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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...

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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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Adze

Adze

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Adzes
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Robert M. Wishart
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1964
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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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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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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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Bone implement

Bone implement

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Bone tools
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1935
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Snake Jiningbirna.

Snake Jiningbirna.

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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Nanungunda
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1969
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Hollow cylindrical wood pipe, blocked at the distal end and with a crab claw bowl inserted in a hole

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Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Smoking pipes
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Northern Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Wooden, oval elongated concave container

Wooden, oval elongated concave container

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Containers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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A  Dreaming of the Mandalbui People (On Bark: Dance of  the Dreamtime Salmons).

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Dorothy Bennett 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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The Blind Man.

The Blind Man.

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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Nandabitta
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1969
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Not provided
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1964
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Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

Weapon - Spear - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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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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Long cylindrical wooden stone-bladed knife with a pointed proximal end

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Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Knives
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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South East Wind

South 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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Nambinara
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1948
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearheads
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1935
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painting depicts a tall rectangular object, outlined in red with a 'spout' attached at the top

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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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Kulpidja
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1948
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Bark painting depicting a bird, Groote Eylandt NT

Bark painting depicting a bird, Groote Eylandt NT

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Night Dwelling Spirit, Gurumuka

Night Dwelling Spirit, Gurumuka

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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The Sun-woman

The Sun-woman

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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Ground stone hatchet head with a bifacial edge, hafted in a cylindrical wooden handle

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Professor Ronald Berndt collection
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Hatchets
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Hand made pick

Hand made pick

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Picks
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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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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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 Totem Place of the Shark, Bangudja

The Totem Place of the Shark, Bangudja

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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Mouta
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1948
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Stingray.

Stingray.

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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Tarunga
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1969
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Painting depicts two pointed oval-shapes

Painting depicts two pointed oval-shapes

Anonymous (17/8/1968) 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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Shield

Shield

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Shields
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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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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Eagle.

Eagle.

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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Nanguruma
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1969
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Conical fibre basket

Conical fibre basket

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Baskets
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Northern Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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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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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 'Tortoises and fresh water crocodiles' by Birrikidji Gumana, 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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Birrikitji Gumana
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1963
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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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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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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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Boab nut pigmented and incised with geometric design

Boab nut pigmented and incised with geometric design

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Nut carvings
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North-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Wood carving - female human figure - Yirrkala, 1948

Wood carving - female human figure - 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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1946
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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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Bark paintings
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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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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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Hatchet

Hatchet

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Hatchets
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1935
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Spear

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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Not provided
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Pigmented and burnished, deep wooden concave container

Pigmented and burnished, deep wooden concave container

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Containers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1937
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially flaked, edge ground, pigmented and hafted

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Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Hatchets
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Painting depicts the creation of the constellation,

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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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Wandjiwara
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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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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Boomerangs
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Tea Tree Well, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Prau

Prau

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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Nagingapa Naminyamanja
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1969
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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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Bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Baskets
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Dr Robert M. Wishart
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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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Bark painting, Kestrels and Chicks

Bark painting, Kestrels and Chicks

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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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South East Wind and Hammer-headed Shark

South East Wind and Hammer-headed Shark

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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