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Bark painting depicting an echidna by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1965
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Birds by Jimmy Namiridali Nonganyari, Croker Island, 1965

Birds by Jimmy Namiridali Nonganyari, Croker Island, 1965

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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January N. Namiridali
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1965
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Bark painting ' 'Cursing the Lovers' A painting of retribution' by Paddy Compass Namatbara

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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Bark painting 'Rainbow snake in the stone country of Gumadir' by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1968

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1968
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Bark painting depicting a totemic crocodile by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1965
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Bark painting 'Tribal country of the Kangaroos & their mythical journey' by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1970

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 7
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1970
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Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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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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Bark painting

Bark painting

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy Namadbara
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1966
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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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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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January N. Namiridali
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1963
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Goanna.

Goanna.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nobardbara
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1965
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Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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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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Spirit People by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

Spirit People by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1965
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Bark painting 'Three Mimi men, spirits of rocks, and turtle' by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1963
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Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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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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Kangaroo.

Kangaroo.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1966
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The Mimi Story.

The Mimi Story.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1966
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Bark painting depicting a barramundi fish.

Bark painting depicting a barramundi fish.

Sandra Holmes collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Barramundi.

Barramundi.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Edward
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1968
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Bark painting depicting a large fish.

Bark painting depicting a large fish.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nonganyari
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1965
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Yam

Yam

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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Bark painting depicting restranscription of ritual (initiation) body painting of Yirritya moiety, representing a kangaroo

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ulambilam
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Bark painting depicting a seated figure, holding a dilly bag and some weapons.

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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1965
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Long Tom.

Long Tom.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Irrwala
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1968
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Bark painting depicting seven Mimi spirits.

Bark painting depicting seven Mimi spirits.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Butterfly

Butterfly

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Brolga.

Brolga.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Irrwala
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1968
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Porcupines.

Porcupines.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nonganyari
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1965
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Namaruon - Lightning Spirit.

Namaruon - Lightning Spirit.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Barramundi.

Barramundi.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wagbara
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Emu.

Emu.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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1965
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Bark painting depicting a single figure.

Bark painting depicting a single figure.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nonganyari
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1965
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Bark painting depicting two long-bodied spirit people, male and female.

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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Mimi.

Mimi.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Irrwala
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1968
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Painting depicts seven fish

Painting depicts seven fish

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ngalandirr
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Bark painting depicting four Mimi (females) dancing Kariborkee (corroboree) called Imalatj.

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Wintjili.

Wintjili.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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1965
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Bark painting depicting female kangaroo with joey in pouch.

Bark painting depicting female kangaroo with joey in pouch.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jimmi Midjau Midjau
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1966
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Mimi Spirit and tortoise.

Mimi Spirit and tortoise.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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Namarvon - Lightning Spirit

Namarvon - Lightning Spirit

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Flying fox Morkuy.

Flying fox Morkuy.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nonganyari
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1966
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Four Mimi Spirits (two males and two females) walking.

Four Mimi Spirits (two males and two females) walking.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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Maam Spirit female

Maam Spirit female

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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The rain Turkey.

The rain Turkey.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1964
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Bark painting depicting a large goanna.

Bark painting depicting a large goanna.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 7
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijaumijau
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1970
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Bark painting depicting two men.

Bark painting depicting two men.

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Billy Yirawala
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Bark painting depicting two fish, possibly barramundi.

Bark painting depicting two fish, possibly barramundi.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 7
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1970
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Arrowfish.

Arrowfish.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Irrwala
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1968
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Bark painting depicting two echindas.

Bark painting depicting two echindas.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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January Nangunjari
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1966
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Bark painting depicting oval-shaped transcriptions of initiation Dua body painting representing a butterfly.

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ulambilam
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Mimi Spirit and Fish Barramundi.

Mimi Spirit and Fish Barramundi.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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Mimi Spirit.

Mimi Spirit.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Turkey (Bemuk).

Turkey (Bemuk).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Bird and Fish.

Bird and Fish.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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Map of Oenpelli  Mission area with two Dreamtime heroes.

Map of Oenpelli Mission area with two Dreamtime heroes.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Mimi spirit female.

Mimi spirit female.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Fish Barramundi.

Fish Barramundi.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Two fish Barramundi killed  (broken neck) ready for cooking.

Two fish Barramundi killed (broken neck) ready for cooking.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Bark painting depicting two crocodiles.

Bark painting depicting two crocodiles.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1965
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Back painting depicting a fish.

Back painting depicting a fish.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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Bark painting depicting two munga-munga women dancing.

Bark painting depicting two munga-munga women dancing.

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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