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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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Painting depicts an abstract pattern with figures by Mungurrawuy Yunapingu, Yirrkala, 1966

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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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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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1966
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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Boab nut incised wth flora, fauna and human figures

Boab nut incised wth flora, fauna and human figures

Herbert Keys collection
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Nut carvings
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Index book with handwritten entries for stone tools

Index book with handwritten entries for stone tools

Herbert Keys collection
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Books
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Mr Herbert Keys
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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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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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Yirritja moiety

Yirritja moiety

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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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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1967
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Pigmented wooden pipe

Pigmented wooden pipe

Herbert Keys collection
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Smoking pipes
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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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Bifacially edged ground stone hatchet

Bifacially edged ground stone hatchet

Herbert Keys collection
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Hatchets
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Numbulwar, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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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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Ancestral hero of the Yirritya moiety: Banaitja (Lanytjung) and Yirritya animals.

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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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Birrikitji Gumana
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1963
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Painting depicts a crocodile and other creatures

Painting depicts a crocodile and other creatures

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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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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1966
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Minute book entitled Stone Implements Keilor Vic Catalogue 1968 - 1972

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Herbert Keys collection
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Minute books
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Mr Herbert Keys
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Banaitscha/Banatja - # 2 of 5

Banaitscha/Banatja - # 2 of 5

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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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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1956
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Ground edge hatchet head, Portland [stone implement]

Ground edge hatchet head, Portland [stone implement]

Herbert Keys collection
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Stone artefacts
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Portland, Victoria, Australia
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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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Bark paintings
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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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Painting depicts bird on tree and goanna

Painting depicts bird on tree and goanna

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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1963
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1963
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Shield

Shield

Herbert Keys collection
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Shields
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Kununurra, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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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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'The Eagle Hawk Men, Garagan and Gulmadja, and the Flying Fox Girls' by Mungurrawuy Yunapingu, 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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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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1967
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Sculpture - snake

Sculpture - snake

Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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Point - glass - hafted

Point - glass - hafted

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearthrowers
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Docker River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Flying Foxes

Flying Foxes

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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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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1963
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Point - glass

Point - glass

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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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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Bark paintings
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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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Sculpture - bird's foot

Sculpture - bird's foot

Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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Sculpture - bird's foot

Sculpture - bird's foot

Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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Banaitscha/Banatja - # 1 of 5

Banaitscha/Banatja - # 1 of 5

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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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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1956
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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Tool - Hatchet - stone - hafted

Tool - Hatchet - stone - hafted

Herbert Keys collection
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Hatchets
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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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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Gum nut necklace

Gum nut necklace

Herbert Keys collection
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Necklaces
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Not provided
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1987
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Tool - Hatchet - stone - hafted

Tool - Hatchet - stone - hafted

Herbert Keys collection
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Hatchets
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Carved wooden turtle sculpture, cross hatched, incised and pigmented design on body overall

Carved wooden turtle sculpture, cross hatched, incised and p...

Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1961
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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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Bark paintings
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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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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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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Gum nut necklace

Gum nut necklace

Herbert Keys collection
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Necklaces
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Not provided
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1987
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Sculpture - wood

Sculpture - wood

Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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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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Bark paintings
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Port Bradshaw, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Herbert Keys collection
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Knives
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Manyallaluk, Northern Territory, Australia
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Laturumba
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1983
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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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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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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wandjiwara
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1963
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearthrowers
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Angus Downs Station, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Painting depicts an abstract design with flying foxes

Painting depicts an abstract design with flying foxes

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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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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1965
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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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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1963
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Wood carving of a pelican head with pigment design

Wood carving of a pelican head with pigment design

Professor Ronald Berndt collection
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan 1 Marika
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1944
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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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