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Painting depicts freshwater Barramundi and Jabiru taken from hut

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Bark painting 'The first firing of the bush at Caledon Bay' by Mungurrawuy Yunapingu, Port Bradshaw

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Port Bradshaw, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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Ancestral hero of the Yirritya moiety: Banaitja (Lanytjung) and Yirritya animals.

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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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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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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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Wet Season Skies

Wet Season Skies

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Antelemungarralei
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Bark painting 'Macassan Prau' by Mawalan Marika

Bark painting 'Macassan Prau' by Mawalan Marika

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan 1 Marika
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Wood carvings
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1974
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'The Story of Djirt' (aka Yingapungapu at Djarrakpi) by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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Sculpture

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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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Painting depicts a writhing snake

Painting depicts a writhing snake

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1967
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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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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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A  Dreaming of the Mandalbui People (On Bark: Dance of  the Dreamtime Salmons).

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Garma Circumcision Rite and Dancing at the Narra  Ceremony

Garma Circumcision Rite and Dancing at the Narra Ceremony

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

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Ray Baku
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Bark painting depicts six human figures with hair gathered into cone shape at top of heads

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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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1974
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Turtle

Turtle

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bayma
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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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Bark painting titled Djalambu Emu Dance by Djawa, Milingimbi, Northern Territory

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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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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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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'Barama spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

'Barama spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Narritjin Maymuru
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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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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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Hunting by the Sea.

Hunting by the Sea.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tipurrukuwamirri
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Painting depicts x-ray kangaroo taken from hut

Painting depicts x-ray kangaroo taken from hut

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' 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

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Bark painting 'The Dead Spirit' by Yirawala, Marrgulidban

Bark painting 'The Dead Spirit' by Yirawala, Marrgulidban

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Liverpool River, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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Bark painting 'Djiegung, the Galpu python' by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1966

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1966
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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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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 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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Club

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Bark painting 'Barama Shows the First Sacred Rangga' by Garwirrin Gumana, Gangan

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gawirrin Gumana
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1974
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Saltwater  dreaming of the Warramiri People

Saltwater dreaming of the Warramiri People

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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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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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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Bark painting 'Djeigung the Galbu Snake' by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1967

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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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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1967
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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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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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Bark painting titled Snakes and Lizards by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, 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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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1963
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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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Sculpture

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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1974
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Men making south-east wind (Mamariga).

Men making south-east wind (Mamariga).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Abagera
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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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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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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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Ceremonial wooden paddle

Ceremonial wooden paddle

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Paddles
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1974
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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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Club

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

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nongunyarri II
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1974
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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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Unknown
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Mimi Dancing.

Mimi Dancing.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namadbaru
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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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Muraina's Quarrel with Gandji, the Jabilai Man and Wurrban, the Emu Woman.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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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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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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January N. Namiridali
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1963
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