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Digging stick used in dance perfomance by Ernabella community, 2004

Digging stick used in dance perfomance by Ernabella communit...

Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 6
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Digging sticks
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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2004
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown Artist
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bowl with pokerwork designs

Bowl with pokerwork designs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Bark painting 'Frogs and baby ibis' by unknown artist, north-western Arnhem Land

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Cycad Nuts

Cycad Nuts

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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1948
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Borolo-borolo, work on paper, Yirrkala, 1948

Borolo-borolo, work on paper, Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Unidentified bird

Unidentified bird

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Child's drawing of three fish by Wutjananwuy

Child's drawing of three fish by Wutjananwuy

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Sculpture in an echidna form

Sculpture in an echidna form

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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1954
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1935
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Childbirth Scene, work on paper in the style of a bark painting, Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Flying Foxes and Baby Brolga Hut painting.

Flying Foxes and Baby Brolga Hut painting.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Pokerwork snake, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork snake, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Unknown
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Shield

Shield

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Painting depicts a waisted rectangular figure within a thin rectangular frame

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Djunkgao (Djung'kawu) and Madalait at Jelangbara (Yalangbara) - Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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The Man, Mik-mik

The Man, Mik-mik

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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1948
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Shield

Shield

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Shields
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1979
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The Starfish Kadikata

The Starfish Kadikata

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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1948
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The final burial (aka A burial ceremony), work on paper, Yirrkla, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Fresh-water Tortoise work on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

Fresh-water Tortoise work on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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1948
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Kirton Point, South Australia, Australia
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Child's drawing This place is sacred because of the man ...

Child's drawing This place is sacred because of the man ...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Unknown
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [second of a pair]

Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [second of a pair]

Terence Lane collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Unknown
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1935
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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Unidentified. Depicts large rectangle with crosshatched bands forming four panels

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Damaged auto-collimator, a relic from the 2003 bush fire that destroyed the Mount Stromlo Observatory

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Mount Stromlo Observatory collection
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Astronomical equipment
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Mount Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Painting depicting three concentric circles of red and orange and a surrounding design in red and white

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Unknown
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bark painting depicting a bird, Groote Eylandt NT

Bark painting depicting a bird, Groote Eylandt NT

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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The Scorpion (constellation), Yirrkala, 1948

The Scorpion (constellation), Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Abstract design on paper from Oenpelli,1948

Abstract design on paper from Oenpelli,1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Unknown
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1948
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Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Naluk - The Woman

Naluk - The Woman

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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1948
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Pokerwork bird, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork bird, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Crocodile

Crocodile

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Shield

Shield

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Shields
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Utopia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1975
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Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Malay Prau

Malay Prau

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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pokerwork bird, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork bird, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Unknown
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Painting depicts an oval shield-like figure between two lizards

Painting depicts an oval shield-like figure between two liza...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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The Man, Naljanio

The Man, Naljanio

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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Piece of fractured yellow Pyrex mirror blank, a relic from the 2003 bush fire that destroyed the Mount Stromlo Observatory

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Mount Stromlo Observatory collection
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Telescope accessories
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Mount Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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2003
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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The Moon-Man, Alinda, Yirrkala, 1948

The Moon-Man, Alinda, Yirrkala, 1948

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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Reef Fish

Reef Fish

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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yuendumu, Northern Territory, 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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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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