Menu toggle

National Museum of Australia

Where our stories come alive

Collection Explorer

4

Explore sets

Objects

Image Title and collection What Where Who When
'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
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Narritjin Maymuru
Apply Narritjin Maymuru filter
Wet Season Skies

Wet Season Skies

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Antelemungarralei
Apply Antelemungarralei filter
Wooden decorated carving of a barn owl by Tjipungaleialum

Wooden decorated carving of a barn owl by Tjipungaleialum

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Wood carvings
Apply Wood carvings filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Tjipungaleialum
Apply Tjipungaleialum filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Painting depicting a stingray in X-Ray style taken from a hut

Painting depicting a stingray in X-Ray style taken from a hu...

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Apply filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
The  Wawilag Spirits of Marwiyu - A Mandalbui Dreaming.

The Wawilag Spirits of Marwiyu - A Mandalbui Dreaming.

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mathaman Marika
Apply Mathaman Marika filter
Bark painting 'The Sacred Law-Givers for the Yirritja People of North East Arnhem Land' by Birrikidji Gumana, Gangan

Bark painting 'The Sacred Law-Givers for the Yirritja People...

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Gangan Homeland Centre, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Gangan Homeland Centre, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Birrikitji Gumana
Apply Birrikitji Gumana filter
Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mathaman Marika
Apply Mathaman Marika filter
1910
Apply 1910 filter
Bark painting 'Mirarrmina Sacred Well of Liagalawumirr' by Binyinyuwuy

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

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Apply filter
Binyinyuwuy
Apply Binyinyuwuy filter
Mourning Rites.

Mourning Rites.

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Ramingining, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Ramingining, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
David D. Malangi
Apply David D. Malangi filter
Bark painting by Tipiloura, 'Bush by Day and by Night' or alternatively 'Cockatoo, turtle and trees, from an old hunting story of Bathurst Island'.

Bark painting by Tipiloura, 'Bush by Day and by Night' or al...

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Tipiloura
Apply Tipiloura filter
Bark painting 'Macassan Prau' by Mawalan Marika

Bark painting 'Macassan Prau' by Mawalan Marika

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mawalan 1 Marika
Apply Mawalan 1 Marika filter
Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Kangaroo and Joey  with Saratoga Fish.

Kangaroo and Joey with Saratoga Fish.

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Milikapiti (Snake Bay) at Kulama Time.

Milikapiti (Snake Bay) at Kulama Time.

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
Apply Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter... filter
Tipurrukuwamirri
Apply Tipurrukuwamirri filter
Bark painting ' 'Cursing the Lovers' A painting of retribution' by Paddy Compass Namatbara

Bark painting ' 'Cursing the Lovers' A painting of retributi...

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Apply filter
Paddy C. Namatbara
Apply Paddy C. Namatbara filter
Flying Foxes and Baby Brolga Hut painting.

Flying Foxes and Baby Brolga Hut painting.

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Garma Circumcision Rite and Dancing at the Narra  Ceremony

Garma Circumcision Rite and Dancing at the Narra Ceremony

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Bagu
Apply Bagu filter
Pukamani Ceremonial Accoutrement and graveside Baskets.

Pukamani Ceremonial Accoutrement and graveside Baskets.

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
The terrible fight of Purrukapali and Taparra

The terrible fight of Purrukapali and Taparra

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Jerry Kerinauia
Apply Jerry Kerinauia filter
Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Bark painting depicts six human figures with hair gathered into cone shape at top of heads

Bark painting depicts six human figures with hair gathered i...

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Bird, fish and stencilled hands - a recapitulation after fifty five years.

Bird, fish and stencilled hands - a recapitulation after fif...

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Cooper Creek, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Cooper Creek, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Namadbara
Apply Namadbara filter
Totemic Kangaroo

Totemic Kangaroo

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Ray Baku
Apply Ray Baku filter
The Strange Snake

The Strange Snake

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Cardo Kerinaiua
Apply Cardo Kerinaiua filter
The Ngarra Ceremony of the Yirridja Wulageh  People, Bark: Diver Bird Ceremony.  Inv:

The Ngarra Ceremony of the Yirridja Wulageh People, Bark: D...

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Ray Baku
Apply Ray Baku filter
Milikapiti (Snake Bay) by Day and by Night.

