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Decorated wooden carving by Declan Apuamati, Bathurst Island

Decorated wooden carving by Declan Apuamati, Bathurst Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Declan Apuatami
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Carved wooden portrait of an Aboriginal man set in a timber frame

Carved wooden portrait of an Aboriginal man set in a timber ...

Brideson collection
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Wood carvings
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Robert W. Prenzel
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Sculpture - wood - witchetty grub

Sculpture - wood - witchetty grub

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djulwadak Dawidi
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1965
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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Billy Cooley
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1982
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Cat sculpture

Cat sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Sculpture - wood - human male

Sculpture - wood - human male

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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David D. Malangi
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1965
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kanginy
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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'Crocodile'

'Crocodile'

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Baluka Maymuru
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1985
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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Sculpture of a turtle

Sculpture of a turtle

Inada Holdings 02/04/1985 collection
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1985
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Poisonous snake sculpture

Poisonous snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Billy Cooley
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The Lizard, Tjunda - Yirrkala, 1948

The Lizard, Tjunda - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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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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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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Sculpture carved in wood featuring a snake curled around a piece of wood

Sculpture carved in wood featuring a snake curled around a p...

Claire Smith collection
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Wood carvings
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Sculpture - wood - bird

Sculpture - wood - bird

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Wooden carving of a crocodile

Wooden carving of a crocodile

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Wood carvings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Carved wooden sculpture of a human figure with a conical base

Carved wooden sculpture of a human figure with a conical bas...

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies - Australian National Un...
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Baluka Maymuru
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1984
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ikula
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Cat sculpture

Cat sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ikula
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Snake sculpture, Kuniya (python) and eggs

Snake sculpture, Kuniya (python) and eggs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Tiger
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Kalka, South Australia, Australia
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Ngininka
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Wooden carving of a figure

Wooden carving of a figure

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Wood carvings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Crusoe Kuningbal
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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Wooden sculpture, representing a freshwater turtle

Wooden sculpture, representing a freshwater turtle

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jimmy Lipundja
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1964
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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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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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Birds sculpture

Birds sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Kalka, South Australia, Australia
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Ngininka
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Carving of a lizard

Carving of a lizard

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Wood carvings
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pauline Connelly
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1987
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'Nyapilingu digging stick'

'Nyapilingu digging stick'

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Baluka Maymuru
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1985
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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Sculpture - snake

Sculpture - snake

Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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1982
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kanginy
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Nyapari Homeland, South Australia, Australia
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Tjumpawa
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Pokerwork snake

Pokerwork snake

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ikula
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Pokerwork kangaroo

Pokerwork kangaroo

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Pigmented carved ironwood sculpture of a pelican

Pigmented carved ironwood sculpture of a pelican

Department of Sport Recreation and Tourism collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Stanislaus Purantatameri
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1980
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Carved wooden pole sculpture of the two Mamaparra sisters, meal of parrot fish, and the cloud associated with Yingapungapu

Carved wooden pole sculpture of the two Mamaparra sisters, m...

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gawirrin Gumana
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1999
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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1982
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Numbat sculpture

Numbat sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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'Ancestral canoe'

'Ancestral canoe'

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Baluka Maymuru
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1985
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Sculpture - wood - lizard

Sculpture - wood - lizard

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngalpuntja
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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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1982
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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Dugong in tail down position, carved from wongai wood by Paul Tom, Moa Island

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Paul Tom collection
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Wood carvings
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Moa Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Reverend Paul Tom
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2002
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Jiboom

Jiboom

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Sculpture - wood

Sculpture - wood

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kanginy
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1982
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Wooden decorated carving of a barn owl by Tjipungaleialum

Wooden decorated carving of a barn owl by Tjipungaleialum

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tjipungaleialum
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1974
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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