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Engraved boab nut 'The Eloping Couple and the Husband's Revenge' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'The Eloping Couple and the Husband's Reve...

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Engraved boab nut 'Illicit Drinking and Violence' by Jack Wherra

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Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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Engraved boab nut 'The Card Game' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'The Card Game' by Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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Engraved boab nut 'An Attempt to Steal a Wife' by Jack Wherra

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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Engraved boab nut 'Hunting and Gathering - Camp Life' by Jack Wherra

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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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Engraved boab nut 'Spearing Stockman' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Spearing Stockman' by Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Engraved boab nut 'Attempt to Seduce a Wife' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Attempt to Seduce a Wife' by Jack Wherra

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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Engraved boab nut 'Mortuary Rites 2' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Mortuary Rites 2' by Jack Wherra

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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Engraved boab nut 'A Leprosy Patrol?' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'A Leprosy Patrol?' by Jack Wherra

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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Engraved boab nut 'An Affair is Suspected' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'An Affair is Suspected' by Jack Wherra

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Engraved boab nut 'An Illicit Affair?' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'An Illicit Affair?' by Jack Wherra

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Engraved boab nut 'Families in the Bush' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Families in the Bush' by Jack Wherra

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Engraved boab nut 'Fighting over Women' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Fighting over Women' by Jack Wherra

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Engraved boab nut 'Ceremonies, Sorcery, Revenge, Cooking a Kangaroo and Hunting a Crocodile' by Jack Wherra

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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Engraved boab nut 'Capturing the Cattle Killers' by Jack Wherra

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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Engraved boab nut 'Police Intervene after a Fight' by Jack Wherra

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Engraved boab nut 'Women Admire Themselves in a Lilypond' by Jack Wherra

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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Boab nut incised with designs of animals

Boab nut incised with designs of animals

Edmund Milne collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Engraved boab nut 'Mortuary Rites 1' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Mortuary Rites 1' by Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Engraved boab nut 'The Anthropologist Records Rock Art' by Jack Wherra

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Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Engraved boab nut 'Whiteman's Justice' by Jack Wherra

Engraved boab nut 'Whiteman's Justice' by Jack Wherra

Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Engraved boab nut 'Bush Scenes, a Monster and Cooking a Kangaroo' by Jack Wherra

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Jack Wherra collection no. 1
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Jack Wherra
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1963
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Boab nut incised with abstract pattern

Boab nut incised with abstract pattern

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boab nut pigmented and incised with emu image

Boab nut pigmented and incised with emu image

Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Boab nut incised with flora of Broome, WA

Boab nut incised with flora of Broome, WA

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boab nut incised with animals and tools

Boab nut incised with animals and tools

Enid Bowden collection
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1987
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Boab nut pigmented and incised with human figures in a landscape

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Y Pettinato collection
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1985
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Boab nut with incised and coloured patterns of interlocking key designs

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Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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1954
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Boab nut incised with decorative panels

Boab nut incised with decorative panels

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 2
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Boab nut incised with house and landscape

Boab nut incised with house and landscape

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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North Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1927
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Boab nuts incised with a pattern of interlocking designs and regional flora

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Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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1954
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Boab nut incised with animal motifs

Boab nut incised with animal motifs

Edmund Milne collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Boab nut incised with kangaroos

Boab nut incised with kangaroos

Herbert Keys collection
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Carved boab nut by Jimmy Skinner

Carved boab nut by Jimmy Skinner

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Nut carvings
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Jimmy Skinner
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Boab nut incised with chevron pattern containing emus and turtles

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Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 2
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Boab nut incised with landscape design

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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1974
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Carved boab nut depicting a spider sitting in a web by Gordon Hall 2001

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Waringarri Arts collection
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Nut carvings
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Kununurra, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Gordon Hall
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2001
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Carved boab nut

Carved boab nut

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Nut carvings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Boab nut pigmented and incised with geometric design

Boab nut pigmented and incised with geometric design

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Nut carvings
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North-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Boab nut incised with birds and reptiles

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Boab nut incised wth flora, fauna and human figures

Boab nut incised wth flora, fauna and human figures

Herbert Keys collection
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Nut carvings
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Carved boab nut

Carved boab nut

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Nut carvings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Boab nut incised with organic emblems

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Nut carvings
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Boab nut incised with animal motifs

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Edmund Milne collection
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Nut carvings
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Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Boab nut incised with abstract landscapes

Boab nut incised with abstract landscapes

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Boab nuts incised with abstract design and two reptiles

Boab nuts incised with abstract design and two reptiles

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Boab nut incised with reptiles, birds and foliage

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Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Nut carvings
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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1954
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Boab nut incised with long neck birds and reptiles

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Boad nut incised with abstract pattern

Boad nut incised with abstract pattern

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Nut carvings
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Boab nut incised with animals in a landscape

Boab nut incised with animals in a landscape

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1974
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Boab nut incised with animals and geometric pattern

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boab nut incised with landscapes and animals

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Boab nut incised with Wandjina figures

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Mary Fox collection
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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1969
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Boab nut incised with pattern of weapons

Boab nut incised with pattern of weapons

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1974
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Boab nut incised with emu and two dog-like figures

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Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Boab nuts incised with reptile and plants

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Boab nut pigmented and incised with animals

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Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Boab nut pigmented and incised with animals and Ancestor figure

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Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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1954
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Large painted boab nut featuring a repeated pattern of honey ants by Bonita Williams 2000

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Waringarri Arts collection
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Kununurra, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Bonita Williams
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