Milikapiti (Snake Bay) by Day and by Night.

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Nangunu
Apply Nangunu filter
'Fight between Crocodile-man and Stingray-man' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1963

'Fight between Crocodile-man and Stingray-man' by Narritjin ...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
Apply Dr Karel Kupka collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Narritjin Maymuru
Apply Narritjin Maymuru filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Paddle shaped rasp

Paddle shaped rasp

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Rasps
Apply Rasps filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
String bag

String bag

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bags
Apply Bags filter
Bark painting 'Frogs and baby ibis' by unknown artist, north-western Arnhem Land

Bark painting 'Frogs and baby ibis' by unknown artist, north...

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
A Strange Sea-Creature.

A Strange Sea-Creature.

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Tipiloura
Apply Tipiloura filter
'Turtle totem in sacred well of Baku's tribe'

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

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Ray Baku
Apply Ray Baku filter
Bark painting titled Snakes and Lizards by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1963

Bark painting titled Snakes and Lizards by Mithinarri Gurruw...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
Apply Dr Karel Kupka collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
Apply Mithinarri Gurruwiwi filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
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
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Bark painting 'The first firing of the bush at Caledon Bay' by Mungurrawuy Yunapingu, Port Bradshaw

Bark painting 'The first firing of the bush at Caledon Bay' ...

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Port Bradshaw, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Port Bradshaw, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
Apply Mungurrawuy Yunupingu filter
Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Bark painting 'The Dead Spirit' by Yirawala, Marrgulidban

Bark painting 'The Dead Spirit' by Yirawala, Marrgulidban

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Liverpool River, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Liverpool River, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Yirawala
Apply Yirawala filter
Bark painting 'Six Mimi Spirits (four males and two females) walking' by Jimmy Namiridali Nonganyari, Croker Island, 1963

Bark painting 'Six Mimi Spirits (four males and two females)...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
Apply Dr Karel Kupka collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia filter
January N. Namiridali
Apply January N. Namiridali filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Wooden decorated club

Wooden decorated club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Model dugout canoe, decorated overall

Model dugout canoe, decorated overall

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Models
Apply Models filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
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
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Bilinyarra
Apply Bilinyarra filter
Bark painting 'Map of painter's travell [sic] by plane from Yirrkala to Sydney' by Mawalan Marika, Yirrkala, 1963

Bark painting 'Map of painter's travell [sic] by plane from ...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
Apply Dr Karel Kupka collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mawalan 2 Marika
Apply Mawalan 2 Marika filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Mimi Dancing.

Mimi Dancing.

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Namadbaru
Apply Namadbaru filter
Water Lily Lagoon

Water Lily Lagoon

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Tampurruworriwua
Apply Tampurruworriwua filter
Men making south-east wind (Mamariga).

Men making south-east wind (Mamariga).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
Apply Dr Karel Kupka collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Abagera
Apply Abagera filter
Saltwater  dreaming of the Warramiri People

Saltwater dreaming of the Warramiri People

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
Apply Mungurrawuy Yunupingu filter
'Barama spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

'Barama spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Narritjin Maymuru
Apply Narritjin Maymuru filter
The Yurlunggurr Serpents intertwine in the  Mirarrmina Waterhole.

The Yurlunggurr Serpents intertwine in the Mirarrmina Water...

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Mawalan
Apply Mawalan filter
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
Apply Dr Karel Kupka collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Paddy C. Namatbara
Apply Paddy C. Namatbara filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Painting depicts the creation of the constellation,

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

Dr Karel Kupka collection
Apply Dr Karel Kupka collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Wandjiwara
Apply Wandjiwara filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
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
Apply Dr Karel Kupka collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Paddy C. Namatbara
Apply Paddy C. Namatbara filter
1963
Apply 1963 filter
Painting depicts freshwater Barramundi and Jabiru taken from hut

Painting depicts freshwater Barramundi and Jabiru taken from...

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Apply filter
Unknown
Apply Unknown filter
Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Baskets
Apply Baskets filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Not provided
Apply Not provided filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
Apply Dorothy Bennett collection filter
Clubs
Apply Clubs filter
Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Dauwida
Apply Dauwida filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Load more objects