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Painting 12, Giant Devil-Dingo Series - The people cutting up Gaiya.

Painting 12, Giant Devil-Dingo Series - The people cutting u...

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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Painted marine turtle shell featuring thirteen totemic animals representing the clans of the Lardil people of Mornington Island

Painted marine turtle shell featuring thirteen totemic anima...

Blair Gardner collection no. 1
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Artworks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1978
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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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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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Message stick

Message stick

Dick and Lindsay Roughsey collection
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Message sticks
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lindsay Roughsey
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1972
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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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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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Message stick

Message stick

Enid Bowden collection
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Message sticks
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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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Message stick

Message stick

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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Not known
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1960
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Message stick

Message stick

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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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

Message stick

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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Not known
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1960
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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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Message stick

Message stick

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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Message stick

Message stick

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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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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There are men spearing turtle in the Appel Channel at Mornin...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Athol Thomas
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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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Harry Naranatish
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Mornington Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Lennie Paul
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Boomerang

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Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Boomerangs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1986
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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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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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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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Spearhead

Spearhead

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Spearheads
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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Holiday at Aurukun

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Sammy Ben
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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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Fire stick

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Hunting and gathering tools
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1974
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Painting 15, Giant Devil-Dingo series - Woodbarl, the Medici...

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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Untitled acrylic painting on card by Dick Roughsey

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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1977
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

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

Club

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Clubs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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In the olden times

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Melanie Roberts
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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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Billy K. Jangala
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Bathing the two Initiated Boys

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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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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Painting depicts two dancing men with head-dresses, & tortoises & 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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String bag

String bag

Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Bags
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1986
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Spearthrowers
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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Oblong headband woven with fibre string, with single strands attached at either end, and five wallaby teeth attached with fibre string

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Headbands
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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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Dronepipe

Dronepipe

Enid Bowden collection
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Didjeridus
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Abadjura
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1987
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I went to the Point to see the boat coming in the channel, i...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Curtis Kelly
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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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Painting 9, Giant Devil-Dingo series - Once the dog's should...

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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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Waist ornament

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Waistbands
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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Bailer shell scraper

Bailer shell scraper

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 1
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Hunting and gathering tools
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1960
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Dugong and Turtle Hunting

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

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Noel Dillan
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Cylindrical wooden clapstick

Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Percussion instruments
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1986
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They are walking to Daguragu because they are not walking

They are walking to Daguragu because they are not walking

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Daguragu, Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Margaret Paddy
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Playing Ball

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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Initiation Ceremony, Mornington Island

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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Denham Island

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

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Noel
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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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String bag

Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Bags
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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