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Burl used to hold ochre

Burl used to hold ochre

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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2002
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Shield carved by Roy Governor

Shield carved by Roy Governor

Roy Governor collection
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Roy Governor
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1950
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Club

Club

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Wooden container 'Snake Dreaming at Tjuntina', painted by Tommy Lowry Tjapaltjarri, 1977

Wooden container 'Snake Dreaming at Tjuntina', painted by To...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yayayi, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tommy L. Tjapaltjarri
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1977
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Wooden shield

Wooden shield

Papuan Official collection
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Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Oval concave wooden container with pointed ends

Oval concave wooden container with pointed ends

JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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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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Parrying shield

Parrying shield

JW Lindo collection
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Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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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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Shield

Shield

Igor Zorich 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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Miniature wooden container with pokerwork decoration

Miniature wooden container with pokerwork decoration

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Tiwi Tunga - bark ceremonial container

Tiwi Tunga - bark ceremonial container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Concepta Kantilla
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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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Shield

Shield

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Clapstick

Clapstick

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Shield, central Western Australia, 1898

Shield, central Western Australia, 1898

Edmund Milne collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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1898
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Shield

Shield

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales, 1890

Shield, Castlereagh River area, New South Wales, 1890

Edmund Milne collection
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Castlereagh River, New South Wales, Australia
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Shallow concave and elongated wooden container

Shallow concave and elongated wooden container

Brian Hayden collection
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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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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Nola
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Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
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Incised shield, Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1898

Incised shield, Bogan River area, New South Wales, 1898

Edmund Milne collection
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Bogan River, New South Wales, Australia
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1898
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Shield

Shield

Stan Mitchell collection
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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

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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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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Shield, Papunya, Northern Territory, 1991

Shield, Papunya, Northern Territory, 1991

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1976
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Shield, by Reggie Jackson, Jamieson Range, Western Australia

Shield, by Reggie Jackson, Jamieson Range, Western Australia

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Reggie Jackson
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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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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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Shield with pokerwork boomerang, kangaroo, emu, bird and tree motifs, stylistically attributed to La Perouse, Sydney

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Scott Rainbow collection
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La Perouse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Shield

Shield

Patricia Heath collection
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Ms Patricia Heath
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Conical shaped hollow lime gourd

Conical shaped hollow lime gourd

Florence Gaby collection
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Shield

Shield

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Unknown
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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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Shield

Shield

H Robinson collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1975
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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A straight shaped piece of needle wood which has bark attached on one side

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Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Mulga wood shield by Andy Tjilari, 1975

Mulga wood shield by Andy Tjilari, 1975

Diana James collection
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Fregon, South Australia, Australia
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Andy Tjilari
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1975
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Wooden container, Wangkangurru people

Wooden container, Wangkangurru people

Horne-Bowie collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Maringka Burton
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1994
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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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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A straight shaped piece of dogwood with bark still attached

A straight shaped piece of dogwood with bark still attached

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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Shield

Shield

Patricia Heath collection
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Lower Darling River Region, New South Wales, Australia
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Majarrka shield by Yanpiyarti Ned Cox, 2007

Majarrka shield by Yanpiyarti Ned Cox, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Yanpiyarti N. Cox
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2007
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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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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Shield

Shield

Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1954
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Shield, Lower Murray River area, South Australia

Shield, Lower Murray River area, South Australia

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lower Murray River, South Australia, Australia
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Shield

Shield

Florence Gaby collection
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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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Shield

Shield

Patricia Heath collection
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Ms Patricia Heath
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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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