Auction Results

Prices include buyer's premium.

Lot 1
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
1

Artefacts and Carvings

Murrumbidgee and Lachlan River Area, New South Wales
AN EXCEPTIONAL PARRYING SHIELD

carved in hardwood, of tapering form, the triangular face decorated on both sides with engraved diamond pattern designs in eight sections with traces of old white and red pigment infill, with tapering ends and deep cut lug handle, bears old museum label with inscription 'Shield called Eelimun, Neela or Murriga', old patina overall

71.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 18,000
Lot 2
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
2

Artefacts and Carvings

Darling River, New South Wales
A FINE EARLY FIGHTING CLUB

carved in hardwood, the striking section with fine adze markings, the shaft decorated with linear designs to the top section and roughly pecked designs at the handle, old shiny patina overall

62.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 3
$2,160
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
3

Artefacts and Carvings

South East Queensland
A FINE HARDWOOD FIGHTING BOOMERANG

19th Century of plano-convex section and crescent shape, with extensive fiddleback markings to both surfaces, old shiny patina

61.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $2,160 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 4
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
4

Gloria Fletcher Thancoupie

born 1937
UNTITLED

hand-built stoneware with incised designs decorated with slip and oxide

24.0 cm height

signed on the base

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 15,000
Lot 5
$9,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
5

Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek

born 1926
NAKURRUNDIHBA 1, 2004

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

149.0 x 53.5 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Sold for $9,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 6
$10,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
6

Mick Kubarkku

(c.1922 - 2008)
FEMALE LIGHTNING SPIRIT, 1976

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

86.0 x 66.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 12,000
Sold for $10,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 7
$75,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
7

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula

(c.1918 - 2001)
WATER DREAMING AT KALIPINYA, 1972

synthetic polymer powder paint on board

64.0 x 36.5 cm

Estimate: 
$35,000 - 45,000
Sold for $75,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 8
$24,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
8

Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri

(c.1926 - 1998)
UNTITLED (DINGO CEREMONY), 1971-72

synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board

51.0 x 51.0 cm

Estimate: 
$25,000 - 35,000
Sold for $24,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 9
$45,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
9

Charlie Numbulmoore

(1907 - 1971)
A PAIR OF WANJINA, c.1970

natural earth pigments on cardboard

59.0 x 91.0 cm

Estimate: 
$40,000 - 60,000
Sold for $45,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 10
Private sale
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
10

Paddy Bedford

(c.1922 - 2007)
MENDOOWOORRJI - MEDICINE POCKET, 2001

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen

150.0 x 180.0 cm

inscribed verso: Mentuwurrji [sic] - Medicine Pocket along with Jirrawun Arts cat. PB32001-105

Private sale
Lot 11
$10,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
11

Rammey Ramsey

born c.1935
CROSS ROADS IN BARLNGARNDIN COUNTRY, 2000

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on board

52.5 x 185.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title, date and size

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Sold for $10,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 12
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
12

Rammey Ramsey

born c.1935
WULARRNGAYAN COUNTRY, 2000

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on board

81.0 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title and date

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Lot 13
$18,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
13

Freddie Timms

born c.1948
MAJOR AT GROWLER GULLY, 1999

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen

122.0 x 135.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date, title (Growlery [sic]), and Jirrawun Aboriginal Art Corporation cat. FT59978

Estimate: 
$10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $18,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 14
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
14

Kutuwulumi (Kitty Kantilla) Purawarrumpatu

(c.1928 - 2003)
UNTITLED, 2001

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

96.0 x 86.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Jilamara Arts and Crafts cat. 25/01

Estimate: 
$30,000 - 40,000
Lot 15
$16,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
15

Donkeyman Lee Tjupurrula

(1922 - 1993)
WATI KUTJARI AT WILKINPA, 1991

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

180.0 x 120.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 231/91

Estimate: 
$15,000 - 20,000
Sold for $16,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 16
$33,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
16

Boxer Milner Tjampitjin

(c.1934 - 2008)
STURT CREEK, 1999

synthetic polymer paint on linen

180.0 x 120.0 cm

inscribed verso: artists’ name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 656/99

Estimate: 
$18,000 - 25,000
Sold for $33,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 17
$48,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
17

Brook Andrew

born 1970
SEXY AND DANGEROUS, 1996

digital image printed on duraclear, mounted on 6mm acrylic

145.0 x 95.0 cm

edition: artist's proof 2/2

Estimate: 
$30,000 - 40,000
Sold for $48,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 18
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
18

Clinton Nain

born 1971
BLACK RAIN, 2004

bleach on fabric on canvas

93.0 x 273.0 cm

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Lot 19
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
19

Tracey Moffatt

born 1960
SOMETHING MORE NO 1, 1989 (FROM THE SERIES SOMETHING MORE)

cibachrome print on Perspex

90.0 x 119.0 cm

edition: artist's proof

Estimate: 
$30,000 - 40,000
Lot 20
$18,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
20

Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri

(c.1920 - 2008)
ROCK HOLES AND COUNTRY NEAR THE OLGAS, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

148.5 x 91.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Watiyawanu Artists cat. 0307308

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Sold for $18,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 21
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
21

Patrick Tjungurrayi

born c.1935
MYILILI (NEAR JUPITER WELL), 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 153.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. PT0710097

Estimate: 
$15,000 - $20,000
Lot 22
$8,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
22

Ningura Napurrula

born c.1938
WIRRULNGA, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 90.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. NN0607159

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Sold for $8,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 23
$18,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
23

Makinti Napanangka

born c.1930
PEEWEE DREAMING OF LUPULNGA, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. MN0204030

Estimate: 
$18,000 - 22,000
Sold for $18,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 24
$12,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
24

Jimmy Njiminjuma

(1945 - 2004)
WAK WAK, 2002

natural earth pigments with PVC fixative on eucalyptus bark

165.0 x 60.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 18,000
Sold for $12,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 25
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
25

John Mawurndjul

born 1952
LORRKON (MARDAYIN DESIGN), 2007

natural earth pigments and PVC fixative on hollow log

140.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$14,000 - 18,000
Lot 26
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
26

Rover Thomas (Joolama)

