Menu toggle

National Museum of Australia

Where our stories come alive

Collection Explorer

4

Highlights

Objects

Image Title and Collection What Where Who When
Ngurrudu, the Emu

Ngurrudu, the Emu

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

Kangaroo

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

Two fish

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

Kangaroo or kolobarr.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj
Apply Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj filter
Painting depicts X-ray style kangaroo with crosshatching

Painting depicts X-ray style kangaroo with crosshatching

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

Kangaroo.

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

Kangaroo.

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

Emu.

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

Emu with egg

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

(Kangaroo).

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
Apply Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus... filter
Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj
Apply Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Karrbarda, the long  yam.

Karrbarda, the long yam.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj
Apply Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj filter
Painting depicts a kangaroo in X-ray style

Painting depicts a kangaroo in X-ray style

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

Emu with egg

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

Tortoise or ngard.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj
Apply Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj filter
Three  fish.

Three fish.

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

Bush wallaby.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Apply Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia filter
Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj
Apply Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj filter
Mimi, snake, plant & mythical  creature.

Mimi, snake, plant & mythical creature.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
Apply Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus... filter
Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj
Apply Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Mythical creature - Men and snakes.

Mythical creature - Men and snakes.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
Apply Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus... filter
Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj
Apply Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Sexual activities of Mimi spirits.

Sexual activities of Mimi spirits.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj
Apply Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj filter
Mythical female figure

Mythical female figure

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

Emu Dreaming.

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

Two fish.

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

Turtle.

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

Kangaroo.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
Apply Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus... filter
Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj
Apply Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Scrub or Bush Turkey.

Scrub or Bush Turkey.

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

Emu.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
Apply Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus... filter
Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj
Apply Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj filter
1974
Apply 1974 filter
Evil spirits and flying foxes in their cave.

Evil spirits and flying foxes in their cave.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
Apply Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2 filter
Bark paintings
Apply Bark paintings filter
Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj
Apply Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj filter
Painting depicts a turtle

Painting depicts a turtle

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

Two goannas.

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