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Bark painting of birds, fish and snakes

Bark painting of birds, fish and snakes

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Bark paintings
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Ceduna, South Australia, Australia
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Djorrupum
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ceduna, South Australia, Australia
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Kieron Keeler
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Metal container, Ernabella SA

Metal container, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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1954
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Small wooden bowl made from River Red Gum

Small wooden bowl made from River Red Gum

Maruku Arts collection no. 3
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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2003
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Bamboo drum stick

Bamboo drum stick

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Drum sticks
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Victor Carell
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1955
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Plaited strands of fibrous material

Plaited strands of fibrous material

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Fiji
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Mr Victor Carell
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1984
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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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Miniature wooden container with incised decoration

Miniature wooden container with incised decoration

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wooden container with pokerwork design

Wooden container with pokerwork design

Central Australian souvenirs collection
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Asymetrical boomerang

Asymetrical boomerang

Bruce Wright collection
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Boomerangs
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Kalumburu, Western Australia, Australia
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Margaret Pinnock
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Bark container

Bark container

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 1
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Mrs Bunjuck
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1982
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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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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Kunmunya Mission (aka Port George IV mission), West Kimberley, West...
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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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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ceduna, South Australia, Australia
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Edwin Peel
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Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Njinawanga
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1981
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Palm spathe food dish

Palm spathe food dish

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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Hinged lid container

Hinged lid container

Cumpston Family collection
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Oblong wooden dish with a red-brown colour

Oblong wooden dish with a red-brown colour

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Unknown
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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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Plaited strands of fibrous material

Plaited strands of fibrous material

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Fiji
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Mr Victor Carell
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1984
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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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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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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Ceduna, South Australia, Australia
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Kieron Keeler
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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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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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Nyapari Homeland, South Australia, Australia
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Tjumpawa
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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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Bilou bowl and stand made from coconut shell, used for drinking yaqona

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Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Fiji
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Manoa Rasigatale
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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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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Drum set of kundu drum and a bamboo drum stick

Drum set of kundu drum and a bamboo drum stick

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Percussion instruments
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Aitape, West Sepik, Papua New Guinea
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Mr Victor Carell
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1955
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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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Pigmented container

Pigmented container

Stan Mitchell collection
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Katherine River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1963
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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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Child's drawing - Things that my mother used to eat by Tammy Master age 9yrs, Ceduna Area School SA

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Ceduna, South Australia, Australia
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Tammy Master
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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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Palm leaf container

Palm leaf container

Charles Hart collection
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Conical shaped hollow lime gourd

Conical shaped hollow lime gourd

Florence Gaby collection
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'Ngurti' (wooden container) by George Tuckerbox, 2007

'Ngurti' (wooden container) by George Tuckerbox, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Jilji Bore, Western Australia, Australia
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George Tuckerbox
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2007
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Piece of Australian red ochre

Piece of Australian red ochre

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Ochre
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Australia
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Mr Victor Carell
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1953
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Wooden container with lid in the shape of an apple

Wooden container with lid in the shape of an apple

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Terracotta bowl with sgaffito decoration by Tjunkaya Tapaya, 2005

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Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 7
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjunkaya Tapaya
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2006
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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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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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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Miniature wooden container with pokerwork decoration

Miniature wooden container with pokerwork decoration

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Partly finished wooden container

Partly finished wooden container

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Popalntao
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1965
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Neck ornament

Neck ornament

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Personal adornments
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Malakula Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu, Oceania
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Mr Victor Carell
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1972
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bowl with pokerwork designs