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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngalpuntja
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Fregon, South Australia, Australia
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Malyanka
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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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1982
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Carved and painted wooden sculpture of Purukuparli, a creature figure from the Tiwi Islands

Carved and painted wooden sculpture of Purukuparli, a creatu...

Tiwi Arts Network collection
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Wood carvings
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Thomas Munkanome
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2001
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kanginy
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Birds sculpture

Birds sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Kalka, South Australia, Australia
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Ngininka
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1982
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Two bird sculptures

Two bird sculptures

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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1992
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ikula
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'Ancestral canoe'

'Ancestral canoe'

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Baluka Maymuru
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1985
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Possum

Possum

Florence Gaby collection
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Wood carvings
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Carved wooden figure of the male god 'Tangaroa'

Carved wooden figure of the male god 'Tangaroa'

Beth Dean Carell collection no. 4
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Wood carvings
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Cook Islands
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Mr Victor Carell
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Incomplete lizard sculpture, Ernabella SA

Incomplete lizard sculpture, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Carved wooden wombat

Carved wooden wombat

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kamanara
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1950
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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Pokerwork

Pokerwork "fun animal" sculpture, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Incised Wandjina figure

Incised Wandjina figure

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Mowanjum, West Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Neta
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1979
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Small carved wooden sculpture of a mammal

Small carved wooden sculpture of a mammal

Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Pokerwork kangaroo

Pokerwork kangaroo

Ray and Dallas Maple Family collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Howard Maple
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1930
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Lizard sculpture by unknown maker

Lizard sculpture by unknown maker

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Carved and decorated wooden stingray made by Mani Luki in Snake Bay, Melville Island, 1965

Carved and decorated wooden stingray made by Mani Luki in Sn...

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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Carving of a fish

Carving of a fish

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Wood carvings
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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1975
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Bird sculpture

Bird sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngalpuntja
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Wood carving of fire making

Wood carving of fire making

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Solomon Islands, Oceania
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Bird

Bird

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Not provided
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1991
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Carved wooden sinuous snake

Carved wooden sinuous snake

Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Lizard

Lizard

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Margaret Dagg
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1994
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Carved wooden sculpture of a turtle (tjulpu)

Carved wooden sculpture of a turtle (tjulpu)

Aboriginal Women's Arts Festival collection
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Wood carvings
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South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1984
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Sculpture - wood - dugong

Sculpture - wood - dugong

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Bamaga, Queensland, Australia
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1974
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Carved wooden sculpture of a parrot fish 'Yambirrku'

Carved wooden sculpture of a parrot fish 'Yambirrku'

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Baluka Maymuru
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1999
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Carved wooden sinuous snake

Carved wooden sinuous snake

Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1987
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Poisonous snake sculpture

Poisonous snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ikula
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Kalka, South Australia, Australia
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Ngininka
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1982
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Wooden carving with pokerwork design from Curtin Springs, 1957

Wooden carving with pokerwork design from Curtin Springs, 19...

Barrie and Jennifer Hadlow collection
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Wood carvings
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Sculpture in an echidna form

Sculpture in an echidna form

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Unfinished snake sculpture, Ernabella SA

Unfinished snake sculpture, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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'Emu'

'Emu'

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Baluka Maymuru
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1985
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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1982
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Carved lizard

Carved lizard

Central Australian souvenirs collection
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Wood carvings
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngalpuntja
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Ceremonial reptile wooden carving, Elcho Island, Northern Territory

Ceremonial reptile wooden carving, Elcho Island, Northern Te...

JC Le Souef collection
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Wood carvings
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Galiwin'ku (Elcho Island), Northern Territory, Australia
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ikula
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Wood carving - female human figure - Yirrkala, 1948

Wood carving - female human figure - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Lizard

Lizard

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Wingellina, Western Australia, Australia
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Jean I. Burke
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1982
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Wood carving of a figure painted black and yellow by Mawalan

Wood carving of a figure painted black and yellow by Mawalan

Betty Meehan and Rhys Jones collection
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Wood carvings
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Mawalan 1 Marika
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Female figure wood carving

Female figure wood carving

Geoff Dennis collection
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Wood carvings
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Owarika AKA Santa Catalina Island, Solomon Islands
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1971
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Lizard sculpture

Lizard sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Amata, South Australia, Australia
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Mildred Lyons
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1982
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Sculpture - stingray

Sculpture - stingray

J Davidson collection no. 3
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Wood carvings
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Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1965
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Decorated wooden panel, by Sione Pani, Tonga

Decorated wooden panel, by Sione Pani, Tonga

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Tonga
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Sione Pani
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1954
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Birds sculpture

Birds sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Kalka, South Australia, Australia
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Ngininka
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Incomplete lizard sculpture, Ernabella SA

Incomplete lizard sculpture, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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Snake sculpture

Snake sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kanginy
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1982
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'Possum'

'Possum'

Buku-Larrngay Arts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Baluka Maymuru
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1985
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Goanna sculpture

Goanna sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Ngalpuntja
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Carved wooden sculpture in the form of a possum, incised and with pigmented designs on both sides - Yirrkala

Carved wooden sculpture in the form of a possum, incised and...

Enid Bowden collection
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Wood carvings
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1987
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Numbat sculpture

Numbat sculpture

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Wood carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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Wooden carving of a crocodile

Wooden carving of a crocodile

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Wood carvings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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