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Bark painting 'The Gadadangul Snake' by Paddy Dhatanju, Milingimbi, 1967

Bark painting 'The Gadadangul Snake' by Paddy Dhatanju, Mili...

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Paddy Dhatanju
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1967
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Abstract design on paper from Oenpelli,1948

Abstract design on paper from Oenpelli,1948

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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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting three pole-like forms

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting two possums, a two pronged object and figure, by Mithali

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithali
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1974
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Painting depicts a waisted rectangular figure within a thin rectangular frame

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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'Buwakul', bark painting, native plant species

'Buwakul', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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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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South East Wind and a Canoe

South East Wind and a Canoe

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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Minimini Numalkiyiya Mamarika
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1948
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Ngurrudu, the Emu

Ngurrudu, the Emu

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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Anchor Barbbur Wurrkidj
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 'Wanydjarrpu', bark painting, native plant species

'Wanydjarrpu', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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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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Goannas of Early Dreamtime legend.

Goannas of Early Dreamtime legend.

Crafts Council of Australia collection
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Painting depicts a fisherman holding spear over his head, and 2 large long-nosed fish.

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The Australian Scene collection no. 5
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mandarg
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'Buwakul', bark painting, native plant species

'Buwakul', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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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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'Bama Bama story - rats from  Manguldji', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1967

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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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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Untitled, by Narritijin Maymuru, 1966

Untitled, by Narritijin Maymuru, 1966

J Davidson collection no. 3
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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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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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'Oijal and the yams' - Yirrkala, 1948

'Oijal and the yams' - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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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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Painting depicts two male figures

Painting depicts two male figures

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Peter Parrnimol
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a spirit being Durlklorrkilorrken alternatively known as Balangdjangarlayn, circa 1970

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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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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Fire dreaming

Fire dreaming

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yama Maymuru
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1965
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Wild Honey

Wild Honey

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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Djimbun
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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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Painting depcits a kangaroo in the X-ray

Painting depcits a kangaroo in the X-ray

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Yiwun Y. Maduwarr
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Painting depicts freshwater Barramundi and Jabiru taken from hut

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Unknown
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Painting depicts two female macropods of unidentified species.

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Mr Paddy Nabamdjorle Maralngurra
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1970
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Bark Painting, Fishing Scene showing Dugong and Turtle, from Groote Eylandt, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Narra ceremony by Birrikidji Gumana, Yirrkala, 1967

Narra ceremony by Birrikidji Gumana, Yirrkala, 1967

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Birrikitji Gumana
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1967
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Bark painting

Bark painting

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Maudie Tipupaju
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1965
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Dhuwa Ngarra  ceremonies.

Dhuwa Ngarra ceremonies.

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Larrtjuna
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1965
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting twelve fish and sixteen birds

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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The terrible fight of Purrukapali and Taparra

The terrible fight of Purrukapali and Taparra

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Jerry Kerinauia
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The  Wawilag Spirits of Marwiyu - A Mandalbui Dreaming.

The Wawilag Spirits of Marwiyu - A Mandalbui Dreaming.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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The Djinang version of the Moon story.

The Djinang version of the Moon story.

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Charlie Gunbuna
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1966
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 'The Fire Dreaming' by Mutitjpuy Mununjgurr, Yirrkala, 1967

'The Fire Dreaming' by Mutitjpuy Mununjgurr, Yirrkala, 1967

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mutitjpuy Munungurr
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1967
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Bark painting depicting a dilly bag fish trap made by the Wawilak sisters by Dawidi Djuwarak, Milingimbi, 1966

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dawidi
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1966
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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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'Wawuru', bark painting, native plant species

'Wawuru', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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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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'Dhanguniya', bark painting, native plant species

'Dhanguniya', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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2011
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'Galayarr' on Rakay', bark painting, native species

'Galayarr' on Rakay', bark painting, native species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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'Rakay', bark painting, native plant species

'Rakay', 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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'Wanydjarrpu,' bark painting, native species

'Wanydjarrpu,' bark painting, native species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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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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'Darwirr', bark painting, native plant species

'Darwirr', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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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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The Manangii Miwal finds the Sugarbag Dreaming  (wild honey).

The Manangii Miwal finds the Sugarbag Dreaming (wild honey)...

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Djarrabuli
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a physical manifestation of the spiritual being Ngalyod, circa 1975

Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a physical m...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1975
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Aborigines captured for station work. Women for sex.

Aborigines captured for station work. Women for sex.

Paddy Djagween collection
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Bark paintings
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Paddy Djagween
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1955
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'Djalkurrk', bark painting, native plant species

'Djalkurrk', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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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 depicting Ganalbingu clan funerary rites by George Milpurrurru

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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George Milpurrurru
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'Galayarr' on Rakay', bark painting, native plant species

'Galayarr' on Rakay', bark painting, native plant species

Mulkun Wirrpanda collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mulkun Wirrpanda
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Painting depicts an oval shield-like figure between two lizards

Painting depicts an oval shield-like figure between two liza...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Painting depicts the creation of the constellation,

Painting depicts the creation of the constellation, "Wuripir...

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Wandjiwara
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1963
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Painting depicts an abstract pattern of cross-hatching with horizontal and vertical lines.

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Maningrida Arts and Crafts 04/06/1974 collection
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Bark paintings
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Manakudok-adjiripa, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Peter Djalaya
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Painting depicts a group of hunters, one spearing porcupine; one holding kangaroo leg; third holding dead bird

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Magani
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1966
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'Turtle totem in sacred well of Baku's tribe'

'Turtle totem in sacred well of Baku's tribe'

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ray Baku
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Painting depicts the hollow logs used in the gong ceremony and

Painting depicts the hollow logs used in the gong ceremony a...

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Bolkdjam, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bill Madingiya
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting crocodile, by Liyawulumu

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting wolerrh, female euro (Macropus robustus) killed by Nakidkkidj, a malevolent spirit, circa 1970

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Kunmarrimban Outstation, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, A...
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting pole-like form featuring goanna, seven figures, four kangaroos, by Mithili

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithili
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, featuring central figure wearing curved headdress, by Bokarra

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bokarra
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1974
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'Mother whale'  by Narritjin Maymuru, 1978

'Mother whale' by Narritjin Maymuru, 1978

Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies 18/01/1979 collection
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Bark paintings
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Drill Hall, Australian National University, Acton, Canberra, Austra...
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Narritjin Maymuru
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1978
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Bark painting 'A mam or namandi spirit in Margolidjban' by Dick Nguleingulei Murrumurru, Gunbalanya, 1968

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Dick N. Murrumurru
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1968
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