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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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Nola
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Sculpture - wood - bird

Sculpture - wood - bird

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Wooden carving with pokerwork design from Curtin Springs, 1957

Wooden carving with pokerwork design from Curtin Springs, 19...

Barrie and Jennifer Hadlow collection
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Wood carvings
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Carved wooden crocodile from Malol Mission, Papua New Guinea

Carved wooden crocodile from Malol Mission, Papua New Guinea

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Wood carvings
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West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Savan
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1955
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Souvenir wall decoration

Souvenir wall decoration

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Wood carvings
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Jacob Mankin
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1992
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'Nyapilingu'

'Nyapilingu'

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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Carved wooden portrait of an Aboriginal man set in a timber frame

Carved wooden portrait of an Aboriginal man set in a timber ...

Brideson collection
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Wood carvings
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Robert W. Prenzel
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Sculpture

Sculpture

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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Bird sculpture

Bird 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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Ancestral hero of the Yirritya moiety: Banaitja (Lanytjung) and Yirritya animals.

Ancestral hero of the Yirritya moiety: Banaitja (Lanytjung) ...

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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Female figure wood carving

Female 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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Poisonous snake sculpture

Poisonous snake 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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Niningka Lewis
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Handcarved Lithuanian folk figure 'Friendly-Devil'

Handcarved Lithuanian folk figure 'Friendly-Devil'

O Szentimrey collection
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Wood carvings
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Australia
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1950
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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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'Crocodile'

'Crocodile'

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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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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Sculpture - wood - human male

Sculpture - wood - human male

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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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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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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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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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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Wooden carving with surface design from Curtin Springs, 1957

Wooden carving with surface design from Curtin Springs, 1957

Barrie and Jennifer Hadlow collection
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Wood carvings
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Carved and painted carpet snake by Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri

Carved and painted carpet snake by Billy Stockman Tjapaltjar...

Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri Carving collection
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Wood carvings
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri
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Sculpture - wood - turtle

Sculpture - wood - turtle

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Pat Reid
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1975
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Carved wooden sculpture of a snake

Carved wooden sculpture of a snake

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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Wooden sculpture of

Wooden sculpture of "Ken Endon", or Big Name man

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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Wood carving of threee men, the central figure being clubbed and speared by the other two

Wood carving of threee men, the central figure being clubbed...

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Sculpture of a turtle

Sculpture of a turtle

Inada Holdings 02/04/1985 collection
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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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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Ngalpuntja
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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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Fregon, South Australia, Australia
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Malyanka
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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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Unknown
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Incomplete lizard sculpture, Ernabella SA

Incomplete lizard 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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Wooden sculpture of an antlion

Wooden sculpture of an antlion

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Lizard

Lizard

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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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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Not provided
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1974
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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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Sculpture - snake

Sculpture - snake

Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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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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Fregon, South Australia, Australia
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Malyanka
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Wooden sculpture, representing a freshwater turtle

Wooden sculpture, representing a freshwater turtle

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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1964
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Carved wooden sculpture in the form of a possum, incised and with pigmented designs on both sides - Yirrkala

Carved wooden sculpture in the form of a possum, incised and...

Enid Bowden 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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1987
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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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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngalpuntja
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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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Kanginy
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1982
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Wooden carving of a crocodile

Wooden carving of a crocodile

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Wood carvings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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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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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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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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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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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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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ikula
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1982
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Y Pettinato collection
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1985
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Wood carving of three drummers

Wood carving of three drummers

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Incomplete lizard sculpture, Ernabella SA

Incomplete lizard 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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Sculpture

Sculpture

Aboriginal Art Gallery 07/09/1973 collection
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Wood carvings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1973
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Ibis

Ibis

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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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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Carved wooden sculpture of a parrot fish 'Yambirrku'

Carved wooden sculpture of a parrot fish 'Yambirrku'

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 2
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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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1999
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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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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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1982
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Carved wooden sculpture of a crocodile

Carved wooden sculpture of a crocodile

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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Snake sculpture

Snake 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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1982
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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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Sculpture - wood

Sculpture - wood

Herbert Keys collection
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Wood carvings
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Carved wooden bilby

Carved wooden bilby

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Maringka Burton
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1994
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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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