(c.1926 - 1998)
YILLIMBIDDI COUNTRY, 1988

natural earth pigments and bush gum on canvas

100.0 x 140.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Waringarri Aboriginal Arts cat. AP1692 and S: 1422

Estimate: 
$350,000 - 450,000
Lot 27
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
27

Jack Britten (Joolama)

(c.1925 - 2002)
KILLYAWANANYA, 1997

natural earth pigments on canvas

90.0 x 120.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title, date, size and cat. JB1123

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Lot 28
$10,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
28

Lena Nyadbi

born 1937
JIMBALA COUNTRY, 2001

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

119.5 x 89.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warmun Art Centre cat. WAC 426/01

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Sold for $10,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 29
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
29

George Mung Mung

(c.1921 - 1991)
WUDAL WUDAL (THE DREAMTIME WOMAN), 1990

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

80.0 x 100.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Waringarri Aboriginal Arts cat. S-1341 along with cat. AP1603BJ

Estimate: 
$15,000 - 20,000
Lot 30
$4,080
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
30

Narritjin Maymuru

(1922 - 1982)
GUWAK, MARNGU AND BIYAY AT DJARRAKPI, c.1960

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

40.0 x 9.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $4,080 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 31
$2,160
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
31

Wundjuk Marika

(1927 - 1987)
DJANDA (GOANNAS), 1960S

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

50.0 x 27.0 cm (irregular)

inscribed verso: artist's name and description of the story

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $2,160 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 32
$7,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
32

Mungurrawuy Yunipingu

(1907 - 1979)
CEREMONY AT GULKULA, c.1973

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

111.0 x 59.5 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Sold for $7,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 33
$33,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
33

Mawalan Marika

(1908 - 1967)
DJAN'KAWU AT YALANGBARA, c.1961

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

117.0 x 44.5 cm

Estimate: 
$30,000 - 40,000
Sold for $33,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 34
$38,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
34

Albert Namatjira

(1902 - 1959)
MCDONNELL RANGES, 1950

watercolour on paper

26.5 x 37.0 cm

signed lower right: ALBERT NAMATJIRA

Estimate: 
$22,000 - 28,000
Sold for $38,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 35
$4,320
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
35

Otto Pareroultja

(1914 - 1973)
CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE

watercolour on paper

27.0 x 36.5 cm

signed lower centre: Otto Pareroultja

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $4,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 36
$3,360
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
36

Oscar Namatjira

(c.1922 - 1991)
CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE

watercolour on paper

27.0 x 37.5 cm

signed lower left: Oscar Namatjira

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 5,000
Sold for $3,360 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 37
$3,360
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
37

Wally Mandarrk

(1915 - 1987)
NAMARDEN (LIGHTNING SPIRIT), c.1973

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

92.0 x 35.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $3,360 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 38
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
38

Jack Madagarlgarl

NAMARRKON (THE LIGHTNING MAN), c.1984

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

114.0 x 53.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 39
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
39

Djiraminmin

LIGHTNING SPIRIT, c.1975

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

98.5 x 45.0 cm (irregular)

inscribed verso: artist's name and cat.s B159/OR and MA01 / NN11

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Lot 40
$13,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
40

Mick Kubarkku

(c.1922 - 2008)
CROCODILE

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

170.0 x 62.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 10,000
Sold for $13,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 41
$10,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
41

Rosella Namok

born 1979
KAAPAY AND KUYAN...NOT WRONG COUPLE...'EE RIGHT, 2003

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

170.0 x 105.0 cm

signed and dated lower right: Rosella Namok 03
inscribed verso: title and Lockhart River Arts and Culture cat. RNC20031010

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Sold for $10,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 42
$10,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
42

Regina Pilawuk Wilson

born 1948
UNTITLED (FISH NET), 2004

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

121.0 x 121.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Karen Brown Gallery cat. KB1100 and P0355

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Sold for $10,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 43
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
43

Harry J Wedge

born 1957
ICE CREAM MAN, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

79.0 x 183.0 cm (irregular)

signed and dated lower left: H.J Wedge. 2002

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 44
$1,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
44

Danie Mellor

born 1971
PUP, 2003

slipcast, white earthenware, glazed with polychrome abstract design

23.0 cm height

signed and dated on base

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,200
Sold for $1,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 45
$9,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
45

Danie Mellor

born 1971
BIRD OF PARADISE DOG, 2002

slipcast, white earthenware, glazed

70.5 cm height

Estimate: 
$3,800 - 4,800
Sold for $9,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 46
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
46

Ian W Abdulla

born 1947
i) WHEN MY STEP BROTHER PASSED AWAY... (ii) THAT NIGHT I GOT PISSED..., 2006

(i) When My Step Brother Passed Away..., 2006
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
91.5 x 122.0 cm
signed and dated lower right: Ian. W. Abdulla 2006
(ii) That Night I Got Pissed..., 2006
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
91.5 x 122.0 cm
signed and dated lower right: Ian. W. Abdulla 2006

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000 (2)
Lot 47
$3,480
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
47

David Hall Tjangalla

born c.1930
WATI KUTJARA DREAMING, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

90.5 x 61.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 311/96

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $3,480 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 48
$3,480
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
48

David Hall Tjangalla

born c.1930
KARADJI CLAYPAN IN THE GREAT SANDY DESERT, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

89.5 x 60.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 335/96

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $3,480 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 49
$3,360
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
49

Tjemma (Freda) Napanangka

born c.1935
LULLAPPI, NEAR MONGKAI IN THE GREAT SANDY DESERT, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

89.0 x 60.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 709/96

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $3,360 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 50
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
50

Pauline Sunfly Nangala

born 1957
KUNUNYURR, NEAR LAKE MACKAY, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 61.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 731/96

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Lot 51
$3,840
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
51

Helicopter Tjungurrayi

born c.1946
KARULYA SOAK IN THE GREAT SANDY DESERT, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

89.0 x 60.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 728/96

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $3,840 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 52
$3,120
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
52

Sam Tjampitjin

(c.1930 - 2007)
JAMI JABIRU, THE GREAT SANDY DESERT, 1995

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

75.0 x 50.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 443/95

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $3,120 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 53
$4,560
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
53

