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Aboriginal Collection

"Exploring the Rich Heritage of Aboriginal Culture: A Journey through Art and History" Step back in time to the 19th century British Empire

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Young Crow Indian

Young Crow Indian
A Crow boy in dance costume, 1905. Printed reproduction of a photograph by Edward Curtis

Background imageAboriginal Collection: British Empire world map, 19th century

British Empire world map, 19th century
British Empire world map. This world map shows the 19th-century British Empire (pink) and its indigenous peoples. Five illustrations (clockwise from upper left) show the people of Australia

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Paintings from the Dreamtime, Australia, Pacific

Paintings from the Dreamtime, Australia, Pacific

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Portrait of an Aboriginal man, named Bennelong

Portrait of an Aboriginal man, named Bennelong
Drawing 41 from the Watling Collection titled Native name Ben-nel-long, as painted when angry after Botany Bay Colebee was wounded by Port Jackson Painter, c. 1790

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Hand painted didgeridoos, Aboriginal musical instrument, Australia, Pacific

Hand painted didgeridoos, Aboriginal musical instrument, Australia, Pacific

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Dream paintings of the Walpiri Tribe of Aborigines, Australia, Pacific

Dream paintings of the Walpiri Tribe of Aborigines, Australia, Pacific

Background imageAboriginal Collection: BUSN2A-00012

BUSN2A-00012
Native Americans exchanging furs for goods at a Hudson Bay Company post. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut of a Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Truganini, last surviving female Tasmanian Aboiginal

Truganini, last surviving female Tasmanian Aboiginal
Truganini (Truganina, Trugernanner or Lalla Rooke, c1812-1876), the last surviving Tasmanian Aboiginal or Palawa woman. 1866

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Antique map of Victoria or Port Phillip in Australia with vignettes

Antique map of Victoria or Port Phillip in Australia with vignettes

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Rock Abstract Art Western Australia

Rock Abstract Art Western Australia
Part of a cave where there were aboriginal paintings in the northern areas of Western Australia. Together with the rock texture and colours it creates a beautiful abstract image

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Picture No. 10766504

Picture No. 10766504
Primitive Aboriginal Rock Painting about 20 000 years b.p. Date:

Background imageAboriginal Collection: 17th century map of the New World

17th century map of the New World
Western Hemisphere, 17th century Dutch map. This shows the New World that was being discovered by Europeans exploring the Western Hemisphere of the Earth

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Aboriginal rock art, Ubirr, Kakadu National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Aboriginal rock art, Ubirr, Kakadu National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Northern Territory, Australia, Pacific

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Picture No. 10766707

Picture No. 10766707
Australia - aboriginal rock painting of Kangaroos Date:

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Crow chief

Crow chief
Crow Indian chief in a traditional war bonnet and clothing, circa 1900. Digitally colored halftone of a photograph

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Maori leader, New Zealand, 1800s

Maori leader, New Zealand, 1800s
Tawhiao, Maori king, with tatooed face in a robe of feathers, New Zealand, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Aboriginal Rock Art at the Art Gallery, Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon National Park

Aboriginal Rock Art at the Art Gallery, Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon National Park, Queensland, Australia, Pacific

Background imageAboriginal Collection: A dream painting with snakes of the Walpiri Tribe, Australia, Pacific

A dream painting with snakes of the Walpiri Tribe, Australia, Pacific

Background imageAboriginal Collection: NATI2A-00009

NATI2A-00009
Innuit family with dog team and sled, . Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Dancing figures at Nourlangie Rock, aboriginal shelter and rock art site in Kakadu National Park

Dancing figures at Nourlangie Rock, aboriginal shelter and rock art site in Kakadu National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Northern Territory, Australia, Pacific

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Close-up of hand painted digeridoos for sale in Sydney, New Sout Wales

Close-up of hand painted digeridoos for sale in Sydney, New Sout Wales, Australia, Pacific

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Aboriginal Rock Art at the Art Gallery, Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon National Park

