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Cylindrical basket

Cylindrical basket

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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Coconut barsor

Coconut barsor

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Water containers
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Pigmented cylindrical basket

Pigmented cylindrical basket

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Galiwin'ku (Elcho Island), Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1948
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Murray Island Dancers - Greetings from Torres Strait

Murray Island Dancers - Greetings from Torres Strait

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Photographic postcards
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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Murray Island Dance Group
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1992
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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Leo Austen
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1922
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Woven split cane bicornual [bicornuate] basket made in the Cairns district

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JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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Woven basket

Woven basket

Margaret Coen collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Margaret Coen
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Fibre basket by Noreena Kadibil, 2008

Fibre basket by Noreena Kadibil, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Noreena Kadibil
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2008
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Club

Club

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Conical woven plant fibre basket

Conical woven plant fibre basket

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 23/12/1974 collection
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Gadji, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Margaret Banibani
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1974
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Waatyl grass basket (punya)

Waatyl grass basket (punya)

Lockhart River Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Centre collection
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Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
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Dorothy Short
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2001
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Blueberry fibre basket made by Nannette Shaw

Blueberry fibre basket made by Nannette Shaw

Tayenebe collection
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Ms Nannette Shaw
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'Yolla basket' made from white flag iris and yolla feathers by Vicki Matson-Green

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Tayenebe collection
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Ms Vicki Matson-Green
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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Galarama
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1987
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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Professor Ronald Berndt collection
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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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Fibre basket by Noreena Kadibil, 2008

Fibre basket by Noreena Kadibil, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Noreena Kadibil
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2008
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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P. Lyons
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1916
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Woven basket

Woven basket

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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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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Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Dr William Warner collection
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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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Large white flag iris basket made by Patsy Cameron

Large white flag iris basket made by Patsy Cameron

Tayenebe collection
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Aunty Patsy Cameron
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Woven reed basket

Woven reed basket

Ursula McConnel collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1927
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Round woven spinifex basket with five discs with pink centres at rim, by Nyukana (Daisy) Baker, Ernabella SA

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Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 7
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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2006
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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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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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MABO Treaty, by Alan Moir

MABO Treaty, by Alan Moir

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Cartoons
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Mr Alan Moir
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Coconut shell water container

Coconut shell water container

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Water containers
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1993
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Toy ball woven from pandanus leaves

Toy ball woven from pandanus leaves

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Toys
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Paperbark basket

Paperbark basket

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Topumorila
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1965
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Odette O'Neill collection
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Mr Victor L. Stiskin
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1938
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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Round coiled woven basket and coasters

Round coiled woven basket and coasters

Florence Gaby collection
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Bark basket

Bark basket

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 07/09/1973 collection
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mary Munjalama
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1973
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Eliza
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1987
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Basket made from dodder vine and sagg, by Zoe Rimmer

Basket made from dodder vine and sagg, by Zoe Rimmer

Tayenebe collection
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Miss Zoe Rimmer
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Lake Alexandrina 'Sister' Basket

Lake Alexandrina 'Sister' Basket

Lake Alexandrina 'Sister' Basket collection
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Lake Alexandrina, South Australia, Australia
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1800
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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Wire basket

Wire basket

Thompson Family collection
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Pigmented conical basket

Pigmented conical basket

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mary Munjalama
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1966
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Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Department of the Parliamentary Library Information Storage and Retrieval System A guide through the Mabo maze

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Terry Fox collection
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Eddie K. Mabo
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1993
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Circular split cane basket

Circular split cane basket

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Conical basket

Conical basket

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Banibani
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1966
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Bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Dr Robert M. Wishart
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Coiled pandanus palm

Coiled pandanus palm

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Sister basket from Lake Tyers, Victoria

Sister basket from Lake Tyers, Victoria

Edmund Milne collection
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Toy ball woven from coconut palm leaves

Toy ball woven from coconut palm leaves

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Toys
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Wall decoration

Wall decoration

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Wall hangings
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Helen Mabo
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1992
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Cylindrical basket

Cylindrical basket

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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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Conical basket

Conical basket

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Johnny Mundrugmundrug
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1966
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Coiled and woven fibre basket, attributed to Thelma Carter, Lake Tyers, Victoria

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Thelma Carter
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Reverend and Mrs Fenn collection no. 2
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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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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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Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Pigmented cylindrical fibre basket

Professor Ronald Berndt collection
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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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Lawyer cane and pandanus coiled basket

Lawyer cane and pandanus coiled basket

Lockhart River Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Centre collection
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Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
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Dorothy Short
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2001
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Fibre basket with strands of fabric

Fibre basket with strands of fabric

University of Sydney collection
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Basket

Basket

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Sir John Hubert P. Murray
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1915
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Bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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