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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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Blue embroidery thread

Blue embroidery thread

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Threads
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White flannelette nappy

White flannelette nappy

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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1949
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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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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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Brown cotton thread

Brown cotton thread

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Threads
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Women's handmade blue dress hat

Women's handmade blue dress hat

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Small pink plastic hairbrush

Small pink plastic hairbrush

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Hairbrushes
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1949
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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

Charles Hart collection
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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Bamboo water container

Bamboo water container

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1916
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Wooden concave container

Wooden concave container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 2
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Ian Dunlop
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1964
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Musgrave Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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1934
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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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Wooden concave container

Wooden concave container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 2
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Ian Dunlop
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1964
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AWA brand radio

AWA brand radio

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Radios
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Petronella Wensing
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1957
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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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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Length of black embroidery wool wound around blue and gold card that features the text

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Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Yarns
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Ceramic font

Ceramic font

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Religious objects
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Perubahan nama dari; Interfet ke untaet

Perubahan nama dari; Interfet ke untaet

Australian Army History Unit collection
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Leaflets
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East Timor
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Australian Army
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1999
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White cotton nappy

White cotton nappy

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Nappies
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Sjors and Sjimmie on holiday

Sjors and Sjimmie on holiday

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Childrens books
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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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Haken en Brien- Libelle, April, 1952

Haken en Brien- Libelle, April, 1952

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Pattern books
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Programma Kerstavond

Programma Kerstavond

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Booklets
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Terracotta bowl with dark blue slip by Renita Stanley

Terracotta bowl with dark blue slip by Renita Stanley

Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 7
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ms Renita Stanley
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2005
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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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Deep concave wooden container

Deep concave wooden container

Patricia Heath collection
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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1982
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Food bowl woven from plant material

Food bowl woven from plant material

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Darnley (Erub) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Miss Lucy Thaiday
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1992
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Dark blue cap with light blue peak and UNTAET embroidered on front

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Australian Army History Unit collection
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Caps
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East Timor
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Australian Army
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2000
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Bull kelp, river reed and tea tree container made by Kylie Dickson

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Tayenebe collection
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Ms Kylie Dickson
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Shiny white ball of cotton thread

Shiny white ball of cotton thread

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Threads
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Partly finished wooden container

Partly finished wooden container

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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UNTAET dan INTERFET

UNTAET dan INTERFET

Australian Army History Unit collection
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Political posters
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East Timor
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Australian Army
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1999
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Certificate of naturalisation for Michael Victor Wensing

Certificate of naturalisation for Michael Victor Wensing

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Certificates
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1969
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Aqua/blue dome-shaped felt hat

Aqua/blue dome-shaped felt hat

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Hats
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1965
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De wonderschelp een nieuw avontuur van Piggelmee

De wonderschelp een nieuw avontuur van Piggelmee

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Childrens books
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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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Photo of a woman and three children by a fence

Photo of a woman and three children by a fence

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Restricted - Warning before Firing

Restricted - Warning before Firing

Australian Army History Unit collection
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Instruction leaflets
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East Timor
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Australian Army
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1999
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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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Ikula
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Menu card for passengers of MS 'Sibajak', dated 4 Juni 1953

Menu card for passengers of MS 'Sibajak', dated 4 Juni 1953

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Menus
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Small cream woollen baby socks

Small cream woollen baby socks

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Socks
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1957
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Green and brown cap, with an INTERFET badge on the front

Green and brown cap, with an INTERFET badge on the front

Australian Army History Unit collection
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East Timor
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Australian Army
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1999
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Pigmented and burnished, deep wooden concave container

Pigmented and burnished, deep wooden concave container

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1937
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Umbakulu, South Australia, Australia
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Mowitja
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Artist's palette

Artist's palette

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Kelp water carrier

Kelp water carrier