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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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'Turtle totem in sacred well of Baku's tribe'

'Turtle totem in sacred well of Baku's tribe'

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ray Baku
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Painting depicts bird on tree and goanna

Painting depicts bird on tree and goanna

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bayma
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1963
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Bark painting depicting six crabs by Tom Djawa, Milingimbi, 1965

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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1965
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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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Unknown
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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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Model dugout canoe, decorated overall

Model dugout canoe, decorated overall

Dorothy Bennett collection
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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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Painting depicts x-ray kangaroo taken from hut

Painting depicts x-ray kangaroo taken from hut

Dorothy Bennett collection
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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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Painting depicting a stingray in X-Ray style taken from a hut

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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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 '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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Turtle

Turtle

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bayma
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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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Painting depicts three figures in canoe, each with a fish on the end of a line.

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1963
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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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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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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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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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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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Preparing for the Pukamani.

Preparing for the Pukamani.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pudjamirri
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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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Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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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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Painting depicts the creation of the constellation,

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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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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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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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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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Paddle shaped rasp

Paddle shaped rasp

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Rasps
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Not provided
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1974
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South-east wind story (Dreamtime story).

South-east wind story (Dreamtime story).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nemigilagum
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Bird, fish and stencilled hands - a recapitulation after fifty five years.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Cooper Creek, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namadbara
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Painting depicts freshwater Barramundi and Jabiru taken from hut

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Baskets
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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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Wood carvings
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1974
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Painting depicts a mirror image of a partially submerged cave

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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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'Fight between Crocodile-man and Stingray-man' by Narritjin Maymuru, 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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Narritjin Maymuru
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1963
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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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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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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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Bark painting 'Emu Dance' by Tom Djawa, Milingimbi

Bark painting 'Emu Dance' by Tom Djawa, Milingimbi

Y Pettinato collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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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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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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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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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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Ceremonial wooden paddle

Ceremonial wooden paddle

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Paddles
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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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'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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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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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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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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Bark painting 'Frogs and baby ibis' by unknown artist, north-western Arnhem Land

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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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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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 '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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Sculpture

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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1974
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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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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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String bag

String bag

Dorothy Bennett collection
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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 '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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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan 2 Marika
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