Fred Tjakamarra

(c.1926 - 2006)
YIRRABUNDA, TANAMI DESERT, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

90.5 x 62.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 598/96

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $4,560 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 54
$4,320
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
54

Tjumpo Tjapanangka

(c.1930 - 2007)
KALUDOODI IN THE GREAT SANDY DESERT, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

90.0 x 61.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 686/96

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $4,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 55
$3,840
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
55

Susie Bootja Bootja Napaltjarri

(c.1935 - 2003)
KUNINGURRA, THE GREAT SANDY DESERT, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

89.0 x 60.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 536/96

Estimate: 
$3,500 - 4,500
Sold for $3,840 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 56
$5,040
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
56

Muntja Nungurrayi

born c.1931
WADULOOMA DREAMING IN THE GREAT SANDY DESERT, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 60.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 735/96

Estimate: 
$3,500 - 4,500
Sold for $5,040 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 57
$5,520
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
57

Lucy Yukenbarri Napanangka

(1934 - 2003)
MAPPA ROCKHOLE IN THE TANAMI DESERT, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

119.0 x 80.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 499/96

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Sold for $5,520 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 58
$3,120
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
58

Pauline Sunfly Nangala

born 1957
UNTITLED, 1997

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 61.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 222/97

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $3,120 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 59
$8,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
59

Jean Baptiste Apuatimi

(1940 - 2002)
UNTITLED, 1999

natural earth pigments on canvas

125.0 x 125.0 cm

inscribed verso: Tiwi Design cat. P-227-99

Estimate: 
$6,500 - 7,500
Sold for $8,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 60
$3,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
60

Matthew Freddy Puruntatameri

born 1972
PURUKAPALI

natural earth pigments on ironwood

100.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $3,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 61
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
61

Artist Unknown

Bathurst and Melville Islands
A TIWI CEREMONIAL DANCE WAND

natural earth pigments on carved ironwood

90.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Lot 62
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
62

Freda Warlapinni

(c.1934 - 2003)
PWOJA-PUKAMANI BODY PAINTING, 2003

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen

122.0 x 48.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and cat. 84103

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Lot 63
$9,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
63

Kutuwulumi (Kitty Kantilla) Purawarrumpatu

(c.1928 - 2003)
JILAMARA, 1999

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on paper

76.0 x 57.5 cm

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Sold for $9,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 64
$5,760
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
64

Kutuwulumi (Kitty Kantilla) Purawarrumpatu

(c.1928 - 2003)
JILAMARA, 1999

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on paper

76.0 x 57.0 cm

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Sold for $5,760 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 65
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
65

Kutuwulumi (Kitty Kantilla) Purawarrumpatu

(c.1928 - 2003)
UNTITLED NO.2, 2001

hard-ground etching, printed from one copper plate

32.5 x 63.5 cm (plate), 56.0 x 75.0 cm (paper)

edition: 2/50
signed and numbered below image embossed with Australian Print Workshop stamp

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 1,500
Lot 66
$2,640
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
66

Artefacts and Carvings

A PAIR OF TIWI ISLANDS ARTEFACTS

(i) A Bark Basket, 1970s
53.0 cm height
(ii) A Mourning Band, 1960s
28.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500 (2)
Sold for $2,640 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 67
$14,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
67

Kutuwulumi (Kitty Kantilla) Purawarrumpatu

(c.1928 - 2003)
JILAMARA, 1997

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

59.0 x 84.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, medium, skin group, dance and Jilamara Arts and Crafts cat. 11/97

Estimate: 
$14,000 - 18,000
Sold for $14,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 68
$2,160
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
68

Artist Unknown

Groote Eylandt
SACRED TREES, 1950S

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

35.5 x 32.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Sold for $2,160 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 69
$2,880
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
69

Nandabitta

(1911 - 1981)
UNTITLED

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

51.5 x 35.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,500
Sold for $2,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 70
$1,080
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
70

Nandabitta

(1911 - 1981)
HUNTING STORY

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

61.0 x 40.5 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,800
Sold for $1,080 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 71
$4,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
71

Naminapu Maymuru-White

born 1952
MILNIYAWUY, 2006

natural earth pigments with PVC fixative on hollow log

225.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 5,000
Sold for $4,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 72
$15,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
72

Gulumbu Yunupingu

born c.1945
GAN'YU

natural earth pigments with PVC fixative on hollow log

233.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 18,000
Sold for $15,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 73
$7,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
73

George Tjungurrayi

born c.1943
MARRAPINTI, 1999

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 91.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. GT9906185

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Sold for $7,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 74
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
74

Kenny Williams Tjampitjinpa

born c.1950
UNTITLED, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 90.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. KW0501087

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 75
$8,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
75

Kenny Williams Tjampitjinpa

born c.1950
TWO KUNIYA (PYTHONS), 2001

synthetic polymer paint on linen

137.0 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. KW0103222

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Sold for $8,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 76
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
76

George Tjungurrayi

born c.1943
KIRRIMALUNYA, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

183.0 x 244.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. GT0401001

Estimate: 
$60,000 - 80,000
Lot 77
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
77

Freddie Timms

born c.1948
WENEBE SPRING, 1997

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

120.0 x 120.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title, date and Jirrawun Aboriginal Art Corporation cat. FT26

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Lot 78
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
78

Freddie Timms

born c.1948
LAKE ARGYLE, 1997

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

101.0 x 100.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date, title and Jirrawun Aboriginal Art Corporation cat. FT3

Estimate: 
$6,000 - $8,000
Lot 79
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
79

Rammey Ramsey

born c.1935
UNTITLED, 2007

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen

150.0 x 180.0 cm

inscribed verso: RR and Jirrawun Arts cat. RR112007153

Estimate: 
$18,000 - 25,000
Lot 80
$2,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
80

Tommy Carroll

born 1956
UNTITLED, 2004

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

90.0 x 120.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warmun Art Centre cat. WAC 451/04

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 5,000
Sold for $2,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 81
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
81

Billy Thomas (Joongoorra)

born c.1920
UNTITLED, 1998

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

45.0 x 60.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Red Rock Art cat. KP479 and 1198

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,000
Lot 82
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
82

