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Indigenous

A large Papunya painting by Anatjari Tjakamarra, depicting a journey in a desert landscape.
A powerful expression of artist Alick Tipoti's Torres Strait Islander heritage.
300-plus artworks from John and Ros Moriarty's Indigenous design company.
Silk batiks and ceramic works from one of Australia's longest running Aboriginal arts organisations.
Wimbledon trophies and racquets belonging to Evonne Goolagong Cawley.
Worn while lobbying for recognition of Aboriginal Australians in the 1967 Referendum campaign.
Portable ophthalmology equipment used in remote communities by the renowned eye surgeon.
An outfit worn by the Aboriginal historian at key moments in the reconciliation campaign.
A tuckerbox and wharfies' hook from Aboriginal activist and waterside worker Joe McGuiness.
A powerful symbol of the systemic removal of Indigenous children from their families.
Created by six Martu women to tell stories of their country.
A gift from Aboriginal artist Dick Roughsey, best man at the first white wedding on Mornington Island.
Rare boomerangs, clubs and a shield featuring elaborate decorations.
A rare record of life in the 19th century as drawn by a young Aboriginal man in Queensland.
Part of a body of work that transformed understandings of Aboriginal art.
Made by Esme Timbery in the Indigenous tradition of making shellwork artefacts in Sydney.
Part of an unbroken cultural tradition, made by by Tasmanian Aboriginal elder Aunty Dulcie Greeno.
A stunning example of the type of canoe made by Aboriginal people in the 19th century.
A breastplate presented to Indigenous people who helped explorers Burke and Wills.
Contemporary works by Western Desert Indigenous artists, documenting 100 years of contact history.
A modern take on mermaid-like spiritual beings from Western Arnhem Land.