Aboriginal Rock Art at the Art Gallery, Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon National Park, Queensland, Australia, Pacific

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Captain James Cook taking possession of New South Wales in the name of the British Crown, 1770

Captain James Cook taking possession of New South Wales in the name of the British Crown, 1770. James Cook (1728-1779), English explorer, navigator and hydrographer, made three voyages of discovery

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Antique map of South Australia with vignettes

Antique map of South Australia with vignettes

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Aboriginal rock art, Ubirr, Kakadu National Par, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Aboriginal rock art, Ubirr, Kakadu National Par, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Northern Territory, Australia, Pacific

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Picture No. 10864327

Picture No. 10864327
Australian Aboriginal rock art Date:

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Picture No. 10864324

Picture No. 10864324
Aboriginal art Bigge Island. Date:

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Pomfret illustration

Pomfret illustration
One of 67 original water colour drawings of Mammals, Reptiles and Fish found at King Georges Sound, Western Australia, and in its neighbourhood; accompanied by manuscript notes by Neill, Robert

Background imageAboriginal Collection: 17th century map of South America

17th century map of South America
South America, 17th century Dutch map. This shows the new continent that was being discovered by European explorers. The shape is distorted because it had not yet been accurately mapped

Background imageAboriginal Collection: EXPL2A-00128

EXPL2A-00128
Landing of Jean Nicolet on the Wisconsin shore of Lake Michigan, 1634, the first European to reach that region. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Affray of rival Aboriginal tribes, three miles from Brisbane in New South Wales

Affray of rival Aboriginal tribes, three miles from Brisbane in New South Wales, Australia. The Illustrated London News notes with undisguised disgust

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Arunta tribesmen of central Australia preparing a new corroboree, 1922. Artist: Baldwin Spencer

Arunta tribesmen of central Australia preparing a new corroboree, 1922. Artist: Baldwin Spencer
Arunta tribesmen of central Australia preparing a new corroboree, 1922. For indigenous Australians, the corroboree comes closest to a modern concept of theatre

Background imageAboriginal Collection: BUSN2A-00177

BUSN2A-00177
Native American trappers carrying furs on snowshoes in a forest of the Pacific Northwest Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Reminigton illustration

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Glenelg, 1901. Creator: Unknown

Glenelg, 1901. Creator: Unknown
Glenelg, 1901. Glenelg, a suburb of Adelaide on Holdfast Bay in Gulf St Vincent, established 1836, the oldest European settlement on mainland South Australia

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Indian corn, also known as maize, was historically cultivated by tribes in Oklahoma

Indian corn, also known as maize, was historically cultivated by tribes in Oklahoma such as the Wichita, Caddo, Creek, Cherokee and Seminole Indians

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Aboriginal Wandjina cave artwork in sandstone caves at Raft Point, Kimberley, Western Australia

Aboriginal Wandjina cave artwork in sandstone caves at Raft Point, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia, Pacific

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Fern Tree Valley, near Hobart, Tasmania

Fern Tree Valley, near Hobart, Tasmania
View of Fern Tree Valley near Hobart, Tasmania, showing a river and waterfall in a tropical landscape. 1870

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Painting of a turtle at the Aboriginal rock art site at Ubirr Rock, Kakadu National Park

Painting of a turtle at the Aboriginal rock art site at Ubirr Rock, Kakadu National Park, where paintings date from 20000 years old to present day, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Northern Territory

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Namondjok in centre, who ate his clan sister, Namarrgon on right the Lightning Man

Namondjok in centre, who ate his clan sister, Namarrgon on right the Lightning Man and Barrginj his wife below left, supernatural ancestors at the rock art site, Nourlangie Rock

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Picture No. 11992768

Picture No. 11992768
Little Crow - About to drink at a pool - Papunya Aboriginal Community - Northern Territory - Australia Little Crow - About to drink at a pool - Papunya Aboriginal Community - Northern Territory

