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Djunkgawul

Djunkgawul

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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1964
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Painting depicts rainbows seen during the N-W monsoon, & the storm spirit Djambuwal

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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1965
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Yurlunggur Serpent Swallows the Wagilag Sisters at Mirarrmina.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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The Yurlunggurr Serpents intertwine in the  Mirarrmina Waterhole.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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Painting depicts a bulbous object with 3 prongs at bottom with a black lizard on either side - related to the Wawalag story

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Aboriginal Art Gallery 07/09/1973 collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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1966
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Djumbawal.

Djumbawal.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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1964
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Painting depicts a spirit figure with elongated penis.- related to the Wawalag story

Painting depicts a spirit figure with elongated penis.- rela...

Aboriginal Art Gallery 07/09/1973 collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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1966
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Djambuwal flexing his spears (larrapan).

Djambuwal flexing his spears (larrapan).

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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1966
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Macassan Prau.

Macassan Prau.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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1964
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Murama and the  Bukaladji.

Murama and the Bukaladji.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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Painting depicts a canoe containing 3 humans, 1 is spearing a black turtle - related to the Wawalag story

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Aboriginal Art Gallery 07/09/1973 collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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1966
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Murama and the Bukaladji

Murama and the Bukaladji

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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1964
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Murrama

Murrama

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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Painting depicts the figure of Marrama [?]

Painting depicts the figure of Marrama [?]

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Daymirri.

Daymirri.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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Southern Cross

Southern Cross

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1966
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Painting depicts a snake

Painting depicts a snake

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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1966
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Painting depicts a mythical male figure holding two oars with plant-like form at top of handle

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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Painting depicts a bearded human figure

Painting depicts a bearded human figure

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1965
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Daymirri the Whale

Daymirri the Whale

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1966
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Murama and the Bukaladji (Note: Wandjuk written on bark backing).

Murama and the Bukaladji (Note: Wandjuk written on bark back...

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1965
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Painting depicts a long-necked, long-beaked bird with a nest filled with white eggs

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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1966
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Murrama.

Murrama.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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Painting depicts the storm spirit Djumbawal

Painting depicts the storm spirit Djumbawal

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1965
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Painting depicts three waterspouts seen in the 'wet'

Painting depicts three waterspouts seen in the 'wet'

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1966
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Painting depicts a black lizard - related to the Wawalag story

Painting depicts a black lizard - related to the Wawalag sto...

Aboriginal Art Gallery 07/09/1973 collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mawalan
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1966
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Painting depicts two black serpents

Painting depicts two black serpents

Herbert Keys collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Malay parangs

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1965
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Mawalan's version of the Crucifiction.

Mawalan's version of the Crucifiction.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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Painting depicts birds, fish and turtles

Painting depicts birds, fish and turtles

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1965
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Painting depicts 2 humped shapes above 4 humans - related to the Wawalag story

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Aboriginal Art Gallery 07/09/1973 collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1966
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Kingfish.

Kingfish.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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