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Creatures of the Sea

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Keith and Elsie de Witte collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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Painting no. 16, Rainbow Serpent story by Dick Roughsey - Goorialla goes down onto the sea, leaving the country peopled with animals as well as humans

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Dick Roughsey Rainbow Serpent collection
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Painting 12, Giant Devil-Dingo Series - The people cutting up Gaiya.

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1973
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Untitled illustration for pages 6-7 of 'The Rainbow Serpent' (1975)

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Painting no. 5, Rainbow Serpent story by Dick Roughsey - Goorialla watching men dancing the sacred Butta keera

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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Untitled illustration for pages 20-21 of 'The Rainbow Serpent' (1975)

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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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

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Keith and Elsie de Witte collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Untitled illustration for pages 26-27 of 'The Rainbow Serpent' (1975)

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Untitled illustration for pages 32-33 of 'The Rainbow Serpent' (1975)

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

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Untitled illustration for pages 16-17 of 'The Rainbow Serpent' (1975)

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Untitled illustration for 'The Rainbow Serpent' (1975)

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Untitled illustration for 'The Rainbow Serpent' (1975)

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Child's drawing - Long ago in the Gulf of Carpentaria there was a man called Dick Roughsey an Aboriginal ... by Regina Butts age 13yrs

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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Regina Butts
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Painting no. 12, Rainbow Serpent story by Dick Roughsey - The Tree-goanna brothers, the Wangoo, climbed after Goorialla

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Untitled illustration for pages 12-13 of 'The Rainbow Serpent' (1975)

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Untitled illustration for 'The Rainbow Serpent' (1975)

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Willy wagtails try to warn parents that Quinkin are after their children.

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Painting no. 10, Rainbow Serpent story by Dick Roughsey - Goorialla swallows the Bil-bil brothers

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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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Untitled illustration for 'The Rainbow Serpent' (1975)

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Untitled illustration for 'The Rainbow Serpent' (1975)

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Painting no. 11, Rainbow Serpent story by Dick Roughsey - Goorialla flees towards the only great mountain, Borabunaru

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Painting no. 3, Rainbow Serpent story by Dick Roughsey - Goorialla making Naradunga and Gormungan

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'Turky and Emu'  by Dick Roughsey, 1977

'Turky and Emu' by Dick Roughsey, 1977

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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Untitled illustration for 'The Rainbow Serpent' (1975)

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Gouache painting, 'The Coming of the First Missionary' by Dick Roughsey

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Goobalathaldin (Dick Roughsey) collection
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Painting no. 4, Rainbow Serpent story by Dick Roughsey - Goorialla making Minalinka lagoon

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Child's drawing - Bobby Larking

Child's drawing - Bobby Larking

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Kirton Point, South Australia, Australia
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Painting no. 14, Rainbow Serpent story by Dick Roughsey - The Wangoo flee the mountain and Goorialla awakens

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Painting no. 7, Rainbow Serpent story by Dick Roughsey - Everybody builds shelters because a storm is coming

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Painting no. 9, Rainbow Serpent story by Dick Roughsey - No-one has any room - the Rainbow lorikeet boys ask Goorialla for shelter

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Painting depicts a bush scene that includes an emu & a turkey

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Willy wagtails warning children

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

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Painting no. 15, Rainbow Serpent story by Dick Roughsey - Goorialla tears the mountain to pieces and hurls it all over the country

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Willy wagtails scolding Quinkin

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