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Bark container

Bark container

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Wooden container, painted on both sides with red ochre by Daisy Leura Nakamara, 1980

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Daisy L. Nakamara
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1980
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Tunga made by Kenny Brown, 2013

Tunga made by Kenny Brown, 2013

Kenny Brown collection
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Milikapiti, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Kenny Brown
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2013
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Wooden Container

Wooden Container

Stan Mitchell collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Oblong bark container

Oblong bark container

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Umbakumba, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Coolamon

Coolamon

Central Australian souvenirs collection
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Coolamon by Pampirla Hansen Boxer, 2008

Coolamon by Pampirla Hansen Boxer, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Pampirla H. Boxer
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2008
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Kelp container by Verna Nichols

Kelp container by Verna Nichols

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Verna Nichols collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Verna Nichols
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Bull kelp and river reed container, made by Leonie Dickson

Bull kelp and river reed container, made by Leonie Dickson

Tayenebe collection
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Ms Leonie Dickson
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'Ngurti' by George Tuckerbox, 2007

'Ngurti' by George Tuckerbox, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Jilji Bore, Western Australia, Australia
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George Tuckerbox
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2007
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Carved wooden container from Curtin Springs, 1957

Carved wooden container from Curtin Springs, 1957

Barrie and Jennifer Hadlow collection
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'Ngurti' by Mayapu Elsie Thomas, 2007

'Ngurti' by Mayapu Elsie Thomas, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Jilji Bore, Western Australia, Australia
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Mayapu E. Thomas
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2007
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Kelp water carrier

Kelp water carrier

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Yvonne Kopper collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Yvonne Kopper
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Bark container from Bathurst Island

Bark container from Bathurst Island

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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Wooden container 'Snake Dreaming at Tjuntina', painted by Tommy Lowry Tjapaltjarri, 1977

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Yayayi, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tommy L. Tjapaltjarri
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1977
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Kelp water carrier by Verna Nichols

Kelp water carrier by Verna Nichols

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Verna Nichols collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Verna Nichols
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Piti or wooden container with pokerwork of Kungkarangkaipa Tjukurpa or 'Seven Sisters' Dreaming

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 2
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Margaret Dagg
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1997
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Kelp water carrier

Kelp water carrier

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Rachel Quillart collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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Rachel Quillart
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Piti

Piti

Maruku Arts collection no. 3
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Topsy Tjulyata
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2003
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Piti or wooden container with pokerwork of the Kungkarangkaipa Tjukurpa or 'Seven Sisters' Dre

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 2
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Northern South Australia, South Australia, Australia
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Nyupaya Kaika
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1998
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Piti

Piti

Maruku Arts collection no. 3
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Topsy Tjulyata
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2003
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Piti or wooden container with pokerwork of the Kungkarangkaipa Tjukurpa or 'Seven Sisters' Dre

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Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 2
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Margaret Dagg
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1997
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Egg scoop by Yvonne Koolmatrie

Egg scoop by Yvonne Koolmatrie

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Berri, South Australia, Australia
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Yvonne Koolmatrie
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1990
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Oval-shaped iron coolamon

Oval-shaped iron coolamon

Scott Rainbow collection
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Western Australia, Australia
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'Ngurti' by Kuji Rosie Goodjie and Jukuja Nora Tjookootja, 2007

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Canning Stock Route collection
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Ngumpan, Western Australia, Australia
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Kuji R. Goodjie
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2007
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Piti

Piti

Maruku Arts collection no. 3
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Topsy Tjulyata
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2003
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Kanyilpa (wooden container), painted by Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi, 1978

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi
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1978
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Paperbark container

Paperbark container

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Wood container

Herbert Keys collection
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Coolamon made from wood

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Western Australia, Australia
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Bark container

Bark container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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Wooden concave container

Wooden concave container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 2
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Ian Dunlop
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1964
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Container made from bull kelp, river reed and echidna quills...

Tayenebe collection
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Verna Nichols
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Shallow, wooden container

Shallow, wooden container

Brian Hayden collection
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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Container made from bull kelp, river reed and tee tree strin...

Tayenebe collection
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Ms Jacqui Langdon
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Deep concave and elongated wooden container

Deep concave and elongated wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Pigmented, cylindrical bark container

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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wira - wooden container and winnow - grandmother's wira

wira - wooden container and winnow - grandmother's wira

Tjanpi 'Wild Harvest Family' collection
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Coolamon with pokerwork

Coolamon with pokerwork

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Olive Pink collection
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Miss Olive Pink
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Deep concave wooden container

Deep concave wooden container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Carved wooden coolamon with pokerwork design

Carved wooden coolamon with pokerwork design

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Wooden coolamon

Wooden coolamon

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Wooden coolamon with pokerwork design

Wooden coolamon with pokerwork design

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Oval concave wooden container with rounded ends, and pigmented surfaces over longitudinal fluting

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JW Lindo collection
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Cooper Creek, Queensland, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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1985
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Snake Bay, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Long Peter, Parapriti
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1965
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Coolamon with dot painting on the rounded side mounted and framed

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Molly Nungurrayi
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Coolamon with pokerwork

Coolamon with pokerwork

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Pigmented cylindrical bark container

Pigmented cylindrical bark container

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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1985
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Ceramic glazed stoneware vessel

Ceramic glazed stoneware vessel

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Weipa, Queensland, Australia
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Thancoupie
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Bark container

Bark container

Charles Hart collection
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Charles (Steve) W. Hart
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wira - wooden container and winnow - daughter's wira

wira - wooden container and winnow - daughter's wira

Tjanpi 'Wild Harvest Family' collection
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Bull kelp, river reed and tea tree container made by Kylie D...

Tayenebe collection
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Ms Kylie Dickson
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Ceramic storage container

Ceramic storage container

William and Jeanette Derham Family - Bendigo Pottery collection
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Northern Territory, Australia
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1934
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Bark container

Bark container

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Wooden container

Wooden container

Ian Dunlop collection no. 3
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Kangaroo-shaped container made from wicker, wood, glass and ...

Terence Lane collection
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1976
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Wooden coolamon depicting a bird flying over a landscape

Wooden coolamon depicting a bird flying over a landscape

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
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