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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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Head ornament

Head ornament

Papuan Official collection
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Ornaments
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Fighting stick with a rounded handle

Fighting stick with a rounded handle

Bruce Wright collection
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Clubs
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Kalumburu, Western Australia, Australia
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Margaret Pinnock
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Coconut container

Coconut container

Papuan Official collection
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Purari River, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Francis E. Williams
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1922
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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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Blue plastic bowl covered in white pigment

Blue plastic bowl covered in white pigment

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 1993 collection
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Waistband

Waistband

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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Panpipes

Panpipes

Papuan Official collection
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Wind instruments
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1920
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Cane cuirass

Cane cuirass

Papuan Official collection
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Torso armour
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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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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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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Barbed fish trap

Barbed fish trap

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Bull kelp container, made by Nannette Shaw

Bull kelp container, made by Nannette Shaw

Tayenebe collection
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Ms Nannette Shaw
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Necklet

Necklet

Papuan Official collection
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Necklaces
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Wooden container from Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, 1891

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Edmund Milne collection
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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1891
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Cane armband

Cane armband

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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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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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow 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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Cane rings from firesticks set

Cane rings from firesticks set

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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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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Wooden container, painted on both sides with red ochre by Daisy Leura Nakamara, 1980

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Daisy L. Nakamara
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1980
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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Waistband

Waistband

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Headdress

Headdress

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Florence Gaby collection
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Woven bag

Woven bag

Papuan Official collection
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Bags
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1915
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Black and brown bowl

Black and brown bowl

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kanginy
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Palm leaf basket from Port Essington, made by Ningoldie Blyth, 2015

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Port Essington collection no. 2
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Cobourg Peninnsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ningoldie Blyth
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2015
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Leglet

Leglet

Papuan Official collection
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Body jewellery
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1919
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Western Australia, Australia
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Stringed instrument

Stringed instrument

Papuan Official collection
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Musical instruments
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1920
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Container made from bull kelp, river reed and tee tree string, by Tanya Langdon

Container made from bull kelp, river reed and tee tree strin...

Tayenebe collection
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Ms Tanya Langdon
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Drum

Drum

Papuan Official collection
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Musical drums
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1919
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Wooden, oval elongated concave container

Wooden, oval elongated concave container

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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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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Wooden boat shaped container

Wooden boat shaped container

Katherine Stow collection
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1957
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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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Wira

Wira

Maruku Arts collection no. 3
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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2003
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Necklet

Necklet

Papuan Official collection
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Necklaces
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr S D. Burrows
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1914
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Kelp water carrier

Kelp water carrier

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Yvonne Kopper collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Yvonne Kopper
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Kanyilpa (wooden container), painted by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi, 1978

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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