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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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1948
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Painting depicts a waisted rectangular figure within a thin rectangular frame

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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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1948
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Bark painting depicting a bird, Groote Eylandt NT

Bark painting depicting a bird, Groote Eylandt NT

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1954
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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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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Malay Prau

Malay Prau

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bark painting depicts six human figures with hair gathered into cone shape at top of heads

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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The Lizard, Tjunda - Yirrkala, 1948

The Lizard, Tjunda - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Painting depicts two pointed oval-shapes

Painting depicts two pointed oval-shapes

Anonymous (17/8/1968) collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bark painting depicts four creatures, possibly frogs

Bark painting depicts four creatures, possibly frogs

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spirit Islands

Spirit Islands

John Calaby collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1940
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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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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting depicts three figures in canoe, each with a fish on the end of a line.

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1963
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Totem Place of Wild Honey

Totem Place of Wild Honey

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Unidentified Island

Unidentified Island

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting depicts a large sawfish surrounded by two turtles and three stingrays

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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bark Painting, Fishing Scene showing Dugong and Turtle, from Groote Eylandt, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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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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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bark painting depicting a shark, Groote Eylandt NT

Bark painting depicting a shark, Groote Eylandt NT

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1954
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Digbedagird (native bird) and crow story - # 4 of 4

Digbedagird (native bird) and crow story - # 4 of 4

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Groot Eylandt story - # 1 of 3 - Paintings depict a dispute between men from neighbouring islands.

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Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Atop a large rock, a man watches another man and woman make camp

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Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting depicts an abstract pattern with the head, arm & torso of a pointing woman

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Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Stingray story - # 1 of 4

Stingray story - # 1 of 4

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nabilyn's dream story.The wives (birds) decide to go fishing - walk to Edward River and are shown washing shells - # 2 of 3

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Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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1956
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Dugong and baby

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Stingray story - # 2 of 4

Stingray story - # 2 of 4

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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 Nabilyn's dream story. Digbedagirda (native birds) are speared by their husbands - # 1 of 3

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Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1956
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Stingray story - # 3 of 4

Stingray story - # 3 of 4

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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River story - # 2 of 2

River story - # 2 of 2

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting depicts six human figures, islands and trees

Painting depicts six human figures, islands and trees

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nabilyn's dream story - # 3 of 3

Nabilyn's dream story - # 3 of 3

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Painting depcits three canoes and seven human figures

Painting depcits three canoes and seven human figures

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting depicts a man with a spear, other humans and fish

Painting depicts a man with a spear, other humans and fish

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Painting depcits a man heading towards a dog, who is tied to a tree

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Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Painting depicts an uneven shape with 6 trees & a domed rock...

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Digbedagird (native bird) and crow story - # 3 of 4

Digbedagird (native bird) and crow story - # 3 of 4

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Man returning from hunting

Man returning from hunting

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Stingray story - # 4 of 4 - Wild apple tree at Bardelumba Bay.

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Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Digbedagird (native bird) and crow story - # 2 of 4

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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East Wind

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting depicts abstract shapes with tree and birds

Painting depicts abstract shapes with tree and birds

Peter Redlich collection no. 2
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Digbedagird (native bird) and crow story - # 1 of 4

Digbedagird (native bird) and crow story - # 1 of 4

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Rockpool with water snake

Rockpool with water snake

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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River story - # 1 of 2

River story - # 1 of 2

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Groot Eylandt story - # 2 of 3 - Paintings depict a dispute ...

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Groot Eylandt story - # 3 of 3 - Paintings depict a dispute between men from neighbouring islands.

Groot Eylandt story - # 3 of 3 - Paintings depict a dispute ...

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Barracuda

Barracuda

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billabong, Goose, Waterholes and Fish

Billabong, Goose, Waterholes and Fish

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Snake Travelling Along Ungaraku River

Snake Travelling Along Ungaraku River

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting depicts eight human figures and trees

Painting depicts eight human figures and trees

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Burrawang (bush) feast with old women watching

Burrawang (bush) feast with old women watching

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Men's Camp

Men's Camp

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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