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Hinged lid container

Hinged lid container

Cumpston Family collection
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Dronepipe - Yirrkala, 1948

Dronepipe - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Didjeridus
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Bark painting depicting a ceremonial trepang (beche de mer) and features suckerfish, stingrays and sharks by Birrikidji Gumana, Yirrkala, 1966

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Birrikitji Gumana
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1966
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Child's drawing - Dreaming by Dianna Merrkiyawuy, Yirrkala NT

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Dhupuma College, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, Australia
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Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr
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1975
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Child's drawing - Dreaming by Dianna Merrkiyawuy, Yirrkala NT

Child's drawing - Dreaming by Dianna Merrkiyawuy, Yirrkala N...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Dhupuma College, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, Australia
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Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr
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1975
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Plated ferrous metal hub cap bent and beaten into typical container

Plated ferrous metal hub cap bent and beaten into typical co...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Painting depicts four goannas

Painting depicts four goannas

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lardjanga
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Child's drawing Wapukay

Child's drawing Wapukay

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wapukay
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Child's drawing The beautiful river by Leanne Wanambi

Child's drawing The beautiful river by Leanne Wanambi

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Leanne Wanambi
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Child's drawing Bawuli

Child's drawing Bawuli

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bawuli
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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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'Bundjungu', bark painting, native plant species

'Bundjungu', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2012
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Wooden container, Arrernte people

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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'Djalkurrk', bark painting, native plant species

'Djalkurrk', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2014
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Ceramic bowl

Ceramic bowl

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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Container

Container

Hazel Merlo collection
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Guwak ga Marrngu (Nightbird & possum).

Guwak ga Marrngu (Nightbird & possum).

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Luwandi Mununggurr
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1985
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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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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting two possums and black tapered pole with ochre banding, by Mithali

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithali
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1974
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'Wakwak/Dhatum/Dirrpu/Dherran/Nindan', bark painting, native plant species

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Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2012
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting goanna surrounded by six figures, by Wuyal

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wuyal
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1974
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Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner collection
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Baskets
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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'Fight between Crocodile-man and Stingray-man' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1963
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'Galurra - Gutjawutja', bark painting, native plant species

'Galurra - Gutjawutja', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2013
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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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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Containers
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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Child's drawing - people on opposite cliff tops with a ladder/bridge between them by Bulpalanga

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bulpalanga
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Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Paddles
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Florence Gaby collection
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'Crocodile'

'Crocodile'

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Baluka Maymuru
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1985
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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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Painting on card by Jill Dundiwuy Mununggur, Yirrkala NT - from the story 'The Brolga and The Emu' in the book 'Djugurba. Tales from the Spirit Time' (1974), probably p. 39

Painting on card by Jill Dundiwuy Mununggur, Yirrkala NT - f...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Kormilda College, Berrimah, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jill Dundiwuy Mununggur
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1974
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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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Containers
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 'Wanydjarrpu', bark painting, native plant species

'Wanydjarrpu', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2014
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Possum by Maymirri 2

Possum by Maymirri 2

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Maymirrirr Maymuru
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1985
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Bugle grass necklace

Bugle grass necklace

Dr William Warner collection
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Necklaces
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Shallow concave and elongated wooden container

Shallow concave and elongated wooden container

Brian Hayden collection
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Child's drawing of fishes by Guypungura

Child's drawing of fishes by Guypungura

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Guypunyuru
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Child's drawing - Wilbur Chaseling landing at Yirrkala 1935 by Bruce

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bruce
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1935
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'Buwakul', bark painting, native plant species

'Buwakul', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Anawanda
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1948
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Child's drawing The turtost [turtle] and the black bird by David Malati

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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David Malati
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Child's drawing This picture is about Cang Gary by Wendy Balpiyangay Wanambi

Child's drawing This picture is about Cang Gary by Wendy Bal...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wendy Balpuyangay Wanambi
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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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Northern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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Nyupaya Kaika
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1998
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Painting depicts a black goanna

Painting depicts a black goanna

Department of Transport and Communication collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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'Opossum tree story', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1967

'Opossum tree story', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1967

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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