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Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Before Initiation Boys Receive Presents

Before Initiation Boys Receive Presents

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Painted marine turtle shell featuring thirteen totemic animals representing the clans of the Lardil people of Mornington Island

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Blair Gardner collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1978
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Mandy Roughsey
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Painting 12, Giant Devil-Dingo Series - The people cutting up Gaiya.

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Oil paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Creatures of the Sea

Creatures of the Sea

Keith and Elsie de Witte collection
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Bark paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1971
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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Message sticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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Dick and Lindsay Roughsey collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1972
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The Coming of the First Missionary by Dick Roughsey

The Coming of the First Missionary by Dick Roughsey

Goobalathaldin (Dick Roughsey) collection
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Gouache paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1981
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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Mornington Island headdress made by Dick Roughsey and worn by him at Keith and Elsie de Witte's wedding in 1955

Mornington Island headdress made by Dick Roughsey and worn b...

Keith and Elsie de Witte collection
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Headdresses
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1955
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The Male and Female Dugong Story

The Male and Female Dugong Story

Macquarie Gallery collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1969
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Dance hat with string and emu feathers at the top

Dance hat with string and emu feathers at the top

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Headdresses
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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This is Denham Island before the coconut trees were chopped ...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Irene Yarrak
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Painting 14, Giant Devil-Dingo series - The Medicine-Man in ...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Grace Loogatha
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Necklaces
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1986
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Mornington Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Noel
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1986
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Painting depicts a bush scene that includes an emu & a turke...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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Ceremonial dance headdress -

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1979
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Painting 6, Giant Devil-Dingo Series - The Butcher-Bird Brot...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Head ornament made from a tuft of cockatoo feathers

Head ornament made from a tuft of cockatoo feathers

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Head ornaments
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Unknown
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1960
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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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Sculpture - wood - turtle

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Pat Reid
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1975
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Rex Loogatha
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Child's drawing - Traditional life.

Child's drawing - Traditional life.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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John Graham
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The Army

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Curtis Kelly
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Harry Naranatish
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This is a river long time ago, this is the Dadrungan River

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Averil Kelly
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Boomerang from Mornington Island

Boomerang from Mornington Island

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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'Turky and Emu' by Dick Roughsey, 1977

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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Conical hat featuring a Rainbow totemic pattern

Conical hat featuring a Rainbow totemic pattern

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Headdresses
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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The Thwathu Scerpent Rainbow

The Thwathu Scerpent Rainbow

Macquarie Gallery collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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Giant Devil-Dingo Series - The Butcher-Bird Brothers, Chooku...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Oil paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Spear

Spear

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Spears
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dennis Jack
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Bringing the first two boys to the bora ground

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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Painting 9, Giant Devil-Dingo series - Once the dog's should...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Here is my garden

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Susan Binjari
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Split cane triangular basket

Split cane triangular basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1940
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Noel Dillan
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Angeline Kelly
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Armband of woven string with four conical shells in a decorative motif and a tuft of fine feathers bound to the centre edge

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Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Armbands
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1986
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The story of the two Mulguns or Debil-Debil.

The story of the two Mulguns or Debil-Debil.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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A W. Thuganmu
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1975
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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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The story of the carpet snake and the law.

The story of the carpet snake and the law.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Kirk Jacob
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1975
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This story is about the sunset on the islands

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lisa James
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The WaterSpout  Story or Thunermun.

The WaterSpout Story or Thunermun.

Macquarie Gallery collection
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Bark paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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Emu feather head ornament

Emu feather head ornament

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Headwear
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Pigmented apron featuring a single fringe of two-ply fibre string on string

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Personal adornments
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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My picture, we saw a film about the water running down on th...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Buddy Naranatjil
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Painting 13, Giant Devil-Dingo Series - painting depicts 3 ...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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These are two men that were lost in bushes for years...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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John Graham
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Albinia Island, Queensland, Australia
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Gaye Goongorra
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Wayne Williams
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