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Groote Eylandt

Notes on artists and artworks. Photographs of bark paintings. Photographs of people and places on Groote Eylandt.


Photographs of Aboriginal men: Cogger (?) Manbutji, Tommy Rindsir, George Mainoru Djungunwanga, Johnny Pamkal, Lefthand Baddy (?) Milipi, Lofti, George Baludu, Jacky Gaijwulan, Harry Malalinga, Dolly Ganiindja, Jacky Ryan Daiwanga. Photographs and...

Croker Island

Hand-written notes. Photographs of Aboriginal men with their artworks: Thomson Narangorli, Nangunsari, Billy Irrwala, Sam Wagbara, Edward Wandiwandi. Photographs and descriptions of bark paintings.

West Arnhem Land

List of artefacts collected by Helen Groger-Wurm - Northern Territory Administration. Review of manuscript by Ronald Berndt. Manuscript of "Australian Aboriginal Bark Paintings and their Mythological Interpretation".

West Arnhem Land [1]

Articles, excerpts and notes on Aboriginal cultures and history, especially relating to West Arnhem Land. Lists of vocabulary from unspecified languages (Ngalgbun ?). Lists of languages.

Photographs of artworks and artefacts

Photographs of bark coffins and human remains held at the Australian Museum in Chaseling Collection - many labelled as Yirrkala, 29.1.1941. Photographs of other artefacts held at the Australian Museum, including armbands and amulets. Christmas car...

Contact sheets

Twelve envelopes containg contact sheets. Images are of unidentitfied Aboriginal people (some in the process of making paintings and other objects), bark paintings and artefacts, including baskets. Locations are listed: St Keats, Goulburn Island, ...

Information and images of bark paintings

Ten images with 'Copyright Museum Vooland en volkenkund, Rotterdam' stamped on the back; 40 photographs of paintings from the Chaseling collection; photocopies of paintings; a letter describing the bark paintings of the Chaseling collect...

Permission requests

Letters requesting permissions to use Aboriginal art in various publications, including two photographs of Aboriginal artworks.

Research papers on Arnhem Land and Groote Eylandt

Royal Society of Canberra Symposium on Scientific Collections in Canberra, 20 May 1959; Maps - including annotated maps of Groote Eylandt; Notes on field trip, Aug-Nov 1965; Letter from Helen Groger-Wurm to B. Smetschka; Helen Groger-Wurm reports;...

University research material Various references

Die Musikinstrument Birmas und Assams by K Sachs [typewritten and annotated copy]; Natural Disaster and Political Crisis in a Polynesian Society by James Spillius reprinted from Human Relations Vol X, No 2, 1957; Melanesien und Indonesien von Feli...

3 pennants

Canberra Soroptimist International Association, Australia; Soroptimist International Association, Japan; Soroptimist International Association, Club di Milano


Newspaper cuttings and photographs about significant events in the lives of Helen Groger-Wurm and Stephen Wurm.


Newspaper cuttings and photographs about significant events in the lives of Helen Groger-Wurm and Stephen Wurm.


British (Commonwealth of Aust): 24 Mar 1961 - 24 Mar 1966; Aust: 28 Mar 1969, 30 Jan 1974, 7 May 1980 - 7 May 1985, 16 Jan 1984 - 16 Jul 1984 (issued in place of stolen passport), 27 Apr 1987 - 27 Apr 1997, 2 Jan 1997.

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