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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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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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Club

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dauwida
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1974
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Bark painting depicts six human figures with hair gathered into cone shape at top of heads

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

Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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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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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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Mururruma's Spirit Seen after Death.

Mururruma's Spirit Seen after Death.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Matamar
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'The Story of Djirt' (aka Yingapungapu at Djarrakpi) by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala

'The Story of Djirt' (aka Yingapungapu at Djarrakpi) by Narr...

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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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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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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Bark painting 'Mirarrmina Sacred Well of Liagalawumirr' by Binyinyuwuy

Bark painting 'Mirarrmina Sacred Well of Liagalawumirr' by B...

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Binyinyuwuy
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Wooden decorated dotting comb from Melville or Bathurst Island

Wooden decorated dotting comb from Melville or Bathurst Isla...

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Artists equipment
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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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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Abagera
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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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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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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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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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Painting depicts x-ray kangaroo taken from hut

Painting depicts x-ray kangaroo taken from hut

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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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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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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String bag

String bag

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bags
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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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Dhuwa Ngarra Ceremony

Dhuwa Ngarra Ceremony

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 2 Marika
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1964
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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1974
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Kangaroo and Joey  with Saratoga Fish.

Kangaroo and Joey with Saratoga Fish.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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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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Wooden decorated club

Wooden decorated club

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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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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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djarrabuli
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Wooden decorated carving, 'Jabiru', from Melville or Bathurst Island

Wooden decorated carving, 'Jabiru', from Melville or Bathurs...

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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The Strange Snake

The Strange Snake

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Cardo Kerinaiua
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Yurlunggur Serpent Swallows the Wagilag Sisters at Mirarrmina.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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The  Wawilag Spirits of Marwiyu - A Mandalbui Dreaming.

The Wawilag Spirits of Marwiyu - A Mandalbui Dreaming.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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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

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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

Sculpture

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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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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Painting depicts a large serpent coiled around 7 white eggs, surrounded by several figures

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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 '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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Sculpture

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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1974
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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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Painting depicts freshwater Barramundi and Jabiru taken from hut

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Unknown
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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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A Strange Sea-Creature.

A Strange Sea-Creature.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tipiloura
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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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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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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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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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Wet Season Skies

Wet Season Skies

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Antelemungarralei
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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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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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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 II
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1974
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Club

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Totemic creatures.

Totemic creatures.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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David D. Malangi
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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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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 ' 'Cursing the Lovers' A painting of retribution' by Paddy Compass Namatbara

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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Painting depicts a black goanna

Painting depicts a black goanna

Department of Transport and Communication 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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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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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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