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Shield

Shield

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Shields
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Warburton Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1976
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Fresh-water Tortoise work on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

Fresh-water Tortoise work on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

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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Child's drawing - My grandfather was going hunting and he caught a kangaroo and the sun was going down at Ooldea by unknown artist

Child's drawing - My grandfather was going hunting and he ca...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Kirton Point, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Damaged auto-collimator, a relic from the 2003 bush fire that destroyed the Mount Stromlo Observatory

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Mount Stromlo Observatory collection
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Astronomical equipment
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Mount Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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2003
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 'Who Is The Taller?'

'Who Is The Taller?'

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Postcards
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Unknown
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1907
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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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Unknown
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The Milky Way

The Milky Way

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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Two pieces of paper about Bathurst Island paintings

Two pieces of paper about Bathurst Island paintings

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Notes
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Unidentified. Painting is decorated with vertical lines composed of dashes

Unidentified. Painting is decorated with vertical lines comp...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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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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The Yam, Garabara

The Yam, Garabara

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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Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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Childbirth Scene, work on paper in the style of a bark painting, Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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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 a large, wide-bodied serpent horizontally across bark and six fish

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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The Black Ant, Uaipa

The Black Ant, Uaipa

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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Crocodile

Crocodile

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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Batik handkerchief, possibly by Nyukana (Daisy) Baker, Ernabella SA

Batik handkerchief, possibly by Nyukana (Daisy) Baker, Ernab...

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Handkerchiefs
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1971
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Empty tin for Dalmas plaster dressings

Empty tin for Dalmas plaster dressings

Margaret Heap collection
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Medical packaging
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London, England
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Dalmas Ltd
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1940
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Child's painting by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Child's painting by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Watercolour paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Lower grinding stone

Lower grinding stone

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Lower grinding stones
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Barunga, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1968
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Bean necklace, Ernabella SA

Bean necklace, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Necklaces
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Work on paper depicting a goanna and crocodiles, Oenpelli, 1948

Work on paper depicting a goanna and crocodiles, Oenpelli, 1...

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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Digging stick used in dance perfomance by Ernabella community, 2004

Digging stick used in dance perfomance by Ernabella communit...

Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 6
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Digging sticks
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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2004
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Painting depicts a human figure with elbows bent & hands upraised

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Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Painting depicts  X-ray style kangaroo with crosshatching

Painting depicts X-ray style kangaroo with crosshatching

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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Unknown
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1974
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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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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown Artist
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Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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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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Unknown
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Latvian red felt headdress

Latvian red felt headdress

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Headdresses
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Riga, Latvia
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Unknown
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1942
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Linoprint card

Linoprint card

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Cards
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Fregon, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1994
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Shield, Mornington Island QLD, 1974

Shield, Mornington Island QLD, 1974

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Shields
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Unknown
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1974
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Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Unknown
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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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The Man, Naljanio

The Man, Naljanio

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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 Cotton batik t-shirt by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Cotton batik t-shirt by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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T-shirts
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1971
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Album of carte-de-visite photographs relating to the trial of Arthur Orton (Tichborne claimant)

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Tichborne Claimant Album collection
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Photograph albums
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London, England
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London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company Limited
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1871
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Unidentified bird

Unidentified bird

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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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Coraki, New South Wales, Australia
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Unknown
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Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Unknown
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Child's drawing of a water bird

Child's drawing of a water bird

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Dhupuma College, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Pokerwork bird, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork bird, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Unknown
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Digging stick used in dance perfomance by Ernabella community, 2004

Digging stick used in dance perfomance by Ernabella communit...

Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 6
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Digging sticks
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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2004
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Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Unknown
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Child's painting by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Child's painting by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Watercolour paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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The Djunkgao (Djung'kawu) Sisters at Goulburn Island - 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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Club

Club

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Unknown
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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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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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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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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Pokerwork

Pokerwork "fun animal" sculpture, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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The Lightning Man, Namaragan depicted on paper, 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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Cotton batik sample by an unknown child, Ernabella SA

Cotton batik sample by an unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Textiles
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1971
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Lantern slide - Herbert Basedow, plains east of Lyndhurst, South Australia, photographed by Herbert Basedow or unknown, 1907

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Lantern slides
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Lyndhurst, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1907
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Painting featuring a Walka design from Ernabella

Painting featuring a Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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Bark painting 'Frogs and baby ibis' by unknown artist, north-western Arnhem Land

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Unknown
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Painting on masonite depicting a human figure with elbows bent & hands upraised.

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Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Unknown
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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Child's drawing by an unknown child, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by an unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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