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Bark painting 'Tribal country of the Kangaroos & their mythical journey' by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1970

Bark painting 'Tribal country of the Kangaroos & their mythi...

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 7
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1970
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Bark painting 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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Bark painting 'Three Mimi men, spirits of rocks, and turtle' by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1963
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Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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Bark painting

Bark painting

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy Namadbara
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1966
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Bark painting 'Two Mimi Spirits (males) dancing' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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Bark painting depicting a totemic crocodile by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1965
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Bark painting 'Six Mimi Spirits (four males and two females) walking' by Jimmy Namiridali Nonganyari, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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January N. Namiridali
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1963
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Bark painting depicting an echidna by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1965
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Birds by Jimmy Namiridali Nonganyari, Croker Island, 1965

Birds by Jimmy Namiridali Nonganyari, Croker Island, 1965

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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January N. Namiridali
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1965
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Spirit People by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

Spirit People by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1965
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Bark painting ' 'Cursing the Lovers' A painting of retribution' by Paddy Compass Namatbara

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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Bark painting 'Rainbow snake in the stone country of Gumadir' by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1968

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1968
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Goanna.

Goanna.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nobardbara
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1965
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Painting depicts seven fish

Painting depicts seven fish

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ngalandirr
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Cooked goanna.

Cooked goanna.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Edward
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1968
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Bark painting depicting a kangaroo.

Bark painting depicting a kangaroo.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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1965
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Bark painting depicting two crocodiles.

Bark painting depicting two crocodiles.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1965
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Fish and turtle.

Fish and turtle.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jimmi Djambalulu
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1968
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Two fish Barramundi killed  (broken neck) ready for cooking.

Two fish Barramundi killed (broken neck) ready for cooking.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Emu.

Emu.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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1965
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Mimi Spirit and Fish Barramundi.

Mimi Spirit and Fish Barramundi.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Bark painting depicting two 'White Fish' Yurmuyurmu and a yam Karbaana surrounded by a white leafy vine.

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ivala
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Two walking women.

Two walking women.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Mimi spirit female.

Mimi spirit female.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Back painting depicting a fish.

Back painting depicting a fish.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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Freshwater Turtle

Freshwater Turtle

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Elcho Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nobadbara
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1965
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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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Barramundi.

Barramundi.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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Tortoise.

Tortoise.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Spirit Figure, Maam (double limbs).

Spirit Figure, Maam (double limbs).

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Cymatiidae Cymatium Exaratum

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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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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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Bark painting depicting oval-shaped transcriptions of initiation Dua body painting representing a butterfly.

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ulambilam
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Bird and Fish.

Bird and Fish.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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Kangaroo.

Kangaroo.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1964
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Yam

Yam

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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Kangaroo.

Kangaroo.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1966
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Bark painting depicting two long-bodied spirit people, male and female.

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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66 Vexillidae Vexillum Jukesi shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Bark painting depicting two Mimi figures

Bark painting depicting two Mimi figures

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djambalula
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Two Mimi spirits (female) dancing.

Two Mimi spirits (female) dancing.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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1963
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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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Patricia Jungii
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Maam Spirit female

Maam Spirit female

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Barramundi.

Barramundi.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wagbara
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Bark painting depicting three male mimi figures.

Bark painting depicting three male mimi figures.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wagbara
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Lightning spirit female.

Lightning spirit female.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Midjau-Midauru
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Bark painting depicting seven Mimi spirits.

Bark painting depicting seven Mimi spirits.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Bark painting depicting two standing figures.

Bark painting depicting two standing figures.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1966
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Bark painting depicting a body design

Bark painting depicting a body design

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dudanga (2)
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1965
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The rain Turkey.

The rain Turkey.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1964
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Bark painting depicting a bird.

Bark painting depicting a bird.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nonganyari
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1965
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Ten Bullariidae Bulla Adamsi shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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1968
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Marayen ceremony of Dua moiety.

Marayen ceremony of Dua moiety.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ulambilam
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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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Not provided
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1987
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Male mimi spirit

Male mimi spirit

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Namatbara
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Bark painting depicting an abstract pattern of diamonds with vertical cross inside.

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Sandra Holmes collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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Narnarakain.

Narnarakain.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mijau Mijau
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1965
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