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Basket made by Kumpaya Girgaba

Basket made by Kumpaya Girgaba

Canning Stock Route Collection no.2
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Kumpaya Girgaba
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Headband of fibre string

Headband of fibre string

Dr William Warner collection
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Painting depicts two female macropods of unidentified species.

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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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Mr Paddy Nabamdjorle Maralngurra
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1970
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Fibre basket by Rosie Williams, 2008

Fibre basket by Rosie Williams, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Rosie Williams
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2008
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Message stick carrier

Message stick carrier

JW Lindo collection
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Raffia tray

Raffia tray

Justice Else-Mitchell collection no. 1
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Basket made by Kanu Nancy Taylor

Basket made by Kanu Nancy Taylor

Canning Stock Route Collection no.2
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Nancy Taylor
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Basket made by Kanu Nancy Taylor

Basket made by Kanu Nancy Taylor

Canning Stock Route Collection no.2
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Nancy Taylor
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Painting depicts a black goanna

Painting depicts a black goanna

Department of Transport and Communication collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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Cylindrical basket decorated with pigment

Cylindrical basket decorated with pigment

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Baskets
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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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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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Pigmented bent bark ceremonial armband

Pigmented bent bark ceremonial armband

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1911
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'King fisher following the clouds'  by Banapana Maymuru, 1978

'King fisher following the clouds' by Banapana Maymuru, 197...

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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Banapana Maymuru
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1978
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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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Oval coiled split cane basket

Oval coiled split cane basket

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Baskets
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Coranderrk, Victoria, 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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Milingimbi, Central 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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Bent bark armband from Melville or Bathurst Island

Bent bark armband from Melville or Bathurst Island

Charles Hart collection
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Hair and fibre string belt from Melville or Bathurst Island

Hair and fibre string belt from Melville or Bathurst Island

Charles Hart collection
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Personal adornments
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Basket made by Kanu Nancy Taylor

Basket made by Kanu Nancy Taylor

Canning Stock Route Collection no.2
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Nancy Taylor
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Painting depicts two rainbow snakes

Painting depicts two rainbow snakes

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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Fred D. Narraldol
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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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Basket made by Kanu Nancy Taylor

Basket made by Kanu Nancy Taylor

Canning Stock Route Collection no.2
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Nancy Taylor
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Long cylindrical basket grass woven eel trap

Long cylindrical basket grass woven eel trap

Patrick Bellamy collection
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Eel traps
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Eden, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Patrick Bellamy
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1993
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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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Fibre basket by Janice Nixon, 2008

Fibre basket by Janice Nixon, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Janice Nixon
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2008
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Split cane basket

Split cane basket

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Baskets
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Coranderrk, Victoria, Australia
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Bark container

Bark container

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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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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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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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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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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Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Paddles
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Mask

Mask

Papuan Official collection
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Masks
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Fibre basket by Noreena Kadibil, 2008

Fibre basket by Noreena Kadibil, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Baskets
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Noreena Kadibil
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2008
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Canadian Mask

Canadian Mask

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Masks
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Mourning disc

Mourning disc

Charles Hart collection
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Mourning jewellery
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Lannon Harley
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Fibre basket by Lily Long, 2008

Fibre basket by Lily Long, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Lily Long
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2008
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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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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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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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Mono-plane - sculpture of a single propeller aeroplane by Yvonne Koolmatrie

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Tandanya collection no. 1
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Sculptures
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Berri, South Australia, Australia
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Yvonne Koolmatrie
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1991
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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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River Dreaming - woven fibre mat

River Dreaming - woven fibre mat

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Decorative weavings
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Berri, South Australia, Australia
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Yvonne Koolmatrie
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1994
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Bark canoe

Bark canoe

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Canoes
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1911
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Cylindrical fibre basket - Yirrkala, 1948

Cylindrical fibre basket - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Baskets
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Fibre basket by Rosie Williams, 2008

Fibre basket by Rosie Williams, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Rosie Williams
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2008
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Fibre basket by Thelma Judson, 2008

Fibre basket by Thelma Judson, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Thelma Judson
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2008
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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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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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Two-ply fibre string looped to form long narrow mesh bag

Two-ply fibre string looped to form long narrow mesh bag

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bags
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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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Oblong bark container

Oblong bark container

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Containers
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Painting depict two karndayh, female antilopine kangaroos (Macropus antilopinus)

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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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Mr Dick Baringbungung
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1970
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Fishing net

Fishing net

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Fishing nets
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Yilkaringkatjanyayi Pitja (Has the Plane Come?) by Dianne Ungukalpi Golding

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Warakurna Tjanpi collection no.2
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Sculptures
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Dianne U. Golding
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Bark container

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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Mornington Island headdress made by Dick Roughsey and worn by him at Keith and Elsie de Witte's wedding in 1955

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Keith and Elsie de Witte collection
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Headdresses
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1955
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Ornamental shoulder band

Ornamental shoulder band

Dr William Warner collection
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Personal adornments
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Turtle Hunt Series (2 of 3).

Turtle Hunt Series (2 of 3).

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Galuru, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nyapilingu Dhamarrandji
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1985
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