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Namaruon - Lightning Spirit.

Namaruon - Lightning Spirit.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Lightning spirit female.

Lightning spirit female.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Fish Barramundi.

Fish Barramundi.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Barramundi dreaming.

Barramundi dreaming.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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Male mimi spirit

Male mimi spirit

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Bark painting depicting a body design

Bark painting depicting a body design

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dudanga (2)
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1965
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Mimi Spirit.

Mimi Spirit.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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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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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans (juvenile)

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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1969
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Wintjili.

Wintjili.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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1965
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans (juvenile)

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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1969
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Bark painting depicting three male mimi figures.

Bark painting depicting three male mimi figures.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wagbara
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Bark painting depicting a large tortoise beside smaller tortoise and a snake facing opposite direction.

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 7
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Roy Manggurinjan
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1970
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Bark painting depicting female kangaroo with joey in pouch.

Bark painting depicting female kangaroo with joey in pouch.

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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Jimmi Midjau Midjau
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1966
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Bark painting depicting two Mimi figures

Bark painting depicting two Mimi figures

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djambalula
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Painting is divided into two distinctinve panels containing turtles and fish

Painting is divided into two distinctinve panels containing ...

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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Rikin
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1963
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Two fish Barramundi killed  (broken neck) ready for cooking.

Two fish Barramundi killed (broken neck) ready for cooking.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Barramundi.

Barramundi.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wagbara
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Bark painting depicting two 'White Fish' Yurmuyurmu and a yam Karbaana surrounded by a white leafy vine.

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ivala
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Fish (sweetlip).

Fish (sweetlip).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Emu.

Emu.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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1965
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Painting depicts a large fish form (shark?)

Painting depicts a large fish form (shark?)

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nobadbara
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1965
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans (juvenile)

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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1969
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Fish, sea mammals and  turtles.

Fish, sea mammals and turtles.

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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Gunguyuma
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Bark painting depicting a kangaroo.

Bark painting depicting a kangaroo.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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1965
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Fish, crocodiles and turtle.

Fish, crocodiles and turtle.

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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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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Bark painting depicting two long-bodied spirit people, male and female.

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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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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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Mimi spirit female.

Mimi spirit female.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Two walking women.

Two walking women.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Bark painting depicting two crocodiles.

Bark painting depicting two crocodiles.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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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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1965
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Bark painting depicting a barramundi fish.

Bark painting depicting a barramundi fish.

Sandra Holmes collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namarvon, Lightning Spirit.

Namarvon, Lightning Spirit.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Irvala
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Two Mimi spirits (female) dancing.

Two Mimi spirits (female) dancing.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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1963
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Fish and Birds.

Fish and Birds.

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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Maam Spirit female

Maam Spirit female

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Magpie goosewing feather fan

Magpie goosewing feather fan

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Fans
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Harry Lamilami
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1966
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Porcupines.

Porcupines.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nonganyari
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1965
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Dingos and birds.

Dingos and birds.

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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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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Narnarakain.

Narnarakain.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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Bark painting depicting a single figure.

Bark painting depicting a single figure.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nonganyari
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1965
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The rain Turkey.

The rain Turkey.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1964
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Painting depicts seven fish

Painting depicts seven fish

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ngalandirr
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Bolngo, the thunderstorm man.

Bolngo, the thunderstorm man.

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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Turkey (Bemuk).

Turkey (Bemuk).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Wood carvings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Roy Manggurinjin
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1968
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Two fresh-water crocodiles.

Two fresh-water crocodiles.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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Bark painting depicting two men.

Bark painting depicting two men.

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Billy Yirawala
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Kangaroo.

Kangaroo.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1966
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Bark painting depicting a bird.

Bark painting depicting a bird.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nonganyari
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1965
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Marayen ceremony of Dua moiety.

Marayen ceremony of Dua moiety.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ulambilam
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Flying fox Morkuy.

Flying fox Morkuy.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nonganyari
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1966
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans (juvenile)

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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1969
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Bark painting depicting seven goanna-like forms with six other smaller animal forms by Djawa, 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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Tom Djawa
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Bark painting depicting an abstract pattern of diamonds with vertical cross inside.

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Sandra Holmes collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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Bark painting depicting a large fish.

Bark painting depicting a large fish.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nonganyari
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1965
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Bird and Fish.

Bird and Fish.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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Plain Turkey.

Plain Turkey.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Thomson
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1968
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Bark painting depicting two crocodiles.

Bark painting depicting two crocodiles.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 7
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Roy Manggurinjan
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1970
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Swordfish - Laralara.

Swordfish - Laralara.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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Bark painting depicting restranscription of ritual (initiation) body painting of Yirritya moiety, representing a kangaroo

Bark painting depicting restranscription of ritual (initiati...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ulambilam
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