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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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Hinged lid container

Hinged lid container

Cumpston Family collection
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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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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Kelp water carrier by Verna Nichols

Kelp water carrier 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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Melaleuca bark container

Melaleuca bark container

Helen Reeve collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1972
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Wooden bowl called piti

Wooden bowl called piti

RG Kimber collection no. 1
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Boomerang, Mungeranie, South Australia

Boomerang, Mungeranie, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Palm leaf container

Palm leaf container

Dr La Mont West collection
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Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
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1964
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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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Boat-shaped wooden container, painted glossy tan colour

Boat-shaped wooden container, painted glossy tan colour

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 2
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Not provided
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1926
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Container made from bull kelp, river reed and echidna quills, by Verna Nichols

Container made from bull kelp, river reed and echidna quills...

Tayenebe collection
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Verna Nichols
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Boomerang, Lake Tyers area, east Gippsland, Victoria

Boomerang, Lake Tyers area, east Gippsland, Victoria

Horne-Bowie collection
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1926
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Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Florence Gaby collection
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Container made of bone

Container made of bone

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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String cross made from yarn and wood

String cross made from yarn and wood

Kalumburu Community collection
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Dance equipment
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Kalumburu, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Karadada
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1988
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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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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Wooden oval container

Wooden oval container

Oujaimi and Safatli collection
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1992
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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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Walter Pukutiwara
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Oval shell ornament

Oval shell ornament

Horne-Bowie collection
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South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Bull kelp and river reed container, made by Leonie Dickson

Bull kelp and river reed container, made by Leonie Dickson

Tayenebe collection
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Ms Leonie Dickson
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Not provided
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1926
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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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 made from bull kelp, river reed and tee tree string, by Jacqui Langdon

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Tayenebe collection
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Ms Jacqui Langdon
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Pigmented container

Pigmented container

Charles Hart collection
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Hollow decorated cylindrical wooden lure with truncated ends.

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Horne-Bowie collection
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Hunting and gathering tools
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Bull kelp and river reed container made by Verna Nichols

Bull kelp and river reed container made by Verna Nichols

Tayenebe collection
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Verna Nichols
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Plastic tube

Plastic tube

Dot Butler collection no. 2
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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1991
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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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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearheads
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Miss Helen Bowie
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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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Digging stick

Digging stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Cowarie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Boomerang, Mackay, Queensland

Boomerang, Mackay, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Pigmented, shallow wooden, elongated concave container

Pigmented, shallow wooden, elongated concave container

Yalata Lutheran Mission collection
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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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1970
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Bull kelp and tea tree container, made by Nayda Smith

Bull kelp and tea tree container, made by Nayda Smith

Tayenebe collection
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Miss Nayda Smith
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Not provided
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1926
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Painted wooden container

Painted wooden container

JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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Boomerang, Cowarie, South Australia

Boomerang, Cowarie, South Australia

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Cowarie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Pigmented hollow cylindrical wooden lure

Pigmented hollow cylindrical wooden lure

Horne-Bowie collection
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Hunting and gathering tools
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Conical shaped hollow lime gourd

Conical shaped hollow lime gourd

Florence Gaby collection
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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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Wooden bowl with burnt engraved designs

Wooden bowl with burnt engraved 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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Toy boomerang

Toy boomerang

Horne-Bowie collection
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Mulka, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Horne-Bowie collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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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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Spearhead

Spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearheads
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Glass spearhead

Glass spearhead

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearheads
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Miss Helen Bowie
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Message stick

Message stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Not provided
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1926
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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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