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String bag

String bag

Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Bags
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1986
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Palm leaf container

Palm leaf container

Charles Hart collection
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Elliptical concave wooden container by Alan Mungulu

Elliptical concave wooden container by Alan Mungulu

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Alan Mungulu
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1966
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Pigmented apron featuring a single fringe of two-ply fibre string on string

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Personal adornments
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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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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Drawings
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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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Yalata School
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Message stick

Message stick

Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Ceremonial dance headdress -

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Headdresses
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1979
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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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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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Club

Club

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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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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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

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kanginy
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Wooden container with pokerwork design

Wooden container with pokerwork design

Central Australian souvenirs 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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Wooden container

Wooden container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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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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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Mandy Roughsey
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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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Small carved wooden dugong sculpture, carved in one piece, fins in relief and with black seeds for eyes

Small carved wooden dugong sculpture, carved in one piece, f...

Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Pat Reid
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1987
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Harry Naranatish
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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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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Message stick

Message stick

Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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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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Child's drawing - Mornington Island by Irene Yarulak age 12yrs, Grade 7

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Irene Yarulak
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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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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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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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Club

Club

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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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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Ceremonial hat made of paper bark wound with two-ply human hair string

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Headwear
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1960
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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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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Grace Loogatha
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Deep, concave shaped wooden container

Deep, concave shaped wooden container

Lew Parlette collection no. 2
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Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
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1972
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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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Child's drawing - Traditional life by John Graham, Mornington Island State School QLD

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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John Graham
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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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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Child's drawing - Holiday at Aurukun

Child's drawing - Holiday at Aurukun

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Sammy Ben
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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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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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Bark container

Bark container

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Enid Bowden collection
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Didjeridus
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Abadjura
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1987
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Child's drawing - Beach Camp Scene by Klennifea age 13yrs

Child's drawing - Beach Camp Scene by Klennifea age 13yrs

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Klennifea
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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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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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Eddie Puruntatameri
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1975
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Unknown
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Child's drawing - Our Village by Maryanne Loogatha age 10yrs

Child's drawing - Our Village by Maryanne Loogatha age 10yrs

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Maryanne Loogatha
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Wooden container with adze marks

Wooden container with adze marks

Enid Bowden collection
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Child's drawing - Camping Out by Tania Gavenor age 8yrs, Mornington Island School QLD

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Tania Gavenor
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Child's drawing - Dugong and turtle hunting by Brenda Waipo age 12yrs, Mornington Island State School QLD

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Brenda Waipo
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Container

Container

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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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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