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The Coming of the First Missionary by Dick Roughsey

The Coming of the First Missionary by Dick Roughsey

Goobalathaldin (Dick Roughsey) collection
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Gouache paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1981
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Message stick

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Dick and Lindsay Roughsey collection
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Message sticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1972
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Painting 12, Giant Devil-Dingo Series - The people cutting up Gaiya.

Painting 12, Giant Devil-Dingo Series - The people cutting u...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Oil paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Message stick

Message stick

Enid Bowden collection
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Message sticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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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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Artworks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1978
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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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Message stick

Message stick

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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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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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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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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Message stick

Message stick

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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Before Initiation Boys Receive Presents

Before Initiation Boys Receive Presents

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Creatures of the Sea

Creatures of the Sea

Keith and Elsie de Witte collection
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Bark paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1971
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Mandy Roughsey
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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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Not provided
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1987
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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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Teaching Initiates Sign Language, Mornington Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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The Thwathu Scerpent Rainbow

The Thwathu Scerpent Rainbow

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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Three Gurindji stockmen chasing horses at Daguragu Bore

Three Gurindji stockmen chasing horses at Daguragu Bore

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Dhguragu Bore, Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Frankie Jabangadi
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Armband of woven string with four conical shells in a decorative motif and a tuft of fine feathers bound to the centre edge

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Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Armbands
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1986
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Cylindrical wooden spindle with a wooden peg attached to the distal end with string and adhesive

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Enid Bowden collection
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Spindles
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Child's drawing

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

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Florence Bell
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This is a river long time ago, this is the Dadrungan River

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Averil Kelly
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1986
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Split cane triangular basket

Split cane triangular basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1940
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Initiation Ceremony, Mornington Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Spear

Spear

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spears
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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This story is about the sunset on the islands

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lisa James
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Painting 14, Giant Devil-Dingo series - The Medicine-Man in ...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Oil paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Fire stick

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Hunting and gathering tools
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1974
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This is Denham Island before the coconut trees were chopped ...

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

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Grace Loogatha
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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Enid Bowden collection
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Didjeridus
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Abadjura
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1987
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Receiving hair belt at initiation, Mornington Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Oil paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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Boomerang

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Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1963
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Emu feather head ornament

Emu feather head ornament

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Headwear
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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

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Angeline Kelly
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Hooked boomerang decorated with  motifs, from Mornington Island, QLD

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Scott Rainbow collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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The Moon Story or Giddergill.

The Moon Story or Giddergill.

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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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Weapon - Shield, Mornington Island, 1974

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Shields
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Unknown
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1974
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My picture, we saw a film about the water running down on th...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Buddy Naranatjil
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Men prepare for dance

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Oil paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1974
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Mothers Taking Food and Water to Initiates

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Liynton
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Fire stick

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Hunting and gathering tools
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1974
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This is Rocky Island off shore from Mornington Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Craig Sandy
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Wayne Williams
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This is Mr Whitlam giving Vincent the dirt

This is Mr Whitlam giving Vincent the dirt

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Jerry K. Jangala
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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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

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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David Loogatha
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Ceremonial hat made of paper bark wound with two-ply human hair string

Ceremonial hat made of paper bark wound with two-ply human h...

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Headwear
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1960
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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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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Unknown
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Painting 9, Giant Devil-Dingo series - Once the dog's should...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Oil paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Enid Bowden collection
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Didjeridus
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Painting 15, Giant Devil-Dingo series - Woodbarl, the Medici...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Boomerang - Mornington Island

Boomerang - Mornington Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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The WaterSpout  Story or Thunermun.

The WaterSpout Story or Thunermun.

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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