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Carved and mounted coconut

Carved and mounted coconut

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Dance wand

Dance wand

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Mourning discs

Mourning discs

Charles Hart collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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Dance wand

Dance wand

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Key to the City of Tulsa awarded to Edgar W. Percival, October 19, 1959, Presented by Mayor James L. Maxwell 1958-1960

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Dr Robert C Percival collection
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America
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Mr Edgar W. Percival
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1959
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Mourning disc

Mourning disc

Charles Hart collection
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Pukamani mortuary pole by Leo Parlaunga, Melville or Bathurst Island

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Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies collection
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Leo Parlaunga
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Carved and mounted coconut

Carved and mounted coconut

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Dance wand

Dance wand

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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"To all the victims of Bali, RIP" memorial cross

Bali Bombings 2002 Memorial - Parliament of Victoria collection
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Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
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2002
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Ceremonial board

Ceremonial board

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

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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Ceremonial, rainmaking, shell ornament

Herbert Keys collection
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Patrick Purantatameri
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1976
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Biting bag from North-east Arnhem Land, NT

Biting bag from North-east Arnhem Land, NT

Dr William Warner collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr William L. Warner
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1926
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Ceremonial board

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Mourning disc

Charles Hart collection
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Milikapiti Council collection
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Ceremonial dance stick

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Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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1977
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Sandra Holmes collection no. 2
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Benny Tipungwuta
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1976
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Pair of feathered sticks

Pair of feathered sticks

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Milikapiti Council collection
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Yuk Puyngk law stick

Yuk Puyngk law stick

Denny Bowenda collection
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies collection
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Hollow log with painted decoration

Hollow log with painted decoration

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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Law pole - Kang'khan Brothers story

Law pole - Kang'khan Brothers story

Joe Ngallametta collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Joe Ngallametta
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2004
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Milikapiti Council collection
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Ceremonial board

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Milikapiti Council collection
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy H. Teeampi
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1979
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Ornamental initiation neck piece

Charles Hart collection
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Model of a pukamani mortuary pole

Model of a pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

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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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Ceremonial dance stick

Olive Pink collection
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Not provided
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Miss Olive Pink
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1977
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Ceremonial pole

Ceremonial pole

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Joe Bereri
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1966
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Ceremonial dance stick

Ceremonial dance stick

Tandanya collection no. 3
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Handheld dancing stick

Handheld dancing stick

Allan Coogan collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1970
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Pukamani mortuary pole.

Pukamani mortuary pole.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Ceremonial pole

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Unknown
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Milikapiti Council collection
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Carved wooden post

Papuan Official collection
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr F R. Cawley
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1927
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Declan Apuatami
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1979
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Carved and mounted coconut

Carved and mounted coconut

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Model of a pukamani mortuary pole

Model of a pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Pukamani mortuary pole by Sugarbag Kapiti, Melville or Bathu...

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies collection
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Sugarbag Kapiti
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Ceremonial object

Ceremonial object

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Biting bag from North-east Arnhem Land, NT

Biting bag from North-east Arnhem Land, NT

Dr William Warner collection
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Ceremonial dance board

Tandanya collection no. 3
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Wooden charm

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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