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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a kangaroo playing the didjeridu

Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a kangaroo p...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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Painting depicts the creation of the constellation,

Painting depicts the creation of the constellation, "Wuripir...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wandjiwara
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1963
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Hand-turned wooden dish with incised pokerwork decoration, and red and green painted detail

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Polonez Song and Dance Ensemble collection
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Dishes
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Poland
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Polonez Song and Dance Ensemble
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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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Sundowners. No chop, no tucker!

Sundowners. No chop, no tucker!

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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Mr Josef Lebovic
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Copper dustpan and brush

Copper dustpan and brush

Thompson Family collection
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Dustpan and brush sets
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Bark painting titled Djalambu Emu Dance by Djawa, Milingimbi, Northern Territory

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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1963
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Gupupuyngu mortuary rites.

Gupupuyngu mortuary rites.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Binyinyuway
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1967
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36th Battalion wooden photo frame, associated with service of Lieutenant Vincent Burns

36th Battalion wooden photo frame, associated with service o...

Vincent Burns collection
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Photograph frames
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Lieutenant Vincent A. Burns
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Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Nama...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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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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South-east wind story (Dreamtime story).

South-east wind story (Dreamtime story).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nemigilagum
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Wooden case for microscope used for the scientific study of algae by phycologist Valerie May

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Valerie Jones collection
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Cases
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New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Valerie May
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1940
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Copy of a 'Brescian School' viola, made by Australian mastercraftsman A E Smith in 1952

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EV Llewellyn collection
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Violas
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Arthur E. Smith
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1952
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Nansen-designed Hans Neering Memorial Sled used for rescues around Albina Lodge, Mount Kosciuszko

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Kosciusko Huts Association collection
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Safety equipment
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Mount Kosciusko, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
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Fridtjof Nansen
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1953
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Gavel presented to Ron Gale from the Masonic Brethren Burroughs Wellcome and Co 1969

Gavel presented to Ron Gale from the Masonic Brethren Burrou...

Ronald L Gale Masonic collection no. 1
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Gavels
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Mr Ronald L. Gale
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1969
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Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' by Paddy Co...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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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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Spirit level

Spirit level

George O Crawford collection
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Spirit levels
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Men making south-east wind (Mamariga).

Men making south-east wind (Mamariga).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Abagera
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Painting depicts kalkberd, the euro (Macropus robustus)

Painting depicts kalkberd, the euro (Macropus robustus)

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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Unknown
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1974
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Knitting needle container

Knitting needle container

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Containers
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1941
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Bark painting 'Tortoises and fresh water crocodiles' by Birrikidji Gumana, Yirrkala, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Birrikitji Gumana
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1963
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19th Century folk art diorama which portrays Governor William Bligh's arrest during the Rum Rebellion in 1808

19th Century folk art diorama which portrays Governor Willia...

Sotheby's collection no. 2
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Dioramas
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Australia
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Unknown
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1808
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Wooden circular inlay box with a lid.

Wooden circular inlay box with a lid.

Marta Sybaczynsky collection no. 2
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Boxes
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Ukraine
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a kangaroo

Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a kangaroo

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Manmoyih, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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Painting depicts a mirror image of a partially submerged cave

Painting depicts a mirror image of a partially submerged cav...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Abagera
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1963
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Varnished wooden walking stick forming part of the Gentleman in Redingote set

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Walking-sticks
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1788
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Hand operated meat mincer

Hand operated meat mincer

Thompson Family collection
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Meat mincers
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Painting depicts rainbows seen during the N-W monsoon, and the storm spirit Djambuwal

Painting depicts rainbows seen during the N-W monsoon, and t...

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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1965
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Copy of Stradivari's 'Haussman' cello, made by Australian mastercraftsman A E Smith in 1953

Copy of Stradivari's 'Haussman' cello, made by Australian ma...

EV Llewellyn collection
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Cellos
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Arthur E. Smith
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1953
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Celestial and terrestrial pocket globe, entitled: 'A correct globe with the new discoveries',

Celestial and terrestrial pocket globe, entitled: 'A correct...

