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The Turtle Hunt

The Turtle Hunt

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dale
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Holiday at Aurukun

Holiday at Aurukun

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Sammy Ben
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Child's drawing

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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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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Before Initiation Boys Receive Presents

Before Initiation Boys Receive Presents

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

Rocky Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Janelle Dugong
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Message stick

Message stick

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

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

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

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Grant Yarrack
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This is Rocky Island off shore from Mornington Island

This is Rocky Island off shore from Mornington Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Craig Sandy
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Denham Island

Denham Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Helen Reid
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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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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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David Laniey
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The Male and Female Dugong Story

The Male and Female Dugong Story

Macquarie Gallery collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1969
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Our Village

Our Village

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Maryanne Loogatha
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Message stick

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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This is Denham Island before the coconut trees were chopped down

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Irene Yarrak
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Message stick

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Dick and Lindsay Roughsey collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1972
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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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1987
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This is a river long time ago, this is the Dadrungan River

This is a river long time ago, this is the Dadrungan River

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

Mornington Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lennie Paul
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I went to the Point to see the boat coming in the channel, it was a little boat it came on Mornington

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Curtis Kelly
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The Dugong Hunt

The Dugong Hunt

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Beriline Loogatha
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Noel Dillan
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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Florence Bell
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Liynton
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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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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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Dugong and Turtle Hunting

Dugong and Turtle Hunting

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lionel
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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Helen Reid
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The Barge

The Barge

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Noelene Bell
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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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Oil paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Michelle Watt
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Wayne Williams
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Noelene Bell
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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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Child's drawing

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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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Mornington Island

Mornington Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Noel
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Here is my garden

Here is my garden

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Susan Binjari
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Willie Dundamen
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Trawler at anchor

Trawler at anchor

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Robbie Dundaman
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Message stick

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Turtle Hunting

Turtle Hunting

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Herbert
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These are two men that were lost in bushes for years...

These are two men that were lost in bushes for years...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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John Graham
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Camping Out

Camping Out

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Tania Gavenor
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Weapon - Boomerang - returning

Weapon - Boomerang - returning

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1979
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Camping at Lamartha

Camping at Lamartha

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Nelly Escott
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Albinia Island, Queensland, Australia
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Gaye Goongorra
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Child's drawing

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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

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Gaye Goongorra
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Mornington Island

Mornington Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Stella Roughsey
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Turtle and Dugong Hunting

Turtle and Dugong Hunting

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Mildred Gahori
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

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

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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