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Bark painting depicting an echidna by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1965
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Bark painting ' 'Cursing the Lovers' A painting of retribution' by Paddy Compass Namatbara

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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Spirit People by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

Spirit People by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1965
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Bark painting

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy Namadbara
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1966
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Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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Goanna.

Goanna.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nobardbara
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Bark painting 'Three Mimi men, spirits of rocks, and turtle' by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1963
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Bark painting 'Rainbow snake in the stone country of Gumadir' by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1968

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1968
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Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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Birds by Jimmy Namiridali Nonganyari, Croker Island, 1965

Birds by Jimmy Namiridali Nonganyari, Croker Island, 1965

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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January N. Namiridali
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1965
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Bark painting 'Six Mimi Spirits (four males and two females) walking' by Jimmy Namiridali Nonganyari, Croker Island, 1963

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1963
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Bark painting depicting a totemic crocodile by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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1965
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Bark painting 'Tribal country of the Kangaroos & their mythical journey' by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1970

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 7
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1970
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Bark painting depicting a bird.

Bark painting depicting a bird.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nonganyari
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1965
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Flying fox Morkuy.

Flying fox Morkuy.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nonganyari
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1966
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Male Namurrordo, Malicious Spirit of the Stone Country.

Male Namurrordo, Malicious Spirit of the Stone Country.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Naiyombolmi
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Swordfish - Laralara.

Swordfish - Laralara.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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Namaruon - Lightning Spirit.

Namaruon - Lightning Spirit.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Yam Woman.

Yam Woman.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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Plain Turkey.

Plain Turkey.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Thomson
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1968
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Bark painting titled Mokoy (spirit) Dupiritu (Ditjpuritj) associated with Birrkula  (bee-hive, wild honey) ritual by Djawa, Croker Island, Northern Territory

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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Mimi Spirit and tortoise.

Mimi Spirit and tortoise.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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Bark painting representing Barangurbu, a small bird.

Bark painting representing Barangurbu, a small bird.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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1963
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Long Tom.

Long Tom.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Irrwala
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1968
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Back painting depicting a fish.

Back painting depicting a fish.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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Barramundi.

Barramundi.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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Bark painting depicting restranscription of ritual (initiation) body painting of Yirritya moiety, representing a kangaroo

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ulambilam
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Butterfly

Butterfly

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Bark painting depicting a seated figure, holding a dilly bag and some weapons.

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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1965
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Map of Oenpelli  Mission area with two Dreamtime heroes.

Map of Oenpelli Mission area with two Dreamtime heroes.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Bark painting depicting three male mimi figures.

Bark painting depicting three male mimi figures.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wagbara
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Bark painting depicting oval-shaped transcriptions of initiation Dua body painting representing a butterfly.

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ulambilam
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Turkey (Bemuk).

Turkey (Bemuk).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Bark painting depicting a turtle.

Bark painting depicting a turtle.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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1965
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Bark painting depicting a large goanna.

Bark painting depicting a large goanna.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 7
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijaumijau
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1970
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Kangaroo.

Kangaroo.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1964
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Namarvon, Lightning Spirit.

Namarvon, Lightning Spirit.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Irvala
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Bark painting depicting two women with mouths open.

Bark painting depicting two women with mouths open.

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Billy Yirawala
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Wintjili.

Wintjili.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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1965
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Marayen ceremony of Dua moiety.

Marayen ceremony of Dua moiety.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ulambilam
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Mimi spirits dancing.

Mimi spirits dancing.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Bark painting depicting a dancing spirit woman called Wintjili.

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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1965
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Disposal of the dead.

Disposal of the dead.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ulambilam
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Barramundi.

Barramundi.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wagbara
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Bark painting depicting two 'White Fish' Yurmuyurmu and a yam Karbaana surrounded by a white leafy vine.

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ivala
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Bark painting depicting two men facing each other.

Bark painting depicting two men facing each other.

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Billy Yirawala
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Bark painting depicting two crocodiles.

Bark painting depicting two crocodiles.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 7
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Roy Manggurinjan
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1970
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Bark painting depicting two standing figures.

Bark painting depicting two standing figures.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1966
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Tortoise.

Tortoise.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Crocodile.

Crocodile.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Bark painting depicting two Mimi figures

Bark painting depicting two Mimi figures

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djambalula
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Cooked goanna.

Cooked goanna.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Edward
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1968
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Bark painting depicting a single figure.

Bark painting depicting a single figure.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nonganyari
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1965
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Narnarakain.

Narnarakain.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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Two walking women.

Two walking women.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Goanna.

Goanna.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Tortoise.

Tortoise.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Bark painting depicting a large tortoise beside smaller tortoise and a snake facing opposite direction.

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 7
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Roy Manggurinjan
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1970
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Bark painting depicting two long-bodied spirit people, male and female.

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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