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Painting depicts a group of hunters, one spearing porcupine; one holding kangaroo leg; third holding dead bird

Painting depicts a group of hunters, one spearing porcupine;...

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Magani
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1966
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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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Painting is divided into 4 panels with circle in centre and a vertical band contains 3  catfish

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Magani
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1966
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Painting depicts a central circle and twelve black egg-like objects

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bob Bilinyarra
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1966
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Painting depicts a variety of creatures, including 7  turtles, various fish & insects, & a number of plants (black stalks).

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bob Bilinjara
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1966
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Painting depicts 2 men, one has head resting on red & black triangular bark 'pillow'

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Magani
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1966
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Painting depicts a large partially crosshatched object in centre with black square and 2 protruding ends at top surrounded by several figures

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Rurija
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1966
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Painting depicts a fish with head partially cut off

Painting depicts a fish with head partially cut off

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jerry Djermaigu
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1966
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Painting depicting a range of fish species caught in a fishing net, such as, bream, moonfish and long-tom

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ruria
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1966
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Bark painting depicting long tapering horizontal shapes

Bark painting depicting long tapering horizontal shapes

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Indji Tharwul
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1966
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Turtle hunt.

Turtle hunt.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Goluwa Jarnanggu
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1966
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Bark painting depicting ceremonial design of curved lines and concentric circles

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Christopher Barungba
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1966
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The Djinang version of the Moon story.

The Djinang version of the Moon story.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Charlie Gunbuna
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1966
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Painting depicts mythical female figure & three poles.

Painting depicts mythical female figure & three poles.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ronnie Maladjiri Djanbari
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1966
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Bark painting depicting a central vertical tapering figure surrounded by decorated oval shaped ring

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Charlie Mardigan
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1966
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Bark painting depicting a black emu with two chicks

Bark painting depicting a black emu with two chicks

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Charlie R. Ngunbe
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1966
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Painting  is divided into 2 areas by yellow band and each has male human figures

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ray Baku
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1966
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Bark painting depicting three cross petal-shapes

Bark painting depicting three cross petal-shapes

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Charlie Mardigan
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1966
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Bark painting depicting a ceremonial design of six long painted shields with two figures and long-necked bird

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Indji Tharwul
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1966
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Painting depicts an oval-shaped drum and  2 goannas

Painting depicts an oval-shaped drum and 2 goannas

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Munjal
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1966
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Bark painting depicting two echindas.

Bark painting depicting two echindas.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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January Nangunjari
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1966
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Painting depicts a centrally placed image of a large lizard, a smaller lizard, a long fringed object together with a torso of a kangaroo

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ray Baku
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1966
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Bark painting depicting female kangaroo with joey in pouch.

Bark painting depicting female kangaroo with joey in pouch.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jimmi Midjau Midjau
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1966
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Bark painting depicting a number of long tapering oval shapes

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Bob Ngunga
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1966
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Painting depicts a man spearing a kingfish, with barramundi  and a flat fish and two stingrays

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Goluwa
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1966
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Painting depicts two mythical figures, dancing

Painting depicts two mythical figures, dancing

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1966
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Painting depicts ablack watersnake emerging from  hole,  2 men, 2 salmon & 2 catfish

Painting depicts ablack watersnake emerging from hole, 2 m...

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Magani
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1966
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Wildlife at a sacred  waterhole.

Wildlife at a sacred waterhole.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bob Bilinjara
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1966
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Painting depicts two long crocodiles with short rounded snouts, bodies segmented into rectangular shaped patterns

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bob Bilinjara
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1966
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Bark painting depicting various vegetation.

Bark painting depicting various vegetation.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Goulburn Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Namagarainmag
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1966
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Bark painting depicting cemonial patterns on bullroarers

Bark painting depicting cemonial patterns on bullroarers

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Charlie Mardigan
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1966
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Painting depicts several figures and fish

Painting depicts several figures and fish

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bilinjara
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1966
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Painting depicts women, lilies, yams and other fruits, with six women overall

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Magani
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1966
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Circumcision ceremony.

Circumcision ceremony.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Goluwa Jarnanggu
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1966
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Painting depicts a waterhole in centre, male & female goannas, a frilled neck lizard  left, a snake & insects, and two brolgas, one  killed by hunter.

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Charlie Gunbuna
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1966
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