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Beeswax and abrus seed pendant

Beeswax and abrus seed pendant

Charles Hart collection
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Pendants
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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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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Unknown
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Unknown
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Flying Foxes and Baby Brolga Hut painting.

Flying Foxes and Baby Brolga Hut painting.

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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Sculpture

Sculpture

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nongunyarri II
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1974
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Enid Bowden collection
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Waistbands
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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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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Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [second of a pair]

Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [second of a pair]

Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1935
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Ernabella Walka early water colour design

Ernabella Walka early water colour design

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Watercolour paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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Child's drawing This place is sacred because of the man ...

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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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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Craft Expo '82 poster

Craft Expo '82 poster

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Posters
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1982
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Sculpture in an echidna form

Sculpture in an echidna form

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

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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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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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Unknown
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Scorched teacup, 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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Teacups
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Mount Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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2003
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Child's drawing - 'British ship anchoring at Snake Bay' by Joachim, Melville Island NT

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Joachim
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Carved and painted wooden sculpture of Purukuparli, a creature figure from the Tiwi Islands

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Tiwi Arts Network collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Thomas Munkanome
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2001
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The Barramundi

The Barramundi

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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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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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Painting on cardboard featuring leaf-shapes and honey ants

Painting on cardboard featuring leaf-shapes and honey ants

Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 7
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Paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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Basket made of bark - Tiwi group

Basket made of bark - Tiwi group

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Baskets
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spirit Islands

Spirit Islands

John Calaby 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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1940
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Lizard earrings

Lizard earrings

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Earrings
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Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1994
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Boomerang - Ernabella

Boomerang - Ernabella

Enid Bowden collection
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Boomerangs
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Dugong Hunt - Yirrkala, 1948

Dugong Hunt - 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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Unknown
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String bag

String bag

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Bags
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Linen handkerchief, Mornington Island QLD

Linen handkerchief, Mornington Island QLD

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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1954
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Digging stick used in dance perfomance by Ernabella community, 2004

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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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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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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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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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Pokerwork mouse, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork mouse, 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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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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Armband

Armband

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Armbands
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Pair of skipping rope handles

Pair of skipping rope handles

Tony Preston collection no. 3
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Skipping-ropes
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Delegate, New South Wales, Australia
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Unknown
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Club, Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

Club, Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Miss Helen Bowie
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1926
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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 Man, Galdar

The Man, Galdar

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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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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North-Eastern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Unknown
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1993
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Stone axe (hatchet) with wooden handle

Stone axe (hatchet) with wooden handle

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Hatchets
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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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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Spindle

Spindle

Ernabella Arts collection no. 2
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Spindles
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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The Mamandi, Warluk

The Mamandi, Warluk

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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Drawings
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Coraki, New South Wales, 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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Fresh-water Tortoise, Mimila

Fresh-water Tortoise, Mimila

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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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett 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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1974
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Headpad, Ernabella SA

Headpad, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Headwear
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Unknown
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1935
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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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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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The Flight of the Morning Star, 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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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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Naidoc Week 1988 poster - Recognise and share the survival of the oldest culture in the world!

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Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Posters
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1988
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Shield, 1976

Shield, 1976

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Shields
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Unknown
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1976
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Containers
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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