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Djunkgawul

Djunkgawul

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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1964
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Shield

Shield

Katherine Stow collection
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Shields
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Inverway, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Round plastic tray

Round plastic tray

Milikapiti Council collection
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Trays
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A  Dreaming of the Mandalbui People (On Bark: Dance of  the Dreamtime Salmons).

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Dorothy Bennett 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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Rainforest shield - QLD

Rainforest shield - QLD

Dr Gerald Holt collection no. 2
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Shields
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North-Eastern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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The Moon-Man, Alinda, Yirrkala, 1948

The Moon-Man, Alinda, Yirrkala, 1948

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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Truncated cylindrical wood pipe with a wood bowl

Truncated cylindrical wood pipe with a wood bowl

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Smoking pipes
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Kangaroo and Joey  with Saratoga Fish.

Kangaroo and Joey with Saratoga Fish.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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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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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Belts
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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'Death and Mortuary Rites' by Mathaman Marika, Yirrkala, 1967

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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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Mathaman Marika
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1967
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Conical woven basket

Conical woven basket

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Baskets
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ivy Balbalun
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1966
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Club

Club

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Clubs
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Anawanda
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1948
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JC Le Souef collection
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Boomerangs
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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Yurlunggur Serpent Swallows the Wagilag Sisters at Mirarrmina.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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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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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Milikapiti Council collection
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Paintbrushes
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Bark painting depicts a rounded frame in four different rings of decoration

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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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Hafted stone hatchet with a wood handle

Hafted stone hatchet with a wood handle

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Hatchets
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Broad flattened oval, concave wooden container

Broad flattened oval, concave wooden container

University of Sydney collection
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Containers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1957
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Knives
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Wooden clapstick

Wooden clapstick

University of Sydney collection
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Clapsticks
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'Ganguri or Manmunga', Painted hollow log, native plant species

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Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Coffins
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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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'Susu Shell' by Ellarose Savage, 2009

'Susu Shell' by Ellarose Savage, 2009

Ellarose Savage collection no.1
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Linocuts
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Darnley (Erub) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Ellarose Savage
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2009
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Cylindrical wooden tapstick, tapered at each end, with an incised spiral design, and pigment (Aranda?).

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D Boerner collection
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Clapsticks
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1944
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Carved human head

Carved human head

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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String necklace

String necklace

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Necklaces
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South East Wind

South East Wind

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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Nambinara
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1948
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Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner collection
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Baskets
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Hollow wooden smoking pipe

Hollow wooden smoking pipe

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Smoking pipes
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Not provided
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1986
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Spearthrowers
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Anchor Kulunba
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1966
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Turtle

Turtle

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bayma
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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 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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru

Enid Bowden collection
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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The Starfish Kadikata

The Starfish Kadikata

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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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Clubs
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1974
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String bag

String bag

Papuan Official collection
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Bags
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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34 predominantly brown ochres used in the production of a ground painting

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Tandanya collection no. 3
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Ochre
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Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Nama...

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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Spear

Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shield

Shield

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Shields
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Bark painting depicting a hunter of the dreamtime called Migganarg.

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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Bark painting 'Six Mimi Spirits (four males and two females) walking' by Jimmy Namiridali Nonganyari, 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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January N. Namiridali
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1963
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Boomerang

Boomerang

I Steer and Co collection
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Boomerangs
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Clarence River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting ngurrurdu, 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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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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Conical plant-fibre basket

Conical plant-fibre basket

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Baskets
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Djibolbol, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wambalmana
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1984
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Painting depicts a mirror image of a partially submerged cave

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Abagera
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1963
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Shield - Mornington Island, QLD

Shield - Mornington Island, QLD

RM Dixon collection
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Shields
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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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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Containers
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yarrpany - Dhuwa Honey.

Yarrpany - Dhuwa Honey.

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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Robert B. Wulaki Lang
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Skull rack

Skull rack

Papuan Official collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir John Hubert P. Murray
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1918
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Shield used by Jacky Plowright, Berrima area, New South Wales, 1890

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Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
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Jacky Plowright
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1890
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Sugarbag Dreaming by Jimmy Wululu

Sugarbag Dreaming by Jimmy Wululu

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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Jimmy Wululu
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Club

Club

Charles Hart collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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