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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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Painted marine turtle shell featuring thirteen totemic animals representing the clans of the Lardil people of Mornington Island

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Blair Gardner collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1978
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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Message sticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Creatures of the Sea

Creatures of the Sea

Keith and Elsie de Witte collection
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Bark paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1971
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The Coming of the First Missionary by Dick Roughsey

The Coming of the First Missionary by Dick Roughsey

Goobalathaldin (Dick Roughsey) collection
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Gouache paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1981
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Message stick

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Enid Bowden collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Dance hat with string and emu feathers at the top

Dance hat with string and emu feathers at the top

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Headdresses
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Weapon - Boomerang - returning

Weapon - Boomerang - returning

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1979
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Sculpture - wood - turtle

Sculpture - wood - turtle

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Pat Reid
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1975
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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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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Mandy Roughsey
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Mornington Island headdress made by Dick Roughsey and worn by him at Keith and Elsie de Witte's wedding in 1955

Mornington Island headdress made by Dick Roughsey and worn b...

Keith and Elsie de Witte collection
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Headdresses
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1955
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Before Initiation Boys Receive Presents

Before Initiation Boys Receive Presents

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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The Male and Female Dugong Story

The Male and Female Dugong Story

Macquarie Gallery collection
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Bark paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1969
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Painting 12, Giant Devil-Dingo Series - The people cutting up Gaiya.

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Oil paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Message stick

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Dick and Lindsay Roughsey collection
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1972
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1974
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Spear

Spear

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spears
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Teaching Initiates Sign Language, Mornington Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Acrylic paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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Boomerang - Mornington Island

Boomerang - Mornington Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Rex Loogatha
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Daisy Williams
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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David Loogatha
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This is Mr Whitlam giving Vincent the dirt

This is Mr Whitlam giving Vincent the dirt

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Jerry K. Jangala
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Jimmy Roughsey
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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Enid Bowden collection
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Didjeridus
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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String sample

String sample

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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String
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Mornington Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Stella Roughsey
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Helen Reid
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Rocky Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Janelle Dugong
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Child's drawing - Traditional life.

Child's drawing - Traditional life.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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John Graham
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Giant Devil-Dingo Series - The Butcher-Bird Brothers, Chooku...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1973
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This is Rocky Island off shore from Mornington Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Craig Sandy
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Mornington Island State School
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Mornington Island State School
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Split cane triangular basket

Split cane triangular basket

Enid Bowden collection
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Baskets
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1940
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Bark painting depicting a didjeridu player with emus and a dancing figure with goannas

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1975
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Children's drawing of two fishing boats by Billy Magala, Bam...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Willie Dundamen
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Florence Bell
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Liynton
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Boomerang - Mornington Island

Boomerang - Mornington Island

Enid Bowden collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Gaye Goongorra
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lee G. Roughsey
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Duncan Roughsey
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Ceremonial hat featuring a Rainbow totemic pattern (duwadu), made of paper bark wound with two-ply human hair, string and emu feathers

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Headwear
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not known
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1960
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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Small carved wooden dugong sculpture, carved in one piece, fins in relief and with black seeds for eyes

Small carved wooden dugong sculpture, carved in one piece, f...

Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Pat Reid
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1987
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Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Unknown
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Reuben
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These are two men that were lost in bushes for years...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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John Graham
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Mornington Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Irene Yarulak
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Wayne Willams
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Emu feather head ornament

Emu feather head ornament

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Headwear
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Colin Hills
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Bringing the first two boys to the bora ground

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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Painting 11, Giant Devil-Dingo Series - The Brothers called ...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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