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'The Story of Djirt' (aka Yingapungapu at Djarrakpi) by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala

'The Story of Djirt' (aka Yingapungapu at Djarrakpi) by Narr...

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Bark painting 'Mirarrmina Sacred Well of Liagalawumirr' by Binyinyuwuy

Bark painting 'Mirarrmina Sacred Well of Liagalawumirr' by B...

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Binyinyuwuy
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Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Mourning Rites.

Mourning Rites.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Ramingining, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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David D. Malangi
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'Turtle totem in sacred well of Baku's tribe'

'Turtle totem in sacred well of Baku's tribe'

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ray Baku
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Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' by Paddy Co...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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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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Sculpture

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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1974
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Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Nama...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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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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Bark painting 'Tortoises and fresh water crocodiles' by Birrikidji Gumana, Yirrkala, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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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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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dauwida
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1974
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Painting depicts freshwater Barramundi and Jabiru taken from hut

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark painting 'Barama Shows the First Sacred Rangga' by Garwirrin Gumana, Gangan

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gawirrin Gumana
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1974
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Totemic creatures.

Totemic creatures.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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David D. Malangi
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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nongunyarri II
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1974
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The Manangii Miwal finds the Sugarbag Dreaming  (wild honey).

The Manangii Miwal finds the Sugarbag Dreaming (wild honey)...

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djarrabuli
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Bark painting 'Frogs and baby ibis' by unknown artist, north-western Arnhem Land

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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'Guwarrg spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

'Guwarrg spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

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Narritjin Maymuru
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Model dugout canoe, decorated overall

Model dugout canoe, decorated overall

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1974
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Pukamani Ceremonial Accoutrement and graveside Baskets.

Pukamani Ceremonial Accoutrement and graveside Baskets.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Club

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Water Lily Lagoon

Water Lily Lagoon

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tampurruworriwua
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay) at Kulama Time.

Milikapiti (Snake Bay) at Kulama Time.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Tipurrukuwamirri
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Sculpture

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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1974
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Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Baskets
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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The Strange Snake

The Strange Snake

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Cardo Kerinaiua
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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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Bark painting titled Snakes and Lizards by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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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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Ceremonial wooden paddle

Ceremonial wooden paddle

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Paddles
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1974
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Yurlunggur Serpent Swallows the Wagilag Sisters at Mirarrmina.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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Bark painting 'Macassan praus' by Birrikidji Gumana, Yirrkala, 1966

Bark painting 'Macassan praus' by Birrikidji Gumana, Yirrkal...

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Birrikitji Gumana
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1966
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Painting depicts x-ray kangaroo taken from hut

Painting depicts x-ray kangaroo taken from hut

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Painting depicting a stingray in X-Ray style taken from a hut

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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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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1974
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Garma Circumcision Rite and Dancing at the Narra  Ceremony

Garma Circumcision Rite and Dancing at the Narra Ceremony

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bagu
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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Inv: 'Dance of the long-legged Swamp Bird', on Bark: 'Diver Duck Dance'

Inv: 'Dance of the long-legged Swamp Bird', on Bark: 'Diver ...

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bilinyarra
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Mimi Dancing.

Mimi Dancing.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namadbaru
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Saltwater  dreaming of the Warramiri People

Saltwater dreaming of the Warramiri People

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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A  Dreaming of the Mandalbui People (On Bark: Dance of  the Dreamtime Salmons).

A Dreaming of the Mandalbui People (On Bark: Dance of the ...

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Bark painting 'Stingray dance performed in the Yirritja Narra Ceremonies' by Birrikidji Gumana, Tirrkala, 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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Birrikitji Gumana
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1966
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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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Club

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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The Yurlunggurr Serpents intertwine in the  Mirarrmina Waterhole.

The Yurlunggurr Serpents intertwine in the Mirarrmina Water...

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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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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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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String bag

String bag

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bags
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Preparing for the Pukamani.

Preparing for the Pukamani.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pudjamirri
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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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Narritjin Maymuru
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Hunting by the Sea.

Hunting by the Sea.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tipurrukuwamirri
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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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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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1963
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Bark painting 'The Sacred Law-Givers for the Yirritja People of North East Arnhem Land' by Birrikidji Gumana, Gangan

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Gangan Homeland Centre, Northern Territory, Australia
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Birrikitji Gumana
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Painting depicts the creation of the constellation,

Painting depicts the creation of the constellation, "Wuripir...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wandjiwara
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1963
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Wet Season Skies

Wet Season Skies

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Antelemungarralei
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Club

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Wooden decorated dotting comb from Melville or Bathurst Island

Wooden decorated dotting comb from Melville or Bathurst Isla...

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Artists equipment
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1974
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Mururruma's Spirit Seen after Death.

Mururruma's Spirit Seen after Death.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Matamar
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Sculpture

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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