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Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Florence Gaby collection
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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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Nola
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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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Nail and screw tidy

Nail and screw tidy

John Handfield collection
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Carved wooden bilby

Carved wooden bilby

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Maringka Burton
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1994
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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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Blue plastic bowl covered in white pigment

Blue plastic bowl covered in white pigment

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 1993 collection
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Bull kelp and river reed container, made by Leonie Dickson

Bull kelp and river reed container, made by Leonie Dickson

Tayenebe collection
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Ms Leonie Dickson
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Wooden container with pokerwork design

Wooden container with pokerwork design

Central Australian souvenirs collection
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Pigmented wooden container, Arrernte people

Pigmented 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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Bamboo lime container or Pokemamari

Bamboo lime container or Pokemamari

Geoff Dennis collection
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Guadalcanal, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands, Oceania
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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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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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Bowl with pokerwork designs

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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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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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Tiwi Tunga - bark ceremonial container

Tiwi Tunga - bark ceremonial container

Charles Hart collection
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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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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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Bowl with pokerwork designs

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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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Rectangular corroded black metal nail and screw tidy

Rectangular corroded black metal nail and screw tidy

John Handfield collection
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The Beatles: Away with Words

The Beatles: Away with Words

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Reverend John Grosse
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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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Cylindrical bark container

Cylindrical bark container

Enid Bowden collection
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1987
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School report for Lois Grosse (nee Ottens) from the Brinkworth Area School

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Lois Grosse collection
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Brinkworth, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1948
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Wedding program

Wedding program

Lois Grosse collection
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1960
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Mary's Babe given to Lois Grosse (nee Ottens) 1942

Mary's Babe given to Lois Grosse (nee Ottens) 1942

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Religious books
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1942
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Terminal Examination Grade 3 school report for Lois Grosse (nee Ottens) from Brinkworth Area School, 1945

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Lois Grosse collection
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Brinkworth, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1945
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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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Walter Pukutiwara
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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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Toiletry bag from the 1920s

Toiletry bag from the 1920s

Lois Grosse collection
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Toiletry bags
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Brinkworth, South Australia, Australia
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Vera E. Ottens
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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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Palm leaf container

Palm leaf container

Charles Hart collection
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Bark container

Bark container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1973
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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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Pigmented, deep, wooden concave container

Pigmented, deep, wooden concave container

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Bark container

Bark container

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Mrs Bunjuck
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1982
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Deep, concave wooden container

Deep, concave wooden container

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1993
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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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Walter Pukutiwara
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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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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Bamboo lime container or Pokemamari

Bamboo lime container or Pokemamari

Geoff Dennis collection
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Guadalcanal, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands, Oceania
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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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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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Exercise book used as a scrapbook during Lois Grosse's (nee Ottens) school years.

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Lois Grosse collection
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Rigby Limited
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1953
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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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Walter Pukutiwara
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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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Wooden container

Wooden container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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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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Kanginy
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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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Conical shaped hollow lime gourd

Conical shaped hollow lime gourd

Florence Gaby collection
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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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God's Children at Prayer, 1946, given to Lois Grosse (nee Ottens) 1950

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Reverend John Grosse collection
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Religious books
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1946
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Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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A pair of metal trouser clips used by Reverend John Grosse

A pair of metal trouser clips used by Reverend John Grosse

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Fasteners
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Reverend John Grosse
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Bible Hero Stories - JESUS. Book One Bethlehem owned by Lois Grosse (nee Ottens)

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Reverend John Grosse collection
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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Royal Tour 1954

Royal Tour 1954

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Commemorative badges
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Reverend John Grosse
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Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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The New Testament presented to Lois Grosse (nee Ottens)

The New Testament presented to Lois Grosse (nee Ottens)

Reverend John Grosse collection
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Bibles
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1953
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Bull kelp container, made by Nannette Shaw

Bull kelp container, made by Nannette Shaw

Tayenebe collection
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Ms Nannette Shaw
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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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