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Ceremonial board

Ceremonial board

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Carved and mounted coconut

Carved and mounted coconut

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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"To all the victims of Bali, RIP" memorial cross

Bali Bombings 2002 Memorial - Parliament of Victoria collection
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Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
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2002
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Mourning discs

Mourning discs

Charles Hart collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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Dance wand

Dance wand

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Dance wand

Dance wand

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Carved and mounted coconut

Carved and mounted coconut

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Mourning disc

Mourning disc

Charles Hart collection
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Dance wand

Dance wand

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Pukamani mortuary pole by Leo Parlaunga, Melville or Bathurst Island

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Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies collection
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Leo Parlaunga
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Model of a pukamani mortuary pole

Model of a pukamani mortuary pole

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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Pukamani mortuary pole

Milikapiti Council collection
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Declan Apuatami
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1976
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies collection
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Ceremonial dance stick

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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1977
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Mourning disc

Charles Hart collection
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Mourning disc

Charles Hart collection
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Mortuary post

Mortuary post

Y Pettinato collection
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Not provided
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1985
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Ceremonial board

Ceremonial board

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Milikapiti Council collection
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Stephen Tipuramatameri
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1979
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Dennis Foley's ochre bowl

Dennis Foley's ochre bowl

Dennis Foley collection
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Ceremonial board

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Biting bag from North-east Arnhem Land, NT

Biting bag from North-east Arnhem Land, NT

Dr William Warner collection
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Milikapiti Council collection
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Milikapiti Council collection
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Ceremonial board

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Ceremonial dance stick

Ceremonial dance stick

Olive Pink collection
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Not provided
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Miss Olive Pink
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1977
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Rainbow-buramale ceremonial pole

University of Sydney General collection
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Starke River, Queensland, Australia
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University of Sydney
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1957
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Ceremonial board

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Elongated white bird sculpture

Elongated white bird sculpture

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djilmin
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1969
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Ceremonial object

Ceremonial object

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Charm bone

Charm bone

Horne-Bowie collection
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Ornamental initiation neck piece

Charles Hart collection
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Carved wooden post

Papuan Official collection
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr F R. Cawley
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1927
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Paper bark (Melaleuca sp), cylindrical, mortuary object

Paper bark (Melaleuca sp), cylindrical, mortuary object

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Giminydju
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1969
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Mourning disc

Charles Hart collection
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Ceremonial board

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Carved wooden post

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1927
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Mourning disc

Charles Hart collection
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Handheld dancing stick

Handheld dancing stick

Allan Coogan collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1970
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Milikapiti Council collection
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Hollow log with painted decoration

Hollow log with painted decoration

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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Ceremonial board

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1929
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Declan Apuatami
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1979
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Mourning disc

Charles Hart collection
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Ornamental initiation neck piece

Charles Hart collection
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Milikapiti Council collection
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Object used in mortuary practices, Western Australia

Edmund Milne collection
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