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Spirit Figure, Maam (double limbs).

Spirit Figure, Maam (double limbs).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Maam Spirit female

Maam Spirit female

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Bark painting depicting seven goanna-like forms with six other smaller animal forms by Djawa, Milingimbi, Northern Territory

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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Mimi Spirit and tortoise.

Mimi Spirit and tortoise.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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Ganbulabula.

Ganbulabula.

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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Mimi Spirit.

Mimi Spirit.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Two fresh-water crocodiles.

Two fresh-water crocodiles.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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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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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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Womaku country - Ganbulabula.

Womaku country - Ganbulabula.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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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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Fresh-water crocodile.

Fresh-water crocodile.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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Painting depicts two fish

Painting depicts two fish

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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1942
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Bark painting representing Barangurbu, a small bird.

Bark painting representing Barangurbu, a small bird.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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1963
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Two Mimi spirits (female) dancing.

Two Mimi spirits (female) dancing.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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1963
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Swordfish - Laralara.

Swordfish - Laralara.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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Bark painting depicting four Mimi (females) dancing Kariborkee (corroboree) called Imalatj.

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

Namarvon - Lightning Spirit

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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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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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Rikin
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1963
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Two walking women.

Two walking women.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Lightning spirit female.

Lightning spirit female.

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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Wyal, the spirit men.

Wyal, the spirit men.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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1960
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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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Painting depicts a crocodile, people in various poses, anima...

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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Yam

Yam

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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Dingos and birds.

Dingos and birds.

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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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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Painting depicts lizards and foliage

Herbert Keys collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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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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Painting depicts numerous black dancing men & women dancing around a column or pole

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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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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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Fire dreaming.

Fire dreaming.

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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Painting depicts large central figure surrounded by several smaller figures

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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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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Turkey (Bemuk).

Turkey (Bemuk).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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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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Bark painting depicting oval-shaped transcriptions of initiation Dua body painting representing a butterfly.

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ulambilam
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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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Fire dreaming - Ngarra Ceremony

Fire dreaming - Ngarra Ceremony

J Davidson collection no. 3
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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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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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Fish, crocodiles and turtle.

Fish, crocodiles and turtle.

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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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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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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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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Painting depicts a group of human figures, clapsticks, a didjeridu, large Kangaroo and other animals

Painting depicts a group of human figures, clapsticks, a did...

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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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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Bark painting depicting animals contained within cross-hatched sections

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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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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Painting depicts a human-like figure

Painting depicts a human-like figure

J Davidson collection no. 3
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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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Bark painting depicting three male mimi figures.

Bark painting depicting three male mimi figures.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wagbara
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