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Hunting by the Sea.

Hunting by the Sea.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tipurrukuwamirri
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The  North-east wind

The North-east wind

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unawanda
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1948
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'Barama spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

'Barama spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Narritjin Maymuru
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Carved wooden sculpture of a school of four fish on a stand

Carved wooden sculpture of a school of four fish on a stand

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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1974
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Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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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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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 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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Totemic Kangaroo

Totemic Kangaroo

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ray Baku
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Painting depicts three figures in canoe, each with a fish on the end of a line.

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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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Unknown
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1963
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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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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

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Spearthrowers
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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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 by Tipiloura, 'Bush by Day and by Night' or alternatively 'Cockatoo, turtle and trees, from an old hunting story of Bathurst Island'.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tipiloura
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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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Wood carving - water bird - Yirrkala, 1948

Wood carving - water bird - Yirrkala, 1948

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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 and a Canoe

South East Wind and a Canoe

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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 Gecko, Ipilja-ipila

The Gecko, Ipilja-ipila

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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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Bark painting 'Frogs and baby ibis' by unknown artist, north-western Arnhem Land

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Unknown
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A Strange Sea-Creature.

A Strange Sea-Creature.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tipiloura
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bark painting depicts four creatures, possibly frogs

Bark painting depicts four creatures, possibly frogs

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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Wood carving - Bunbulama - Yirrkala, 1948

Wood carving - Bunbulama - Yirrkala, 1948

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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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Ibis

Ibis

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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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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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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Ancestral hero of the Yirritya moiety: Banaitja (Lanytjung) and Yirritya animals.

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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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Wooden decorated dotting comb from Melville or Bathurst Island

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Artists equipment
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1974
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Wooden decorated club

Wooden decorated 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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The Crocodile, Tungarapia and the Wallaby, Ubraitja

The Crocodile, Tungarapia and the Wallaby, Ubraitja

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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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Mururruma's Spirit Seen after Death.

Mururruma's Spirit Seen after Death.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Matamar
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Flying Foxes and Baby Brolga Hut painting.

Flying Foxes and Baby Brolga Hut painting.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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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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Sculpture

Sculpture

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nongunyarri II
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1974
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Turtle

Turtle

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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Painting depicts six fish surrounded by lines of palm trees and rocks

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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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Jack Maranguida
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1969
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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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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dauwida
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1974
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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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Bark painting 'Barama Shows the First Sacred Rangga' by Garwirrin Gumana, Gangan

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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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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1974
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Painting depicts an abstract design that recalls the facial decoration for an ancient Pukamini ritual

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Black Joe Wombadiemeri
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1960
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Garma Circumcision Rite and Dancing at the Narra  Ceremony

Garma Circumcision Rite and Dancing at the Narra Ceremony

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bagu
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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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Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nongunyarri No 1
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1974
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Inv: 'Dance of the long-legged Swamp Bird', on Bark: 'Diver Duck Dance'

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Cape Stewart, North Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bilinyarra
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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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The Dugong, Inunguluna

The Dugong, Inunguluna

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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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The crab

The crab

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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Nangingapa
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1969
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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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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Stone blade

Stone blade

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Stone artefacts
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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1935
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Wet Season Skies

Wet Season Skies

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Antelemungarralei
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Bark painting 'Mirarrmina Sacred Well of Liagalawumirr' by Binyinyuwuy

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Binyinyuwuy
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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1974
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Large natural gastropod shell for signalling that a turtle was caught

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