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Jiboom

Jiboom

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Fire stick set

Fire stick set

Joe Ngallametta collection
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Fire-making equipment
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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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String bag made from Kurrajong bark fibre

String bag made from Kurrajong bark fibre

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Bags
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Katherine Ngallametta
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Spear

Spear

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Spears
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Red pigmented armband made from a strip of palm leaf with the ends sewn together

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Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Armbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Lennie Koowarta
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Kevin Wikmunea
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Weapon - Spear

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Spears
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1974
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Stanford Ngakyunkwokka
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Neville Pootchemunka
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Saara, the seagull hero

Saara, the seagull hero

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Human figures
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Gordon
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Daphne Kawangka
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Club

Club

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Spear consisting of a long thin wooden shaft tapering to a s...

Silas Wolmby collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Silas Wolmby
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1999
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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James N. Blowhard
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Andrew Koongotema
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Gibson Pootchemunka
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Laurelle Poonkamela
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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String bag

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Colleen Kawangka
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Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Fire drill set

Fire drill set

Kenlock Yunkaporta collection
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Fire-making equipment
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Kenlock Yunkaporta
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1999
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Carved wooden gecko sculpture, with shell eyes, and pigmented with a longitudinal diamond design

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Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Spear

Spear

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Rosanne Karyuka
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Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Samuel
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Margaret Landis
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Fire stick

Fire stick

Joe Ngallametta collection
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Hunting and gathering tools
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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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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Blair Wolmby
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Selina Wolmby
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Sculpture

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Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Headdress consisting of a large flat piece of resin with a single layer of white cockatoo feathers

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Silas Wolmby collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Silas Wolmby
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1999
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The blue tongue lizard and the taipan

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Arnold Yunkaporta
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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James N. Blowhard
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Ed
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Esther Wolmby
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Lurline
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Headband made from white and coloured feathers

Headband made from white and coloured feathers

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Armbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Stan Kalkeeyorta
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Joe Naugan
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1976
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Gibson Pootchemunka
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Weston Koomeeta
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Kevin Wikmunea
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Headdress, featuring two sets of feathers embedded in a circle

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Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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1962
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Gibson Pootchemunka
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Warwick Yunkaporta
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Peter Koongotema
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Gibson Pootchemunka
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Fire stick

Fire stick

Joe Ngallametta collection
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Hunting and gathering tools
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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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Engraver made from a small bone attached to a wooden handle

Engraver made from a small bone attached to a wooden handle

Robert Karyuka collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Robert Karyuka
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1994
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