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Painting depicts  X-ray style kangaroo

Painting depicts X-ray style 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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Bobby B. Nganjmirra
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1974
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Woven semi-circular basket

Woven semi-circular basket

E Milne collection
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Baskets
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Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Majarrka shield by Yanpiyarti Ned Cox, 2007

Majarrka shield by Yanpiyarti Ned Cox, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Shields
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Yanpiyarti N. Cox
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2007
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Armband

Armband

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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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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Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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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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Kelp water carrier

Kelp water carrier

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Rachel Quillart collection
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Containers
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Tasmania, Australia
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Rachel Quillart
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Turtle Hunt (3rd paint of series).

Turtle Hunt (3rd paint of series).

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Djarrakpi, NE Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nyapilingu Dhamarrandji
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1985
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Brown kelp water carrier by Patsy Cameron

Brown kelp water carrier by Patsy Cameron

Patsy Cameron collection no. 3
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Water containers
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Tasmania, Australia
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Aunty Patsy Cameron
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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, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Namarrkon

Namarrkon

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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Jimmy N. Nganjmirra
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1970
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Fibre basket by Janice Nixon, 2008

Fibre basket by Janice Nixon, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Baskets
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Janice Nixon
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2008
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Connections by Lennah Newson, 2002

Connections by Lennah Newson, 2002

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Lennah Newson collection
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Baskets
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Tasmania, Australia
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Ms Lennah Newson
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2002
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Round split cane coiled basket

Round split cane coiled basket

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Baskets
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Collage 'Ancestral Kitchen' depicts Aboriginal activity and occupation at Killiecrankie on Flinders Island

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Verna Nichols collection
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Collages
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Strahan, Tasmania, Australia
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Verna Nichols
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1993
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Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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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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Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

Woven pandanus fibre armband, pigmented in stripes

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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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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Fibre basket by Renette Biljabu, 2008

Fibre basket by Renette Biljabu, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Baskets
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Renette Biljabu
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2008
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Long narrow mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bags
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Emu feather skirt made by Wendy Berick

Emu feather skirt made by Wendy Berick

Berick Family collection
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Skirts
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Ms Wendy Berick
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Armband

Armband

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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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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Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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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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Jawan - bicornual basket coloured with ochre, made by Abe Muriata

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Abe Muriata collection
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Baskets
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Cardwell, Queensland, Australia
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Abe Muriata
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Bark painting depicting the Wawilak Sisters story by Mathaman Marika, Yirrkala, 1965

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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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Mathaman Marika
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1965
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Mourning disc

Mourning disc

Charles Hart collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Fibre basket by Rosie Williams, 2008

Fibre basket by Rosie Williams, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Baskets
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Rosie Williams
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2008
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Land Kangaroo

Land Kangaroo

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Liverpool River, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namerredge
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Hollow cylindrical wooden pipe with its shaft wrapped in Melaleuca bark, and tied with string, Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Smoking pipes
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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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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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Fibre basket with strands of fabric

Fibre basket with strands of fabric

University of Sydney collection
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Baskets
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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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Pigmented cylindrical basket

Pigmented cylindrical basket

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Baskets
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Bark painting depicting a centre rectangular pole, probably a log coffin, and includes fish and a bird

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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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Yuyunna
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Armband

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Charles Hart collection
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Message stick carrier

Message stick carrier

JW Lindo collection
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Message sticks
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Carved and mounted coconut

Carved and mounted coconut

Papuan Official collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Kelp water carrier

Kelp water carrier

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Yvonne Kopper collection
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Containers
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Tasmania, Australia
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Yvonne Kopper
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Armband

Armband

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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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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Double outrigger canoe named Kulbasaibai, from Saibai Island in the Torres Strait

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Saibai Island Council collection
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Canoes
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Fly River, Papua New Guinea
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Saibai Island Council
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2000
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Goannas of Early Dreamtime legend.

Goannas of Early Dreamtime legend.

Crafts Council of Australia collection
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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'Mother whale'  by Narritjin Maymuru, 1978

'Mother whale' by Narritjin Maymuru, 1978

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies 18/01/1979 collection
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Bark paintings
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Drill Hall, Australian National University, Acton, Canberra, Austra...
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1978
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Armband

Armband

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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'Sugu Mawa' by Alick Tipoti, 2011

'Sugu Mawa' by Alick Tipoti, 2011

Alick Tipoti collection no. 3
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Masks
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Alick Tipoti
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Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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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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Painting depicts  X-ray style kangaroo with crosshatching

Painting depicts X-ray style kangaroo with crosshatching

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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Unknown
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1974
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Cylindrical basket

Cylindrical basket

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Baskets
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Arnhem Land, 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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Long narrow mesh bag formed from two-ply looped fibre-string - Yirrkala, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bags
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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String bag

String bag

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Bags
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Cabbage tree palm leaf basket

Cabbage tree palm leaf basket

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Baskets
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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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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'Maza Mawa (Wapiya) II' by Alick Tipoti, 2011

'Maza Mawa (Wapiya) II' by Alick Tipoti, 2011

Alick Tipoti collection no. 3
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Masks
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Alick Tipoti
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Hafted stone hatchet

Hafted stone hatchet

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 2
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Hatchets
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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Eharo mask

Eharo mask

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Bicornual basket

Bicornual basket

Muralambeen Bicornual Basket collection
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Baskets
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

Armband - Milingimbi, N.T.

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Armbands
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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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Oval woven fibre basket

Oval woven fibre basket

Ursula McConnel collection
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Baskets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Miss Ursula H. McConnel
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1930
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Split cane circular basket

Split cane circular basket

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Round coiled woven basket and coasters

Round coiled woven basket and coasters

Florence Gaby collection
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