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Joseph Sewill Marine Chronometer No 9143, with accessories in a wooden case, used in HMAS Tamworth

Joseph Sewill Marine Chronometer No 9143, with accessories i...

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Liverpool, Merseyside, England
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Joseph Sewell
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Bark painting depicts four fish

Bark painting depicts four fish

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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Bark painting 'Female spirit figure'

Bark painting 'Female spirit figure'

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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John N. Guymala
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Painting depicts a group of hunters, one spearing porcupine; one holding kangaroo leg; third holding dead bird

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Magani
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1966
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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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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Large timber-framed light box, with a panel showing the Snowy Mountains Scheme in cross section

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Snowy Scheme - Snowy Hydro collection
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Didactic displays
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Hooked boomerang

Hooked boomerang

Olive Pink collection
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Boomerangs
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Miss Olive Pink
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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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'Storm at Camps on the Rain Dreaming Trail', painted by Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1978

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Kaapa M. Tjampitjinpa
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1978
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Painting depicts a large sawfish surrounded by two turtles and three stingrays

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Carved wooden shield by Kabol of Sangapi, Bismark Schrader Ranges

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Ken and Amirah Inglis collection
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Shields
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Wanparda shield with blue coloured decoration

Wanparda shield with blue coloured decoration

Wanparda Shield collection
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Shields
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Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia
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Wooden club

Wooden club

South Eastern Australian Shields and Club collection
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Clubs
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Club - woman's fighting stick

Club - woman's fighting stick

Gladys Henry collection
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Clubs
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Euramo, Tully, QLD, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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Wooden club or digging stick with pokerwork design from Hermannsburg, 1957

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Barrie and Jennifer Hadlow collection
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Clubs
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Encased photograph of Edward Robert Gore

Encased photograph of Edward Robert Gore

Gallaway-Gore collection
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Photographs
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Mr Edward R. Gore
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'Tingarri men and Initiates at Marabindinya [Marrapintinya]', painted by Anatjari No 1 Tjampitjimpa, 1980

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Anatjari (. Tjampitjimpa
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1980
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Prototype toy train cattle van

Prototype toy train cattle van

Bruce Macdonald collection
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Toy railway cars
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Message stick

Message stick

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Message sticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Trophy awarded to 'Tania Verstak Miss Australia in recognition of outstanding service for Queensland Industry'

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Tania Verstak collection
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Trophies
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Mrs Tania Young
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Stool made by the Zilm family of Booleroo, SA, 1896

Stool made by the Zilm family of Booleroo, SA, 1896

Zilm family furniture collection
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Stools
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1896
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Loseby Two Day Marine Chronometer No 109, with accessories in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Edward Thomas Loseby
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1846
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Bark painting 'Ngaldjorlboh of the

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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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Bobby B. Nganjmirra
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1974
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Callier Marine Chronometer No 803 in a wooden case

Callier Marine Chronometer No 803 in a wooden case

Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Paris, France
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Bernard Callier
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Men making south-east wind (Mamariga).

Men making south-east wind (Mamariga).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Abagera
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Painted model of bark coffin, Yirrkala, 1952

Painted model of bark coffin, Yirrkala, 1952

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Artworks
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1952
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Spear

Spear

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Spears
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Jamieson Range, Western Australia, Australia
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Jackson Mclean
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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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Photograph of Eric Dark and Dot Butler mountain climbing

Photograph of Eric Dark and Dot Butler mountain climbing

Eleanor Dark Foundation collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Mrs Dorothy 'Dot' Butler
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Handmade awl

Handmade awl

Guiseppe Picone collection
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Awls
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Mr Guiseppe '. Picone
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Souvenir flag of the Royal Visit, 1954

Souvenir flag of the Royal Visit, 1954

Professor Peter Spearritt collection no. 2
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Flags
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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1954
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Black and white framed photograph of the four Faithfull brothers involved in the bushranger incident

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Portrait photographs
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George Serras
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Club

Club

Papuan Official collection
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Clubs
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1927
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Headdress decorated with shells and feathers, made by Audi Gibuma of Boigu Island

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1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Headdresses
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Boigu Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Audie Gibuma
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1992
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Joseph Sewell Marine Chronometer No 9143 in a wooden case, used in HMAS Tamworth

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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Liverpool, Merseyside, England
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Joseph Sewell
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Bark Painting depicting the body painting for Kulama initiation by Deaf Tommy in Snake Bay, Melville Island, 1965

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Deaf Tommy, Pukualamiri
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1965
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1926 Crossley Landaulette 'Canberra' car used for the 1927 Royal Tour and at the opening of Parliament House

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Victor Alberts collection no. 1
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Motor cars
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Manchester, England
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Crossley Motors Ltd
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1926
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Dog Dreaming by George Milpurrurru

Dog Dreaming by George Milpurrurru

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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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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1988
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Installation tool for boot lid hold-open tension spring

Installation tool for boot lid hold-open tension spring

Hugh Videion collection
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Engineering tools
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Fishermens Bend, Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1946
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Dugong in tail down position, carved from wongai wood by Paul Tom, Moa Island

Dugong in tail down position, carved from wongai wood by Pau...

Paul Tom collection
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Wood carvings
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Moa Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Reverend Paul Tom
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2002
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Saltwater  dreaming of the Warramiri People

Saltwater dreaming of the Warramiri People

Dorothy Bennett collection
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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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Painting depicts a fisherman holding spear over his head, and 2 large long-nosed fish.

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The Australian Scene collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mandarg
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Sugar cane cutting knife

Sugar cane cutting knife

Carmelo Mirabelli collection no. 1
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Knives
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Carved wooden sculpture of a parrot fish 'Yambirrku'

Carved wooden sculpture of a parrot fish 'Yambirrku'

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 2
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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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1999
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The Yam, Garabara

The Yam, Garabara

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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Boomerang

Boomerang

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Shark.

Shark.

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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Wooden harpoon

Wooden harpoon

Gladys Henry collection
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Harpoons
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Euramo, Tully, QLD, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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Final Journey

Final Journey

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Len Maynard collection
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Artworks
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Len Maynard
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Hammond brand Multiplex typewriter with removable cover

Hammond brand Multiplex typewriter with removable cover

National Library of Australia collection
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Typewriters
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United States of America
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Hammond Typewriter Company
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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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Sutherland ladies bicycle

Sutherland ladies bicycle

Paul Farren collection
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Bicycles
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'Oijal and the yams' - Yirrkala, 1948

'Oijal and the yams' - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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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 bowl

Wooden bowl

Papuan Official collection
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Bowls
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Central Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr R L Bellamy
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1915
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Decorated barbed spear from Bathurst Island

Decorated barbed spear from Bathurst Island

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spears
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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British fighter aeroplane headdress by James Eseli

British fighter aeroplane headdress by James Eseli

Solomon and Josephine Ahmat collection
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Headdresses
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James Eseli
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Creatures of the Arafura Swamp by John Bulunbulun

Creatures of the Arafura Swamp by John Bulunbulun

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Bark paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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John Bulunbulun
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The Moon-Man, Alinda, Yirrkala, 1948

The Moon-Man, Alinda, Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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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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Large tortoiseshell hair comb

Large tortoiseshell hair comb

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Combs
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