Billy Duncan

born 1941
UNTITLED

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

60.0 x 80.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Red Rock Art cat. KPZ117

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Lot 83
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
83

Rusty Peters

born 1935
JUNGURA AND JAMBIN, 2002

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen

150.0 x 180.0 cm each, 150.0 x 360.0 cm overall

inscribed verso: artist's name and Jirrawun Aboriginal Art Corporation cat. RP32002.61

Estimate: 
$18,000 - 25,000 (2)
Lot 84
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
84

Artefacts and Carvings

AN EARLY PEARL SHELL PENDANT

Riji and Jakoli, incised with traditional designs and pierced at the top for attachment, in-filled with natural earth pigments

16.5 cm height

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,800
Lot 85
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
85

Artefacts and Carvings

A PEARL SHELL PENDANT

Riji and Jakoli, incised with traditional water design, in-filled with natural earth pigments, pieced at the top for attachment

22.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,800
Lot 86
$1,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
86

Butcher Joe Nangan

(c.1910 - 1989)
AN ENGRAVED PEARL SHELL

in-filled with natural earth pigments

19.5 x 23.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $1,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 87
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
87

Artefacts and Carvings

Western Australia
AN EARLY ENGRAVED PEARL SHELL PENDANT

Riji and Jakoli, incised with traditional designs, attached to a dyed string belt

11.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,000
Lot 88
$3,120
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
88

Waigan Djanghara

(c.1929 - deceased)
WANJINA, 1970S

natural earth pigment on shaped softwood

26.5 x 18.5 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$1,400 - 1,800
Sold for $3,120 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 89
$2,880
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
89

Lily Karedada

born c.1937
WANJINA

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

80.0 x 38.5 cm

inscribed verso: Lily / 13

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $2,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 90
$6,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
90

Wattie Karrawara

(c.1910 - 1983)
WANJINA, c.1960

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

83.5 x 30.5 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Sold for $6,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 91
$5,040
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
91

Owen Yalandja

born 1960
YAWK YAWK, 2004

natural earth pigments on carved softwood

217.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$3,500 - 4,500
Sold for $5,040 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 92
$1,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
92

Naminapu Maymuru

born 1952
(i) FEMALE FIGURE NATURAL EARTH PIGMENTS ON CARVED AND SHAPED SOFT WOOD (ii) MALE FIGURE NATURAL EARTH PIGMENTS ON CARVED AND SHAPED SOFTWOOD

(i) Female Figure natural earth pigments on carved and shaped soft wood
70.0 cm height
(ii) Male Figure natural earth pigments on carved and shaped softwood
63.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,000 (2)
Sold for $1,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 93
$2,880
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
93

Baku Ray

(c.1905 - deceased)
LORRKON, c.1950

natural earth pigments on hollow log

66.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $2,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 94
$576
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
94

Nyalalkaya

(c.1915 - 1989)
A CEREMONIAL DANCE WAND

natural earth pigments on carved hardwood

99.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$400 - 600
Sold for $576 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 95
$720
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
95

Artefacts and Carvings

CENTRAL Arnhem Land
A PADDLE CLUB

carved wood and decorated with natural earth pigments

119.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,000
Sold for $720 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 96
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
96

Ronnie Djanbardi

(1925 - deceased)
LORRKON

natural earth pigments on hollow log

175.5 cm height (irregular)

Estimate: 
$3,800 - 4,800
Lot 97
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
97

Dorothy Napangardi Robinson

born c.1950
KARNTAKURLANGU, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.5 x 91.5 cm

signed verso: Dorothy
inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Gallery Gondwana cat. 4681

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 12,000
Lot 98
$19,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
98

Kathleen Petyarre

born c.1945
MOUNTAIN DEVIL DREAMING, 1998

synthetic polymer paint on linen

128.5 x 94.0 cm

inscribed verso: commissioned by Titcha Titcha along with artist's name, title, date and cat. KP-1-98

Estimate: 
$18,000 - 24,000
Sold for $19,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 99
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
99

Ampilawatja Collaborative

AMPILATWATJA, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

206.5 x 346.5 cm

inscribed verso: Artists of Ampilatwatja cat. AA0519

Estimate: 
$40,000 - 60,000
Lot 100
$9,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
100

Ray James Tjangala

born c.1958
ROCKHOLE AND SOAKAGE WATER SITE OF TJUNTULPUL, 2003

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.5 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. RJ0303097

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Sold for $9,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 101
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
101

Kanya Tjapangati

born c.1950
BODY PAINT DESIGNS AT THE ROCKHOLE SITE OF KIRRITJINA, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 106.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. KT0108135

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 102
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
102

Joseph Jurra Tjapaltjarri

born c.1950
TIMALNJA, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on linen

123.0 x 137.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. JJ20000561

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 15,000
Lot 103
$4,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
103

Anatjari Tjampitjinpa

(c.1927 - 1999)
TINGARI DREAMING, 1991

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.0 x 91.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. AT911249

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Sold for $4,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 104
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
104

Simon Tjakamarra

(1947 - 1990)
KULKUTTA, 1987

synthetic polymer paint on linen

151.0 x 91.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. ST871135

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 105
$15,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
105

Willy Tjungurrayi

born c.1930
UNTITLED (TINGARI), 1981

synthetic polymer paint on linen

188.0 x 155.0 cm

inscribed verso:Willie Tjungurrayi [sic]

Estimate: 
$15,000 - 20,000
Sold for $15,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 106
$3,360
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
106

Nola Campbell

born c.1946
UNTITLED, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen

101.0 x 101.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Kayili Artists cat. 06-135

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $3,360 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 107
$4,320
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
107

Tiger Palpatja

born c.1920
UNTITLED, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

101.5 x 101.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date and Minymaku Arts cat. 766-05

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Sold for $4,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 108
$4,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
108

Janie Ward

born c.1946
NGIYARI TJUNKURRPA, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.5 x 102.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Kayili Artists cat. 06-154

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $4,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 109
$6,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
109

Alice Nampitjinpa

born c.1945
UNTITLED, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Ikuntji Womens Centre cat. IK00AN126

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Sold for $6,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 110
$6,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
110

