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Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) and collected by Herbert Basedow in 1913

Spearthrower made by Erlikilyika (Jim Kite) and collected by...

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika (Jim Kite)
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1934
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'Kaningarra' by Manmarr Daisy Andrews, 2007

'Kaningarra' by Manmarr Daisy Andrews, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia, Australia
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Manmarr D. Andrews
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2007
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Ancestors are present in patterns on country - painting by Libby Harward 2016

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Libby Harward Collection
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Risk Management Track, by Joolama, Paddy Gwambany Carlton

Risk Management Track, by Joolama, Paddy Gwambany Carlton

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Kununurra, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Paddy G. Joolama
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1999
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'Time Change'

'Time Change'

Diana Boyer collection
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Diana Boyer
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'Lake Disappointment' by Yanjimi Peter Rowlands, 2008

'Lake Disappointment' by Yanjimi Peter Rowlands, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Parnngurr, Western Australia, Australia
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Yanjimi P. Rowlands
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2008
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'Mala and the bad uncles at Tjikarri (II)', painted by Johnny Warangula Tjupurrula, 1976

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Johnny W. Tjupurrula
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1976
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Painting depicting three concentric circles of red and orange and a surrounding design in red and white

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Watercolour painting of an insect, by Diana Boyer

Watercolour painting of an insect, by Diana Boyer

Diana Boyer collection
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Diana Boyer
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Painting on canvas by F E Carlo

Painting on canvas by F E Carlo

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Bourke, New South Wales, Australia
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F E. Carlo
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'Natawalu' by Mayapu Elsie Thomas, 2007

'Natawalu' by Mayapu Elsie Thomas, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia, Australia
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Mayapu E. Thomas
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2007
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Loving Rainforest Animals

Loving Rainforest Animals

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Brian Swindley
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Children's drawing stick

Children's drawing stick

Horne-Bowie collection
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Broad flattened oval, concave wooden container

Broad flattened oval, concave wooden container

University of Sydney collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1957
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'Dingo Fence', 1993, by Jason Chen

'Dingo Fence', 1993, by Jason Chen

Jason Chen collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Jason Chen
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1993
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Seven Sisters songline by Josphine Mick, 1994

Seven Sisters songline by Josphine Mick, 1994

Diana James collection
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Josephine Mick
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1994
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Watercolour painting of frogs, by Diana Boyer

Watercolour painting of frogs, by Diana Boyer

Diana Boyer collection
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Diana Boyer
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Painting on paper by Ralph Gumudul, Goulburn Island NT - from the story 'The Thirsty Sand Frog' in the book 'Djugurba. Tales from the Spirit Time' (1974), p. 11

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Kormilda College, Berrimah, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Ralph Gumudul
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1974
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'Mungily' by Veronica Lulu, 2008

'Mungily' by Veronica Lulu, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Mulan, Western Australia, Australia
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Veronica Lulu
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2008
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'Paraku and Walmajarri People' by Veronica Lulu, 2007

'Paraku and Walmajarri People' by Veronica Lulu, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Mulan, Western Australia, Australia
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Veronica Lulu
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2007
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'Time Change' p.10

'Time Change' p.10

Diana Boyer collection
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Diana Boyer
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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Spearthrower decorated by Albert Namatjira

Spearthrower decorated by Albert Namatjira

Goodmans collection
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Spearthrowers
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Albert Namatjira
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1970
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'Kunawarritji to Wajaparni' collaborative work, 2008

'Kunawarritji to Wajaparni' collaborative work, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection
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Kilykily, Western Australia, Australia
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Patrick Tjungurrayi
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2007
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Six original watercolour paintings for the postcard packs titled 'Vews of Mt Bobbara', by Diana Boyer

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Diana Boyer collection
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Painting by Gordon Syron - Solitary Tree

Painting by Gordon Syron - Solitary Tree

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Gordon Syron
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JW Lindo collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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J W. Lindo
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1985
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Depicts a flower

Depicts a flower

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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'Wikirri' by Jakayu Biljabu, 2007

