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Totemic creatures.

Totemic creatures.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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David D. Malangi
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Kangaroo and Joey  with Saratoga Fish.

Kangaroo and Joey with Saratoga Fish.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Mimi Dancing.

Mimi Dancing.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namadbaru
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The Manangii Miwal finds the Sugarbag Dreaming  (wild honey).

The Manangii Miwal finds the Sugarbag Dreaming (wild honey)...

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djarrabuli
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Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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1910
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Two Emus Hut painting

Two Emus Hut painting

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Garma Circumcision Rite and Dancing at the Narra  Ceremony

Garma Circumcision Rite and Dancing at the Narra Ceremony

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bagu
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Bardurru, the Hollow Mortuary Log is borne to the Milky Way or The Pussycat and the Crows.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Dauwidi
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Mururruma's Spirit Seen after Death.

Mururruma's Spirit Seen after Death.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Matamar
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Mimi dancing.

Mimi dancing.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namadbara
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Sacred dogs of the Mildjingi and Djardawidji  peoples.

Sacred dogs of the Mildjingi and Djardawidji peoples.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Rrangudja
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Painting depicts a spider's web

Painting depicts a spider's web

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namarndei Spirits Copulating.

Namarndei Spirits Copulating.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wanurr
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Mimi figure.

Mimi figure.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjaumidjau
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Barnumbirr, the Morning Star, at Barralku, Island of the Dead.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Barandai
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Namurrodo Spirits Copulating

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Naiyombolmi
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Male and female Mimi Spirits dance and sing.

Male and female Mimi Spirits dance and sing.

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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nongunyarri II
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Bush Creatures or Turtle, Lizard, Snakes and Bush Tucker.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Marrimi
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1971
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Painting depicts six vertical snakes

Painting depicts six vertical snakes

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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The Artist's Grandfather at the  Sacred Well.

The Artist's Grandfather at the Sacred Well.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wulmina
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Dance of the bullroarers and other closing dances of  Djalambu, the hollow log rite of the Gubabuingu people.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bungawui
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Dardo - Burning the Ritual belongings of the Dead.

Dardo - Burning the Ritual belongings of the Dead.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Rrurria Jakabili
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Two Spirits, on Bark: Two  Spirit Figures. Inv:

Two Spirits, on Bark: Two Spirit Figures. Inv:

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mandidaidai
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The dreaming  crocodiles of the Ridarrngu people.

The dreaming crocodiles of the Ridarrngu people.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dianganan
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Male Aliyurr, Malicious Spirit of the Lightning

Male Aliyurr, Malicious Spirit of the Lightning

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Naiyombolmi
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A revenge  expedition and spirits.

A revenge expedition and spirits.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mundurrugmundurrug
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Djalambu, the Hollow Log Mortuary Rite of the  Gubabuingu People.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bungawui
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A Sea Hunt.

A Sea Hunt.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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Eyes.

Eyes.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunu
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Dances from Djambu Hollow Log Ceremony.

Dances from Djambu Hollow Log Ceremony.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wullulu
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dauwida
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1974
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Mimi Spirit with Crocodiles.

Mimi Spirit with Crocodiles.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nongunyarri II
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The Oysters of Guruwana, the saltwater well.

The Oysters of Guruwana, the saltwater well.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dauwida
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Female Namarndei Spirit Carrying.

Female Namarndei Spirit Carrying.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Diidja
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Yindi Babi  (Yurlunggurr) The Rain Serpent, swallows the Wagilag Sisters.

Yindi Babi (Yurlunggurr) The Rain Serpent, swallows the Wag...

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dauwidi
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Freshwater snakes in the wet season.

Freshwater snakes in the wet season.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Barrungba
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Freshwater dreaming of the Ganalbingu people.

Freshwater dreaming of the Ganalbingu people.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Banhdharrawuij
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Female Aliyurr, Malicious Spirit of the Lightning

Female Aliyurr, Malicious Spirit of the Lightning

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nargomboli
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