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Triangular apron made of a length of melaleuca bark folded in half from Melville or Bathurst Island

Triangular apron made of a length of melaleuca bark folded i...

Charles Hart collection
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Aprons
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Garden Point on Melville Island

Garden Point on Melville Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jamie Tipiloura
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Patrick Kantilla
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Pukamani Ceremonial Accoutrement and graveside Baskets.

Pukamani Ceremonial Accoutrement and graveside Baskets.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Message stick

Message stick

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Message sticks
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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Glass plate negative - Fish-tail bark and dug-out canoes, Melville Island, Northern Territory, in the background, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1911

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Glass plate negatives
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Australia
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1911
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Joachim
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Water buffalo carved by Albert Croker, Melville Island, 1964

Water buffalo carved by Albert Croker, Melville Island, 1964

Albert Croker collection
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Wood carvings
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Albert Croker
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1964
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Hunting by the Sea.

Hunting by the Sea.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tipurrukuwamirri
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Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Joe Cooper he came and he chase buffalo at Paruwu at Melville Island

Joe Cooper he came and he chase buffalo at Paruwu at Melvill...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Richard C. Fernando
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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The terrible fight of Purrukapali and Taparra

The terrible fight of Purrukapali and Taparra

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jerry Kerinauia
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The Strange Snake

The Strange Snake

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Cardo Kerinaiua
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Wooden decorated carving, 'Jabiru', from Melville or Bathurst Island

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyarri I
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1974
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Wooden decorated carving of a barn owl by Tjipungaleialum

Wooden decorated carving of a barn owl by Tjipungaleialum

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tjipungaleialum
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1974
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Preparing for the Pukamani.

Preparing for the Pukamani.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pudjamirri
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A Mopadrrunga, Spirit of the Dead, on Bark: A  Mopaditti.  Inv:

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Antelemungarralei
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Painting depicts an abstract design that recalls the facial decoration for an ancient Pukamini ritual

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Black Joe Wombadiemeri
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1974
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Ground yellow ochre from Mindilu or Three Ways on Melville Island

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Tiwi Arts Network collection
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Ochre
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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If You Love Me Love Me Safely by Marrnyula Mununggurr

If You Love Me Love Me Safely by Marrnyula Mununggurr

Marrynyula Mununggurr collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Marrnyula Mununggurr
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2000
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Baskets
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Plaited armband decorated with pigments

Charles Hart collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Plaited fibre armband

Plaited fibre armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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Block of white ochre from Bathurst or Melville Island

Block of white ochre from Bathurst or Melville Island

Tiwi Arts Network collection
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Ochre
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Barbed wooden spear

Barbed wooden spear

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 7
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Spears
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Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Black Joe Wombadiemeri
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1970
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Stone axe (hatchet) with wooden handle

Stone axe (hatchet) with wooden handle

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Hatchets
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Fish shaped pigmented club

Fish shaped pigmented club

Charles Hart collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1957
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Decorated bark container

Decorated bark container

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Containers
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Takamuli

Takamuli

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Prints
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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K Francine
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1984
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Painting depicting decoartive motifs that are found on Tiwi baskets

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Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies - Australian National Un...
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Bark paintings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gwendeline Puangwugi
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1984
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Painted wooden 'female' Tiwi spear

Painted wooden 'female' Tiwi spear

John Moody collection
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Spears
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Tarooweardy wooden mallet

Tarooweardy wooden mallet

Charles Hart collection
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Mallets
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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1928
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Plaited armband decorated with pigments

Plaited armband decorated with pigments

Charles Hart collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Plaited fibre armband

Plaited fibre armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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Block of yellow ochre from Mindilu or Three Ways on Melville Island

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Tiwi Arts Network collection
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Ochre
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Apron made from a length of melaleuca bark folded in half

Apron made from a length of melaleuca bark folded in half

Charles Hart collection
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Aprons
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Ground white ochre from Bathurst or Melville Island

Ground white ochre from Bathurst or Melville Island

Tiwi Arts Network collection
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Ochre
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Club

Club

Horne-Bowie collection
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Clubs
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Stringybark basket

Stringybark basket

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Baskets
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dolly Aruni
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1974
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Sandra Holmes collection no. 2
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Ceremonial objects
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Beeswax and abrus seed pendant

Beeswax and abrus seed pendant

Charles Hart collection
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Pendants
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Basket made of bark - Tiwi group

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Baskets
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bark container, Pukami basket - made by Ada Pilakui

Bark container, Pukami basket - made by Ada Pilakui

Inada Holdings 06/07/1984 collection
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Containers
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ada Pilakui
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1984
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Beeswax pendant

Beeswax pendant

Charles Hart collection
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Mourning pendants
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Decorated barbed spear by Wompiaowittamirri, Melville or Bathurst Island

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Spears
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Black Joe Wombadiemeri
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1974
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyarri II
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1974
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Neck ornament

Neck ornament

Charles Hart collection
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Personal adornments
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Painted wooden 'female' Tiwi spear

Painted wooden 'female' Tiwi spear

John Moody collection
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Spears
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1950
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Spear

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spears
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Armband

Armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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Split cane ring-bound arm ornament with human hair string, textile tassel and decorated with pigment

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Charles Hart collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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