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The Lightning Man, Namaragan depicted on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

The Lightning Man, Namaragan depicted on paper, Oenpelli, 19...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Unknown
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1948
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Bayini at Wapilinya Island, 1965

Bayini at Wapilinya Island, 1965

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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1965
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Bark painting 'Mythical Figure' by by Bob Balirrbalirr Dirdi, Gunbalanya, 1974

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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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Bob Balirrbalirr Dirdi
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1974
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Sago stirrer

Sago stirrer

Papuan Official collection
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Mixing tools
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Octagonal white bone china cup, featuring a picture of the Speaker of the House of Representatives chair, and a matching saucer

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Allen and Helena Lister collection
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Cups and saucers
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Shelley Potteries
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1920
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Bark painting 'Head of Animal (Kangaroo)' by Yuwunyuwun Marruwarr, Gunbalanya, 1974

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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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Yuwunyuwun Marruwarr
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1974
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'Murrnyi / Murrtjumun', bark painting, native plant species

'Murrnyi / Murrtjumun', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2014
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Wooden mallet

Wooden mallet

George O Crawford collection
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Mallets
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George O. Crawford
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1900
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Rafts - drifting down the Fu river. Apl 1917

Rafts - drifting down the Fu river. Apl 1917

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Bridge with seven arches, in front of a mountain

Bridge with seven arches, in front of a mountain

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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In the grounds attached to the lake inside of Younnufu City. July 1920

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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'Opossum tree story', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1967

'Opossum tree story', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1967

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1967
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Shell money

Shell money

Papuan Official collection
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Shell money
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Professor Wallace E. Armstrong
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1923
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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Colour lithograph showing a collage of Australian fauna by May Gibbs

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Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 5
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Lithographs
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Cecilia M. Gibbs
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1920
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 The Two Men, Nabira-mira

The Two Men, Nabira-mira

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Composing rule

Composing rule

Les Robertson collection
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Rulers
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mr Lesley A. Robertson
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1920
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Fresh-water Tortoise, Mimila

Fresh-water Tortoise, Mimila

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Chinese soldiers on the march through the streets of Kalgan Feb 1915

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Bradman

Bradman

David Westcott collection no. 6
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Biographies
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Angus & Robertson
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1948
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The Baijini at Port Bradshaw, Yirrkala, 1948

The Baijini at Port Bradshaw, Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Gupupuyngu mortuary rites.

Gupupuyngu mortuary rites.

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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Binyinyuway
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1967
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Painting depicts a kangaroo

Painting depicts a 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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Yiwun Y. Maduwarr
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Parkinson & Frodsham Marine Chronometer No 3617 in a wooden case

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Department of Defence collection
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Chronometers
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London, England
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Parkinson & Frodsham
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1840
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Nabarlek

Nabarlek

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Nabarlek
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1948
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Garma Circumcision Rite and Dancing at the Narra  Ceremony

Garma Circumcision Rite and Dancing at the Narra Ceremony

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bagu
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'Rawak', bark painting, dried native plant

'Rawak', bark painting, dried native plant

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2013
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Painting depicts four frogs

Painting depicts four frogs

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Birigitji
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1967
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'Djitama', bark painting, native plant species

'Djitama', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2012
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Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering

Metal stencil for a wool bale with cut-out lettering "LOX"

Cregan Family collection
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Stencils
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Naas Valley, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr John Cregan
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1920
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'Banumburr', bark painting by Buranday Waynbarrnga

'Banumburr', bark painting by Buranday Waynbarrnga

Y Pettinato collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Buranday Waynbarrnga
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1960
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Staff B.A.T. office Yunnanfu 1919

Staff B.A.T. office Yunnanfu 1919

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Namanjwarra (Estuarine Crocodile) by Curly Bardkadabbu

Namanjwarra (Estuarine Crocodile) by Curly Bardkadabbu

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Bark paintings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Curly Bardkadubbu
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The Federated Railway Loco Engineman's Association of Australia

The Federated Railway Loco Engineman's Association of Austra...

Andrew Reeves collection no. 5
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Certificates of appreciation
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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S D Townsend & Co
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1915
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Bench axe with a steel head branded

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John Docker collection
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Axes
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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The Man, Naljanio

The Man, Naljanio

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Unknown
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'Opossum Tree Dreaming', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1966

'Opossum Tree Dreaming', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1966

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1966
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Painting depicts a human figure with elbows bent & hands upraised

Painting depicts a human figure with elbows bent & hands upr...

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Boomerang, attributed as being made by Fred Mulga aka 'Pelaco Jack'

Boomerang, attributed as being made by Fred Mulga aka 'Pelac...

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Boomerangs
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Fred Mulga
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1874
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Childbirth Scene, work on paper in the style of a bark painting, Yirrkala, 1948

Childbirth Scene, work on paper in the style of a bark paint...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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A Walk on the Peak Hong Kong Sept 1921

A Walk on the Peak Hong Kong Sept 1921

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Photograph of a view of a town and harbour with hills in the distance

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Cane cuirass

Cane cuirass

Papuan Official collection
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Torso armour
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Bark painting 'Bartji (Jungle yams)' by Jack Wunuwun, Gamardi, about 1985

Bark painting 'Bartji (Jungle yams)' by Jack Wunuwun, Gamard...

Inada Holdings 11/12/1985 collection
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Bark paintings
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Gamardi Outstation, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jack Wunuwun
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1985
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Australian Military issue blue enamelled water bottle and carrier

Australian Military issue blue enamelled water bottle and ca...

Parsons collection
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Water containers
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1920
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Sago stirrer

Sago stirrer

Papuan Official collection
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Mixing tools
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Spokeshave branded H Docker, 1887

Spokeshave branded H Docker, 1887

John Docker collection
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Spokeshaves
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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View of 'Coal Hill' in the Imperial City Peking, Feb 1915

View of 'Coal Hill' in the Imperial City Peking, Feb 1915

Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Felt bag containing eight drill bits

Felt bag containing eight drill bits

John Docker collection
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Drill bits
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1926

Black leather bound scrapbook, Vol 1, 1926

Ruth Oldfield collection
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Scrapbooks
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Saxony, England
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Durrants, London
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1920
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Underwood No 5 Manual Typewriter

Underwood No 5 Manual Typewriter

Else Alsop collection
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Typewriters
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United States of America
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Underwood Typewriter Company
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1919
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Bark painting

Bark painting

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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Jimmy Lipundja
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1966
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Glass photographic magic lantern slide of a thylacine at the London Zoo

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David Seth-Smith collection
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Lantern slides
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London Zoo, London, England
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Mr David Seth-Smith
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1850
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Group taken at E.O. Drakes house - 147 the Peak, on Xmas day 1921. Hong Kong

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Anne Stockton collection no. 1
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Photographs
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Karl H. Aumuller
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1913
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Armband

Armband

Papuan Official collection
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Armbands
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Australian silver commemorative medallion in presentation box marking Australia's 150th Anniversary in1938, featuring the landing at Sydney Cove of Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26 1788.

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Olive King collection
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Commemorative medallions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Amor Pty Ltd
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1938
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'Rakay ga Gurrumba Mapu', bark painting, native plant species

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Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2014
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Stub of a wax candle

Stub of a wax candle

John Docker collection
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Candles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Ted Docker
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1920
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Spur strap

Spur strap

Colledge Family collection
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Footwear accessories
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Autographic Kodak Junior camera

Autographic Kodak Junior camera

Harold Stevens collection
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Cameras
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Rochester, New York, United States of America
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Eastman Kodak Company
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1920
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