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Kangaroo and Joey  with Saratoga Fish.

Kangaroo and Joey with Saratoga Fish.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bark painting 'The Sacred Law-Givers for the Yirritja People of North East Arnhem Land' by Birrikidji Gumana, Gangan

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Gangan Homeland Centre, Northern Territory, Australia
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Birrikitji Gumana
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Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nongunyarri No 1
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1974
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Wooden decorated carving, 'Jabiru', from Melville or Bathurst Island

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Wooden decorated club

Wooden decorated club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Bird, fish and stencilled hands - a recapitulation after fifty five years.

Bird, fish and stencilled hands - a recapitulation after fif...

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Cooper Creek, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namadbara
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The Yurlunggurr Serpents intertwine in the  Mirarrmina Waterhole.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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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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Painting depicts an abstract design that recalls the facial decoration for an ancient Pukamini ritual

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Black Joe Wombadiemeri
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1960
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Bark painting by Tipiloura, 'Bush by Day and by Night' or alternatively 'Cockatoo, turtle and trees, from an old hunting story of Bathurst Island'.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tipiloura
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Wooden decorated dotting comb from Melville or Bathurst Island

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Artists equipment
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1974
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Ibis

Ibis

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Wooden decorated club

Wooden decorated club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay) at Kulama Time.

Milikapiti (Snake Bay) at Kulama Time.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Tipurrukuwamirri
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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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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Maraian Ceremony Death of Luma Luma by Billy Yirawala

Maraian Ceremony Death of Luma Luma by Billy Yirawala

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Bark paintings
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Billy Yirawala
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Inv: 'Dance of the long-legged Swamp Bird', on Bark: 'Diver Duck Dance'

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bilinyarra
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Bark painting 'The Sea Voyage of the Djang'gawu Sisters' by Djunmal, Yawurriawurrungur

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djunmal
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Bark painting depicts four creatures, possibly frogs

Bark painting depicts four creatures, possibly frogs

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay) by Day and by Night.

Milikapiti (Snake Bay) by Day and by Night.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunu
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A bullroarer design

A bullroarer design

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Charlie Mardigan
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1962
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Pukamani Ceremonial Accoutrement and graveside Baskets.

Pukamani Ceremonial Accoutrement and graveside Baskets.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Bark painting 'Mirarrmina Sacred Well of Liagalawumirr' by Binyinyuwuy

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Binyinyuwuy
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A Strange Sea-Creature.

A Strange Sea-Creature.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tipiloura
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Wooden decorated club, paddle shaped

Wooden decorated club, paddle shaped

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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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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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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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Birrikitji Gumana
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1963
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Mimi Dancing.

Mimi Dancing.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namadbaru
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Mourning Rites.

Mourning Rites.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Ramingining, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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David D. Malangi
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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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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1963
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The Strange Snake

The Strange Snake

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Cardo Kerinaiua
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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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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Wooden decorated carving of a barn owl by Tjipungaleialum

Wooden decorated carving of a barn owl by Tjipungaleialum

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tjipungaleialum
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1974
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The terrible fight of Purrukapali and Taparra

The terrible fight of Purrukapali and Taparra

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jerry Kerinauia
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Two Emus Hut painting

Two Emus Hut painting

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddle shaped rasp

Paddle shaped rasp

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Rasps
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1974
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The Manangii Miwal finds the Sugarbag Dreaming  (wild honey).

The Manangii Miwal finds the Sugarbag Dreaming (wild honey)...

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djarrabuli
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The Ngarra Ceremony of the Yirridja Wulageh  People, Bark: Diver Bird Ceremony.  Inv:

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Ray Baku
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Bardurru, the Hollow Mortuary Log is borne to the Milky Way or The Pussycat and the Crows.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Dauwidi
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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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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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'Barama spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

'Barama spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Narritjin Maymuru
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Totemic Kangaroo

Totemic Kangaroo

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ray Baku
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'Guwarrg spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

'Guwarrg spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Narritjin Maymuru
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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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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wandjiwara
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1963
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Mururruma's Spirit Seen after Death.

Mururruma's Spirit Seen after Death.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Matamar
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Bark painting 'Female Namurrordo, Malicious Spirit of the Stone Country' by Charlie Najombolmi, Balawurru

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Najombolmi
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A  Dreaming of the Mandalbui People (On Bark: Dance of  the Dreamtime Salmons).

A Dreaming of the Mandalbui People (On Bark: Dance of the ...

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Bark painting depicting a hunter of the dreamtime called Migganarg.

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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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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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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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Abagera
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1963
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Saltwater  dreaming of the Warramiri People

Saltwater dreaming of the Warramiri People

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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Carved wooden sculpture of a school of four fish on a stand

Carved wooden sculpture of a school of four fish on a stand

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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1974
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Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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1910
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Club

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Water Lily Lagoon

Water Lily Lagoon

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tampurruworriwua
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Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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