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Totemic Kangaroo

Totemic Kangaroo

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ray Baku
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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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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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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djarrabuli
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Club

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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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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Paddle shaped rasp

Paddle shaped rasp

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Rasps
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Not provided
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1974
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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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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wandjiwara
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1963
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Painting depicts bird on tree and goanna

Painting depicts bird on tree and goanna

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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1963
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Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, 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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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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The Strange Snake

The Strange Snake

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Cardo Kerinaiua
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String bag

String bag

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bags
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Saltwater  dreaming of the Warramiri People

Saltwater dreaming of the Warramiri People

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

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

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Unknown
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Bark painting 'Three Mimi men, spirits of rocks, and turtle' by Yirawala, 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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Yirawala
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1963
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Two Emus Hut painting

Two Emus Hut painting

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bark painting ' 'Cursing the Lovers' A painting of retribution' by Paddy Compass Namatbara

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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Ceremonial wooden paddle

Ceremonial wooden paddle

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Paddles
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Not provided
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1974
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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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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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Painting depicts freshwater Barramundi and Jabiru taken from hut

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Unknown
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Bark painting 'The Sea Voyage of the Djang'gawu Sisters' by Djunmal, Yawurriawurrungur

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djunmal
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Wooden decorated club, paddle shaped

Wooden decorated club, paddle shaped

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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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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A bullroarer design

A bullroarer design

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Charlie Mardigan
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1962
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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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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Hunting by the Sea.

Hunting by the Sea.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tipurrukuwamirri
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Fourteen Ellobiidae Cassidula Angulferra shells

Fourteen Ellobiidae Cassidula Angulferra shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1970
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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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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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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Not provided
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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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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bagu
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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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Bark painting titled Salmons and Turtles Fishing by Lipundja, 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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Jimmy Lipundja
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1963
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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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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Painting depicts x-ray kangaroo taken from hut

Painting depicts x-ray kangaroo taken from hut

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Unknown
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Eliza
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1987
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Bark painting depicts six human figures with hair gathered into cone shape at top of heads

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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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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Not provided
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1974
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Bark painting 'The first firing of the bush at Caledon Bay' by Mungurrawuy Yunapingu, Port Bradshaw

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

Sculpture

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1974
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Spearthrowers
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Harry Lamilami
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1966
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Wooden decorated club

Wooden decorated club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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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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The Yurlunggurr Serpents intertwine in the  Mirarrmina Waterhole.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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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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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ray Baku
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Totemic creatures.

Totemic creatures.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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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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Mimi Dancing.

Mimi Dancing.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namadbaru
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Bark painting

Bark painting

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy Namadbara
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1966
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Bark painting 'The Dead Spirit' by Yirawala, Marrgulidban

Bark painting 'The Dead Spirit' by Yirawala, Marrgulidban

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Liverpool River, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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Bark painting depicting an echidna by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1965
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Pukamani Ceremonial Accoutrement and graveside Baskets.

Pukamani Ceremonial Accoutrement and graveside Baskets.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Sculpture

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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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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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Muraina's Quarrel with Gandji, the Jabilai Man and Wurrban, the Emu Woman.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

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 No 1
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1974
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Wooden decorated carving of a barn owl by Tjipungaleialum

Wooden decorated carving of a barn owl by Tjipungaleialum

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tjipungaleialum
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1974
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Painting depicts a mirror image of a partially submerged cave

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Abagera
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1963
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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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