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Tiwi collection

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Brief description

The Tiwi collection is an extensive collection of Aboriginal art and material culture from the Bathurst and Melville Islands. It comprises over 1200 objects including bark paintings, acrylic paintings and prints, wooden and terracotta sculptures, wooden implements, ceremonial objects, adornments, and sets of pukumani burial poles.

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This collection incorporates many fibre works including a large number of armbands, some head dresses and a variety of baskets. A great range of wooden carvings, wooden implements (clubs, spears) and wooden burial poles in full size and miniature form are also part of the collection. A majority of the collection was assembled in the mid 1960s including the magnificent works from the Sandra Holmes Tiwi collection and the Groger-Wurm collection

Data time period: 1960 to 1969

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text: Australia, Melville Island, Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

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  • Local :  MMEAB0003