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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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George Munkari
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1975
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Pokerwork snake, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork snake, 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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Cat sculpture (Ngaya)

Cat sculpture (Ngaya)

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Ibis

Ibis

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Wall decoration

Wall decoration

Janina Czech collection
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Wood carvings
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Poland
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Birds sculpture

Birds sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Kalka, South Australia, Australia
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Ngininka
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Carved wooden sculpture of a school of four fish on a stand

Carved wooden sculpture of a school of four fish on a stand

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1974
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Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngalpuntja
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Snake sculpture, Kuniya (python) and eggs

Snake sculpture, Kuniya (python) and eggs

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Tiger
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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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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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1982
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Painting depicts a waisted rectangular figure within a thin rectangular frame

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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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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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Bifacially edged, ground stone hatchet

Bifacially edged, ground stone hatchet

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Hatchets
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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'Emu'

'Emu'

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Baluka Maymuru
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1985
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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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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kanginy
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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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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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Sculpture - wood - lizard (unfinished)

Sculpture - wood - lizard (unfinished)

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Margaret Dagg
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1994
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Yangi Y. Fox
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1982
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The Story of Neminyaniawja The Long  Arm Man.

The Story of Neminyaniawja The Long Arm Man.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namdabida
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1969
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Carved wooden sculpture of a human figure with a conical base

Carved wooden sculpture of a human figure with a conical bas...

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies - Australian National Un...
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Baluka Maymuru
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1984
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Large, carved and decorated wooden turtle

Large, carved and decorated wooden turtle

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1991
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Carved wooden sculpture of a goanna

Carved wooden sculpture of a goanna

Aboriginal Women's Arts Festival collection
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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Carved wooden lizard with an incised design on the upper surface consisting of circles with short strokes

Carved wooden lizard with an incised design on the upper sur...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1991
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Wooden decorated carving of a barn owl by Tjipungaleialum

Wooden decorated carving of a barn owl by Tjipungaleialum

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tjipungaleialum
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1974
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Carved wooden sculpture of a shark by Job Kusu

Carved wooden sculpture of a shark by Job Kusu

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Wood carvings
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Badu Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Job Kusu
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1992
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Bandicoot

Bandicoot

Y Pettinato collection
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1985
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1974
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Incised Wandjina figure

Incised Wandjina figure

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Neta
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1979
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Unidentified

Unidentified

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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Yalioura
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1948
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Hand-carved wooden bison ornament

Hand-carved wooden bison ornament

Wiera Szejpak collection
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Wood carvings
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Belarus
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Ceremonial reptile wooden carving, Elcho Island, Northern Territory

Ceremonial reptile wooden carving, Elcho Island, Northern Te...

JC Le Souef collection
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Wood carvings
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Galiwin'ku (Elcho Island), Northern Territory, Australia
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Carved wooden sculpture of a goanna

Carved wooden sculpture of a goanna

Aboriginal Women's Arts Festival collection
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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Sculpture - wood - lizard

Sculpture - wood - lizard

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Younger Apalach brother

Younger Apalach brother

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Don Tybingoompa
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1962
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South-east wind story (Dreamtime story).

South-east wind story (Dreamtime story).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nemigilagum
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Male figure wood carving

Male figure wood carving

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Owarika AKA Santa Catalina Island, Solomon Islands
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngalpuntja
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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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Poisonous snake sculpture

Poisonous snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Billy Cooley
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Wooden carving in the shape of a mouse with a poker work design on top

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Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Pokerwork

Pokerwork "fun animal" sculpture, 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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Unfinished snake sculpture, Ernabella SA

Unfinished snake sculpture, 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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Pokerwork snake, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork snake, 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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Carving of a lizard

Carving of a lizard

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Wood carvings
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Wara
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1982
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Carving of a water bird

Carving of a water bird

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jimmy Lipundja
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1966
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Carved and decorated wooden stingray made by Mani Luki in Snake Bay, Melville Island, 1965

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Mani Luki
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1965
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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Sculpture

Sculpture

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy Dhatanju
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1965
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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kanginy
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1982
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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Totem Place of Wild Honey

Totem Place of Wild Honey

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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Decorated shell

Decorated shell

Regina Wagner collection
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Ornaments
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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