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Sliding bevel

Sliding bevel

John Docker collection
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Bevels
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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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Dividers

Dividers

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Measuring instruments
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting ngurrudu, the emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae), circa 1970

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Kurrhkurr, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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Dolly clothes peg

Dolly clothes peg

Margaret Heap collection
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Clothes pegs
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New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia
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Pioneer Woodware Co
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1950
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'Wanydjarrpu', bark painting, native plant species

'Wanydjarrpu', 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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Hive of Honey, Milingimbi

Hive of Honey, Milingimbi

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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'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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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Bark painting depicting the Wawilak Sisters story by Mathaman Marika, Yirrkala, 1965

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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 'Couple of Mimi Spirits' by Paddy Compass Namatbara, Croker Island, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy C. Namatbara
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1963
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Bark painting titled Emu and Small Birds Feeding on Wild Berries by Bunyuwuy, Milingimbi, Northern Territory

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Y Pettinato collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bunyuwuy
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'Galurra - Gutjawutja', bark painting, native plant species

'Galurra - Gutjawutja', 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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2013
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Auger bit

Auger bit

George and Mary Weir collection
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Augers
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Redhead, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr George F. Weir
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1949
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17 Wylde Street Potts Point

17 Wylde Street Potts Point

Josef Lebovic Gallery collection no. 1
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Photographic postcards
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The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ramsay Photo Works Pty Ltd
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1950
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Painting depicts kangaroo, x-ray style

Painting depicts kangaroo, x-ray style

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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Murawina
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Unidentified Island

Unidentified Island

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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Home-made rectanglular painted plywood drinks tray used at 'Pretty Point' homestead via Delegate, NSW

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Judy Hirst collection no. 2
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Trays
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Delegate, New South Wales, Australia
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1950
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Bark painting 'Yirritja Narra flying fox dance' by George Milpurrurru, Milingimbi, 1966

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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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George Milpurrurru
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1966
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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru

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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Peace

Peace

Union of Australian Women collection
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Badges
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Wooden hunting club, Darling River region, New South Wales

Wooden hunting club, Darling River region, New South Wales

Black's Museum collection
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Clubs
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Darling River, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1930
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White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dinner plates
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

White ceramic dinner plate with 'CACS' in the centre

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dinner plates
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Black and white promotional photograph of three men, possibly the cast of Bunkey-doo

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Enid Treadgold collection
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Photographs
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Radio 2GB, Sydney
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1935
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Ornate brass table lamp with four bayonet light globe fittings and four candle holders

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Department of Home Affairs (Prime Minister's Lodge) collection
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Table lamps
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The Lodge, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1927
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Unidentified bird

Unidentified bird

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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Circular button brooch of gold-coloured metal, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Brooches
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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Metal tray

Metal tray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Trays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Bark painting depicting Macassan parangs by Mawalan Marika, Yirrkala, 1965

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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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Mawalan 1 Marika
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1965
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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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Precision ground flat stock gauge setting piece

Precision ground flat stock gauge setting piece

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Tools
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Discussion Poster No.66 - Milk - July 24, 1950

Discussion Poster No.66 - Milk - July 24, 1950

George W Barber collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Commonwealth Office of Education
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1950
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Fine tooth saw blade

Fine tooth saw blade

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Saw blades
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Marrngu.

Marrngu.

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ganmirri Marika
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1985
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Metal blue ashtray

Metal blue ashtray

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Ashtrays
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia
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1940
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'Dhanggi', bark painting, native plant species

'Dhanggi', 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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Bark painting 'Emu Dance' by Tom Djawa, Milingimbi

Bark painting 'Emu Dance' by Tom Djawa, Milingimbi

Y Pettinato collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tom Djawa
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Thread gauge

Thread gauge

Neil, Lynette and Barry Ross collection
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Gauges
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Alfred Ross
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1933
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Knife

Knife

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Knives
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Miner's crossed pick and shovel brooch incorporating a large nugget

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Smales Jewellers collection
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Brooches
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Western Australia, Australia
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Crawford family
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1890
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Women's Democratic Organisation of Afghanistan

Women's Democratic Organisation of Afghanistan

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay) at Kulama Time.

Milikapiti (Snake Bay) at Kulama Time.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Tipurrukuwamirri
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Dispatch box with 'Premier of New South Wales' on lid

Dispatch box with 'Premier of New South Wales' on lid

Marion Green collection
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Dispatch boxes
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New South Wales, Australia
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NSW Government
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1901
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting four figures and animals including turtles, by Mangawila

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tea cosy

Tea cosy

Nancy Hamilton collection no. 2
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Tea-cosies
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Mrs Nancy B. Hamilton
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1950
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US Legion of Merit to Sir Robert Menzies

US Legion of Merit to Sir Robert Menzies

RG Menzies collection
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Awards
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United States of America
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Sir Robert 'Bob' G. Menzies
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1950
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Poster

Poster

Union of Australian Women collection
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Posters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Audrey McDonald
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1950
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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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Bundle of press cuttings and historical documents relating the history of J B Young Holdings Ltd

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J B Young Ltd collection
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Scrapbooks
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J B Young Holdings Ltd
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1914
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Dessert spoon

Dessert spoon

Pennington Migrant Centre collection
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Dessertspoons
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Pennington, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Pennington Migrant Centre
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1940
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The Milky Way

The Milky Way

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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Toy automated kangaroo with a joey in its pouch

Toy automated kangaroo with a joey in its pouch

Terence Lane collection
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Mechanical toys
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1946
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Bark painting representing a Prukupali pattern by Deaf Tommy in Snake Bay, Melville Island, 1965

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Deaf Tommy, Pukualamiri
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1965
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Dalimbu.

Dalimbu.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 6
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bukanda
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1969
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South East Wind

South East Wind

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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Nambinara
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1948
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Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Gagarrar, Menyaba and Wuluwulg - a Bremer Island story

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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1910
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'Gutjawutja', bark painting, native plant species

'Gutjawutja', 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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Sign Here - So Help Me God! by Ellen Jose

Sign Here - So Help Me God! by Ellen Jose

Ellen Jose collection
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Oil paintings
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ms Ellen Jose
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1992
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Water Lily Lagoon

Water Lily Lagoon

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tampurruworriwua
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