Celestial and Terrestrial pocket globe collection
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Globes
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1773
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Ancestral hero of the Yirritya moiety: Banaitja (Lanytjung) and Yirritya animals.

Ancestral hero of the Yirritya moiety: Banaitja (Lanytjung) ...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Birrikitji Gumana
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1963
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'Turtle totem in sacred well of Baku's tribe'

'Turtle totem in sacred well of Baku's tribe'

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ray Baku
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Varnished wooden bowl, used with a sponge to wet stamps in a Post Office

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Australia Post Historical collection
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Bowls
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Varnished wooden walking stick forming part of the Gentleman in Riding clothes set

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Walking-sticks
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1788
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Souvenir paperweight created from a thin cross section of a railway track

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Dr Donald McMichael collection no. 2
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Paperweights
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South Australia, Australia
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1978
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Copy of Stradivari's 'Alard' violin, made by Australian mastercraftsman A E Smith in 1954

Copy of Stradivari's 'Alard' violin, made by Australian mast...

EV Llewellyn collection
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Violins
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Arthur E. Smith
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1954
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Bark painting 'Map of painter's travell [sic] by plane from Yirrkala to Sydney' by Mawalan Marika, Yirrkala, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan 2 Marika
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1963
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Tray with wooden, scalloped edges

Tray with wooden, scalloped edges

Rosa Cappelluti collection
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Trays
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Carved wooden cigarette box

Carved wooden cigarette box

Balciunas collection
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Cigarette boxes
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Copy of Stradivari's 'Maurin' violin, made by Australian mastercraftsman A E Smith in 1946

Copy of Stradivari's 'Maurin' violin, made by Australian mas...

EV Llewellyn collection
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Violins
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Arthur E. Smith
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1946
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Creamware pottery teapot and lid by William Greatbatch c.1776

Creamware pottery teapot and lid by William Greatbatch c.177...

Captain Cook Teapot collection
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Teapots
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Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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William Greatbatch
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1776
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Bark painting titled Salmons and Turtles Fishing by Lipundja, Milingimbi, Northern Territory

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jimmy Lipundja
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1963
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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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Bark paintings
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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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Dentistry equipment box

Dentistry equipment box

Christine Marshall Cox collection
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Medical cases
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Lancelot Marshall
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Hand-carved wooden bison ornament

Hand-carved wooden bison ornament

Wiera Szejpak collection
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Wood carvings
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Belarus
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Wooden box containing phonograph attachments used by anthropologist AP Elkin in 1927

Wooden box containing phonograph attachments used by anthrop...

Macleay Museum collection
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Audio equipment accessories
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United States of America
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Thomas A Edison Inc
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1906
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Varnished wooden walking stick forming part of the Mercantile Gentleman set

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Walking-sticks
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1788
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Bark painting titled Snakes and Lizards by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1963
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Guwak ga Marrngu (Nightbird & possum).

Guwak ga Marrngu (Nightbird & possum).

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Luwandi Mununggurr
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1985
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'Fight between Crocodile-man and Stingray-man' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1963
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Gray-Nicolls cricket bat used by captain of the Australian Cricket Team, Greg Chappell, from 1981-1983

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Swan Richards collection
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Cricket bats
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Gray-Nicholls
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1981
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Turtle

Turtle

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bayma
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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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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1963
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Hair brush and comb set

Hair brush and comb set

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Hair care equipment
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London, England
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Mappin & Webb Ltd
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1913
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Masonic - Stand for Presentation plate

Masonic - Stand for Presentation plate

Ronald L Gale Masonic collection no. 1
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Stands
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Mr Ronald L. Gale
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1979
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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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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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Bark paintings
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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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Cricket stump autographed by Australian and English XI

Cricket stump autographed by Australian and English XI

Nance Pownall collection
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Cricket equipment
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Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
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Mrs Nancy M. Pownall
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1937
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Painting depicts bird on tree and goanna

Painting depicts bird on tree and goanna

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bayma
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1963
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Child's drawing - 'My Dad' by Troy Davey, Port Lincoln SA

Child's drawing - 'My Dad' by Troy Davey, Port Lincoln SA

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
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Troy Davey
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