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Glazed ceramic bowl with a narrow base

Glazed ceramic bowl with a narrow base

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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1976
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Pigmented container

Pigmented container

Charles Hart collection
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Club

Club

Yalata Lutheran Mission collection
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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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Decorated container made from bark

Decorated container made from bark

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Adze

Adze

Horne-Bowie collection
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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'Ngurti' (wooden container) by George Tuckerbox, 2007

'Ngurti' (wooden container) by George Tuckerbox, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Jilji Bore, Western Australia, Australia
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George Tuckerbox
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2007
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Not provided
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1926
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Glass spearhead

Glass spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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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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Nosebone

Nosebone

Horne-Bowie collection
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Personal adornments
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Pigmented, wooden concave and elongated container

Pigmented, wooden concave and elongated container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 2
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Ian Dunlop
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1964
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Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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Deep concave wooden container

Deep concave wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Terracotta bowl with glazed 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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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Janet Mathews collection no. 4
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South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
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Percy Mumbler
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1968
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Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Florence Gaby collection
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Boomerang, Ripple Creek, Queensland

Boomerang, Ripple Creek, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Ripple Creek, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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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

Ursula McConnel collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Njinawanga
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1981
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Piti or wooden container with pokerwork of the Kungkarangkaipa Tjukurpa or 'Seven Sisters' Dre

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 2
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Margaret Dagg
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1997
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Pigmented cylindrical bark container

Pigmented cylindrical bark container

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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Pigmented container

Pigmented container

Stan Mitchell collection
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Katherine River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1963
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Shell pendant

Shell pendant

Horne-Bowie collection
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Cocktail savoury holder

Cocktail savoury holder

Lois Grosse collection
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Japan
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1945
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Oblong wooden dish with a red-brown colour

Oblong wooden dish with a red-brown colour

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Unknown
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Not provided
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1926
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Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Top grinding stone [stone implement]

Horne-Bowie collection
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Stone artefacts
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Shield

Shield

Horne-Bowie collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Conical shaped hollow lime gourd

Conical shaped hollow lime gourd

Florence Gaby collection
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Split stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked, Victoria

Split stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Hatchets
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Boomerang, Mungeranie, South Australia

Boomerang, Mungeranie, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Parrying Shield

Parrying Shield

Horne-Bowie collection
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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Kangaroo-shaped container made from wicker, wood, glass and bamboo

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Terence Lane collection
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1976
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Adze, Mungeranie, South Australia

Adze, Mungeranie, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Club from lower Murray River area, South Australia

Club from lower Murray River area, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Wira

Wira

Maruku Arts collection no. 3
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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2003
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Wooden container by Pampirla Hansen Boxer, 2008

Wooden container by Pampirla Hansen Boxer, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Pampirla H. Boxer
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2008
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bark container

Bark container

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

Container made from bull kelp, river reed and echidna quills...

Tayenebe collection
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Verna Nichols
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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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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Glass spearhead

Glass spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Wooden container

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Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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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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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Child's drawing - 'A shepherd watching some sheep' by unknown artist, Yalata School, Yalata SA

Child's drawing - 'A shepherd watching some sheep' by unknow...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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Yalata School
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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