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Bark painting 'Three Mimi men, spirits of rocks, and turtle' by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1963
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Bark painting 'Six Mimi Spirits (four males and two females) walking' by Jimmy Namiridali Nonganyari, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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January N. Namiridali
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1963
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Bark painting depicting a totemic crocodile by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1965
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Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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Bark painting 'Rainbow snake in the stone country of Gumadir' by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1968

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1968
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Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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Bark painting depicting an echidna by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1965
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Bark painting

Bark painting

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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Spirit People by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

Spirit People by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1965
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Bark painting ' 'Cursing the Lovers' A painting of retribution' by Paddy Compass Namatbara

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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Birds by Jimmy Namiridali Nonganyari, Croker Island, 1965

Birds by Jimmy Namiridali Nonganyari, Croker Island, 1965

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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January N. Namiridali
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1965
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Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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Bark painting 'Tribal country of the Kangaroos & their mythical journey' by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1970

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 7
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1970
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Goanna.

Goanna.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nobardbara
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1965
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Crocodile.

Crocodile.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Bark painting depicting three male mimi figures.

Bark painting depicting three male mimi figures.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wagbara
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Turkey (Bemuk).

Turkey (Bemuk).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Bark painting depicting a large fish.

Bark painting depicting a large fish.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nonganyari
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1965
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Yam

Yam

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Kangaroo.

Kangaroo.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Jimmy Mijawmijaw
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1974
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Swordfish - Laralara.

Swordfish - Laralara.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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Freshwater Turtle

Freshwater Turtle

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Elcho Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nobadbara
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1965
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Bark painting depicting seven Mimi spirits.

Bark painting depicting seven Mimi spirits.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Bark painting depicting oval-shaped transcriptions of initiation Dua body painting representing a butterfly.

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ulambilam
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Narnarakain.

Narnarakain.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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Tortoise.

Tortoise.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Bark painting depicting two 'White Fish' Yurmuyurmu and a yam Karbaana surrounded by a white leafy vine.

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ivala
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Spearthrowers
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Harry Lamilami
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1966
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Bird and Fish.

Bird and Fish.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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Two Mimi spirits (female) dancing.

Two Mimi spirits (female) dancing.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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1963
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Kangaroo.

Kangaroo.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1964
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Bark painting depicting a bird.

Bark painting depicting a bird.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nonganyari
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1965
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Male Namurrordo, Malicious Spirit of the Stone Country.

Male Namurrordo, Malicious Spirit of the Stone Country.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Naiyombolmi
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Mimi Spirit and tortoise.

Mimi Spirit and tortoise.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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Epadabat.

Epadabat.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nonganyari
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1965
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Bark painting depicting two women with mouths open.

Bark painting depicting two women with mouths open.

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Billy Yirawala
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Male mimi spirit

Male mimi spirit

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans (juvenile)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Painting depicts a large fish form (shark?)

Painting depicts a large fish form (shark?)

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nobadbara
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1965
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Yam Woman.

Yam Woman.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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Bark painting depicting two men.

Bark painting depicting two men.

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Billy Yirawala
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Porcupines.

Porcupines.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nonganyari
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1965
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Barramundi.

Barramundi.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wagbara
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Galarama
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1987
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Marayen ceremony of Dua moiety.

Marayen ceremony of Dua moiety.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ulambilam
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans (juvenile)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Emu.

Emu.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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1965
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66 Vexillidae Vexillum Jukesi shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Bark painting depicting two munga-munga women dancing.

Bark painting depicting two munga-munga women dancing.

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Billy Yirawala
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Bark painting depicting a kangaroo.

Bark painting depicting a kangaroo.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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1965
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The rain Turkey.

The rain Turkey.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1964
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Bark painting depicting two standing figures.

Bark painting depicting two standing figures.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1966
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Butterfly

Butterfly

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Bark painting depicting two Mimi figures

Bark painting depicting two Mimi figures

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djambalula
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans (juvenile)

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1969
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Patricia Jungii
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Bark painting representing Barangurbu, a small bird.

Bark painting representing Barangurbu, a small bird.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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1963
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