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Snake Jinngbirna.

Snake Jinngbirna.

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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Nanungunda
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1969
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Morning Star

Morning Star

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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Niljermarija
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1969
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Painting depicts two fish opposing each other

Painting depicts two fish opposing each other

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Unknown
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Kangaroo and Joey  with Saratoga Fish.

Kangaroo and Joey with Saratoga Fish.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Bark painting 'Djeigung the Galbu Snake' by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1967

Bark painting 'Djeigung the Galbu Snake' by Mithinarri Gurru...

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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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1967
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Painting depicts two pointed oval-shapes

Painting depicts two pointed oval-shapes

Anonymous (17/8/1968) 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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Wandjina with Rainbow Serpent and boomerangs

Wandjina with Rainbow Serpent and boomerangs

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Lily Karadada
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Bark painting depicting a goanna with a forked tongue

Bark painting depicting a goanna with a forked tongue

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yuwunyuwun Marruwarr
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Bark painting titled Snakes and Lizards by Mithinarri Gurruwiwi, Yirrkala, 1963

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Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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1963
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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 'Yirritja Narra flying fox dance' by George Milpurrurru, Milingimbi, 1966

Bark painting 'Yirritja Narra flying fox dance' by George Mi...

J Davidson collection no. 3
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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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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 'Ngaldjorlboh of the

Bark painting 'Ngaldjorlboh of the "Early Dreamtime" ' by Bo...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Bobby B. Nganjmirra
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1974
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Clouds (painting of clouds design sacred to Manggalili people).

Clouds (painting of clouds design sacred to Manggalili peopl...

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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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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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting goanna surrounded by six figures, by Wuyal

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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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Wuyal
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1974
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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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Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Aus...
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Jimmy Mijawmijal
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'Death and Mortuary Rites' by Mathaman Marika, Yirrkala, 1967

'Death and Mortuary Rites' by Mathaman Marika, Yirrkala, 196...

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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Mathaman Marika
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1967
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Bark painting depicting Macassans boiling down trepang by Mathaman Marika, Yirrkala, 1964

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J Davidson collection no. 3
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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1964
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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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Bark paintings
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yirawala
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1970
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Bark painting depicting a shark, Groote Eylandt NT

Bark painting depicting a shark, Groote Eylandt NT

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Bark painting 'Rainbow Serpent wrapped around tree' 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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Painting depicts an abstract design that recalls the facial decoration for an ancient Pukamini ritual

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Black Joe Wombadiemeri
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1960
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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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Milingimbi, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mathaman Marika
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1910
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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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Bark painting 'Nakidjkidj and Mimih at Nimbuwa Rock' by Bobby Barrdjaray Nganjmirra, Gumardir River Outstation, 1970

Bark painting 'Nakidjkidj and Mimih at Nimbuwa Rock' by Bobb...

Peter Brokensha and Bobby Bardjarai Nganjimirra collection
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Bark paintings
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Gumardir River Outstation, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory,...
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Bobby B. Nganjmirra
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1970
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Bark painting 'Djang'Kawu Sisters at Gariyak' by Valerie Munininy 2

Bark painting 'Djang'Kawu Sisters at Gariyak' by Valerie Mun...

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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Valerie Munininy 2
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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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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting two possums and black pole tapered at one end, by Mithali

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Dr Howard Morphy collection no. 2
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Bark paintings
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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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Fresh-water Tortoise work on paper, Oenpelli, 1948

Fresh-water Tortoise work on paper, 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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Sawfish.

Sawfish.

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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Nandabitta
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1969
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Bark painting 'The Rainbow Serpent Ngalyod and Ngalkunburriyaymi, the female spirit'

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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John N. Guymala
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Painting depicts a serpent coiled around white eggs

Painting depicts a serpent coiled around white eggs

Department of Transport and Communication collection
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Bark paintings
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Caledon Bay, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithinarri Gurruwiwi
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Bark painting divided into two panels by a band of white lines with circle in centre

Bark painting divided into two panels by a band of white lin...

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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Rubie
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1965
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Painting on card, in the style of a bark painting, depicting three figures and possum, by Marrkavakara

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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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Marrkarakara
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1974
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Painting depicts a fresh water crocodile

Painting depicts a fresh water crocodile

Maningrida Arts and Crafts 02/09/1974 collection
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Bark paintings
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Liverpool River, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mick Kuparrku
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Bark painting depicting a male human figure with outstretched hands by David Malangi, Milingimbi, 1965

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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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1965
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'Bulwutja', bark painting, native plant species

'Bulwutja', 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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'Rakay ga Gurrumba Mapu', bark painting, native plant species

'Rakay ga Gurrumba Mapu', 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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2014
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Water Lily Lagoon

Water Lily Lagoon

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tampurruworriwua
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Iguana and Shark

Iguana and Shark

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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'Barama spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

'Barama spreads the Sacred Law', by Narritjin Maymuru

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Narritjin Maymuru
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Bark painting by Tipiloura, 'Bush by Day and by Night' or alternatively 'Cockatoo, turtle and trees, from an old hunting story of Bathurst Island'.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tipiloura
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Bark painting depicting artist's father's Dreaming story by Jack Wunuwun, Gamedi, about 1981

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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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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Ancestral goannas at the  Gurkawuy River.

Ancestral goannas at the Gurkawuy River.

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mithili
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1979
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting barrk, black wallaroo (Macropus bernardus), 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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If You Love Me Love Me Safely by Marrnyula Mununggurr

If You Love Me Love Me Safely by Marrnyula Mununggurr

Marrynyula Mununggurr collection
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Bark paintings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Marrnyula Mununggurr
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2000
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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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'The Formation of Clouds' by Bokarra Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1967

'The Formation of Clouds' by Bokarra Maymuru, Yirrkala, 1967

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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Bokarra Maymuru
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1967
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting barrk, male black wallaroo (Macropus bernardus), circa 1970

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Manmoyih, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a site in Djordi country on the upper Mann River NT, circa 1970-1974

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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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'Turtles, wind and rain', by Narritjin Maymuru, 1978

'Turtles, wind and rain', 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 'The first firing of the bush at Caledon Bay' by Mungurrawuy Yunapingu, Port Bradshaw

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Port Bradshaw, North-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mungurrawuy Yunupingu
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'Wundan', bark painting, native plant species

'Wundan', 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 by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting barrk, the black wallaroo (Macropus bernardus), circa 1970

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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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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1970
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Bardurru, the Hollow Mortuary Log is borne to the Milky Way or The Pussycat and the Crows.

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Dorothy Bennett collection
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Dauwidi
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Creatures of the Arafura Swamp by John Bulunbulun

Creatures of the Arafura Swamp by John Bulunbulun

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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John Bulunbulun
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Bark painting by Bardayal Nadjamerrek depicting a kangaroo, 1974

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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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Bardayal Nadjamerrek
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1974
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'Wundan', bark painting, native plant species

'Wundan', 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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Painting depicts a variety of creatures, including 7  turtles, various fish & insects, & a number of plants (black stalks).

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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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Bob Bilinjara
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1966
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Bark painting 'The Gadadangul Snake' by Paddy Dhatanju, Milingimbi, 1967

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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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