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Truganina, the last Tasmanian woman, from The History of Mankind, Vol. 1, by Prof

Truganina, the last Tasmanian woman, from The History of Mankind, Vol. 1, by Prof
BAL126196 Truganina, the last Tasmanian woman, from The History of Mankind, Vol.1, by Prof. Friedrich Ratzel, 1896 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; English

Background imageAboriginal Collection: William Lanney, the last Tasmanian, from The History of Mankind, Vol. 1, by Prof

William Lanney, the last Tasmanian, from The History of Mankind, Vol. 1, by Prof
BAL126195 William Lanney, the last Tasmanian, from The History of Mankind, Vol.1, by Prof. Friedrich Ratzel, 1896 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; English

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Aboriginal painting, Kakadu, Northern Territory, Australia, Pacific

Aboriginal painting, Kakadu, Northern Territory, Australia, Pacific

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Adnjamathanha Aboriginal engravings, Sacred Canyon, Flinders Range, South Australia

Adnjamathanha Aboriginal engravings, Sacred Canyon, Flinders Range, South Australia, Australia, Pacific

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Nivkh of Sakhalin, 1890. Creator: Ivan Nikolaevich Krasnov

Nivkh of Sakhalin, 1890. Creator: Ivan Nikolaevich Krasnov
Nivkh of Sakhalin, 1890. This photograph is from a collection consisting of an album and individual photographs preserved in the Aleksandrovsk Municipal History and Literature Museum "A.P

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Nivkh of Sakhalin, 1890. Creator: Ivan Nikolaevich Krasnov

Nivkh of Sakhalin, 1890. Creator: Ivan Nikolaevich Krasnov
Nivkh of Sakhalin, 1890. This photograph is from a collection consisting of an album and individual photographs preserved in the Aleksandrovsk Municipal History and Literature Museum "A.P

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Sofron, a Nivkh, 1890. Creator: Ivan Nikolaevich Krasnov

Sofron, a Nivkh, 1890. Creator: Ivan Nikolaevich Krasnov
Sofron, a Nivkh, 1890. This photograph is from a collection consisting of an album and individual photographs preserved in the Aleksandrovsk Municipal History and Literature Museum "A.P

Background imageAboriginal Collection: Aboriginal medicine man of the Worgaia, Central Australia

Aboriginal medicine man of the Worgaia, Central Australia. Date: 1922



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"Exploring the Rich Heritage of Aboriginal Culture: A Journey through Art and History" Step back in time to the 19th century British Empire, where a world map unravels tales of exploration and colonization. Amidst this era, immerse yourself in the vibrant paintings from the Dreamtime, an ancient Australian tradition that reveals stories passed down through generations. Discover the soulful melodies of hand-painted didgeridoos, a captivating musical instrument cherished by Aboriginal communities across Australia and the Pacific. Picture No. 10766707 captures their intricate beauty and cultural significance. BUSN2A-00012 takes us on a visual journey into the dream paintings of the Walpiri Tribe of Aborigines, offering glimpses into their spiritual beliefs and connection with nature. Delve deeper into Australia's history with an antique map showcasing Victoria or Port Phillip adorned with vignettes that depict life during colonial times. This artifact serves as a reminder of how indigenous cultures coexisted alongside European settlers. Witness Rock Abstract Art from Western Australia, where ancient landscapes come alive through mesmerizing patterns etched onto stone canvases (Picture No. 10766504). These artworks reflect both artistic expression and sacred connections to ancestral lands. Travel further back in time with a 17th-century map unveiling uncharted territories in the New World - an era marked by exploration, conquests, and encounters between different civilizations. Marvel at influential figures like Crow chief or Maori leader from New Zealand during the1800s; these leaders played pivotal roles in shaping their respective communities' histories while preserving their unique cultural identities. Aboriginal culture is not just confined to one place; it spans vast regions across continents. Through artistry and historical artifacts, we can appreciate its diversity while honoring its enduring legacy throughout centuries.