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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Eliza
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1987
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Galarama
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1987
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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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Bark paintings
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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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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Walaginy
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1977
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66 Vexillidae Vexillum Jukesi shells

66 Vexillidae Vexillum Jukesi 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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Bark painting ' 'Cursing the Lovers' A painting of retribution' by Paddy Compass Namatbara

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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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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Bark paintings
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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 an echidna by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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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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Bark paintings
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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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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Spearthrowers
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Harry Lamilami
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1966
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Fourteen Ellobiidae Cassidula Angulferra shells

Fourteen Ellobiidae Cassidula Angulferra 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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1970
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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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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1965
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Goanna.

Goanna.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nobardbara
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1965
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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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Bark paintings
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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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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy Namadbara
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1966
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Muraina's Quarrel with Gandji, the Jabilai Man and Wurrban, the Emu Woman.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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Club - Croker Island

Club - Croker Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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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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Bark paintings
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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 'Tribal country of the Kangaroos & their mythical journey' by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1970

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 7
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Bark paintings
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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 depicting six crabs by Tom Djawa, Milingimbi, 1965

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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1965
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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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Bark paintings
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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 'Emu Dance' by Tom Djawa, Milingimbi

Bark painting 'Emu Dance' by Tom Djawa, Milingimbi

Y Pettinato collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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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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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1968
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Bark painting titled Ngarra Ceremony by Djawa

Bark painting titled Ngarra Ceremony by Djawa

Y Pettinato collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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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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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1965
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Plant fibre basket

Plant fibre basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Ten Bullariidae Bulla Adamsi shells

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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Bark painting titled Djalambu Emu Dance by Djawa, Milingimbi, Northern Territory

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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1963
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Mimi Spirit and tortoise.

Mimi Spirit and tortoise.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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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 men facing each other.

Bark painting depicting two men facing each other.

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Billy Yirawala
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Kangaroo.

Kangaroo.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Jimmy Mijawmijaw
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1974
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans (juvenile)

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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1969
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Arrowfish.

Arrowfish.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Irrwala
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1968
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Barramundi.

Barramundi.

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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1965
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Freshwater Turtle

Freshwater Turtle

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Elcho Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nobadbara
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1965
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Male mimi spirit

Male mimi spirit

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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Bark painting depicting two munga-munga women dancing.

Bark painting depicting two munga-munga women dancing.

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Billy Yirawala
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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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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ulambilam
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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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Dreaming of crocodile.

Dreaming of crocodile.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jimmi Djambalulu
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1968
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Bark painting depicting two men.

Bark painting depicting two men.

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Billy Yirawala
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Bark painting depicting two principal totems of turkey (bustard) or yam.

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narangorlgi
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Volutidae Aulica Flavicans (juvenile)

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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1969
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Bark painting depicting two crocodiles.

Bark painting depicting two crocodiles.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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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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Epadabat.

Epadabat.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nonganyari
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1965
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Goanna.

Goanna.

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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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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Painting depicts seven fish

Painting depicts seven fish

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ngalandirr
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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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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djambalula
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Porcupines.

Porcupines.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nonganyari
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1965
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Brolga.

Brolga.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Irrwala
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1968
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Bark painting representing Barangurbu, a small bird.

Bark painting representing Barangurbu, a small bird.

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyari-Namiridali
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1963
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Narnarakain.

Narnarakain.

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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1965
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Bark painting depicting a large fish.

Bark painting depicting a large fish.

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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1965
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Bark painting titled Mokoy (spirit) Dupiritu (Ditjpuritj) associated with Birrkula  (bee-hive, wild honey) ritual by Djawa, Croker Island, Northern Territory

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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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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Bark painting depicting two women with mouths open.

Bark painting depicting two women with mouths open.

Sandra Holmes collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Billy Yirawala
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Yam

Yam

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Billy Yirawala
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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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