Ngipi Ward

born 1949
KARRATJITI, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

151.0 x 101.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Kayili Artists cat. 05-092

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Sold for $6,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 111
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
111

Donald Moko

born c.1928
GUNDI GUNDI

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

167.5 x 111.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size, medium and Short St Gallery cat. 10276

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 112
$9,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
112

Weaver Jack

born c.1928
LUNGARUNG, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

166.5 x 110.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, medium, date, size, location and Short St Gallery cat. 3419

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Sold for $9,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 113
$4,320
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
113

Tjunkiya Napaltjarri

born c.1927
UMARI, 2003

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.5 x 106.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. TN0302015

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $4,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 114
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
114

Eileen Napaltjarri

(1922 - 2007)
ROCKHOLE AND SOAKAGE WATER SITE OF TJITURRULPA, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 107.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. EN0703041

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Lot 115
$1,680
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
115

Walangkura Jackson Napanangka

born c.1938
UNTITLED, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.5 x 46.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. WN0408250

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 2,000
Sold for $1,680 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 116
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
116

Naata Nungurrayi

born c.1932
MARRAPINTI, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.5 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. NN0010019

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Lot 117
$3,840
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
117

Makinti Napanangka

born c.1930
UNTITLED

synthetic polymer paint on linen

90.5 x 46.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. MN0205241

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,000
Sold for $3,840 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 118
$3,360
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
118

Makinti Napanangka

born c.1930
KUNGKA KUTJARRA (TWO WOMEN), 2000

synthetic polymer paint on linen

56.0 x 61.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. MN200002167

Estimate: 
$1,800 - 2,500
Sold for $3,360 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 119
$7,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
119

Walangkura Napanangka

born c.1946
WIRRULNGA, 1999

synthetic polymer paint on linen

107.0 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. WN9910256

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Sold for $7,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 120
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
120

Attributed to George Djakurrnga

(c.1918 - 1980s)
(i) UNTITLED NATURAL EARTH PIGMENTS ON EUCALYPTUS BARK (ii) UNTITLED NATURAL EARTH PIGMENTS ON EUCALYPTUS BARK

(i) 68.0 x 26.0 cm (irregular)
(ii) 50.0 x 18.0 cm (irregular)
inscribed verso: artist's name, tribe and story on Oenpelli label, along with cat. JL83 / OE01 / TPOH

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Lot 121
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
121

Jimmy Galereya

born 1937
DANCING MIMIHS

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

76.0 x 40.0 cm (irregular)

inscribed verso with artist's name along with cat. D8304 / RTTT / P50.21-RNET / 15

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Lot 122
$2,280
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
122

England Bangala

(c.1925 - 2001)
JIJAPURN, 1994

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

158.0 x 48.5 cm

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Sold for $2,280 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 123
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
123

Ivan Namirrkki

born 1961
KUBOWALME SITE, 2006

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

166.5 x 48.5 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$14,000 - 18,000
Lot 124
$3,840
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
124

Mick Kubarkku

(c.1922 - 2008)
NGARD - THE SHORT NECKED FRESHWATER TORTOISE, c.1970

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

56.5 x 38.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $3,840 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 125
$960
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
125

Artist Unknown

Western Armhem Land
Totemic Turtle, c.1960

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

55.0 x 31.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 2,000
Sold for $960 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 126
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
126

Andrew Manakali

(c.1940 - 1988)
NGARDEWO (TURTLE), 1960S

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

56.5 x 48.0 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 - $4,000
Lot 127
$2,640
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
127

Namerredje Gumala

(1926 - 1978)
MALE AND FEMALE MIMIH DANCING, 1970S

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

51.5 x 23.5 cm (irregular)

inscribed verso: artist's name

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Sold for $2,640 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 128
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
128

Mick Kubarkku

(c.1922 - 2008)
DIBDIB SPIRIT, 1998

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

111.0 x 40.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Lot 129
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
129

Artist Unknown

ECHIDNA, c.1950

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

31.5 x 52.5 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 130
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
130

Jambalula

(1908 - 1960)
UNTITLED

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

29.0 x 77.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 131
$1,320
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
131

Jambalula

(1908 - 1960)
FISHING SCENE, 1950S

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

55.5 x 88.5 cm (irregular)

inscribed verso: ‘Timothy’ [sic] and Spence Museum cat. 63
Jambalula was also known as ‘Timothy’, ‘Timmy’ and ‘Jimmy’

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $1,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 132
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
132

Jimmy Midjaw Midjaw (Mijau Mijau)

(1897 - 1985)
MIMIH SPIRIT AND RANGA, 1958

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

72.0 x 34.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Lot 133
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
133

Jimmy Midjaw Midjaw (Mijau Mijau)

(1897 - 1985)
DANCING MIMIHS, c.1960

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

64.0 x 22.5 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 134
$7,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
134

Sally Gabori

born c.1924
DIBIRDIBI COUNTRY, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

152.0 x 101.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title, medium and Mornington Island Arts and Crafts cat. 2197-L-SG-0407

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $7,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 135
$4,320
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
135

Sally Gabori

born c.1924
DIBIRDIBI COUNTRY, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

122.0 x 91.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title, medium and Mornington Island Arts and Crafts cat. 1448-L-SG-0806

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Sold for $4,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 136
$2,880
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
136

Fiona Omeenyo

born 1981
WE ARE ONE, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

86.0 x 128.0 cm

inscribed verso: title along with Lockhart River Art Centre cat. FO060801

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $2,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 137
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
137

Fiona Omeenyo

born 1981
BIG FAMILY, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

190.0 x 329.0 cm

inscribed verso: title along with Lockhart River Art Centre cat. FO110104

Estimate: 
$16,000 - 20,000
Lot 138
$9,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
138

Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri

(c.1920 - 2008)
UNTITLED

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 91.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Watiyawanu Artists cat. 10/0604 and HOA 0164/BILW

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Sold for $9,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 139
$4,320
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
139

Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri

(c.1920 - 2008)
UNTITLED

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 46.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Watiyawanu Artists cat 77990-04

Estimate: 
$3,500 - 4,500
Sold for $4,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 140
$9,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
140

