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Painting 12, Giant Devil-Dingo Series - The people cutting up Gaiya.

Painting 12, Giant Devil-Dingo Series - The people cutting u...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Oil paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Before Initiation Boys Receive Presents

Before Initiation Boys Receive Presents

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Mornington Island headdress made by Dick Roughsey and worn by him at Keith and Elsie de Witte's wedding in 1955

Mornington Island headdress made by Dick Roughsey and worn b...

Keith and Elsie de Witte collection
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Headdresses
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1955
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Message stick

Message stick

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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The Coming of the First Missionary by Dick Roughsey

The Coming of the First Missionary by Dick Roughsey

Goobalathaldin (Dick Roughsey) collection
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Gouache paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1981
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Mandy Roughsey
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Message stick

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Message sticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Message stick

Message stick

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Message sticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Message stick

Message stick

Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Dance hat with string and emu feathers at the top

Dance hat with string and emu feathers at the top

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Headdresses
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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The Male and Female Dugong Story

The Male and Female Dugong Story

Macquarie Gallery collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1969
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Message stick

Message stick

Dick and Lindsay Roughsey collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1972
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Creatures of the Sea

Creatures of the Sea

Keith and Elsie de Witte collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1971
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Painted marine turtle shell featuring thirteen totemic animals representing the clans of the Lardil people of Mornington Island

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Blair Gardner collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1978
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Message stick

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Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Message stick

Message stick

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1977
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Initiation Ceremony, Mornington Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Liynton
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Children's drawing of two fishing boats by Billy Magala, Bam...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Willie Dundamen
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Denham Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Helen Reid
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They are walking to Daguragu because they are not walking

They are walking to Daguragu because they are not walking

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Daguragu, Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Margaret Paddy
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Fire stick

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Hunting and gathering tools
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1974
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Noel Dillan
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Dugong and Turtle Hunting

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lionel
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Cylindrical wooden spindle with a wooden peg attached to the distal end with string and adhesive

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Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Small carved wooden dugong sculpture, carved in one piece, fins in relief and with black seeds for eyes

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Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Pat Reid
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1987
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Pubic tassel

Pubic tassel

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Personal adornments
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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Playing Ball

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Headwear
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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String sample

String sample

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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Hooked boomerang  - Mornington Island

Hooked boomerang - Mornington Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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The Moon Story or Giddergill.

The Moon Story or Giddergill.

Macquarie Gallery collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Mornington Island State School
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Mornington Island State School
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Mornington Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Noel
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Turtle Hunting

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Men Decorating Themselves for a Corroboree

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dion Durrett Nuthi
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Men prepare for dance

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1974
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Warradatgun

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Clive Kelly
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Beach Camp Scene

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Klennifea
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Florence Bell
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Club

Club

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Receiving hair belt at initiation, Mornington Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Unknown
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Florence Bell
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Canoe shaped wooden container

Canoe shaped wooden container

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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The WaterSpout  Story or Thunermun.

The WaterSpout Story or Thunermun.

Macquarie Gallery collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Jimmy Roughsey
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Painting 2, Giant Devil-Dingo Series - depicting an old woma...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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This is a river long time ago, this is the Dadrungan River

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Averil Kelly
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Michelle Watt
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Painting 13, Giant Devil-Dingo Series - painting depicts 3 ...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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Club

Club

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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The Dugong Hunt

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Beriline Loogatha
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Two snakes and four fish

Two snakes and four fish

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
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Duncan Roughsey
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1991
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Painting 15, Giant Devil-Dingo series - Woodbarl, the Medici...

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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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Painting 14, Giant Devil-Dingo series - The Medicine-Man in ...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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