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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting three snakes and three possums, by Dulla

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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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Dulla
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1974
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'Dhanguniya', bark painting, native plant species

'Dhanguniya', 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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Container made from a sheet of metal

Container made from a sheet of metal

University of Sydney collection
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1957
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting two crayfish, and four long necked birds, by Yangarin

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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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Yangarin
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Dancing Ceremony of spear country by Djardie Ashley

Dancing Ceremony of spear country by Djardie Ashley

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Bark paintings
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djardie Ashley
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 'The Fire Dreaming' by Mutitjpuy Mununjgurr, Yirrkala, 1967

'The Fire Dreaming' by Mutitjpuy Mununjgurr, Yirrkala, 1967

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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Mutitjpuy Munungurr
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1967
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South East Wind and Hammer-headed Shark

South East Wind and Hammer-headed Shark

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Kulpidja
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1948
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Painting titled 'West 'McDonald's' Ranges' by Kathleen France

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Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Kathleen France
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 The Two Men, Nabira-mira

The Two Men, Nabira-mira

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Painting depicts six fish surrounded by lines of palm trees and rocks

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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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Jack Maranguida
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1969
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting three snakes, seven birds and one dog, by Maw Munungurr

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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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Maw Mununggurr
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1974
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'Unidentified spirit personality' by Wally Mandarrk, Mankorlod, 1974

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Betty Meehan and Rhys Jones collection
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Bark paintings
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Mankorlod, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wally Mandarrk
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1974
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Bark painting 'Gubabingu mortuary ceremony' by Binyinyuwuy, Milingimbi, 1967

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Binyinyuwuy
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1967
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Banumbirr.

Banumbirr.

Y Pettinato collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Binyinyiwuy
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Tiwi Tunga - bark ceremonial container

Tiwi Tunga - bark ceremonial container

Charles Hart collection
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Containers
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Manarrngu Mokuy.

Manarrngu Mokuy.

Y Pettinato collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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David D. Malangi
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Bark painting depicting a totemic crocodile by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1965
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, featuring kangaroo and two crocodiles, by Luma Luma

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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 three goannas, by Lardjanga

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lardjanga
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Oval wooden dish/container

Oval wooden dish/container

Ron Bell collection
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1985
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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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Bark painting outlined in white with black dots, divided into three panels by two horizontal lines of yellow and white with black dots

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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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Long Peter, Parapriti
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1965
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Pukamani Ceremonial Accoutrement and graveside Baskets.

Pukamani Ceremonial Accoutrement and graveside Baskets.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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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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Djunkgao (Djung'kawu) and Madalait at Jelangbara (Yalangbara) - Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Painting depicts rainbows seen during the N-W monsoon, and the storm spirit Djambuwal

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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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Mawalan
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1965
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Wooden container, Wangkangurru people

Wooden container, Wangkangurru people

Horne-Bowie collection
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Containers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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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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Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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Work on paper depicting a goanna and crocodiles, Oenpelli, 1948

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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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'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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2013
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'Two possums climbing the tree of life with bird guardian at top' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1977

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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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Narritjin Maymuru
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1977
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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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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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Bark container

Bark container

Ursula McConnel collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Bark painting 'The butterflies who sustain the 'shades' with nectar' by Binyinyuwuy, Milingimbi, 1967

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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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Binyinyuwuy
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1967
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glazed stoneware vesssel

Glazed stoneware vesssel

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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1975
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Bark painting depicting circles in a geometric design by P. Teeampi, Bathurst Island

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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P Teeampi
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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 a 'nature story' of dukala, possums and lambalk, the sugar glider, circa 1970

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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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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Emu & Snake, painted on a tea chest lid by Johnny Bamagal.

Emu & Snake, painted on a tea chest lid by Johnny Bamagal.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Barunga, Northern Territory, Australia
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Johnny Bamagal
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1968
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The Crocodile, Tungarapia and the Wallaby, Ubraitja

The Crocodile, Tungarapia and the Wallaby, Ubraitja

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yalioura
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1948
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Wooden container

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Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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Bark painting 'Three Rainbow Serpents' by Fred Didjbaralkka Narroldol

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Fred D. Narraldol
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, featuring tree and pole-like form, by Liawuluma

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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 representing a Prukupali pattern 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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Blue plastic bowl covered in white pigment

Blue plastic bowl covered in white pigment

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 1993 collection
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Bark painting 'Water lily bulbs' by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1965

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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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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1965
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'Warrkarr', bark painting, native plant species

'Warrkarr', 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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'The Formation of Clouds' by Bokarra Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1967

'The Formation of Clouds' by Bokarra Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1967

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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Bokarra Maymuru
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1967
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Plated ferrous metal hub cap bent and beaten into typical container

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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'Opossum Tree Dreaming', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1966

'Opossum Tree Dreaming', by Narritjin 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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