Lilly Kelly Napangardi

born 1948
SANDHILLS, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

121.0 x 151.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title, size and Watiyawanu Artists cat. 10/05172 and Neil Murphy Indigenous Art cat. NJM05/0278

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Sold for $9,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 141
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
141

George Tjungurrayi

born c.1943
MAMULTJULKULNGA, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

181.5 x 243.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula artist's cat. GT0411265

Estimate: 
$60,000 - 80,000
Lot 142
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
142

Joseph Jurra Tjapaltjarri

born c.1950
ROCKHOLE SITE OF TARKUL, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 91.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. JJ0009019

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 143
$2,640
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
143

George Ward Tjungurrayi

born c.1955
NYUMPU, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

120.5 x 61.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. GW0501014

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Sold for $2,640 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 144
$2,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
144

George Tjungurrayi

born c.1943
TJUNKIMUNTA, 1998

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.5 x 61.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. GT980125

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Sold for $2,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 145
$4,080
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
145

Charlie Tjapangati

born c.1949
KIPARITJARRA, A ROCKHOLE SITE IN SANDHILL COUNTRY, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. CT0110115

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $4,080 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 146
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
146

Warlimpirringa Tjapaltjarri

born c.1959
WILKINKARRA (LAKE MACKAY), 2000

synthetic polymer paint on linen

107.0 x 121.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. WT200003130

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Lot 147
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
147

Warlimpirringa Tjapaltjarri

born c.1959
MAMULTJULKULNGA, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 91.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltdcat. WT0504237

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Lot 148
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
148

Margaret Turner Petyarre

(1951 - deceased)
BUSH PLUM, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 183.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and cat. GAMT0805007

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 15,000
Lot 149
$19,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
149

Kathleen Petyarre

born c.1945
MY COUNTRY - AFTER HAILSTORM, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

167.5 x 168.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and cat. GAKP1204452

Estimate: 
$15,000 - 20,000
Sold for $19,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 150
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
150

Kathleen Petyarre

born c.1945
MOUNTAIN DEVIL LIZARD DREAMING - HAILSTORM, 2007/08

synthetic polymer paint on linen

183.0 x 244.0 cm

inscribed verso: Kathleen Petyarre

Estimate: 
$50,000 - 70,000
Lot 151
$4,320
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
151

Nyutjangka Roma Butler

born 1959
WALPA, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

137.0 x 95.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Irrunytju Arts Centre cat. IRR05126

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $4,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 152
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
152

Jimmy Baker

born c.1915
WANAMPI, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

118.5 x 91.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Maruku Arts cat. 2968

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 153
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
153

Maringka Baker

born c.1952
KALAYA TJUKURPA, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

93.0 x 129.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date and Tjungu Palya Artists cat. TPMB 07506

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 10,000
Lot 154
$5,520
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
154

Kathleen Paddoon Napanangka

born c.1938
NAKARRA NAKARRA, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

120.0 x 80.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue 1317/05

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Sold for $5,520 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 155
$2,880
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
155

Sam Tjampitjin

(c.1930 - 2007)
TJAPARKARDAKARDA, 1999

synthetic polymer paint on linen

90.0 x 60.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 912/99

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $2,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 156
$6,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
156

Boxer Milner Tjampitjin

(c.1934 - 2008)
PURKITJI, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

120.5 x 60.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 941/07

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Sold for $6,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 157
$7,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
157

Boxer Milner Tjampitjin

(c.1934 - 2008)
PURKITJI, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

120.0 x 80.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 958/07

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Sold for $7,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 158
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
158

Boxer Milner Tjampitjin

(c.1934 - 2008)
(i) PURKITJI, c.2005 (ii) PURKITJI c.2005

(i) synthetic polymer paint on paper
63.0 x 50.0 cm
(ii) synthetic polymer paint on paper
63.0 x 50.0 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 5,000 (2)
Lot 159
$3,360
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
159

Janangoo Butcher Cherel

(c.1920 - 2009)
SEEDS FALLING DOWN LIKE RAIN, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on paper

38.0 x 56.5 cm

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,000
Sold for $3,360 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 160
$2,880
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
160

Janangoo Butcher Cherel

(c.1920 - 2009)
CEREMONY, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on paper

38.0 x 56.0 cm

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,000
Sold for $2,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 161
$3,120
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
161

Wakartu Cory Surprise

born c.1929
MIMBI, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

119.0 x 90.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Mangkaja Arts cat. 152/07

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $3,120 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 162
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
162

Nyilpirr Spider Snell

born c.1930
PUJA JIWARI, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

119.5 x 89.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Mangkaja Arts cat. 248/06

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Lot 163
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
163

Netta Loogatha

born 1942
OLD SHARK'S COUNTRY - MY GRANDFATHER, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

101.5 x 152.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title, medium and Mornington Island Arts and Crafts cat. 1897-L-NL-0107

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 164
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
164

Netta Loogatha

born 1942
BEHIND WHITE CLIFF, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

121.5 x 137.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title, medium and Mornington Island Arts and Crafts cat. 1048-C-NL-0306

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 165
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
165

Sally Gabori

born c.1924
MULLET AND BLUEFISH

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

211.5 x 91.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title, medium and Mornington Island Arts and Crafts cat. 622/C/SG/1105

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Lot 166
$5,040
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
166

Abie Loy Kemmare

born 1972
BUSH LEAVES, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on linen

137.5 x 137.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, cat. GAAL11021170 and Alcaston Gallery cat. AK9436

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $5,040 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 167
$5,520
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
167

Gloria Tamerre Petyarre

born c.1945
BUSH MEDICINE LEAVES, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on linen

137.5 x 91.5 cm

inscribed verso: Gloria Apetyarr [sic] and Urapuntja Artists cat. FGP0117 and M16

Estimate: 
$5,000 - $7,000
Sold for $5,520 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 168
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
168

Abie Loy Kemmare

born 1972
BUSH MEDICINE, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on linen

151.5 x 61.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Gallery Gondwana cat. 6835AL

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 10,000
Lot 169
$10,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
169

Gloria Tamerre Petyarre

born c.1945
UNTITLED

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

239.5 x 59.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and cat. 11-1090

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Sold for $10,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 170
$7,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
170

