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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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Bark painting 'Three Mimi men, spirits of rocks, and turtle' by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1963
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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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Photograph album of Derby and station scenes associated with the Emanuel family

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Emanuel Family collection
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Photograph albums
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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1914
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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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Decorated wooden shield

Decorated wooden shield

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Shields
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New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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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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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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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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Weapon - Spearthrower

Weapon - Spearthrower

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Anawanda
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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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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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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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Bark painting, Malay  Prau, painted by Yalioura on Groote Eylandt, April 1948

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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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Stone slab with an incised large snake arching over a collection of shields, a club, a spearthrower, an axe, a canoe and two kettle-shaped objects

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Rock carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1979
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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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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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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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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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Stone hatchet, bifacially flaked and edge ground

Stone hatchet, bifacially flaked and edge ground

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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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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Chasm Is.

Chasm Is.

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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Baijimma
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1969
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Painting depicts a mirror image of a partially submerged cave

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Abagera
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1963
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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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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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Marakolo Dreaming.

Marakolo Dreaming.

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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Derideri
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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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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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'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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Stone slab with incised crocodile, a kangaroo, a wallaby, as well as a human figure with some small amount of vegetation

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Rock carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, 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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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Pearl shell pubic cover

Pearl shell pubic cover

Herbert Keys collection
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Personal adornments
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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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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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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The Gecko, Ipilja-ipila

The Gecko, Ipilja-ipila

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 Sea Fish

Unidentified Sea Fish

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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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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Firedrill

Firedrill

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Firesticks
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Not provided
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1964
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Roughly triangular piece of slate with incised motif of owl in tree-tops against a full moon

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Rock carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Bark painting depicts six human figures with hair gathered into cone shape at top of heads

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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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

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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Morning Star

Morning Star

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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Niljermarija
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1969
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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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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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Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Paddles
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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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Men making south-east wind (Mamariga).

Men making south-east wind (Mamariga).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Abagera
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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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Kolbitja
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1969
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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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Spirit Islands

Spirit Islands

John Calaby 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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1940
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Boab nuts incised with reptile and plants

Boab nuts incised with reptile and plants

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1974
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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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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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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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Boab nut incised with pattern of weapons

Boab nut incised with pattern of weapons

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nut carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1974
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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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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Musgrave Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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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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