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'Wanydjarrpu' bark painting, native plant species

'Wanydjarrpu' bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2014
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Shell necklace

Shell necklace

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Necklaces
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Head ornaments
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Bidyadanga (La Grange), Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Painting depicts a whale and three men in a canoe

Painting depicts a whale and three men in a canoe

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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1967
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Club

Club

Edward Roberts collection
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Clubs
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Aboriginal breastplate for Dennis, Chief of Morbringer

Aboriginal breastplate for Dennis, Chief of Morbringer

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Aboriginal breastplates
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Murrumbidgee River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting two goannas holding crabs in their mouths, by Mileripum

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Armbands
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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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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Carved wooden sculpture of a turtle (tjulpu)

Carved wooden sculpture of a turtle (tjulpu)

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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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Boomerangs
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1925
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Bark painting depicting a male human figure with outstretched hands by David Malangi, Milingimbi, 1965

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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David D. Malangi
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1965
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'Rangan' (dead paperbark tree), bark painting, native plant species

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Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2013
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Aboriginal Art Gallery 07/09/1973 collection
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Wood carvings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1973
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'Yowg Yowg - female water spirits associated with Njaljod the Rainbow Serpent' by Peter Marralwanga, Marrkolidjban

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Betty Meehan and Rhys Jones collection
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Bark paintings
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Marrkolidjban, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Peter Marralwanga
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1979
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Pigmented, deep cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented, deep cylindrical fibre basket

University of Sydney collection
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Baskets
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Toy ball made from burnt (open-hearth baked) gypsum

Horne-Bowie collection
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Toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Spearthrowers
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Possum by Maymirri 2

Possum by Maymirri 2

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Maymirrirr Maymuru
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1985
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'Mayang:River with grass', bark painting, native plant species

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Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2014
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Djambidj bark no. 3

Djambidj bark no. 3

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 1982 collection
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Frank Malkorda
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1982
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Firedrill base

Firedrill base

J Davidson collection no. 1
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Firesticks
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1968
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Club

Club

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Clubs
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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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The Man Dauandja, work on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

The Man Dauandja, work on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Unknown
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1948
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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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Niretjanga
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1969
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Club

Club

Patricia Heath collection
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Clubs
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South West Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Pigmented plaited grass fibre armband or

Pigmented plaited grass fibre armband or "baku"

Dr William Warner collection
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Armbands
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Wooden cylindrical clapstick, tapered at both ends, and pigmented

Wooden cylindrical clapstick, tapered at both ends, and pigm...

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Clapsticks
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a kangaroo playing the didjeridu

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Horne-Bowie collection
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Knives
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Mungeranie, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Shield

Shield

University of Sydney collection
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Shields
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Gogo, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Bark painting 'Totems of the Manarrngu Mortuary Rites' by David Malangi, Milingimbi, 1966

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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David D. Malangi
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1966
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Horne-Bowie collection
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Spearthrowers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

The Australian Scene collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1973
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Firedrill

Firedrill

University of Sydney collection
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Firesticks
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Melville Bay, Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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'Darwirr', bark painting, native plant species

'Darwirr', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2014
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Bundle of string, made from human hair, bound and knotted

Bundle of string, made from human hair, bound and knotted

JW Lindo collection
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String
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Kaparlgoo, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1935
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Bone implement

Bone implement

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bone tools
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Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting four fish and shell, by Magani

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting depicts two wallabies, two emus and three large serpents

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dula Ngurruwuthun
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Bark painting depicts a large white canoe containing five people, above a long-necked bird and two large lizards

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Reverend A Dyer collection
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Painting depicts red oval with black lines (waterholes), snake heads and tails.

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Maningrida Arts and Crafts 26/11/1973 collection
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Roy Rewa
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Digging stick

Digging stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Digging sticks
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Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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The Travels of the Man, Jundaruna

The Travels of the Man, Jundaruna

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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Hatchet

Hatchet

Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Bark painting depicting two people walking over a landscape

Bark painting depicting two people walking over a landscape

Air Commodore W Bolitho collection
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Bark paintings
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Nose ornament

Nose ornament

Stan Mitchell collection
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Personal adornments
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Nicholson Homestead, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Bark painting 'Galawu - Stringy bark house', by George Milpurrurru, 1985

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Bark paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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George Milpurrurru
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1985
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Painting depicts two fish opposing each other

Painting depicts two fish opposing each other

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Unknown
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Bark painting 'Waterhole Life' by David Malangi, Milingimbi

Bark painting 'Waterhole Life' by David Malangi, Milingimbi

Y Pettinato collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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David D. Malangi
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Wild Honey

Wild Honey

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djimbun
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'Galurra', bark painting, native plant species

'Galurra', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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Kangaroo

Kangaroo

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj
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1974
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Patricia Heath collection
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Boomerangs
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de Grey River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Lew Parlette collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1972
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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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Bark painting depicting circles in a geometric design by P. Teeampi, Bathurst Island

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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P Teeampi
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting crocodile, rays and fish

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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