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Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Wooden decorated carving of a pelican

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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The Strange Snake

The Strange Snake

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Cardo Kerinaiua
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Wooden decorated carving, 'Jabiru', from Melville or Bathurst Island

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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A Mopadrrunga, Spirit of the Dead, on Bark: A  Mopaditti.  Inv:

A Mopadrrunga, Spirit of the Dead, on Bark: A Mopaditti. I...

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Antelemungarralei
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Wooden decorated carving of a barn owl by Tjipungaleialum

Wooden decorated carving of a barn owl by Tjipungaleialum

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tjipungaleialum
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1974
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Weapon - Club - wooden

Weapon - Club - wooden

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Garden Point on Melville Island

Garden Point on Melville Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jamie Tipiloura
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Hunting by the Sea.

Hunting by the Sea.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tipurrukuwamirri
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Joachim
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Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

Wooden decorated carving of a snake by Nangunyarri I

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunyarri I
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1974
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Painting depicts an abstract design that recalls the facial decoration for an ancient Pukamini ritual

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Black Joe Wombadiemeri
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1974
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Patrick Kantilla
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Glass plate negative - Fish-tail bark and dug-out canoes, Melville Island, Northern Territory, in the background, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1911

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Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Dr Herbert Basedow
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1911
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Message stick

Message stick

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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Pukamani Ceremonial Accoutrement and graveside Baskets.

Pukamani Ceremonial Accoutrement and graveside Baskets.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Preparing for the Pukamani.

Preparing for the Pukamani.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pudjamirri
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If You Love Me Love Me Safely by Marrnyula Mununggurr

If You Love Me Love Me Safely by Marrnyula Mununggurr

Marrynyula Mununggurr collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Marrnyula Mununggurr
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2000
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Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Decorated pandanus leaf basket

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Baskets
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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The terrible fight of Purrukapali and Taparra

The terrible fight of Purrukapali and Taparra

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jerry Kerinauia
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Club

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Joe Cooper he came and he chase buffalo at Paruwu at Melville Island

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Richard C. Fernando
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Water buffalo carved by Albert Croker, Melville Island, 1964

Water buffalo carved by Albert Croker, Melville Island, 1964

Albert Croker collection
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Wood carvings
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Albert Croker
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1964
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Ground yellow ochre from Mindilu or Three Ways on Melville Island

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Tiwi Arts Network collection
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Ochre
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Triangular apron made of a length of melaleuca bark folded in half from Melville or Bathurst Island

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Charles Hart collection
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Aprons
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Weapon - Spear

Weapon - Spear

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spears
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Plaited fibre armband

Plaited fibre armband

A Morrison collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1969
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Spear

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spears
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spear

Stan Mitchell collection
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bent bark armband from Melville or Bathurst Island

Bent bark armband from Melville or Bathurst Island

Charles Hart collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Folded bark armband pigmented overall with horizontal bands of dots enclosed in yellow and white lines

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1974
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Carved and painted wooden sculpture of Purukuparli, a creature figure from the Tiwi Islands

Carved and painted wooden sculpture of Purukuparli, a creatu...

Tiwi Arts Network collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Thomas Munkanome
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2001
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Ceremony of circumcision

Ceremony of circumcision

John Calaby collection
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Bark paintings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr John Calaby
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1955
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Arm ornament made from a circle of bark

Arm ornament made from a circle of bark

Charles Hart collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Purrukupali

Purrukupali

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Screenprints
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Pedro Tipiloura
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Pukumani

Pukumani

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Prints
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Pedro Tipiloura
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Spear

Stan Mitchell collection
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Spears
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wooden decorated club

Wooden decorated club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Club

Club

Charles Hart collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
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Containers
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Spear

Spear

Charles Hart collection
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Spears
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spear

Stan Mitchell collection
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wooden club presented to ABC journalist John Bryant by anthropologist Charles Mountford in 1955

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John Bryant collection
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1954
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Woman's apron made of a length of melaleuca bark folded in half from Melville or Bathurst Island

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Charles Hart collection
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Aprons
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Spear

Stan Mitchell collection
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Split cane armlet bound with string and covered with beeswax, pigment, feathers, and human hair

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1985
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Painting depicting decoartive motifs that are found on Tiwi baskets

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Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies - Australian National Un...
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Bark paintings
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Gwendeline Puangwugi
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1984
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Split cane ring-bound arm ornament with human hair string, and decorated with pigment

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Charles Hart collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Split cane armlet bound with string and covered with beeswax, red and white pigment, and with feather tassels attached with human hair string

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Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Armbands
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Bent bark armband

Bent bark armband

Charles Hart collection
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Armbands
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1928
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Spear

Stan Mitchell collection
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painted wooden 'female' Tiwi spear

Painted wooden 'female' Tiwi spear

John Moody collection
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Spears
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Spear

Stan Mitchell collection
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Stone hatchet head, bifacially edge-ground, and hafted in bent wood handle

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Stan Mitchell collection
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Hatchets
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1963
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Decorated barbed spear by Wompiaowittamirri, Melville or Bathurst Island

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Spears
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Black Joe Wombadiemeri
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1974
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Folded paperbark apron ornament

Folded paperbark apron ornament

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Personal adornments
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Spear

Stan Mitchell collection
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Beeswax pendant

Beeswax pendant

Charles Hart collection
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Mourning pendants
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1928
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Spear

Stan Mitchell collection
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Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Stringybark basket

Stringybark basket

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Baskets
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dolly Aruni
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1974
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