Menu toggle

National Museum of Australia

Where our stories come alive

Collection Explorer

4

Explore sets

Objects

Image Title and collection What Where Who When
Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
Apply Charles Hart collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Apply filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
If You Love Me Love Me Safely by Marrnyula Mununggurr

If You Love Me Love Me Safely by Marrnyula Mununggurr

Marrynyula Mununggurr collection
Apply Marrynyula Mununggurr collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Marrnyula Mununggurr
Apply Marrnyula Mununggurr filter
2000
Apply 2000 filter
Wooden decorated club

Wooden decorated club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Club

Club

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

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
Apply American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c... filter
Spears
Apply Spears filter
Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mr Charles P. Mountford
Apply Mr Charles P. Mountford filter
1948
Apply 1948 filter
Hunting by the Sea.

Hunting by the Sea.

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Tipurrukuwamirri
Apply Tipurrukuwamirri filter
Triangular apron made of a length of melaleuca bark folded in half from Melville or Bathurst Island

Triangular apron made of a length of melaleuca bark folded i...

Charles Hart collection
Apply Charles Hart collection filter
Aprons
Apply Aprons filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
Headband

Headband

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Headbands
Apply Headbands filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr S D. Burrows
Apply Mr S D. Burrows filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Sculpture

Sculpture

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Nongunyarri No 1
Apply Nongunyarri No 1 filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigment

Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigment

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
Apply Australian Institute of Anatomy collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1985
Apply 1985 filter
Club

Club

A Morrison collection no. 1
Apply A Morrison collection no. 1 filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1969
Apply 1969 filter
Pigmented cylindrical wood tapstick carved with serrated edges

Pigmented cylindrical wood tapstick carved with serrated edg...

Charles Hart collection
Apply Charles Hart collection filter
Clapsticks
Apply Clapsticks filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
Headband of kangaroo incisors laced together

Headband of kangaroo incisors laced together

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Headbands
Apply Headbands filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Club

Club

Charles Hart collection
Apply Charles Hart collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
Wooden decorated club, paddle shaped

Wooden decorated club, paddle shaped

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Sculpture

Sculpture

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Nongunyarri II
Apply Nongunyarri II filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Headband made from white and coloured feathers

Headband made from white and coloured feathers

Frederick D McCarthy collection
Apply Frederick D McCarthy collection filter
Headbands
Apply Headbands filter
Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Apply Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1962
Apply 1962 filter
Headband

Headband

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Headbands
Apply Headbands filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Child's drawing - Joe Cooper he came and he chase buffalo at Paruwu at Melville Island by Richard Casey Fernando, Bathurst Island NT

Child's drawing - Joe Cooper he came and he chase buffalo at...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Murrupurtiyanuwu Catholic Primary School, Wurrumiyanga, Bathurst Is...
Apply Murrupurtiyanuwu Catholic Primary School, Wurrumiyanga, Bathurst Is... filter
Richard C. Fernando
Apply Richard C. Fernando filter
Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Split cane ring-bound arm ornament with human hair string, textile tassel and decorated with pigment

Split cane ring-bound arm ornament with human hair string, t...

Charles Hart collection
Apply Charles Hart collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
Red fabric headband worn by Barrie Pittock

Red fabric headband worn by Barrie Pittock

Barrie Pittock collection
Apply Barrie Pittock collection filter
Headbands
Apply Headbands filter
Dr Barrie Pittock
Apply Dr Barrie Pittock filter
1970
Apply 1970 filter
Wooden decorated club

Wooden decorated club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Headband

Headband

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Headbands
Apply Headbands filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
1923
Apply 1923 filter
Looped fibre strings

Looped fibre strings

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Headbands
Apply Headbands filter
Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Wooden decorated carving, 'Jabiru', from Melville or Bathurst Island

Wooden decorated carving, 'Jabiru', from Melville or Bathurs...

