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Painting depicts a rectangular figure with a diamond pattern down the centre

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nanuwunda
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1948
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String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Bags
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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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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The Milky Way

The Milky Way

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Hooked boomerang  - Mornington Island

Hooked boomerang - Mornington Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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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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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Shark.

Shark.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bukanda
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1969
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Malay Prau

Malay Prau

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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'Fight between Crocodile-man and Stingray-man' by Narritjin Maymuru, 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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Narritjin Maymuru
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1963
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Totem Place of Wild Honey

Totem Place of Wild Honey

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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The  North-east wind

The North-east wind

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unawanda
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1948
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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Stone Blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Stone Blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Hollow cylinder of wood forming a smoking pipe with a wooden bowl

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Enid Bowden collection
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Smoking pipes
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Small carved wooden sculpture of a mammal

Small carved wooden sculpture of a mammal

Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Large natural gastropod shell for signalling that a turtle was caught

Large natural gastropod shell for signalling that a turtle w...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Shells
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Angurugu, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Bags
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Bark painting titled Djalambu Emu Dance by Djawa, Milingimbi, Northern Territory

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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1963
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Message stick

Message stick

Enid Bowden collection
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Message sticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Barawind.

Barawind.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djabargu
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1969
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Spear

Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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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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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Bark painting, Malay  Prau, painted by Yalioura on Groote Eylandt, April 1948

Bark painting, Malay Prau, painted by Yalioura on Groote Ey...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yalioura
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1948
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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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Bark paintings
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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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The green turtle, Gariwa - Yirrkala, 1948

The green turtle, Gariwa - 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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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Decorated shell

Decorated shell

Regina Wagner collection
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Ornaments
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Enid Bowden collection
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Spearthrowers
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Enid Bowden collection
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Didjeridus
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Abadjura
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1987
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Stone blade

Stone blade

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Stone artefacts
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1935
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Red stone fake, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Red stone fake, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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The Serpent, Aitja

The Serpent, Aitja

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tatalara
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1948
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Unidentified Island

Unidentified Island

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Carved wooden sinuous snake

Carved wooden sinuous snake

Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Pair of tapsticks tied together with a shoelace threaded through an incised burnt circular depression in each stick

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Enid Bowden collection
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Clapsticks
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Western Desert, , Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Firedrill set

Firedrill set

Enid Bowden collection
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Firesticks
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Weapon - Spearthrower Groote Eylandt

Weapon - Spearthrower Groote Eylandt

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Enid Bowden collection
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Waistbands
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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The Dugong, Inunguluna

The Dugong, Inunguluna

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Kulpidja
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1948
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Mamarika  Wind.

Mamarika Wind.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bukanda
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1969
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String bag

String bag

Enid Bowden collection
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Bags
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Nellie Kendall
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1987
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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South East Wind and a Canoe

South East Wind and a Canoe

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Minimini Numalkiyiya Mamarika
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1948
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The Crocodile, Tungarapia and the Wallaby, Ubraitja

The Crocodile, Tungarapia and the Wallaby, Ubraitja

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yalioura
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1948
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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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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Enid Bowden collection
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Didjeridus
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Stone Blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Stone Blade, collected near Normanton, Queensland

Enid Bowden collection
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Stone artefacts
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Normanton, Queensland, Australia
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Enid Bowden collection
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Bark painting 'Six Mimi Spirits (four males and two females) walking' by Jimmy Namiridali Nonganyari, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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January N. Namiridali
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1963
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