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Twined Pandanus palm collecting bag

Twined Pandanus palm collecting bag

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bags
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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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Linen handkerchief, Mornington Island QLD

Linen handkerchief, Mornington Island QLD

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Handkerchiefs
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Hand-painted scarf by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Hand-painted scarf by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Scarves
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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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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'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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White linen doily, Mornington Island QLD

White linen doily, Mornington Island QLD

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Doilies
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Hand-painted scarf by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Hand-painted scarf by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Scarves
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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1954
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Seed necklace, Ernabella SA

Seed necklace, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Necklaces
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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1954
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Batik handkerchief, possibly by Nyukana (Daisy) Baker, Ernabella SA

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Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Handkerchiefs
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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1971
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Damaged auto-collimator, 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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Astronomical equipment
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Mount Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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2003
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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1954
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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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Child's drawing by unknown artist

Child's drawing by unknown artist

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Unidentified. Painting is decorated with vertical lines composed of dashes

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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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Bean necklace, Ernabella SA

Bean necklace, Ernabella SA

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

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Cotton batik sample by an unknown child, Ernabella SA

Cotton batik sample by an unknown child, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Textiles
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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1971
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Necklace of various seed pods

Necklace of various seed pods

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Necklaces
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1994
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Ernabella Walka early water colour design

Ernabella Walka early water colour design

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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Scorched teacup, 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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Teacups
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Mount Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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2003
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Hand-painted scarf by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Hand-painted scarf by unknown artist, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Scarves
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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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Unknown
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Walka designs from Ernabella

Walka designs 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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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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Sculpture in an echidna form

Sculpture in an echidna form

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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1954
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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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Child's drawing from Ernabella

Child's drawing 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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1954
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Part one of a silver belt buckle engraved with kangaroo motifs

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Terence Lane collection
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Belt buckles
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Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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Unknown
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1989
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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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1948
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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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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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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown Artist
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Abstract drawing from Ernabella

Abstract drawing 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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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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Single-furrow horse-drawn plough used by experimental wheat breeder William Farrer

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Barbara Tong collection
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Ploughs
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Lambrigg Station, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1880
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Naidoc Week 1988 poster - Recognise and share the survival of the oldest culture in the world!

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Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Posters
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1988
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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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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

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Child's drawing This place is sacred because of the man ...

Child's drawing This place is sacred because of the man ...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Unknown
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The Lightning Man, Namaragan depicted on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

The Lightning Man, Namaragan depicted on paper, Oenpelli, 19...

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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The Djunkgao (Djung'kawu) Sisters at Goulburn Island - Yirrkala, 1948

The Djunkgao (Djung'kawu) Sisters at Goulburn Island - Yirrk...

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. Depicts large rectangle with crosshatched bands forming four panels

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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 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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Unknown
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 The Two Men, Nabira-mira

The Two Men, Nabira-mira

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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Pokerwork mouse, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork mouse, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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The Lizard, Tjunda - Yirrkala, 1948

The Lizard, Tjunda - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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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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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Enid Bowden collection
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Waistbands
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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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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Introduce things Australian to the Japanese public

Introduce things Australian to the Japanese public

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Posters
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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String bag

String bag

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Bags
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Headpad, Ernabella SA

Headpad, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Headwear
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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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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