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Wooden container from north Queensland, 1908

Wooden container from north Queensland, 1908

Edmund Milne collection
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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1908
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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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Clothes peg container, for attachment to the upright post of a Hill's-typre rotary clothes hoist

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Rosemary Huff-Johnston collection
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Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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1959
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Knitting needle container

Knitting needle container

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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1941
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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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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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Boat-shaped wooden container, painted glossy tan colour

Boat-shaped wooden container, painted glossy tan colour

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 2
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Kelp container by Verna Nichols

Kelp container by Verna Nichols

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Verna Nichols collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Verna Nichols
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Traditional life

Traditional life

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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Bretton Queamer
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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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Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Florence Gaby collection
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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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Wooden container with adze marks

Wooden container with adze marks

Enid Bowden collection
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Child's drawing - 'A shepherd watching some sheep' by unknown artist, Yalata School, Yalata SA

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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Yalata School
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Cylindrical, ceramic stoneware vessel

Cylindrical, ceramic stoneware vessel

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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1991
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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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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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Clear plastic cylindrical screw top container

Clear plastic cylindrical screw top container

Milo Dunphy collection no. 2
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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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Coconut container

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Edmund Milne collection
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Tonga
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Roy Barker collection no. 1
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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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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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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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Oval wooden bowl

Oval wooden bowl

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Unknown
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Ceramic brown glazed stoneware vessel

Ceramic brown glazed stoneware vessel

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Queensland, Australia
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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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

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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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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Plastic tube

Plastic tube

Dot Butler collection no. 2
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Club

Club

Yalata Lutheran Mission collection
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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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1970
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Wooden container from Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, 1891

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Edmund Milne collection
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Tiwi Tunga - bark ceremonial container

Tiwi Tunga - bark ceremonial container

Charles Hart collection
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Container made from a sheet of metal

Container made from a sheet of metal

University of Sydney collection
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1957
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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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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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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Metal container, Ernabella SA

Metal container, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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1954
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JC Le Souef collection
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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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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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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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Concave, oval wooden container

Concave, oval wooden container

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies 28/07/1975 collection
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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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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Khaki and dark brown glazed stoneware milk jug

Khaki and dark brown glazed stoneware milk jug

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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Miniature wooden container with incised decoration

Miniature wooden container with incised decoration

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Cocktail savoury holder

Cocktail savoury holder

Lois Grosse collection
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Mrs Lois V. Grosse
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1945
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

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

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow 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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Bowl with pokerwork designs

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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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Partly finished wooden container

Partly finished wooden container

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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Roslyn Charr
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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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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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Walter Pukutiwara
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Kelp water carrier

Kelp water carrier

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Yvonne Kopper collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Yvonne Kopper
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