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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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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dion Durrett Nuthi
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Child's drawing - Our Village by Maryanne Loogatha age 10yrs

Child's drawing - Our Village by Maryanne Loogatha age 10yrs

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Maryanne Loogatha
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Mornington Island State School
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Sculpture - wood - turtle

Sculpture - wood - turtle

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Pat Reid
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1975
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Bryan Escott
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Child's drawing - The Army by Curtis Kelly age 12yrs, Mornington Island State School QLD

Child's drawing - The Army by Curtis Kelly age 12yrs, Mornin...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Curtis Kelly
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Mornington Island State School
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Mornington Island headdress made by Dick Roughsey and worn by him at Keith and Elsie de Witte's wedding in 1955

Mornington Island headdress made by Dick Roughsey and worn b...

Keith and Elsie de Witte collection
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Headdresses
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1955
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Child's drawing - I went to the Point to see the boat coming in the channel, it was a little boat it came on Mornington by Curtis Kelly

Child's drawing - I went to the Point to see the boat coming...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Curtis Kelly
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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David Laniey
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Noel Dillan
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Angeline Kelly
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Child's drawing - Rocky Island by Janelle Dugong age 9yrs, Mornington Island QLD

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Janelle Dugong
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Mornington Island State School
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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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1974
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Duncan Roughsey
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Child's drawing - Mornington Island by Stella Roughsey age 12yrs

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Stella Roughsey
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'Turky and Emu'  by Dick Roughsey, 1977

'Turky and Emu' by Dick Roughsey, 1977

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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Child's drawing - Mornington Island by Lennie Paul age 9yrs

Child's drawing - Mornington Island by Lennie Paul age 9yrs

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lennie Paul
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Child's drawing - Turtle and Dugong Hunting by Mildred Gahori, Grade 8, Mornington Island QLD

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Mildred Gahori
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Helen Reid
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Reuben
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Child's drawing - My picture, we saw a film about the water running down on the mountain by Buddy Naranatjil, Mornington Island QLD

Child's drawing - My picture, we saw a film about the water ...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Buddy Naranatjil
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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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The Male and Female Dugong Story

The Male and Female Dugong Story

Macquarie Gallery collection
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Bark paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1969
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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David Loogatha
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Child's drawing - Camping at Lamartha by Nelly Escott age 10yrs

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Nelly Escott
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Child's drawing - This is Rocky Island off shore from Mornington Island by Craig Sandy

Child's drawing - This is Rocky Island off shore from Mornin...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Craig Sandy
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Message stick

Message stick

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Child's drawing - In the olden times by Melanie Roberts, age 10yrs

Child's drawing - In the olden times by Melanie Roberts, age...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Melanie Roberts
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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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Painted marine turtle shell featuring thirteen totemic animals representing the clans of the Lardil people of Mornington Island

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Blair Gardner collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1978
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Harry Naranatish
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Message stick

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Dick and Lindsay Roughsey collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1972
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Mornington Island State School
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Child's drawing - The Turtle Hunt by Dale, Mornington Island QLD

Child's drawing - The Turtle Hunt by Dale, Mornington Island...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang - returning

Weapon - Boomerang - returning

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1979
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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Mornington Island State School
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Message stick

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Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Before Initiation Boys Receive Presents

Before Initiation Boys Receive Presents

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Dance hat with string and emu feathers at the top

Dance hat with string and emu feathers at the top

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Headdresses
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Grace Loogatha
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Message stick

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Message sticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Child's drawing - This is Denham Island before the coconut trees were chopped down by Irene Yarrak, age 12yrs, Mornington Island QLD

Child's drawing - This is Denham Island before the coconut t...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Irene Yarrak
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lee G. Roughsey
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Child's drawing - This is a river long time ago, this is the Dadrungan River by Averil Kelly age 14yrs

Child's drawing - This is a river long time ago, this is the...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Averil Kelly
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Unknown
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Child's drawing - This story is about the sunset on the islands

Child's drawing - This story is about the sunset on the isla...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lisa James
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Message stick

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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Child's drawing - Turtle Hunting

Child's drawing - Turtle Hunting

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Herbert
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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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Child's drawing - Dugong and turtle hunting by Brenda Waipo age 12yrs, Mornington Island State School QLD

Child's drawing - Dugong and turtle hunting by Brenda Waipo ...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Brenda Waipo
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Child's drawing - This is Mornington Island along time ago ... by Sharon Toby age 15yrs

Child's drawing - This is Mornington Island along time ago ....

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Sharon Toby
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Michelle Watt
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Florence Bell
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Florence Bell
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Untitled child's drawing by Willie Dundamen, Mornington Island State School, QLD

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Willie Dundamen
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