'Wikirri' by Jakayu Biljabu, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Kilykily, Western Australia, Australia
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Jakayu Biljabu
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2007
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Stone knife

Stone knife

Stan Mitchell collection
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Knives
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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'Where I Was Born' by Georgina Brown, 2007

'Where I Was Born' by Georgina Brown, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Wiluna, Western Australia, Australia
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Georgina Brown
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2007
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Painted shell with seascape from Torres Strait Islands

Painted shell with seascape from Torres Strait Islands

Axel and Roslyn Poignant collection
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'Dreaming of Matjadji' painted by David Corby Tjapaltjarri, 1975

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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David Corby Tjapaltjarri
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1975
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Paint on canvas board

Paint on canvas board

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Johnie Warangula
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1974
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Midnight Oil Concert in Warakurna by Ken Shepherd

Midnight Oil Concert in Warakurna by Ken Shepherd

Warakurna History Paintings collection
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Warakurna Community, Western Australia, Australia
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Ken Shepherd
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'Native Cat and Goanna 1', Juanella McKenzie, 2008

'Native Cat and Goanna 1', Juanella McKenzie, 2008

Regina and Juanella McKenzie collection
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Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
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Ms Juanella McKenzie
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2008
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Miners by Jean Burke

Miners by Jean Burke

Warakurna History Paintings collection
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Warakurna Community, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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2011
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Painting depicts a large central concentric circle with six smaller ones

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Shorty Lungkarta Tjungurrayi
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'Jitirr' by Jukuja Dolly Snell, 2007

'Jitirr' by Jukuja Dolly Snell, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia, Australia
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Jukuja D. Snell
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2007
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Stan Mitchell collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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'Dreaming at Watunuma' by Uta UtaTjangala, 1975

'Dreaming at Watunuma' by Uta UtaTjangala, 1975

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Uta Uta Tjangala
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1975
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Painting depicting eight concentric dot circles joined by lines, and one separate circle

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Barney W. Tjakamarra
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1981
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Weapon - Boomerang

Weapon - Boomerang

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1945
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Iron Ore Mining as a Source of Ochre Pigments by John Wolseley, 1995

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Judith and Ron Behan collection no. 2
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John Wolseley
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Toy throwing stick - witwit

Toy throwing stick - witwit

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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'Tjunyinkya', painted by Johnnie Scobie Tjapanangka and Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula, 1977

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Johnnie S. Tjapanangka
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1977
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Warakurna Roadhouse by Roshanna Yinga Williamson

Warakurna Roadhouse by Roshanna Yinga Williamson

Warakurna History Paintings collection
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Warakurna Community, Western Australia, Australia
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Roshanna Y. Williamson
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2011
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Boomerang

Boomerang

The Australian Scene collection no. 2
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Boomerangs
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1973
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Hill view of the farmlands, by Shane Pickett

Hill view of the farmlands, by Shane Pickett

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Shane Pickett
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1980
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'Time Change'

'Time Change'

Diana Boyer collection
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Diana Boyer
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Untitled

Untitled

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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Boomerang

Boomerang

JD and JM Kelly collection
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Spinning top

Spinning top

Horne-Bowie collection
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Centre of gravity toys
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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'Wantili to Wuranu' by Lily Long and Sarah Brooks, 2007

'Wantili to Wuranu' by Lily Long and Sarah Brooks, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Kilykily, Western Australia, Australia
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Lily Long
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2007
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'Puntawarri, Jilakurru and Kumpupirntily' by Dadda Samson and Judith Samson, 2008

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Canning Stock Route collection
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Canning Stock Route, , Australia
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Dadda Samson
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2008
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Painting on cardboard by David Gentian, Barunga NT - from the story 'The Legend of the Birds' in the book 'Djugurba. Tales from the Spirit Time' (1974), p. 59

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Kormilda College, Berrimah, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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David Gentian
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1974
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Untitled illustration for 'The Rainbow Serpent' (1975)

Untitled illustration for 'The Rainbow Serpent' (1975)

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Dick Roughsey OBE
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1975
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