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'Part of the story of Bama Bama the spirit man' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1967

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1967
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting pole-like form featuring goanna, seven figures, four kangaroos, by Mithili

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithili
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Bark painting featuring the Australian coat of arms by Narritjin Maymuru, about 1963

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Irene Davidson collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1963
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'Bama Bama story - rats from  Manguldji', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1967

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1967
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'Guwarrg spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

'Guwarrg spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Narritjin Maymuru
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting crocodile and two fish, by Watjung

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting elongated form between two goannas, by Lardjanga

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lardjanga
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, featuring tree and pole-like form, by Liawuluma

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting two goannas holding crabs in their mouths, by Mileripum

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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'Fight between Crocodile-man and Stingray-man' by Narritjin Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1963
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Painting depicts a large crab

Painting depicts a large crab

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mandjilnga
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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1965

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1965

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru

Herbert Keys collection
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Bagot, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1969
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'Journey of Guwak', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1967

'Journey of Guwak', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1967

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1967
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Painting depicts and abstract pattern

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting depicts an abstract pattern with footprints

Painting depicts an abstract pattern with footprints

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1968

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1968

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1968
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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1966

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1966

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1966
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'Nyapililngu ancestral women', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1965

'Nyapililngu ancestral women', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1965

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1965
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'Guwak, Possum, and Emus at Djarrakpi', Narritijin Maymuru, 1974

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 1
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1974
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Painting depicts a squid-like creature

Painting depicts a squid-like creature

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting depicts birds and goannas

Painting depicts birds and goannas

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Painting depicts a human figure sourrounded by birds, fish, fruit bats and a turtle

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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'A Journey from Groote Island to Yirrkala', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1966

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1966
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Painting depicts an anthropomorphic figure surrounded by snakes and birds

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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'The Story of Wuradidi, the Spirit Woman', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1970

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1970
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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1964

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1964

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1964
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Painting depicts two emus and two reptile-like winged creatures

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting depicts an insect-like creature

Painting depicts an insect-like creature

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Painting depicts birds and snakes

Painting depicts birds and snakes

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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'Opossum Tree Dreaming', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1965

'Opossum Tree Dreaming', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1965

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1965
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Painting depicts an abstract pattern

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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'Opossum tree story', Narritijin Maymuru, 1967

'Opossum tree story', Narritijin Maymuru, 1967

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1967
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'Yirritja ceremony', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1965

'Yirritja ceremony', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1965

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1965
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Painting depicts an abstract landscape

Painting depicts an abstract landscape

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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'Rock in the River', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1978

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies 18/01/1979 collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1978
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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1968

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1968

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1968
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'The Giant Sea Creature', by Narritjin Maymuru

'The Giant Sea Creature', by Narritjin Maymuru

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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'Guwak', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1966

'Guwak', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1966

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1966
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'Wuradidi Song-Cycle Ceremony of the Manggalili', by Narritjin Maymuru

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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Painting depicts a canoe in a stream

Painting depicts a canoe in a stream

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1978

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru, 1978

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies 18/01/1979 collection
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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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'Milky Way', Narritijin Maymuru, 1966

'Milky Way', Narritijin Maymuru, 1966

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1966
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Painting depicts a fish

Painting depicts a fish

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Painting depicts seven goannas drinking at three central waterholes

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Untitled, Narritijin Maymuru, 1967

Untitled, Narritijin Maymuru, 1967

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1967
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'Margnu the Possum Messenger', by Narritjin Maymuru

'Margnu the Possum Messenger', by Narritjin Maymuru

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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'Koel Cuckoo, Cicadas and Possums' by Narritjin Maymuru

'Koel Cuckoo, Cicadas and Possums' by Narritjin Maymuru

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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'Rats: Part of the Bama Bama story' by Narritjin Maymuru

'Rats: Part of the Bama Bama story' by Narritjin Maymuru

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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'A journey from Groote Island to Yirrkala', Narritijin Maymuru, 1968

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Untitled, by Narritijin Maymuru, 1965

Untitled, by Narritijin Maymuru, 1965

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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