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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting three fish in x-ray style and a figure, 1974

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1974
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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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2013
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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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2013
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Deep, concave wooden container

Deep, concave wooden container

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Containers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1993
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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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2013
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Mourning Rites.

Mourning Rites.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Ramingining, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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David D. Malangi
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Bark painting depicting two people walking over a landscape

Bark painting depicting two people walking over a landscape

Air Commodore W Bolitho collection
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Bark paintings
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a spirit being Durlklorrkilorrken alternatively known as Balangdjangarlayn, circa 1970

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Kurrhkurr, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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Barawind.

Barawind.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Kolbitja
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1969
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Bark painting 'Female spirit figure'

Bark painting 'Female spirit figure'

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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John N. Guymala
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting three figures and possum, by Marrkavakara

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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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Marrkarakara
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1974
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting ngurrudu, the emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae), circa 1970

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Kurrhkurr, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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Painting depicts a serpent coiled around white eggs

Painting depicts a serpent coiled around white eggs

Department of Transport and Communication collection
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Bark paintings
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Caledon Bay, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting turtle and fish, by Bokarra

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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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Bokarra
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1974
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting a crocodile, fish, turtles and rays, by Djuwali

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting four snakes, by Marrkavakara

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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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Marrkarakara
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1974
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting crocodile, rays and fish

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a spirit being Durlklorrkilorrken alternatively known as Balangdjangarlayn, circa 1970

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Manmoyih, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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Itu Pilihan anda

Itu Pilihan anda

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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Berhenti!

Berhenti!

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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Bark painting 'Tribal country of the Kangaroos & their mythical journey' by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1970

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 7
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1970
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Carved wooden container with incised designs and ochre

Carved wooden container with incised designs and ochre

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Containers
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Waterlily and Rock Snake by Doolie Nunggalawi

Waterlily and Rock Snake by Doolie Nunggalawi

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Bark paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Doolie Nungalawi
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Palm leaf container

Palm leaf container

Charles Hart 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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Nola
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Oval concave wooden container with rounded ends, and pigmented surfaces over longitudinal fluting

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JW Lindo collection
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Cooper Creek, Queensland, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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1985
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'Dhanggi', bark painting, native plant species

'Dhanggi', 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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Bark painting depicting a Macassan prau with four sailors, a tripod mast, mast sail, anchor and steering sweep

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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1965
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Hive of Honey, Milingimbi

Hive of Honey, Milingimbi

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Painting depicts two fish opposing each other

Painting depicts two fish opposing each other

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Unknown
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Cycad Nuts

Cycad Nuts

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Unknown
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1948
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting male and female human figures and various animals, circa 1970

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Kurrhkurr, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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Untitled, by Narritijin Maymuru, 1966

Untitled, by Narritijin Maymuru, 1966

J Davidson collection no. 3
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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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1966
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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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Deep concave wooden container

Deep concave wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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'Rakay', bark painting, native plant species

'Rakay', 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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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting Wakewaken, a female spirit

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Kurrhkurr, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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Painting depicts two pointed oval-shapes

Painting depicts two pointed oval-shapes

Anonymous (17/8/1968) collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Bark painting depicting two birds and three bottle-shaped objects

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Maningrida Arts and Crafts 1982 collection
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Frank Malkorda
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'Wakwak/Dhatum/Dirrpu/Dherran/Nindan', bark painting, native plant species

'Wakwak/Dhatum/Dirrpu/Dherran/Nindan', bark painting, native...

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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Wooden container

Wooden container

Douglas Seaton collection
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Fire dreaming

Fire dreaming

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yama Maymuru
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1965
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'Bawang', bark painting, native plant species

'Bawang', 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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'Gutjawutja', bark painting, native plant species

'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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2014
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Bark painting depicting pike, file snake, diver bird, water goanna and kangaroo by David Malangi, Milingimbi, 1965

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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David D. Malangi
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1965
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Bark painting featuring an oval shape outlined in black & white

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Maria
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1965
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting a fish, by Bokarras' wife

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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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Bokarra's wife
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1974
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Painting depicts a fresh water crocodile

Painting depicts a fresh water crocodile

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Bark paintings
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Liverpool River, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mick Kuparrku
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Painting depicting a pair of black frogs

Painting depicting a pair of black frogs

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gawirrin Gumana
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1967
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Painting depict two karndayh, female antilopine kangaroos (Macropus antilopinus)

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Mr Dick Baringbungung
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1970
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Bark Painting depicting the body painting for Kulama initiation by Deaf Tommy in Snake Bay, Melville Island, 1965

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Deaf Tommy, Pukualamiri
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1965
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Bark painting

Bark painting

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting pole-like form featuring goanna, seven figures, four kangaroos, by Mithili

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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