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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jeremy Apuatimi
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The men are playing snooker

The men are playing snooker

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Henry V. Dunn
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My House

My House

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Janice Murray
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Dance

Dance

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Merlene Poantulura
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Things that grow on Bathurst Island

Things that grow on Bathurst Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Vincent Tipiloura
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At night the flying foxes come and eat the mangoes

At night the flying foxes come and eat the mangoes

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Merlene Poantulura
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Sylvester V. Fernando
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Joss Pongtjimi
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Wet Season Dry Season.

Wet Season Dry Season.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Killian Kerinaiua
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shaun Kerinaiua
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The barge is coming to Bathurst Island

The barge is coming to Bathurst Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mario J. Munkara
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Children out hunting in bush

Children out hunting in bush

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Richard Hyacinth Tungutulum
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Dancing

Dancing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Augusta Tipungwuti
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The barge is bringing a house

The barge is bringing a house

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Malcolm Apuatjimi
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Pukumani Poles

Pukumani Poles

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Anacleta Timaepakua
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Julienne Tipiloura
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I am watching the barge

I am watching the barge

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Cassian Tipiloura
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Wakwakini (Tiwi word for black crow)

Wakwakini (Tiwi word for black crow)

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Linda Pupangamirri
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My grandfather and my grandmother danced at the Pukimani

My grandfather and my grandmother danced at the Pukimani

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Concepta Puautjimi
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jane F. Poantumilui
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The Widows

The Widows

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mary A. Kantilla
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Xavier Boys School
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Garden Point on Melville Island

Garden Point on Melville Island

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jamie Tipiloura
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My father is fisherman

My father is fisherman

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mary E. Kantilla
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Irramaru (Tiwi word for eagle)

Irramaru (Tiwi word for eagle)

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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John V. Orsto
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The Barge

The Barge

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Harold J. Munkara
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Children playing games

Children playing games

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dominic L. Timaepatua
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Marie C. Kerinaiua
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Tiwi people going to ceremonial burial

Tiwi people going to ceremonial burial

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

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jules Kerinaiua
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Dancing

Dancing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Rosemary Pilakui
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Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Eileen T. Tipungwuti
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Our town Nguiu on Bathurst Island

Our town Nguiu on Bathurst Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mary Dunn
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A football at Nguiu

A football at Nguiu

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lorenzo Kerinaiua
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Going for a ride out bush

Going for a ride out bush

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Linda Pupangamirri
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The old people smoke the crab claw

The old people smoke the crab claw

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Louis J. Tipungwuti
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My home

My home

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mary Agnes Timaepatua
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Evelyn Pilakui
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Bush Tucker

Bush Tucker

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

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dymphna Kerinaina
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Different people do different jobs

Different people do different jobs

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Angeline Poantumilui
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Things we eat

Things we eat

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Germaine Vigona
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Out Bush

Out Bush

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Thomas Portaminni
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Dancing

Dancing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Malcolm Apuatjimi
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Francis Damien Mukwamkum
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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John V. Orsto
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My Home

My Home

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bernard Babui
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Richard H. Tungutalum
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Animals

Animals

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Sheila Portaminni
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My dad works the grader and roller

My dad works the grader and roller

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jacqueline Puautjimi
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Pukamani Poles

Pukamani Poles

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Margaret R. Pilakui
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Sunset

Sunset

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ancilla Munkara
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I went to bush and see a horse and I ride a horse

I went to bush and see a horse and I ride a horse

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Cyril J. Kerinaiua
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Parumparuma changed bird

Parumparuma changed bird

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Emmanuel Puruntatameri
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A Tiwi story - the eagle and the hawk

A Tiwi story - the eagle and the hawk

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Viola Kerinaiua
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The water tower is filling the truck

The water tower is filling the truck

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Luke R. Apuatjimi
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The sun is shining on the coconut trees and wallaby

The sun is shining on the coconut trees and wallaby

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Carmelita Tipungwuti
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Carving

Carving

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Enid Purutataameri
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jock Pouatjimi
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Yirrakipayi (crocodile)

Yirrakipayi (crocodile)

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Janice Murray
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