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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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The Black Ant, Uaipa

The Black Ant, Uaipa

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Painting depicts  X-ray style kangaroo with crosshatching

Painting depicts X-ray style kangaroo with crosshatching

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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1974
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Part one of a silver belt buckle engraved with kangaroo motifs

Part one of a silver belt buckle engraved with kangaroo moti...

Terence Lane collection
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Belt buckles
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Unknown
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1989
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The Djunkgao (Djung'kawu) Sisters at Goulburn Island - Yirrkala, 1948

The Djunkgao (Djung'kawu) Sisters at Goulburn Island - Yirrk...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Art Deco ceramic kangaroo [one of a pair]

Terence Lane collection
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Sculptures
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1935
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Unknown
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Painting depicts two pointed oval-shapes

Painting depicts two pointed oval-shapes

Anonymous (17/8/1968) collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Unknown
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Bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Queensland Bicornual Basket collection
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Baskets
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North-Eastern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Unknown
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Djunkgao (Djung'kawu) and Madalait at Jelangbara (Yalangbara) - Yirrkala, 1948

Djunkgao (Djung'kawu) and Madalait at Jelangbara (Yalangbara...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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The Milky Way

The Milky Way

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1948
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Painting depicts a waisted rectangular figure within a thin rectangular frame

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Unidentified. Painting is decorated with vertical lines composed of dashes

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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The Men, Adungun, work on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

The Men, Adungun, work on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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1948
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Fresh-water Tortoise work on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

Fresh-water Tortoise work on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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1948
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Abstract design on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

Abstract design on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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1948
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Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Kangaroo and Joey  with Saratoga Fish.

Kangaroo and Joey with Saratoga Fish.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting depicting three concentric circles of red and orange and a surrounding design in red and white

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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Fresh-water Tortoise, Mimila

Fresh-water Tortoise, Mimila

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting depicts three figures in canoe, each with a fish on the end of a line.

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1963
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Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Unknown
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Unknown
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Unknown
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Unknown
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1975
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Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Untitled work on paper, in the style of a bark painting, Yirrkala, 1948

Untitled work on paper, in the style of a bark painting, Yir...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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The final burial (aka A burial ceremony), work on paper, Yirrkla, 1948

The final burial (aka A burial ceremony), work on paper, Yir...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Bark painting 'Frogs and baby ibis' by unknown artist, north-western Arnhem Land

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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The Yam, Garabara

The Yam, Garabara

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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1948
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Abstract design on paper from Oenpelli,1948

Abstract design on paper from Oenpelli,1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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1948
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Crocodile

Crocodile

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Child's drawing - My grandfather was going hunting and he caught a kangaroo and the sun was going down at Ooldea by unknown artist

Child's drawing - My grandfather was going hunting and he ca...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Kirton Point, South Australia, Australia
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Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Two pieces of paper about Bathurst Island paintings

Two pieces of paper about Bathurst Island paintings

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bark painting depicting a bird, Groote Eylandt NT

Bark painting depicting a bird, Groote Eylandt NT

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Piece of blackened clear glass telescope lens, a relic from the 2003 bush fire that destroyed the Mount Stromlo Observatory

Piece of blackened clear glass telescope lens, a relic from ...

Mount Stromlo Observatory collection
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Mount Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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2003
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Work on paper depicting a linear design with longitudinal bands of crosshatching, Yirrkala, 1948

Work on paper depicting a linear design with longitudinal ba...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Unknown
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The Lizard, Tjunda - Yirrkala, 1948

The Lizard, Tjunda - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Flying Foxes and Baby Brolga Hut painting.

Flying Foxes and Baby Brolga Hut painting.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Unidentified. Depicts large rectangle with crosshatched bands forming four panels

Unidentified. Depicts large rectangle with crosshatched band...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Digging stick used in dance perfomance by Ernabella community, 2004

Digging stick used in dance perfomance by Ernabella communit...

Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 6
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Digging sticks
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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2004
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The Barramundi

The Barramundi

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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The Man, Naljanio

The Man, Naljanio

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Unknown
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Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Unknown
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Unidentified bird

Unidentified bird

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Cat Fish

Cat Fish

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Painting depicts freshwater Barramundi and Jabiru taken from hut

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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