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Kanyilpa (wooden container), painted by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi, 1978

Kanyilpa (wooden container), painted by Shorty Lungkarta Tju...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi
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1978
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Piti or wooden container with pokerwork of Kungkarangkaipa Tjukurpa or 'Seven Sisters' Dreaming

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 2
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Margaret Dagg
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1997
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Bark container

Bark container

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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Pirti (winnowing dish) - made by Miriam Iwana Lane, 2015

Pirti (winnowing dish) - made by Miriam Iwana Lane, 2015

Tjanpi 'Flying Seven Sisters' collection
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Kuru Ala, Western Australia, Australia
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Miriam I. Lane
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2015
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Carved wooden container from Curtin Springs, 1957

Carved wooden container from Curtin Springs, 1957

Barrie and Jennifer Hadlow collection
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Egg scoop by Yvonne Koolmatrie

Egg scoop by Yvonne Koolmatrie

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Berri, South Australia, Australia
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Yvonne Koolmatrie
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1990
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Kelp water carrier

Kelp water carrier

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Rachel Quillart collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Rachel Quillart
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Tunga made by Kenny Brown, 2013

Tunga made by Kenny Brown, 2013

Kenny Brown collection
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Milikapiti, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Kenny Brown
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2013
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Piti

Piti

Maruku Arts collection no. 3
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Topsy Tjulyata
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2003
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Kelp water carrier by Verna Nichols

Kelp water carrier by Verna Nichols

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Verna Nichols collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Kelp container by Verna Nichols

Kelp container by Verna Nichols

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Verna Nichols collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Verna Nichols
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Maruku Arts collection no. 3
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Topsy Tjulyata
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2003
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Wooden container, painted on both sides with red ochre by Daisy Leura Nakamara, 1980

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Daisy L. Nakamara
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1980
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Bark container from Bathurst Island

Bark container from Bathurst Island

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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Pirti (winnowing dish) - made by Nora Nginana Davidson, 2015

Pirti (winnowing dish) - made by Nora Nginana Davidson, 2015

Tjanpi 'Flying Seven Sisters' collection
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Kuru Ala, Western Australia, Australia
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Nora N. Davidson
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Piti

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Maruku Arts collection no. 3
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Topsy Tjulyata
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2003
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Oval-shaped iron coolamon

Oval-shaped iron coolamon

Scott Rainbow collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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Coolamon (dish) made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Coolamon (dish) made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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'Ngurti' by Mayapu Elsie Thomas, 2007

'Ngurti' by Mayapu Elsie Thomas, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Jilji Bore, Western Australia, Australia
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Mayapu E. Thomas
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2007
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Bull kelp and river reed container, made by Leonie Dickson

Bull kelp and river reed container, made by Leonie Dickson

Tayenebe collection
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Ms Leonie Dickson
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Coolamon (dish) made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Coolamon (dish) made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Pirti (winnowing dish) - made by Elaine Warnatjura Lane, 2015

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Tjanpi 'Flying Seven Sisters' collection
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Kuru Ala, Western Australia, Australia
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Elaine W. Lane
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Pirti (winnowing dish) - made by Belle Karrika Davdison, 2015

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Tjanpi 'Flying Seven Sisters' collection
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Kuru Ala, Western Australia, Australia
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Belle K. Davidson
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2015
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'Ngurti' by George Tuckerbox, 2007

'Ngurti' by George Tuckerbox, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Jilji Bore, Western Australia, Australia
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George Tuckerbox
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2007
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Piti or wooden container with pokerwork of the Kungkarangkaipa Tjukurpa or 'Seven Sisters' Dre

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 2
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Northern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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Nyupaya Kaika
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1998
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Coolamon by Pampirla Hansen Boxer, 2008

Coolamon by Pampirla Hansen Boxer, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Pampirla H. Boxer
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2008
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Wooden container 'Snake Dreaming at Tjuntina', painted by Tommy Lowry Tjapaltjarri, 1977

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yayayi, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tommy L. Tjapaltjarri
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1977
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Oblong bark container

Oblong bark container

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Pirti (winnowing dish) - made by Jennifer Naputja Connelly, 2015

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Tjanpi 'Flying Seven Sisters' collection
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Kuru Ala, Western Australia, Australia
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Jennifer N. Connelly
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2015
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Kelp water carrier

Kelp water carrier

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Yvonne Kopper collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Yvonne Kopper
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Coolamon

Coolamon

Central Australian souvenirs collection
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Bark container collected at Yallock station near Cobar, NSW

Bark container collected at Yallock station near Cobar, NSW

Edmund Milne collection
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Yallock, New South Wales, Australia
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J Leach
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Pirti (winnowing dish) - made by Angilyiya Tjapiti Mitchelll and Sokaway Paula Lyons, 2015

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Tjanpi 'Flying Seven Sisters' collection
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Kuru Ala, Western Australia, Australia
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Angilyiya T. Mitchell
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Pirti (winnowing dish) - made by Janet Nyumitji Forbes, 2015

Pirti (winnowing dish) - made by Janet Nyumitji Forbes, 2015

Tjanpi 'Flying Seven Sisters' collection
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Kuru Ala, Western Australia, Australia
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Janet N. Forbes
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2015
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Wooden Container

Wooden Container

Stan Mitchell collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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Piti or wooden container with pokerwork of the Kungkarangkaipa Tjukurpa or 'Seven Sisters' Dre

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 2
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Margaret Dagg
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1997
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'Ngurti' by Kuji Rosie Goodjie and Jukuja Nora Tjookootja, 2007

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Canning Stock Route collection
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Ngumpan, Western Australia, Australia
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Kuji R. Goodjie
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2007
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Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Egg shaped hollow lime gourd

Florence Gaby collection
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Bark container

Bark container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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Pigmented coolamon

Pigmented coolamon

JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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Wooden coolamon deocrated in red and white ochre

Wooden coolamon deocrated in red and white ochre

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Container or "irooboola"

Charles Hart collection
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Deep concave wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Wooden coolamon

Wooden coolamon

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Gunpowder tin

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Container for Boracic Acid

Container for Boracic Acid

Bothwell Museum collection
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Pigmented, shallow wooden, elongated concave container

Pigmented, shallow wooden, elongated concave container

Yalata Lutheran Mission collection
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Yalata, South Australia, Australia
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1970
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Kangaroo-shaped container made from wicker, wood, glass and ...

Terence Lane collection
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1976
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Wooden coolamon depicting a bird flying over a landscape

Wooden coolamon depicting a bird flying over a landscape

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Pigmented cylindrical bark container

Pigmented cylindrical bark container

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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1927
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Bull kelp container, made by Nannette Shaw

Bull kelp container, made by Nannette Shaw

Tayenebe collection
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Ms Nannette Shaw
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Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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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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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ada Pilakui
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1984
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wira - wooden container and winnow - grandmother's wira

wira - wooden container and winnow - grandmother's wira

Tjanpi 'Wild Harvest Family' collection
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Container made from bull kelp, river reed and tee tree strin...

Tayenebe collection
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Ms Jacqui Langdon
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Deep concave wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Container

Roy Barker collection no. 1
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