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Sculpture - snake

Sculpture - snake

Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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'Turtles, wind and rain', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1978

'Turtles, wind and rain', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1978

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies 18/01/1979 collection
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Bark paintings
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Drill Hall, Australian National University, Acton, Canberra, Austra...
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1978
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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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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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Carved wooden dugong sculpture, cross hatched, incised and pigmented design on body overall

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Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1961
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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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'Bama Bama story - rats from  Manguldji', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1967

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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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Narritjin Maymuru
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1967
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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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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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Carved wooden turtle sculpture, cross hatched, incised and pigmented design on body overall

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Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1961
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Point - glass

Point - glass

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Herbert Keys collection
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Knives
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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru

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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Narritjin Maymuru
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1966
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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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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'Sacred ceremonial ground Gununguwuy' by Narritjin Maymuru, Djarrtipi, 1975

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Blue Mud Bay, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1975
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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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Weapon - Spearhead

Weapon - Spearhead

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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'Yingapungapu' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1974,

'Yingapungapu' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1974,

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 1
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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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1974
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'Opossum Tree Dreaming', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1966

'Opossum Tree Dreaming', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1966

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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Narritjin Maymuru
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1966
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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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Ngukurr (Roper River), East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Bark paintings
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Narritjin Maymuru
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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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Tool - Hatchet - stone - hafted

Tool - Hatchet - stone - hafted

Herbert Keys collection
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Hatchets
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Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Weapon - Spearhead - stone

Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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'Napililingu', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1968

'Napililingu', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1968

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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Narritjin Maymuru
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1968
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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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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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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'Part of the story of Bama Bama the spirit man' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1967

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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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Narritjin Maymuru
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1967
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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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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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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru

Enid Bowden collection
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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'Dukurrurru stone story', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1967

'Dukurrurru stone story', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1967

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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Narritjin Maymuru
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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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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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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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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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1967

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1967

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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Narritjin Maymuru
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1967
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'Gunyan White Sand Crab', by Narritjin Maymuru

'Gunyan White Sand Crab', by Narritjin Maymuru

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Bark paintings
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Blue Mud Bay, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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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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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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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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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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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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'Barama spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

'Barama spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Narritjin Maymuru
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Untitled, by Narritijin Maymuru, 1966

Untitled, by Narritijin Maymuru, 1966

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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Narritjin Maymuru
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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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'Two Nyapililngu ancestral women', by Narritjin Maymuru, 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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Narritjin Maymuru
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1966
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Weapon - Spearhead

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Herbert Keys collection
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Spearheads
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Weapon - Boomerang

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Herbert Keys collection
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Boomerangs
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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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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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1987
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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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Yidaki painted by Narritijin Maymuru

Yidaki painted by Narritijin Maymuru

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Didjeridus
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1974
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Herbert Keys collection
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'Two possums climbing the tree of life with bird guardian at top' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1977

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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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Narritjin Maymuru
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1977
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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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