Ross Davis

(c.1930 - deceased)
HONEY ANT DREAMING, 1971

synthetic polymer poster paint and PVA on composition board

54.0 x 9.5 cm

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Sold for $7,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 171
$4,320
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
171

Old Walter Tjampitjinpa

(1912 - 1980)
UNTITLED (WILERATA) 1977

synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board

60.5 x 44.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title ‘wilerata’ [sic] and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. OW771118

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $4,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 172
$2,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
172

John Tjakamarra

(1931 - 2002)
KAAKARATINTJA (LAKE MACDONALD), 1987

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 121.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. JT870969

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Sold for $2,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 173
$4,320
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
173

Charlie Ward

born c.1940
TRAVELS FROM WIRRINTJUNU TO PINARINYA, 1987

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 91.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd cat. CW871269

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $4,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 174
$7,500
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
174

Ignatia Djangharra

born 1930
(i) WANJINA, 1980S (ii) WANJINA, 1980s (iii) WANJINA, 1980s (iv) WANJINA, 1980s

(i) natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
50.0 x 22.0 cm
(ii) natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
51.0 x 21.0 cm
(iii) natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
40.5 x 23.5 cm
(iv) natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
38.0 x 22.0 cm

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000 (4)
Sold for $7,500 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 175
$2,040
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
175

Ignatia Djanhara

born 1930
(i) WANJINA (ii) WANJINA

(i) natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
55.0 x 27.0 cm
inscribed verso: artist's name and cat. P5577-IRT / ITT
(ii) natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark
37.5 x 15.5 cm
inscribed verso: artist's name: IGNATHIA / IGNEWSHA [sic] and cat. P4249/HEE

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,200 (2)
Sold for $2,040 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 176
$1,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
176

Artist Unknown

BUSHFIRE STORY WOOMERA, 1965

natural earth pigments on softwood

89.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,000
Sold for $1,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 177
$3,840
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
177

Mithinari Gurruwiwi

(1929 - 1976)
UNTITLED (FILE SNAKES), 1962

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

96.0 x 40.5 cm (irregular)

inscribed verso: artist's name

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $3,840 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 178
$2,040
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
178

Burrunday

(c.1914 - deceased)
BIRRKULDA CEREMONIAL FIGURES, c.1963

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

101.0 x 39.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $2,040 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 179
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
179

Artist Unknown

North East Arnhem Land
A PAIR OF RANNGA (MORNING STAR) POSTS

natural earth pigments, feathers and string on carved softwood

132.0 cm and 101.0 cm heights

Estimate: 
$3,800 - 4,500 (2)
Lot 180
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
180

Terry Yumbulul

born 1950
DHUKUN UNION OF BOTH KINGDOMS OF THE YIRRITJA MOIETY, 2006

a sceptre of natural earth pigments on cypress wood with string and feathers

180.0 cm height

signed and dated: Yumbulul ‘06

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Lot 181
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
181

Terry Yumbulul

born 1950
MORNING STAR POLE WITH YAM LEAF DECORATIONS, 2007

natural earth pigments on wood with string and feathers

160.0 cm height

signed and dated: Yumbulu ‘07

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 182
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
182

Desmond Pascoe

born 1972
LORRKON (MARDAYIN DESIGN), 2006

natural earth pigments with PVC fixative on hollow log

220.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 183
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
183

Jimmy Ngalakurn

born 1946
LORRKON (MARDAYIN DESIGN), 2005

natural earth pigments and PVC fixative on hollow log

267.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Lot 184
$1,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
184

Artist Unknown

FISH TRAP

woven fibres

233.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,200
Sold for $1,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 185
$5,520
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
185

John Mawurndjul

born 1952
LORRKON (MARDAYIN DESIGN), 2007

natural earth pigments with PVC fixative on stringybark log

139.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$4,500 - 6,500
Sold for $5,520 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 186
$3,360
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
186

Oceanic Artefacts

New Guinea
A WOVEN PRAWN TRAP

lawyer cane and reed grass

100.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$700 - 1,000
Sold for $3,360 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 187
$720
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
187

Oceanic Artefacts

Papua New Guinea c.1960
A PAPUAN GULF ANCESTOR GOPE

carved in relief with natural earth pigments

120.0 cm length

label attached: X 1114

Estimate: 
$600 - 800
Sold for $720 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 188
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
188

Oceanic Artefacts

East Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea
LARGE MINJA FIGURE

natural earth pigments on carved wood

180.5 cm height

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 189
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
189

Oceanic Artefacts

Giviri Village, Kerema Area
A PAPUAN GULF ANCESTOR GOPE

extensively carved wood with red and white pigments applied throughout

157.0 cm height

inscribed verso: origin and cat. 3.82.225

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Lot 190
$3,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
190

Oceanic Artefacts

Star Mountains, Wombon Village, Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Mid 20th century
AVIAN ANCESTRAL MASK

as this is from an extremely remote area in Papua New Guinea not a lot is known about this striking mask. It is thought to represent an avian ancestral spirit

45.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 2,000
Sold for $3,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 191
$1,320
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
191

Oceanic Artefacts

Ramu River Region, Papua New Guinea
SMALL HUNTING CHARM MASK

pierced in the back for attaching to a small hunting magic bag, pierced ears, septum and beard for decorative attachments, mother of pearl eyes, bush twine and cowrie shell ear adornments and painted in red trade paint

31.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$400 - 600
Sold for $1,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 192
$840
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
192

Oceanic Artefacts

Coastal Yangoru Boiken People, Prince Alexander Mountains, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, Mid 20th century
BOIKEN DANCE MASK

a variation of the Brag Mask, with the nose curving down instead of straight out, painted for ceremony with red and black earth pigments. Scooped surface to the rear of the mask and original bite stick still attached. The perimeter pierced overall for attachments with evidence of ceremonial use. Probably attached to the Tumbuan costume for a ceremony that takes place every ten to fifteen years.

