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Bark painting depicting yams, decorated with dots, in centre with six birds

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1967
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Bark painting titled Snakes and Lizards by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1963
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Bark painting 'Water lily bulbs' by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1965

Bark painting 'Water lily bulbs' by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yi...

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1965
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Painting depicts a serpent coiled around white eggs

Painting depicts a serpent coiled around white eggs

Department of Transport and Communication collection
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Caledon Bay, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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Bark painting 'Frog at Mirramina' by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1966

Bark painting 'Frog at Mirramina' by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Y...

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1966
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Bark painting 'Djeigung the Galbu Snake' by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1967

Bark painting 'Djeigung the Galbu Snake' by Mithinarri Gurru...

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1967
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Bark painting 'Djiegung, the Galpu python' by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1966

Bark painting 'Djiegung, the Galpu python' by Mithinarri Gur...

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1966
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Painting depicts a large serpent coiled around 7 white eggs, surrounded by several figures

Painting depicts a large serpent coiled around 7 white eggs,...

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1965
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Painting depicts a writhing snake

Painting depicts a writhing snake

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1967
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Painting depicts a black goanna

Painting depicts a black goanna

Department of Transport and Communication collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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Painting depicts 4 long-beaked birds and a large snake coiled around white eggs.

Painting depicts 4 long-beaked birds and a large snake coile...

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 1
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1974
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Three Fish (Galpu) by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi

Three Fish (Galpu) by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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Djulunggal.

Djulunggal.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1965
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Birds around the sacred waterhole

Birds around the sacred waterhole

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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Galpu.

Galpu.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Maralwanga
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1975
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Painting depicts a large snake and 3 mythical figures with animal-like heads & human bodies.

Painting depicts a large snake and 3 mythical figures with a...

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1967
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Painting depicts a figure half man and half goanna, three goannas and a long-beaked bird

Painting depicts a figure half man and half goanna, three go...

Department of Transport and Communication collection
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Caledon Bay, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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Painting depicts a bird, goanna and a serpent.

Painting depicts a bird, goanna and a serpent.

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1974
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Painting depicts sacred Jalph waterhole, oval shapes (Djiegung eggs) & four 'rainbirds'

Painting depicts sacred Jalph waterhole, oval shapes (Djiegu...

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1965
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Paintings depicts four anthropomorphic figures

Paintings depicts four anthropomorphic figures

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1974
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Serpent and fish.

Serpent and fish.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1974
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