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Barramundi.

Barramundi.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wagbara
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Bark painting depicting restranscription of ritual (initiation) body painting of Yirritya moiety, representing a kangaroo

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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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Ulambilam
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Fresh-water crocodile.

Fresh-water crocodile.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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'A journey from Groote Island to Yirrkala', Narritijin Maymuru, 1968

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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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1968
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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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Mimi Spirit and tortoise.

Mimi Spirit and tortoise.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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Bolngo, the thunderstorm man.

Bolngo, the thunderstorm man.

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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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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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ulambilam
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'Opossum tree story', Narritijin Maymuru, 1967

'Opossum tree story', Narritijin 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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Turkey (Bemuk).

Turkey (Bemuk).

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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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1965

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1965

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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1965
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Fish, sea mammals, crocodiles and turtles.

Fish, sea mammals, crocodiles and turtles.

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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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1964

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1964

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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1964
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Fish, sea mammals and  turtles.

Fish, sea mammals and turtles.

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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Gunguyuma
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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1968

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1968

J Davidson collection no. 3
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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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Untitled, by Narritijin Maymuru, 1965

Untitled, by Narritijin Maymuru, 1965

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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1965
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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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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wagbara
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'Milky Way', Narritijin Maymuru, 1966

'Milky Way', 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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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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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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'Guwak', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1966

'Guwak', 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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Bark painting depicting seven Mimi spirits.

Bark painting depicting seven Mimi spirits.

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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Mimi Spirit.

Mimi Spirit.

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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'Yirritja ceremony', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1965

'Yirritja ceremony', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1965

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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1965
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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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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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Bark painting depicting two 'White Fish' Yurmuyurmu and a yam Karbaana surrounded by a white leafy vine.

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ivala
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Maam Spirit female

Maam 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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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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Tortoise.

Tortoise.

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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'Rats: Part of the Bama Bama story' by Narritjin Maymuru

'Rats: Part of the Bama Bama story' by Narritjin Maymuru

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Bark paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1966

Untitled, 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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Yam

Yam

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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Bark painting titled Echidna Story by Djawa, Milingimbi, Northern Territory

Bark painting titled Echidna Story by Djawa, Milingimbi, Nor...

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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Tortoise.

Tortoise.

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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'Nyapililngu ancestral women', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1965

'Nyapililngu ancestral women', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1965

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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1965
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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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Midjau-Midauru
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Two fresh-water crocodiles.

Two fresh-water crocodiles.

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

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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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Midjau-Midauru
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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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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1968

Untitled, 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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'Rock in the River', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1978

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies 18/01/1979 collection
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Bark paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1978
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'The Giant Sea Creature', by Narritjin Maymuru

'The Giant Sea Creature', by Narritjin Maymuru

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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Fish Barramundi.

Fish Barramundi.

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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Untitled, Narritijin Maymuru, 1967

Untitled, Narritijin Maymuru, 1967

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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Narritjin Maymuru
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1967
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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 is divided into two distinctinve panels containing turtles and fish

Painting is divided into two distinctinve panels containing ...

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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Rikin
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1963
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'Guwak, Possum, and Emus at Djarrakpi', Narritijin Maymuru, 1974

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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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'Wuradidi Song-Cycle Ceremony of the Manggalili', by Narritjin Maymuru

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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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Butterfly

Butterfly

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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Mimi spirits dancing.

Mimi spirits dancing.

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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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1978

Untitled, 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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Four Mimi Spirits (two males and two females) walking.

Four Mimi Spirits (two males and two females) walking.

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

Two Mimi spirits (female) dancing.

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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1963
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Fish and Birds.

Fish 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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Birrikitji Gumana
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1963
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'The Story of Wuradidi, the Spirit Woman', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1970

'The Story of Wuradidi, the Spirit Woman', by Narritjin Maym...

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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1970
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Namaruon - Lightning Spirit.

Namaruon - 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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Namatbara
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Male mimi spirit

Male mimi spirit

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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Mimi spirit female.

Mimi 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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