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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Unknown
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Silk batik off-cut by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Silk batik off-cut by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Textiles
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1971
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Painting in water colour, pre 1955

Painting in water colour, pre 1955

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Watercolour paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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Bark painting  depicting a goanna, a snake, two turtles, a bird and fish - Yirrkala, 1948

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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 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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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Didjeridus
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1979
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Childbirth Scene, work on paper in the style of a bark painting, Yirrkala, 1948

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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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Club

Club

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Clubs
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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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Drawings
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Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Bark painting depicting a shark, Groote Eylandt NT

Bark painting depicting a shark, 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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Boomerang - Ernabella

Boomerang - Ernabella

Enid Bowden collection
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Boomerangs
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Unknown
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Pubic cover, Ernabella SA

Pubic cover, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Personal adornments
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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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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Drawings
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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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Painting depicts a large, wide-bodied serpent horizontally across bark and six fish

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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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Unknown
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The Man, Mik-mik

The Man, Mik-mik

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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Unknown
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1948
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Carved wooden sinuous snake

Carved wooden sinuous snake

Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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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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Drawings
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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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Drawings
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Ernabella Walka water colour design, pre 1955

Ernabella Walka water colour design, pre 1955

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Watercolour paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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Lower grinding stone

Lower grinding stone

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Lower grinding stones
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Barunga, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1968
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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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Work on paper depicting a goanna and crocodiles, Oenpelli, 1948

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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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Unknown
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1948
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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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Unknown
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The Flight of the Morning Star, work on paper in the style of a bark painting, Yirrkala, 1948

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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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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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Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Child's drawing by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Album of carte-de-visite photographs relating to the trial of Arthur Orton (Tichborne claimant)

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Tichborne Claimant Album collection
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Photograph albums
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London, England
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London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company Limited
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1871
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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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Unknown
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1935
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Shield, Central Australia, Northern Territory, 1979

Shield, Central Australia, Northern Territory, 1979

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Shields
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1979
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Ernabella puzzle pattern t-shirt

Ernabella puzzle pattern t-shirt

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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T-shirts
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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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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Drawings
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Unknown
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Ernabella Arts Inc Batik Dyeing

Ernabella Arts Inc Batik Dyeing

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Documents
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Unknown
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Bark painting - Djunkgao and Madalait at Arnhem Bay - Yirrkala, 1948

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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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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Pastel drawings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Club

Club

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Clubs
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Unknown
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The Baijini at Port Bradshaw, Yirrkala, 1948

The Baijini at Port Bradshaw, Yirrkala, 1948

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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Unidentified bird

Unidentified bird

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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Unknown
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Witchetty grub fridge magnet

Witchetty grub fridge magnet

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Magnets
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Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1994
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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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Spindle

Spindle

Ernabella Arts collection no. 2
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Spindles
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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The Serpent-men, Jurlungur and Gadjalan

The Serpent-men, Jurlungur and Gadjalan

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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Unknown
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Unidentified Island

Unidentified Island

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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Walka design from Ernabella

Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Acrylic paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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 Cotton batik t-shirt by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Cotton batik t-shirt by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Clothing
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1971
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Pukatja Community Central Australia, Ernabella Choir Sydney 1984

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Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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T-shirts
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Australia
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Unknown
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1984
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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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Unknown
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1948
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Piece of fractured yellow Pyrex mirror blank, a relic from the 2003 bush fire that destroyed the Mount Stromlo Observatory

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Mount Stromlo Observatory collection
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Telescope accessories
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Mount Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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2003
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Child's painting by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Child's painting by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Watercolour paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Woven wool rug from Ernabella

Woven wool rug from Ernabella

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Rugs
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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Pair of skipping rope handles

Pair of skipping rope handles

Tony Preston collection no. 3
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Skipping-ropes
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Delegate, New South Wales, Australia
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Unknown
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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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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown Artist
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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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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Drawings
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Unknown
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Painting featuring a Walka design from Ernabella

Painting featuring a Walka design from Ernabella

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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Child's painting by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Child's painting by unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Watercolour paintings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Painting depicts 25 fish arranged in nine lines

Painting depicts 25 fish arranged in nine lines

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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