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Pukamani mortuary pole by Leo Parlaunga, Melville or Bathurst Island

Pukamani mortuary pole by Leo Parlaunga, Melville or Bathurs...

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies collection
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Leo Parlaunga
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Mourning disc

Mourning disc

Charles Hart collection
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Dance wand

Dance wand

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Dance wand

Dance wand

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Dance wand

Dance wand

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Mourning discs

Mourning discs

Charles Hart collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Professor Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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Carved and mounted coconut

Carved and mounted coconut

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Carved and mounted coconut

Carved and mounted coconut

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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"To all the victims of Bali, RIP" memorial cross

Bali Bombings 2002 Memorial - Parliament of Victoria collection
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Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
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2002
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Ceremonial board

Ceremonial board

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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Ceremonial dance stick

Ceremonial dance stick

Olive Pink collection
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Not provided
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Miss Olive Pink
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1977
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Skull rack

Skull rack

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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String wrapped around bark and painted

String wrapped around bark and painted

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Ceremonial dance stick

Ceremonial dance stick

Tandanya collection no. 3
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Mourning disc

Charles Hart collection
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Ceremonial pole

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Unknown
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Ceremonial dance stick

Ceremonial dance stick

Tandanya collection no. 3
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Milikapiti Council collection
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Mourning disc

Charles Hart collection
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Declan Apuatami
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1976
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Declan Apuatami
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1979
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Yuk Puyngk law stick

Yuk Puyngk law stick

Denny Bowenda collection
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Ceremonial, rainmaking, shell ornament

Herbert Keys collection
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Mortuary post

Mortuary post

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Nalardirr
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1963
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Milikapiti Council collection
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Handheld dancing stick

Handheld dancing stick

Allan Coogan collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1970
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Ceremonial dance stick

Ceremonial dance stick

Olive Pink collection
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Not provided
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Miss Olive Pink
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1977
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Ceremonial stone

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Milikapiti Council collection
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Ceremonial string cross

Ceremonial string cross

Aboriginal Art Gallery 26/09/1973 collection
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Derby, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1973
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Law pole - Kang'khan Brothers story

Law pole - Kang'khan Brothers story

Joe Ngallametta collection
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Joe Ngallametta
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2004
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Feather and plant fibre decorative construction

Feather and plant fibre decorative construction

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Ceremonial, rainmaking, shell ornament

Herbert Keys collection
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Ceremonial dance board

Tandanya collection no. 3
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Ceremonial dance stick

Olive Pink collection
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Not provided
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Miss Olive Pink
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1977
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Charm bone

Charm bone

Horne-Bowie collection
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Plaited fibre strands

Plaited fibre strands

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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1977
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Biting bag

Biting bag

Charles Hart collection
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Pukamani mortuary pole.

Pukamani mortuary pole.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Carved and mounted coconut

Carved and mounted coconut

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Ceremonial object (possible)

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Ceremonial board

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Mortuary post

Mortuary post

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies - Australian National Un...
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Australian National University, Acton, Canberra, Australian Capital...
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Munyal
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1984
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Milikapiti Council collection
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy H. Teeampi
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1979
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Patrick Purantatameri
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1976
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Charm shell

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Wooden charm

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Ceremonial object

Ceremonial object

Tandanya collection no. 3
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1990
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Ceremonial board

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Ceremonial dance stick

Ceremonial dance stick

Olive Pink collection
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Not provided
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Miss Olive Pink
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1977
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Mourning disc

Charles Hart collection
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Pukamani mortuary pole

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Benny Tipungwuta
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1976
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