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Bark painting featuring an oval shape outlined in black & white

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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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Maria
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1965
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Club

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Biliaritjimau
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1965
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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Paddy B. Pakapunali
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1965
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The painting consisting of three horizontal sections with the central section having a small circle

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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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Tuki Puruldatemiri
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1965
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Club

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Paddy B. Irimiati
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1965
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Club

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Black Joe Wombadiemeri
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1965
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Four Trochidae Monodonta Labio shells

Four Trochidae Monodonta Labio shells

Lady Helen Blackburn collection
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Shells
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Lady Helen Blackburn
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Bark painting

Bark painting

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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Maudie Tipupaju
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1965
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Painting is an abstract design of patterned & black horizontal bands

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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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Alie Miller
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1965
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Painting depicts a central figurative shape in black within rectangles with rounded corners in rings of alternating colours

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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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Naunu
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1965
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Bark painting depicting 30 circles, in combinations of black, white, red or yellow

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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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Polly M. Poinomaju
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1965
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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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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Unknown
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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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Carved and decorated wooden stingray made by Mani Luki in Snake Bay, Melville Island, 1965

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Mani Luki
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1965
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay) at Kulama Time.

Milikapiti (Snake Bay) at Kulama Time.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Tipurrukuwamirri
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Bark painting depicts a rounded frame in four different rings of decoration

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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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Long Peter, Parapriti
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1965
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Bark painting depicting two circles, one black with red and white outlines and one white with red lines

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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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Paddy B. Pakapunali
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1965
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Bark painting

Bark painting

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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Paddy Fish (Fisherman), Irimiati
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1965
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Bark painting outlined in white with black dots, divided into three panels by two horizontal lines of yellow and white with black dots

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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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Long Peter, Parapriti
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1965
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Paintbrush - used by Janet Mungatopi

Paintbrush - used by Janet Mungatopi

Milikapiti Council collection
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Paintbrushes
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Janet Mungatopi
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Bark painting divided into three panels by two vertical white bands with yellow lines

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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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Paddy Fish
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1965
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Paddy Henry's paint stirrer

Paddy Henry's paint stirrer

Milikapiti Council collection
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Artists equipment
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Freddy P. Moonnrnmine
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Tunga made by Kenny Brown, 2013

Tunga made by Kenny Brown, 2013

Kenny Brown collection
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Containers
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Mr Kenny Brown
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2013
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Bark Painting depicting the body painting for 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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Painting has 3-pronged appearance with central oval shape design

Painting has 3-pronged appearance with central oval shape de...

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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Black Joe Wombadiemeri
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1965
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Message stick

Message stick

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Message sticks
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Tuprukamiri
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1965
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Bark painting divided into 16 panels by three horizontal white bands with red outlines

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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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Polly M. Puruntatameri
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1965
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Bark painting depicting the sun at Wuriupi 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 divided into two panels by a band of white lines with circle in centre

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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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Rubie
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1965
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay) by Day and by Night.

Milikapiti (Snake Bay) by Day and by Night.

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Nangunu
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Paintbrush - used by Janet Mungatopi

Paintbrush - used by Janet Mungatopi

Milikapiti Council collection
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Paintbrushes
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Janet Mungatopi
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Bark painting divided into three panels with horizontal black lines

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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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Peter Trucker
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1965
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Bark painting representing a Prukupali pattern 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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Painting depicts fourteen small rectangles between band of pigment rendered across the top and the bottom

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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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Polly M. Poinomaju
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1965
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Paintbrush - used by Janet Mungatopi

Paintbrush - used by Janet Mungatopi

Milikapiti Council collection
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Paintbrushes
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Janet Mungatopi
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Painting is divided into numerous squares

Painting is divided into numerous squares

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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Polly M. Puruntatameri
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1965
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Painting has a central image of a cross surrounded by a square infilled with linear patterning

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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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Maudie Tipupaju
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1965
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Club

Club

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Paddy B. Pakapunali
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1965
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Child's drawing - 'British ship anchoring at Snake Bay' by Joachim, Melville Island NT

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Drawings
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Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Joachim
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Paintbrush - used by Janet Mungatopi

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Milikapiti Council collection
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Paintbrushes
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Janet Mungatopi
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Club

Club

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Toporulamau
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1965
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Plaited fibre armband decorated with red arbrus seeds and goose feathers

Plaited fibre armband decorated with red arbrus seeds and go...

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Armbands
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Bulumundila
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1965
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Paperback basket

Paperback basket

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Baskets
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Topumorila
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1965
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Bark painting depicts a bird with rounded beak, short neck and large body

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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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Tuki
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1965
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Milikapiti Council collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Containers
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Long Peter, Parapriti
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1965
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Pukamani mortuary pole

Milikapiti Council collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Bark painting depicting pukamani patterns 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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1956
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Painted wooden 'female' Tiwi spear

Painted wooden 'female' Tiwi spear

Vic Skermer collection
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Spears
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Black Joe Wombadiemeri
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1957
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Sample

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Specimens
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Kevin July, Kilipiautimi
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Painting has a large central red circle with white dots & five semi circles at sides

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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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Big Jack Naunu
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1965
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Bark painting depicts horizontal bands at top & bottom around 8 vertical bands divided horizontally with rectangles

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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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Paddy B. Pakapunali
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1965
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Bark container

Bark container

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Containers
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Popalntao
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1965
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Milikapiti Council collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Bark painting depicts vertical striped bands crossed by three horizontal striped bands

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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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Polly M. Poinomaju
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1965
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Bark painting depicting concentric circles with black centre & rings of red, yellow, white & black

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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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Tractor Joe
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1965
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Milikapiti Council collection
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Ceremonial objects
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Armband made from woven fibre with a large bunch of dark feathers centrally attached with bloodwood resin and pandanus string

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Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Armbands
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Taoambusimi
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1965
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Sculpture

Sculpture

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Ter...
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Tuki Puruldatemiri
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1965
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