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At night the flying foxes come and eat the mangoes

At night the flying foxes come and eat the mangoes

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Merlene Poantulura
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Dancing

Dancing

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Augusta Tipungwuti
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Yirrakipayi (crocodile)

Yirrakipayi (crocodile)

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Janice Murray
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Tiwi people going to ceremonial burial

Tiwi people going to ceremonial burial

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Marianina Tipiloura
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The sun is shining on the coconut trees and wallaby

The sun is shining on the coconut trees and wallaby

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Carmelita Tipungwuti
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I went to bush and see a horse and I ride a horse

I went to bush and see a horse and I ride a horse

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Cyril J. Kerinaiua
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Francis Damien Mukwamkum
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Dancing

Dancing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dominic L. Timaepatua
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Andrina
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Evelyn Pilakui
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Going for a ride out bush

Going for a ride out bush

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Linda Pupangamirri
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My home

My home

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mary Agnes Timaepatua
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Football

Football

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mervyn Tungurtalum
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The Birds Family

The Birds Family

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Therese Portaminni
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My dad works the grader and roller

My dad works the grader and roller

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jacqueline Puautjimi
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The village

The village

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lucille Pontmului
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Joss Pongtjimi
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A football at Nguiu

A football at Nguiu

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lorenzo Kerinaiua
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Legend of the Cocokotoo Woman

Legend of the Cocokotoo Woman

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Marie L. Purutatamerri
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Turtle

Turtle

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Louis J. Tipungwuti
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A Tiwi story - the eagle and the hawk

A Tiwi story - the eagle and the hawk

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Viola Kerinaiua
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The men are playing snooker

The men are playing snooker

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Henry V. Dunn
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Lorinda Puruntatameri
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Richard H. Tungutalum
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jules Kerinaiua
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Dance

Dance

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Merlene Poantulura
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The barge is bringing a house

The barge is bringing a house

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Malcolm Apuatjimi
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Different people do different jobs

Different people do different jobs

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Angeline Poantumilui
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I am watching the barge

I am watching the barge

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Cassian Tipiloura
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Playing Football

Playing Football

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Barry Ullungurra
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The Barge

The Barge

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Harold J. Munkara
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jock Pouatjimi
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aurelia Munkara
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Dancing

Dancing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Malcolm Apuatjimi
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Green Frog

Green Frog

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Sylvester V. Fernando
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Our town Nguiu on Bathurst Island

Our town Nguiu on Bathurst Island

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mary Dunn
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Garden Point on Melville Island

Garden Point on Melville Island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jamie Tipiloura
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The turtle and his friends

The turtle and his friends

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Michaela Tipungwuti
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Campfire at night

Campfire at night

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Marie S. Tipuamantumirri
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Child's drawing of a mountain and red sun

Child's drawing of a mountain and red sun

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Michael J. Portamini
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Flowers Growing

Flowers Growing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Zelia Tipiloura
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Marie C. Kerinaiua
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Wakwakini (Tiwi word for black crow)

Wakwakini (Tiwi word for black crow)

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Linda Pupangamirri
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shaun Kerinaiua
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Julienne Tipiloura
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The animal crab duck

The animal crab duck

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Beverley A. Munkara
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Birds and animals on our island

Birds and animals on our island

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tony Virgona
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Children's drawing of man and woman by Linda Pupangamirri, Bathurst Island NT

Children's drawing of man and woman by Linda Pupangamirri, B...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Linda Pupangamirri
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The barge is at our island

The barge is at our island

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Sharon Rose Tipiloura
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Xavier Boys School
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Out Bush

Out Bush

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Thomas Portaminni
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Children playing games

Children playing games

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dominic L. Timaepatua
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Child's drawing

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jane F. Poantumilui
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Margaret R. Tipungwuti
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Hunting in the mangroves

Hunting in the mangroves

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Anacleta Timaepatua
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Irramaru (Tiwi word for eagle)

Irramaru (Tiwi word for eagle)

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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John V. Orsto
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Connell Tipilowra
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Things we eat

Things we eat

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Germaine Vigona
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Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Eileen T. Tipungwuti
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The old people smoke the crab claw

The old people smoke the crab claw

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Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Louis J. Tipungwuti
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