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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 - 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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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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Female figure wood carving

Female figure wood carving

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Owarika AKA Santa Catalina Island, Solomon Islands
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1971
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Pokerwork snake, Ernabella SA

Pokerwork snake, 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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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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Jiboom

Jiboom

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Y Pettinato collection
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1985
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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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Carved male figure holding a lizard in a container

Carved male figure holding a lizard in a container

Keith Goddard collection
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Wood carvings
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Diamantina River, Queensland, Australia
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Kalboori Youngi
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1938
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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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Fregon, South Australia, Australia
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Malyanka
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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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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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Ngalpuntja
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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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Walter Pukutiwara
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Bird

Bird

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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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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1982
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Bird

Bird

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Carved wooden lizard with an incised design on the upper surface consisting of circles with short strokes

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1991
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Sculpture - wood - lizard

Sculpture - wood - lizard

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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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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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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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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Small wooden carving of 'Tambaran' figure

Small wooden carving of 'Tambaran' figure

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Wood carvings
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Victor Carell
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1965
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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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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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Carved lizard

Carved lizard

Central Australian souvenirs collection
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Wood carvings
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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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'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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Sculpture - wood - human male

Sculpture - wood - human male

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Carved wooden fish

Carved wooden fish

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Kamanara
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1994
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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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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ikula
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Wooden carving of a goanna 'ngintaka', carved at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

Wooden carving of a goanna 'ngintaka', carved at the 'Tracki...

Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Topsy Tjulyata
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2001
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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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Carved wooden bilby

Carved wooden bilby

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Maringka Burton
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1994
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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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Wooden sculpture of a cow's head - made by Molly Miller Nampitjin

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RG Kimber collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mollie N. Miller
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Wood carving of a pelican head with pigment design

Wood carving of a pelican head with pigment design

Professor Ronald Berndt collection
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan 1 Marika
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1944
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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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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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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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Bird without legs

Bird without legs

Florence Gaby collection
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Wood carvings
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The Lizard, Tjunda - Yirrkala, 1948

The Lizard, Tjunda - 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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Unknown
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1948
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Wooden carving with surface design from Curtin Springs, 1957

Wooden carving with surface design from Curtin Springs, 1957

Barrie and Jennifer Hadlow collection
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Wood carvings
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Decorated wooden carving by Declan Apuamati, Bathurst Island

Decorated wooden carving by Declan Apuamati, Bathurst Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Declan Apuatami
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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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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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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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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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Carved wooden sculpture of a snake

Carved wooden sculpture of a snake

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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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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Snake sculpture

Snake 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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Female figure wood carving

Female figure wood carving

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Owarika AKA Santa Catalina Island, Solomon Islands
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Stingray.

Stingray.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tarunga
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1969
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Bark painting titled Djalambu Emu Dance by Djawa, 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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Tom Djawa
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1963
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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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Fregon, South Australia, Australia
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Malyanka
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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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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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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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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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1982
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Pee-wee (magpie lark) figure

Pee-wee (magpie lark) figure

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Wood carvings
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Male figure wood carving

Male figure wood carving

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