
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'Djitama', bark painting, native plant species

'Djitama', 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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Bark container

Bark container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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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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