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Manggalili clan painting by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1948

Manggalili clan painting by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 194...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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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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1948
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Bark Painting depicting the body painting for Kulama initiation by Deaf Tommy in Snake Bay, Melville Island, 1965

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Deaf Tommy, Pukualamiri
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1965
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Bark painting depicting designs from both Arnhem Land moieties by Djunmal, Milingimbi, 1966

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djunmal
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1966
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Tarooweardy wooden mallet

Tarooweardy wooden mallet

Charles Hart collection
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Mallets
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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1928
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Shield

Shield

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Shields
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Bark painting 'Female Namurrordo, Malicious Spirit of the Stone Country' by Charlie Najombolmi, Balawurru

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Najombolmi
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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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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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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Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Containers
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigment

Plaited fibre armband decorated with pigment

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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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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Carved human head

Carved human head

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Pigmented, two-ply, fibre string, woven and wound into an armband

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Armbands
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Sawfish

Sawfish

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nagungaba
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1969
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Human figure wood carving

Human figure wood carving

Florence Gaby collection
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Wood carvings
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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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Dance wand

Dance wand

Papuan Official collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Lew Parlette collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1972
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Shield, 1976

Shield, 1976

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Shields
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Unknown
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1976
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Western NSW, New South Wales, Australia
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Boomerangs
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J W. Lindo
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Pigmented knife made from an elliptical piece of wood and six shark teeth

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Knives
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Not provided
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1985
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Paddy Freddy's paint stirrer number 2

Paddy Freddy's paint stirrer number 2

Milikapiti Council collection
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Artists equipment
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Freddy P. Moonnrnmine
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Rainbow snake.

Rainbow snake.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Dick N. Murrumurru
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1968
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Firedrill base

Firedrill base

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Firesticks
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1968
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Pigmented bent bark ceremonial armband

Pigmented bent bark ceremonial armband

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1912
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Digging sticks
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Goulburn Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weibuma
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1966
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Bark painting titled Red Kangaroo by Bunguwuy

Bark painting titled Red Kangaroo by Bunguwuy

Y Pettinato collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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John Bunguwuy
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Painting depicts a waisted rectangular figure within a thin rectangular frame

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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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Unknown
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1948
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Wooden club

Wooden club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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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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The Scorpion (constellation), Yirrkala, 1948

The Scorpion (constellation), Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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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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Headband

Headband

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Headbands
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Northern Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Elongated concave wooden container with rounded ends and adze marks on the interior surface

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JW Lindo collection
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Containers
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J W. Lindo
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Shield, Yaamba Rockhampton area, Queensland

Shield, Yaamba Rockhampton area, Queensland

Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Yaamba, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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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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Ornamental shoulder band

Ornamental shoulder band

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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Bark painting 'Emu Dance' by Tom Djawa, Milingimbi

Bark painting 'Emu Dance' by Tom Djawa, Milingimbi

Y Pettinato 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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Decorated clapstick

Decorated clapstick

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Clapsticks
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
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Boomerangs
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Flaked glass blade hafted in wooden handle

Flaked glass blade hafted in wooden handle

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum collection
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Knives
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Boomerang

Boomerang

The Australian Scene collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1973
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Shield used by Jacky Plowright, Berrima area, New South Wales, 1890

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Edmund Milne collection
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Shields
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Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
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Jacky Plowright
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1890
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Cylindrical wooden tapstick, tapering to pointed ends with a raised ring

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Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Clapsticks
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Manakudok-adjiripa, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jacky Garuryu
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1974
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting barrk, the black wallaroo (Macropus bernardus), circa 1970

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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Wooden spearthrower

Wooden spearthrower

Ernabella Arts collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Reverend A Dyer collection
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Spearthrowers
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Not provided
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1963
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Banaitscha/Banatja - # 2 of 5

Banaitscha/Banatja - # 2 of 5

Peter Redlich collection no. 1
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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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1956
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Hive of Honey, Milingimbi

Hive of Honey, Milingimbi

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Club

Club

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Paddy B. Pakapunali
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1965
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Round woven plant fibre basket

Round woven plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Painting depicting a pair of black frogs

Painting depicting a pair of black frogs

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gawirrin Gumana
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1967
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Part of model dancing platform

Part of model dancing platform

Papuan Official collection
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Models
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr B W. Bramell
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1927
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Deep wooden container, concave and elongated with rounded ends

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JW Lindo collection
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Containers
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J W. Lindo
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Preparing for the Pukamani.

Preparing for the Pukamani.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pudjamirri
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Wooden shield

Wooden shield

Papuan Official collection
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Shields
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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