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Wooden sculpture of a Tjunatjalili (water hen)

Wooden sculpture of a Tjunatjalili (water hen)

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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1998
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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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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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Wood carving of a bird (tjulpul)

Wood carving of a bird (tjulpul)

Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 4
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Tjariya (. Stanley
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2000
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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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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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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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Sculpture - Mimi spirit figure

Sculpture - Mimi spirit figure

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Painting depicts three figures in canoe, each with a fish on the end of a line.

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1963
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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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Bark painting 'Tortoises and fresh water crocodiles' by Birrikidji Gumana, 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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Birrikitji Gumana
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1963
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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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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 - 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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Mouse sculpture

Mouse 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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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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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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Sculpture carved in wood featuring a snake curled around a piece of wood

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Claire Smith collection
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Wood carvings
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'Possum'

'Possum'

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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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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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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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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Wood carving of a female figure in human form

Wood carving of a female figure in human form

Professor Ronald Berndt collection
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Professor Ronald M. Berndt
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1946
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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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Bark painting depicting a Macassan prau with four sailors, a tripod mast, mast sail, anchor and steering sweep

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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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Painting depicts a large serpent coiled around 7 white eggs, surrounded by several 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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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1965
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Pokerwork goanna

Pokerwork goanna

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Numbat sculpture

Numbat 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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Sculpture

Sculpture

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 26/11/1973 collection
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Wood carvings
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Djennalingera, Northern Territory, Australia
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Roy Rewa
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1973
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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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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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Dugong

Dugong

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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1955
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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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Sculpture - bandicoot

Sculpture - bandicoot

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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1964
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Wood carving of two men with a fish

Wood carving of two men with a fish

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Swamp Bird

Swamp Bird

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Wood carvings
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Charlie Djurritjini
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Wood carving of two men with weapons

Wood carving of two men with weapons

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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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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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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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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Jean Bourke
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Possum

Possum

Florence Gaby collection
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Wood carvings
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Wood carving a male initiate or Maraufu

Wood carving a male initiate or Maraufu

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Owarika AKA Santa Catalina Island, Solomon Islands
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'Opossum tree story', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1967

'Opossum tree story', by Narritjin 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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Carved lizard

Carved lizard

Central Australian souvenirs 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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Bat sculpture

Bat 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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Ngapantjama
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Painting depicts a writhing snake

Painting depicts a writhing snake

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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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1967
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Dugong carved from wongai wood by Paul Tom, Moa Island

Dugong carved from wongai wood by Paul Tom, Moa Island

Paul Tom collection
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Wood carvings
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Moa Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Reverend Paul Tom
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2002
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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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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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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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Nola
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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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Nellie Patterson
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1982
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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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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Painting depicts black turtles

Painting depicts black turtles

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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Gawarrin
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1963
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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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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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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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Wooden stingray sculpture -

Wooden stingray sculpture - "Mutitj"

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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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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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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Sculpture - wood - dugong

Sculpture - wood - dugong

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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1966
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Pokerwork lizard, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork lizard, 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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