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The Flight of the Morning Star, work on paper, Yirrkala, 1948

The Flight of the Morning Star, work on paper, Yirrkala, 194...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Work on paper, in the style of a bark painting, depicting several European and Aboriginal men with spears and a crucifixion scene, Yirrkala, 1948

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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Seven Sisters songline by Josphine Mick, 1994

Seven Sisters songline by Josphine Mick, 1994

Diana James collection
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Josephine Mick
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1994
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Untitled 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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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Crochet milk jug cover with penguin shells

Crochet milk jug cover with penguin shells

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Dulcie Greeno collection
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Dulcie Greeno
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2003
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Timber plate with image of an indigenous woman carrying a coolamon on her head, made by Bill Onus

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Australia
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'CROPPING Bobbara' postcard pack, by Diana Boyer

'CROPPING Bobbara' postcard pack, by Diana Boyer

Diana Boyer collection
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Diana Boyer
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'Ganguri or Manmunga', painted hollow log, native plant species

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Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2014
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Found objects? an artwork consisting of five small ceramic bottles

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Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Val Tiffin collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Val Tiffin
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1999
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Forget me not, a contemporary artwork in the form of a breastplate, made by Pierre Cavalan

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Pierre Cavalan collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Pierre Cavalan
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1998
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Spiritual World 1 - Young Mannalargenna, Chief of the NE of Tasmania

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Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Vernon Graham collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Vernon Graham
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'Wakwak/Dhatum/Dirrpu/Dherran/Nindan', Painted hollow log, native plant species

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Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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'Ganguri or Manmunga', Painted hollow log, native plant species

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Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2014
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'Buwakul', hollow log, native plant species

'Buwakul', hollow log, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2012
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Wati Nyiru

Wati Nyiru

Songlines - Judy Trigger collection
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ms Judy Trigger
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2013
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Narmoola Pool

Narmoola Pool

Dean Russell Moody collection
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Leonora, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Dean R. Moody
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1994
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'Regulations for all rural workers involved in the Cropping Cycle of a GMO' by Diana Boyer

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Diana Boyer collection
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Skateboard triptych by Dennis Nona

Skateboard triptych by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona collection No 2
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Mr Dennis Nona
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The Final Hearing of the Kenbi Land Claim of 1995, (turtle shell) by Gullawun Daniel Lee, 1999

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Gullawun Daniel Roque Lee collection
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Cox Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gullawun D. Lee
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1994
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'Regulations for all rural workers involved in the Cropping Cycle of a GMO' by Diana Boyer

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Diana Boyer collection
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'Buwakul', Painted hollow log, native plant species

'Buwakul', Painted hollow log, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2012
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'Rakay', Painted hollow log, native plant species

'Rakay', Painted hollow log, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2014
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Painted shell with seascape from Torres Strait Islands

Painted shell with seascape from Torres Strait Islands

Axel and Roslyn Poignant collection
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'cantchant (shield), 2015'  by Vernon Ah Kee

'cantchant (shield), 2015' by Vernon Ah Kee

Vernon Ah Kee Collection No. 2
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Vernon Ah Kee
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2015
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Final Journey

Final Journey

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Len Maynard collection
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'Wungapu', Painted hollow log, native plant species

'Wungapu', Painted hollow log, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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Possum pelt with poker work and ochre designs

Possum pelt with poker work and ochre designs

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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2002
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The Lord's Prayer [artwork depicting the last supper made from mother-of-pearl]

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General Palestinian Delegation collection
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Bethlehem, West Bank, Israel
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Palestine Liberation Organisation
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1975
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Ink drawing of Evil Spirits (1974) by Akis

Ink drawing of Evil Spirits (1974) by Akis

Ken and Amirah Inglis collection
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Timothy Akis
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Ghost net Dinghy named the 'Loyalty' with Outboard Motor and accessories

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Erub Erwer Meta collection no.1
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Darnley Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Ellarose Savage
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2014
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Beaten copper artwork by Matthias Kauage

Beaten copper artwork by Matthias Kauage

Ken and Amirah Inglis collection
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Matthias Kauage
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'Rakay', Painted hollow log, native plant species

'Rakay', Painted hollow log, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2014
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'Derrang', Painted hollow log, native plant species

'Derrang', Painted hollow log, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2012
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Spiritual World 4 - Old Mannalargenna, Chief of the NE Tasmania

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Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Vernon Graham collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Vernon Graham
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Painted model of bark coffin, Yirrkala, 1952

Painted model of bark coffin, Yirrkala, 1952

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1952
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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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Childbirth Scene, work on paper, Yirrkala, 1948

Childbirth Scene, work on paper, Yirrkala, 1948

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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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Spiritual World 3 - Truganini, from the Bruny Island, Southern Tasmania

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Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Vernon Graham collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Vernon Graham
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Carved emu egg and stand

Carved emu egg and stand

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Painting on card depicting two lizards and two snakes, by Marrkavakara

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Marrkarakara
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1974
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Artwork for "Proposal for Sponsorship of Peace Bus"

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 1
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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Painting on card featuring tree and pole-like form, by Liawuluma

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Design on a crocodile surrounded by fish, turtles

Design on a crocodile surrounded by fish, turtles

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bede Tungatalum
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1993
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Painting on card divided into two panels, depicting a figure, bird, footprints, and six cross motifs

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting on card depicting a crocodile, fish, turtles and rays, by Djuwali

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painted wood depicting turtles

Painted wood depicting turtles

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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'Wahlenbergia' postcard pack

'Wahlenbergia' postcard pack

Diana Boyer collection
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Diana Boyer
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Carving on an oblong shaped piece of wood depicting a person wearing a headdress (Wandjina), two snakes and an emu

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Enid Bowden collection
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Neta
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Fire and Kangaroo

Fire and Kangaroo

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bede Tungatalum
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Painting on card depicting two crayfish, a turtle and six fish, by Maw Munungurr

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Maw Mununggurr
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1974
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Essences of the Eighties

Mary Nicholson collection no. 2
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North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Peter Nicholson
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1988
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting three ochre-coloured fish with pointed teeth, by Wuyulwuy

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wuyulwuy Wanambi
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1974
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Horizon 8

Horizon 8

Diana Boyer collection
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Diana Boyer
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Paperbark collage

Paperbark collage

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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'The Bobbara fire' postcard pack, by Diana Boyer

'The Bobbara fire' postcard pack, by Diana Boyer

Diana Boyer collection
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Diana Boyer
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Incised slate featuring tools and equipment

Incised slate featuring tools and equipment

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Painting on card depicting five possums and cicada like creature, by Bokarra

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bokarra
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1974
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One panel of skateboard triptych by Dennis Nona

One panel of skateboard triptych by Dennis Nona

Dennis Nona collection No 2
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Mr Dennis Nona
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Map of Australia with boomerang stuck to it.

Map of Australia with boomerang stuck to it.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Roma, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Craft piece made with timber and yarn

Craft piece made with timber and yarn

Professor Derek Freeman collection
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1977
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