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Pukamani mortuary pole by Leo Parlaunga, Melville or Bathurst Island

Pukamani mortuary pole by Leo Parlaunga, Melville or Bathurs...

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies collection
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Leo Parlaunga
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Ceremonial board

Ceremonial board

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Carved and mounted coconut

Carved and mounted coconut

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Mourning discs

Mourning discs

Charles Hart collection
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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Dance wand

Dance wand

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Dance wand

Dance wand

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Dance wand

Dance wand

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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"To all the victims of Bali, RIP" memorial cross

Bali Bombings 2002 Memorial - Parliament of Victoria collection
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Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
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2002
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Model coffin log

Model coffin log

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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American Australian Expedition to Arnhem Land
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Carved and mounted coconut

Carved and mounted coconut

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Mourning disc

Mourning disc

Charles Hart collection
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Law pole - Kang'khan Brothers story

Law pole - Kang'khan Brothers story

Joe Ngallametta collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Joe Ngallametta
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2004
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Totemic yam carving (ceremonial pole)

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Gurrpurrklil
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Coffin log

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Maralunga
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Ceremonial dance stick

Ceremonial dance stick

Olive Pink collection
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Not provided
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Miss Olive Pink
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1977
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Karingimbi
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1965
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Ceremonial dance stick

Ceremonial dance stick

Tandanya collection no. 3
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Milikapiti Council collection
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Coffin log

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Djanpardi
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Law pole - Kang'khan Brothers story

Law pole - Kang'khan Brothers story

Joe Ngallametta collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Joe Ngallametta
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2004
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Hollow log coffin depicting a fish design

Hollow log coffin depicting a fish design

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Ceremonial dance stick

Olive Pink collection
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Not provided
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Miss Olive Pink
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1977
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Mourning disc

Charles Hart collection
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Hollow log coffin

Hollow log coffin

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jimmy Nalalkay
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Ceremonial pole

Ceremonial pole

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Joe Bereri
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1966
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Ceremonial object

Ceremonial object

Tandanya collection no. 3
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1990
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Mortuary post

Mortuary post

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djanbadi
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1977
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Ceremonial board

Ceremonial board

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1929
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Milikapiti Council collection
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Ceremonial dance stick

Ceremonial dance stick

Olive Pink collection
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Not provided
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Miss Olive Pink
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1977
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Ceremonial dance stick

Ceremonial dance stick

Olive Pink collection
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Not provided
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Miss Olive Pink
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1977
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Karingimbi
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1965
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Coffin log

Coffin log

Dr William Warner collection
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Sandra Holmes collection no. 2
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ceremonial board

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Charm bone

Charm bone

Horne-Bowie collection
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Milikapiti Council collection
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Hollow log bones coffin

Hollow log bones coffin

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Ceremonial dance stick

Ceremonial dance stick

Olive Pink collection
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Not provided
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Miss Olive Pink
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1977
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Ceremonial object

Ceremonial object

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Mourning disc

Charles Hart collection
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Benny Tipungwuta
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1976
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Biting bag from North-east Arnhem Land, NT

Biting bag from North-east Arnhem Land, NT

Dr William Warner collection
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Pukamani mortuary pole by Leo Parlaunga, Melville or Bathurs...

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies collection
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Leo Parlaunga
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Mortuary post

Mortuary post

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Blyth River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gondarra
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1977
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Ceremonial dance stick

Olive Pink collection
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Not provided
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Miss Olive Pink
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1977
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Hollow log coffin

Hollow log coffin

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Carved and mounted coconut

Carved and mounted coconut

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Ornamental initiation neck piece

Charles Hart collection
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Ceremonial pole

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Unknown
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Malu ceremonial dance object

Malu ceremonial dance object

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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James Sambo
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1992
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Ceremonial board

Ceremonial board

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies collection
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Mourning disc

Charles Hart collection
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Biting bag from North-east Arnhem Land, NT

Biting bag from North-east Arnhem Land, NT

Dr William Warner collection
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North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr William L. Warner
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1926
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Milikapiti Council collection
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