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Malay Prau

Malay Prau

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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Spear with glass tip

Spear with glass tip

Bruce Wright collection
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Spears
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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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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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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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Spear

Spear

Bruce Wright collection
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Spear

Spear

Olive Pink collection
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Spears
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Miss Olive Pink
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Gararra (fishing) spear with three metal prongs - made by Rod Mason

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Rodney Mason collection
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Spears
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Kurnell, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Rodney Mason
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2011
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Spear with broken clear glass 'Kimberley Point' blade

Spear with broken clear glass 'Kimberley Point' blade

Gwen and Wayne Masters collection no. 2
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Spears
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Snake Jinngbirna.

Snake Jinngbirna.

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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The Story of Neminyaniawja The Long  Arm Man.

The Story of Neminyaniawja The Long Arm 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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Namdabida
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1969
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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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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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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Dalimbu.

Dalimbu.

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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Metal eel hunting spear with pronged head

Metal eel hunting spear with pronged head

Framlingham Rangers Collection
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Spears
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Framlingham, Victoria, Australia
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Gunditjmara Aboriginal People
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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 - 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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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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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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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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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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Ambumandja.

Ambumandja.

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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Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, 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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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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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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Iguana and Shark

Iguana and 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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Minimini Numalkiyiya Mamarika
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1948
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Wooden spear with metal blade

Wooden spear with metal blade

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Spear

Spear

Bruce Wright collection
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Spears
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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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Not provided
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1948
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Amagula River.

Amagula River.

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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Abadjura
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1969
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Dalimbu.

Dalimbu.

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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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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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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The Moon, Jumauria

The Moon, Jumauria

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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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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Wood carving - Bunbulama - Yirrkala, 1948

Wood carving - Bunbulama - 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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Mawalan Marika
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1948
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 The Two Men, Nabira-mira

The Two Men, Nabira-mira

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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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 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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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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Decorated barbed spear from Bathurst Island

Decorated barbed spear from Bathurst Island

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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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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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Jackson Mclean
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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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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, Fishing Scene showing Dugong and Turtle, from Groote Eylandt, 1948

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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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'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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Wood carving - water bird - Yirrkala, 1948

Wood carving - water bird - 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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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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Tarunga
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1969
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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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Spear with stone tip

Spear with stone tip

Bruce Wright collection
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Spears
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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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Bark painting, Malay  Prau, painted by Yalioura on Groote Eylandt, April 1948

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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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Yalioura
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1948
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The Black Ant, Uaipa

The Black Ant, Uaipa

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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Bark painting 'Map of painter's travell [sic] by plane from Yirrkala to Sydney' by Mawalan Marika, 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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Mawalan 2 Marika
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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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