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Bark painting 'Female spirit figure'

Bark painting 'Female spirit figure'

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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John N. Guymala
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'Wundan', bark painting, native plant species

'Wundan', 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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'Bundjungu', bark painting, native plant species

'Bundjungu', 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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Bark painting 'Nimbuwa rock' by Bobby Barrdjaray Nganjmirra, 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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Bobby B. Nganjmirra
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1968
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Painting depicts the hollow log gongs used in the gong ceremony and

Painting depicts the hollow log gongs used in the gong cerem...

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Bark paintings
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Bolkdjam, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bill Madangiya
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Bark painting 'Yingapungapu' by Banapana Maymuru, Yirrkala

Bark painting 'Yingapungapu' by Banapana Maymuru, Yirrkala

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Banapana Maymuru
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1976
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Painting is divided into several panels and depicts several creatures, men and tools

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 4
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dundiwui
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1967
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The Women, Miwal and Wanu-wanu

The Women, Miwal and Wanu-wanu

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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Bark painting 'The Djanggawul in Djabu mada [language] territory' by Mutitjpuy Mununjgurr, Yirrkala, 1967

Bark painting 'The Djanggawul in Djabu mada [language] terri...

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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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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Bark painting 'Tribal country of the Kangaroos & their mythical journey' by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1970

Bark painting 'Tribal country of the Kangaroos & their mythi...

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 7
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1970
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Shark.

Shark.

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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Tarunga
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1969
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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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'Buwakul', bark painting, native plant species

'Buwakul', 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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Painting depicts totems of the Manarrngu mortuary rites

Painting depicts totems of the Manarrngu 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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Boyun
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1966
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The Ngarra Ceremony of the Yirridja Wulageh  People, Bark: Diver Bird Ceremony.  Inv:

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Ray Baku
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The Black Ant, Uaipa

The Black Ant, Uaipa

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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'Landa, Matpana, Wakwak', bark painting, native plant species

'Landa, Matpana, Wakwak', bark painting, native plant specie...

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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Bark painting depicts a hunter in white, with short limbs, holding a raised spear and shield

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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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Ron Adam
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1965
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The Djunkgao (Djung'kawu) Sisters at Goulburn Island - Yirrkala, 1948

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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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Guwak ga Marrngu (Nightbird & possum).

Guwak ga Marrngu (Nightbird & possum).

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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Luwandi Mununggurr
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1985
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Barawind.

Barawind.

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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Djabargu
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1969
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Bark painting depicting animals at a sacred site by Jimmy Nakkurridjdjilmi Nganjmirra of Gunbalanya, 1970

Bark painting depicting animals at a sacred site by Jimmy Na...

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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Jimmy N. Nganjmirra
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1970
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Painting depicts kangaroo in x-ray style

Painting depicts kangaroo in 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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Jimmy Mijawmijal
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Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru

Untitled, by Narritjin Maymuru

Dr Howard Morphy 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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'Wundan', bark painting, native plant species

'Wundan', 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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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting two crayfish, a turtle and six fish, by Maw Munungurr

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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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Maw Mununggurr
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1974
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Painting depicts an abstract pattern with patterned squares

Painting depicts an abstract pattern with patterned squares

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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Jacky Maranberra
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1974
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting five ochre fish, by Lardjanga

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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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Lardjanga
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'Barama spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

'Barama spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Narritjin Maymuru
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Painting depicts a spirit in a round waterhole, humans and log coffin (or a fishtrap)

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Maningrida Arts and Crafts 26/11/1973 collection
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Bark paintings
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Maningrida, West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ray Baku
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A Mopadrrunga, Spirit of the Dead, on Bark: A  Mopaditti.  Inv:

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Antelemungarralei
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Dhuwa Ngarra Ceremony

Dhuwa Ngarra Ceremony

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 2 Marika
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1964
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'Yingapungapu'

'Yingapungapu'

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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Bumiti 2 Dhamarrandji
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1985
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Bark painting depicting an echidna by Yirawala, Croker Island, 1965

Bark painting depicting an echidna by Yirawala, Croker Islan...

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1965
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Maraiin

Maraiin

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 5
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Bark paintings
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Beswick, Northern Territory, Australia
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George Baldu
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1968
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'Gunyan White Sand Crab', by Narritjin Maymuru

'Gunyan White Sand Crab', by Narritjin Maymuru

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Bark paintings
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Blue Mud Bay, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Narritjin Maymuru
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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 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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'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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'Dilminyin', bark painting, native plant species

'Dilminyin', 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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Amagula River.

Amagula River.

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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Abadjura
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1969
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Painting depicts two human figures with four kangaroos and a serpent

Painting depicts two human figures with four kangaroos and a...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithili
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Unidentified

Unidentified

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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Yalioura
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1948
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'Dhanguniya', bark painting, native plant species

'Dhanguniya', 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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Bark painting divided into square and rectangular panels and depicting a rectangular figure with two triangular prongs on the top

Bark painting divided into square and rectangular panels and...

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mundjinu
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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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Bark paintings
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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 'Tree Spirit' by David Malangi, Milingimbi, 1967

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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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David D. Malangi
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1967
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Bark painting

Bark painting

Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 3
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bark painting representing kulama initiation 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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Bark painting depicting two people walking over a landscape

Bark painting depicting two people walking over a landscape

Air Commodore W Bolitho collection
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Bark paintings
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Port Keats (Wadeye), Northern Territory, Australia
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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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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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'Rangan' (dead paperbark tree), 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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2013
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Painting depicts a black goanna

Painting depicts a black goanna

Department of Transport and Communication collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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Painting is divided into 4 panels with circle in centre and a vertical band contains 3  catfish

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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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Spirit Islands

Spirit Islands

John Calaby collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1940
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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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Kangaroo and Joey  with Saratoga Fish.

Kangaroo and Joey with Saratoga Fish.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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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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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting male and female human figures and various animals, circa 1970

Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting male and fem...

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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