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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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Incised Wandjina figure

Incised Wandjina figure

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Neta
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1979
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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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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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Pigmented carved ironwood sculpture of a pelican

Pigmented carved ironwood sculpture of a pelican

Department of Sport Recreation and Tourism collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Stanislaus Purantatameri
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1980
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 26/11/1973 collection
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Wood carvings
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Djennalingera, Northern Territory, Australia
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Roy Rewa
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1973
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Wooden snake sculpture

Wooden snake sculpture

Olive Pink collection
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Wood carvings
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Miss Olive Pink
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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 carving of a figure

Wooden carving of a figure

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Wood carvings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Crusoe Kuningbal
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Lizard

Lizard

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Margaret Dagg
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1994
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Sculpture of a turtle

Sculpture of a turtle

Inada Holdings 02/04/1985 collection
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1985
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Carved wooden wombat

Carved wooden wombat

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kamanara
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1950
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Goanna [Perentie]

Goanna [Perentie]

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Wara
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1982
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kanginy
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Kalka, South Australia, Australia
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Ngininka
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1982
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Angkaliya Brumby
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Sculpture - wood - dugong

Sculpture - wood - dugong

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yuwati
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1966
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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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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kanginy
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Sculpture carved in wood featuring a snake curled around a piece of wood

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Claire Smith collection
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Wood carvings
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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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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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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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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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Bifacially edged, ground stone hatchet

Bifacially edged, ground stone hatchet

Dr Robert Wishart 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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1964
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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1982
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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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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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1982
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Carved wooden sinuous snake

Carved wooden sinuous snake

Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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1982
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Pokerwork

Pokerwork "fun animal" sculpture, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Carved wooden sculpture of a goanna

Carved wooden sculpture of a goanna

Aboriginal Women's Arts Festival collection
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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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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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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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Billy Cooley
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1982
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Wood carving a male initiate or Maraufu

Wood carving a male initiate or Maraufu

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Owarika AKA Santa Catalina Island, Solomon Islands
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ikula
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Wooden carving of a dugong

Wooden carving of a dugong

Odette O'Neill collection
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Wood carvings
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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1982
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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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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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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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'Nyapilingu'

'Nyapilingu'

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Baluka Maymuru
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1985
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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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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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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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Sculpture - wood - lizard (unfinished)

Sculpture - wood - lizard (unfinished)

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Margaret Dagg
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1994
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Sculpture - Mimi spirit figure

Sculpture - Mimi spirit figure

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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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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Lizard

Lizard

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Nama...

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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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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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ikula
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1982
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Kalka, South Australia, Australia
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Ngininka
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1982
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Wood carving of two drummers

Wood carving of two drummers

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Poisonous snake sculpture

Poisonous snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Billy Cooley
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Umbakulu, South Australia, Australia
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Nowitja
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1982
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Female figure wood carving

Female figure wood carving

Geoff Dennis collection
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Owarika AKA Santa Catalina Island, Solomon Islands
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