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Map of Oenpelli  Mission area with two Dreamtime heroes.

Map of Oenpelli Mission area with two Dreamtime heroes.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Barramundi.

Barramundi.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wagbara
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Bark painting depicting two women with mouths open.

Bark painting depicting two women with mouths open.

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Billy Yirawala
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Painting depicts a bird, goanna and a serpent.

Painting depicts a bird, goanna and a serpent.

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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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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1974
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Painting depicts a large snake and 3 mythical figures with animal-like heads & human bodies.

Painting depicts a large snake and 3 mythical figures with a...

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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Two fish Barramundi killed  (broken neck) ready for cooking.

Two fish Barramundi killed (broken neck) ready for cooking.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Bark painting depicting two principal totems of turkey (bustard) or yam.

Bark painting depicting two principal totems of turkey (bust...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narangorlgi
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Galpu.

Galpu.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Maralwanga
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1975
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Yam

Yam

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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Turkey (Bemuk).

Turkey (Bemuk).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Serpent and fish.

Serpent and fish.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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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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1974
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Tortoise.

Tortoise.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Fish, sea mammals, crocodiles and turtles.

Fish, sea mammals, crocodiles and turtles.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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Namarvon, Lightning Spirit.

Namarvon, Lightning Spirit.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Irvala
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Fish (sweetlip).

Fish (sweetlip).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Fish Barramundi.

Fish Barramundi.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Marayen ceremony of Dua moiety.

Marayen ceremony of Dua moiety.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ulambilam
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Painting depicts 4 long-beaked birds and a large snake coiled around white eggs.

Painting depicts 4 long-beaked birds and a large snake coile...

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 1
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1974
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Bark painting depicting a turtle.

Bark painting depicting a turtle.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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1965
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Paintings depicts four anthropomorphic figures

Paintings depicts four anthropomorphic figures

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 1
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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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1974
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Disposal of the dead.

Disposal of the dead.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ulambilam
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Maraian Ceremony Two echidnas dancing by Billy Yirawala

Maraian Ceremony Two echidnas dancing 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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Butterfly

Butterfly

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Painting depicts a figure half man and half goanna, three goannas and a long-beaked bird

Painting depicts a figure half man and half goanna, three go...

Department of Transport and Communication collection
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Bark paintings
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Caledon Bay, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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Painting is divided into two distinctinve panels containing turtles and fish

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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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Rikin
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1963
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Painting depicts long strands of diamond shapes interspersed with double ended shapes.

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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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Billy Djoma
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1963
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Kunapipi Ceremony, freshwater goanna and snake by Billy Yirawala

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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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Goanna.

Goanna.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Bark painting depicting restranscription of ritual (initiation) body painting of Yirritya moiety, representing a kangaroo

Bark painting depicting restranscription of ritual (initiati...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ulambilam
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Bark painting titled Mokoy (spirit) Dupiritu (Ditjpuritj) associated with Birrkula  (bee-hive, wild honey) ritual by Djawa, Croker Island, Northern Territory

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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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Tom Djawa
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Djulunggal.

Djulunggal.

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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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1965
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Bark painting depicting four Mimi (females) dancing Kariborkee (corroboree) called Imalatj.

Bark painting depicting four Mimi (females) dancing Karibork...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Namaruon - Lightning Spirit.

Namaruon - Lightning Spirit.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Crocodile.

Crocodile.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Bark painting depicting a dancing spirit woman called Wintjili.

Bark painting depicting a dancing spirit woman called Wintji...

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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1965
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Fresh-water crocodile.

Fresh-water crocodile.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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Fish, sea mammals and  turtles.

Fish, sea mammals and turtles.

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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Gunguyuma
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Two Mimi spirits (female) dancing.

Two Mimi spirits (female) dancing.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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1963
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Birds around the sacred waterhole

Birds around the sacred waterhole

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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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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Bark painting titled Echidna Story by Djawa, Milingimbi, Northern Territory

Bark painting titled Echidna Story by Djawa, Milingimbi, Nor...

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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Bolngo, the thunderstorm man.

Bolngo, the thunderstorm man.

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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Mimi Spirit.

Mimi Spirit.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Male and female turtle on a dreaming path by Billy Yirawala

Male and female turtle on a dreaming path 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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Bark painting depicting a kangaroo.

Bark painting depicting a kangaroo.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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1965
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Emu by Billy Yirawala

Emu by Billy Yirawala

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Bark paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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Two walking women.

Two walking women.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Bark painting depicting two men.

Bark painting depicting two men.

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Billy Yirawala
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Two fresh-water crocodiles.

Two fresh-water crocodiles.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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Bark painting depicting two long-necked turtles.

Bark painting depicting two long-necked turtles.

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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Fish Barramundi.

Fish Barramundi.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Bark painting depicting two men facing each other.

Bark painting depicting two men facing each other.

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Billy Yirawala
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