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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Rikin
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1963
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Spearthrower

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Ursula McConnel collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Nullarbor Plain, South Australia, Australia
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Spearthrower

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Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Mitchell River, Queensland, Australia
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1931
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Spearthrower

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearthrowers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Spearthrower

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Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Charles Hart collection
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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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Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) and collected by Herbert Basedow in 1913

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Spearthrower from Macleay River area, New South Wales

Spearthrower from Macleay River area, New South Wales

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia
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Spearthrower

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Dr Alex Van der Leeden collection
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Numbulwar, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Captain Gabindi'jung
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1964
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Spearthrower

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Horne-Bowie collection
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Victoria, Australia
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1926
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'Opossum Tree  Dreaming', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1968

'Opossum Tree Dreaming', 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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Bark painting depicting six crabs by Tom Djawa, Milingimbi, 1965

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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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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1965
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Split cane basket

Split cane basket

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Baskets
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Stan Mitchell collection
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Ursula McConnel collection
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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1927
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JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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Unfinished mulga wood spearthrower 'miru', carved at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Spearthrower

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JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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Painting depicts totems of the Manarrngu mortuary rites

Painting depicts totems of the Manarrngu mortuary rites

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Boyun
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1966
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Spearthrower

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Anchor Kulunba
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1966
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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Charles Hart collection
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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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Sculpture

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1965
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Spearthrower

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Gerhardt Laves collection
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) - insect and animal motifs

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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Bark painting depicting the Wawilak Sisters story by Mathaman Marika, Yirrkala, 1965

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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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Mathaman Marika
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1965
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Spearthrower

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AR Eadie collection
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1977
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Spearthrower

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Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Queensland, Australia
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1964
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Bark painting depicting designs from both Arnhem Land moieties by Djunmal, Milingimbi, 1966

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djunmal
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1966
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spearthrower

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JW Lindo collection
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J W. Lindo
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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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Spearthrower

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Department of Sport Recreation and Tourism collection
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Spearthrowers
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1983
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Spearthrower

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Stan Mitchell collection
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Stan Mitchell collection
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Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Victoria, Australia
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1964
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Bark painting 'Tree Spirit' by David Malangi, Milingimbi, 1967

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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David D. Malangi
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1967
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Spearthrower decorated by Albert Namatjira

Spearthrower decorated by Albert Namatjira

Goodmans collection
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Spearthrowers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Albert Namatjira
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1970
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Wooden spearthrower

Wooden spearthrower

Ernabella Arts collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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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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Spearthrower

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Ursula McConnel collection
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Archer River, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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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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Weapon - Spearthrower

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Dr William Warner collection
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L and T Hackney collection
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Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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1900
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Turtle sculpture

Turtle 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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Yuwati
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1965
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Spearthrower

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Stan Mitchell collection
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Painting depicts humped rocks, a snake and three human figures

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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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Mawalan 1 Marika
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1966
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Spearthrower

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Horne-Bowie collection
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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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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Spearthrower

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Enid Bowden collection
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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1987
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Sculpture - wood - witchetty grub

Sculpture - wood - witchetty grub

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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Djulwadak Dawidi
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1965
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Spearthrower with etched design, from Western Australia, 1915

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Edmund Milne collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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1915
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Spearthrower

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Igor Zorich collection
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Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia
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