61.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 2,000
Sold for $840 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 193
$6,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
193

Oceanic Artefacts

Papua New Guinea
A PAIR OF COASTAL MASKS

(i) A Sepik Mask from Passam No. 1 village with red, white and black painted decoration and beak like nose, c.1970s
synthetic polymer paint and enamel on carved wood
60.0 length

(ii) A Ramu River Mask from Murik Lakes, polychromed with shell inset eyes, c.1970s
synthetic polymer paint and enamel on carved wood
68.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 1,500 (2)
Sold for $6,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 194
$1,560
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
194

Oceanic Artefacts

York Island, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, Mid 20th century
A LORR MASK

the Tolai “Lorr” Mask is carved from light wood with bright trade pigments and a coconut fibre headdress

34.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,500
Sold for $1,560 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 195
$2,880
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
195

Oceanic Artefacts

A GROUP OF THREE FIJIAN THROWING CLUBS (ULA)

two with finely carved heads, one with bulbous rootstock head, all with incised pattern to hand grip, old patina

28.0 cm, 30.0 cm and 32.0 cm lengths

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000 (3)
Sold for $2,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 196
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
196

Oceanic Artefacts

Malaita Province, Solomon Islands, 19th century
A JANUS HEAD WAR CLUB

93.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$700 - 1,000
Lot 197
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
197

Oceanic Artefacts

Pentec.ost Island, 19th century
A NEW HEBRIDES CLUB

117.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,500
Lot 198
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
198

Oceanic Artefacts

Solomon Islands
A PADDLE CLUB

of elegant tapering form, the paddle shaped head with a thin finely carved longitudinal ridge line on each side

116.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,200
Lot 199
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
199

Oceanic Artefacts

Yaghan People, Tierra Del Fuego, Late 18th, Early 19th century
A WHALE BONE HARPOON

47.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Lot 200
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
200

Oceanic Artefacts

late 19th century
A MAORI PATU

ceremonial hand club, made of light wood and carved overall, the handle features a male and female tiki figures embracing in the act of copulation. The end of the handle has a mask with protruding tongue, some old damage to the feet of the male figure, shell insets missing from the handle and other small dents accumulated over time. The subject matter shows complete disregard for the missionary mind set that neuters most figures carved at this time.

35.5 cm height

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 5,000
Lot 201
$1,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
201

Oceanic Artefacts

Solomon Islands, c.1980s
A CANOE PRAU ORNAMENT NGUZU NGUZU

finely carved in the form of a human face, carved pieces of pearl shell inlaid for eyes, and in patterns surrounding the eyes, on the cheeks and chin area, and in a circular pattern on the elongated ears. The arms are bent with a post supporting the chin, the open mouth showing bared teeth, the nose pierced with a large tooth, possibly canine. The forehead is bound with plaited fibre under which is human hair. Pierced on the reverse for attachment and old patina overall.

32.0 cm height

inscribed verso: Holt Collection cat.H950

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,800
Sold for $1,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 202
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
202

Oceanic Artefacts

Fiji, 19th century
A FLY WHISK

the shaft carved with incised designs at the bulbous handle, adorned with a coconut fibre tail

68.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$750 - 1,000
Lot 203
$1,680
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
203

Oceanic Artefacts

Fiji
A PAIR OF THROWING CLUBS (ULA)

with bulbous rootstock heads and incised pattern to handgrip

40.0 cm and 45.0 cm lengths

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,500 (2)
Sold for $1,680 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 204
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
204

Oceanic Artefacts

Fijian Archipelago, early 20th century
A PAIR OF FIJIAN FIGHTING CLUBS

(i) A Gunstock Club, Kiakavo
carved from hardwood, with slightly flared head with roughened panel, with long curved spur above and dark glossy patina overall
89.0 cm length

(ii) A Beaked Battle Hammer, Totokia
carved from hardwood with typical pineapple form head, old shiny patina overall
83.0 cm lenght

Estimate: 
$1,800 - 2,600 (2)
Lot 205
$4,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
205

Oceanic Artefacts

Astral Islands, French Polynesia, 19th century
A FINE CEREMONIAL PADDLE

intricately incised overall, the leaf shaped blade, carved with chevron designs, the circular shaft similarly decorated with a scalloped band at centre, the bulbous handle carved with a ring of ten faces, old dark patina overall

92.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $4,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 206
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
206

Oceanic Artefacts

Sumba People, East Indonesia
A LARGE WOODEN BOWL

carved from hardwood, the deep cut bowl topped by an anthropomorphic head, shiny patina

91.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Lot 207
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
207

Oceanic Artefacts

Batak Tribes, Northern Sumatra, 19th century
A GOURD WITH STOPPER

the gourd with intricately woven sheath and carved stopper in the representation of a Janus figure

32.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Lot 208
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
208

Oceanic Artefacts

Borneo
A PAIR OF ANCESTOR FIGURES

carved in ironwood, one figure cross legged, the other sitting

38.0 cm and 40.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$1,800 - 2,200 (2)
Lot 209
$1,020
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
209

Oceanic Artefacts

Papua New Guinea
A PAIR OF LARGE MASSIM PADDLES

of elegant form, the leaf like paddle section with and simple curvilinear designs with traces of lime infill, the gently tapering shaft terminating in carved handle with engraved curvilinear designs, old patina

222.0 cm and 205.0 cm lengths

Estimate: 
$600 - 800 (2)
Sold for $1,020 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne
Lot 210
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
210

Oceanic Artefacts

Papua New Guinea
A PAIR OF MASSIM PADDLES

both of typical form, with elegant leaf like paddle section, one with fine raised longitudinal ridge terminating with a boss end and simple curvilinear designs, the other undecorated, old patina

155.0 cm and 142.0 cm lengths

Estimate: 
$500 - 700 (2)
Lot 211
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
211

Oceanic Artefacts

Papua New Guinea, early 20th century
A GROUP OF THREE EARLY MASSIM PADDLES

all with finely carved handles and top of paddle section

246.5 cm, 212.0 cm and 210.0 cm lengths

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 5,000 (3)
Lot 212
$240
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
14 October 2009
212

Oceanic Artefacts

Papua New Guinea, c.1980
MIDDLE SEPIK FIGURE

balsa wood carving of a female figure with a hornbill

51.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$200 - 300
Sold for $240 (inc. BP) in Auction 11 - 14 October 2009, Melbourne