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Fish shaped pigmented club

Fish shaped pigmented club

Charles Hart collection
Apply Charles Hart collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
1957
Apply 1957 filter
Child's drawing - Garden Point on Melville Island by Jamie Tipiloura age 10yrs, Bathurst Island NT

Child's drawing - Garden Point on Melville Island by Jamie T...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Drawings
Apply Drawings filter
Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu), Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Terri...
Apply Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu), Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Terri... filter
Jamie Tipiloura
Apply Jamie Tipiloura filter
Headband

Headband

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Headbands
Apply Headbands filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr S D. Burrows
Apply Mr S D. Burrows filter
1914
Apply 1914 filter
Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Bark container, Pukami basket - made by Ada Pilakui

Bark container, Pukami basket - made by Ada Pilakui

Inada Holdings 06/07/1984 collection
Apply Inada Holdings 06/07/1984 collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Ada Pilakui
Apply Ada Pilakui filter
Split cane armlet bound with string and covered with beeswax, red and white pigment, and with feather tassels attached with human hair string

Split cane armlet bound with string and covered with beeswax...

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
Apply Australian Institute of Anatomy collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1985
Apply 1985 filter
Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Nongunyarri No 1
Apply Nongunyarri No 1 filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Headband

Headband

Papuan Official collection
Apply Papuan Official collection filter
Headbands
Apply Headbands filter
Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Apply Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania filter
Mr Leo Austen
Apply Mr Leo Austen filter
1922
Apply 1922 filter
Tarooweardy wooden mallet

Tarooweardy wooden mallet

Charles Hart collection
Apply Charles Hart collection filter
Mallets
Apply Mallets filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
Apply Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
Stone axe (hatchet) with wooden handle

Stone axe (hatchet) with wooden handle

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
Apply Australian Institute of Anatomy collection filter
Hatchets
Apply Hatchets filter
Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1985
Apply 1985 filter
Print titled Timirrikimaka by Margo Wommatakimi, 1988

Print titled Timirrikimaka by Margo Wommatakimi, 1988

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
Apply Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti... filter
Prints
Apply Prints filter
Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Margo Wommatakimi
Apply Margo Wommatakimi filter
1988
Apply 1988 filter
Armband

Armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
Apply A Morrison collection no. 1 filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1969
Apply 1969 filter
Split cane armlet bound with string and covered with beeswax, pigment, feathers, and human hair

Split cane armlet bound with string and covered with beeswax...

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
Apply Australian Institute of Anatomy collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1985
Apply 1985 filter
Headband made from continuous loop of eighteen strands of fibre string

Headband made from continuous loop of eighteen strands of fi...

University of Sydney collection
Apply University of Sydney collection filter
Headbands
Apply Headbands filter
Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1957
Apply 1957 filter
Beeswax pendant

Beeswax pendant

Charles Hart collection
Apply Charles Hart collection filter
Mourning pendants
Apply Mourning pendants filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
Message stick

Message stick

A Morrison collection no. 1
Apply A Morrison collection no. 1 filter
Message sticks
Apply Message sticks filter
Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1969
Apply 1969 filter
Plaited fibre armband

Plaited fibre armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
Apply A Morrison collection no. 1 filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1969
Apply 1969 filter
Tarooweardy wooden mallet

Tarooweardy wooden mallet

Charles Hart collection
Apply Charles Hart collection filter
Mallets
Apply Mallets filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
Apply Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Decorated bark container

Decorated bark container

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
Apply Australian Institute of Anatomy collection filter
Containers
Apply Containers filter
Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Apply filter
1985
Apply 1985 filter
Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
Apply Dr Herbert Basedow collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Pigmented split cane ring-bound arm ornament with fibre string and beeswax

Pigmented split cane ring-bound arm ornament with fibre stri...

Charles Hart collection
Apply Charles Hart collection filter
Armbands
Apply Armbands filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1928
Apply 1928 filter
Painting depicts an abstract design that recalls the facial decoration for an ancient Pukamini ritual

Painting depicts an abstract design that recalls the facial ...

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Black Joe Wombadiemeri
Apply Black Joe Wombadiemeri filter
1960
Apply 1960 filter
Headband of fibre string

Headband of fibre string

Dr William Warner collection
Apply Dr William Warner collection filter
Headbands
Apply Headbands filter
Wooden decorated carving of a barn owl by Tjipungaleialum

Wooden decorated carving of a barn owl by Tjipungaleialum

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Tjipungaleialum
Apply Tjipungaleialum filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Head ornament

Head ornament

Olive Pink collection
Apply Olive Pink collection filter
Headbands
Apply Headbands filter
Miss Olive Pink
Apply Miss Olive Pink filter
The Strange Snake

The Strange Snake

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Cardo Kerinaiua
Apply Cardo Kerinaiua filter
Preparing for the Pukamani.

Preparing for the Pukamani.

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Pudjamirri
Apply Pudjamirri filter
Load more objects