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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 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 '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 '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 '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 ' '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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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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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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Bark paintings
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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

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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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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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 '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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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 '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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Kangaroo.

Kangaroo.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1964
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Namarvon - Lightning Spirit

Namarvon - Lightning Spirit

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 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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Dreaming of crocodile.

Dreaming of crocodile.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jimmi Djambalulu
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1968
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Arrowfish.

Arrowfish.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Irrwala
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1968
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Barramundi dreaming.

Barramundi dreaming.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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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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Namarvon, Lightning Spirit.

Namarvon, Lightning Spirit.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Irvala
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Lightning spirit female.

Lightning spirit female.

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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Ten Bullariidae Bulla Adamsi shells

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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1968
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Bark painting depicting two long-bodied spirit people, male and female.

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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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 three male mimi figures.

Bark painting depicting three male mimi figures.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wagbara
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Epadabat.

Epadabat.

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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Cooked goanna.

Cooked goanna.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Edward
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1968
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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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1966
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Bark painting depicting a seated figure, holding a dilly bag and some weapons.

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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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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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Narnarakain.

Narnarakain.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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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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Bark painting depicting female kangaroo with joey in pouch.

Bark painting depicting female kangaroo with joey in pouch.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jimmi Midjau Midjau
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1966
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Bark painting depicting a single figure.

Bark painting depicting a single figure.

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 titled Mokoy (spirit) Dupiritu (Ditjpuritj) associated with Birrkula  (bee-hive, wild honey) ritual by Djawa, Croker Island, Northern Territory

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djawa
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Bark painting depicting restranscription of ritual (initiation) body painting of Yirritya moiety, representing a kangaroo

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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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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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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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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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Butterfly

Butterfly

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Map of Oenpelli  Mission area with two Dreamtime heroes.

Map of Oenpelli Mission area with two Dreamtime heroes.

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 an abstract pattern of diamonds with vertical cross inside.

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Sandra Holmes collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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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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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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Flying fox Morkuy.

Flying fox Morkuy.

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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1966
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Bark painting depicting two echindas.

Bark painting depicting two echindas.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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January Nangunjari
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1966
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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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Not provided
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1987
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Bark painting depicting a kangaroo.

Bark painting depicting a kangaroo.

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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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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Bark painting depicting two men facing each other.

Bark painting depicting two men facing each other.

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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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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Walaginy
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1977
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting depicts seven fish

Painting depicts seven fish

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ngalandirr
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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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Billy Yirawala
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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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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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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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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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