Auction Results

Prices include buyer's premium.

Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March
Sale
7
Lot 1
$19,200
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
1

MICK KUBARKKU

(c.1922 - 2008)
DIRD DJANG, MOON DREAMING, c.1994

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

127.0 x 72.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Sold for $19,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 2
$9,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
2

DICK NGULEINGULEI MURRUMURRU

(c.1920 - 1998)
MIMIH HUNTER AND KANGAROO, c.1960

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

47.0 x 34.5 cm

Estimate: 
$3,500 - 4,500
Sold for $9,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 3
$3,600
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
3

DICK NGULEINGULEI MURRUMURRU

(c.1920 - 1998)
MIMIHS, c.1965

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

40.0 x 34.0 cm

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $3,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 4
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
4

DAVID MILAYBUMA

born c.1925
DANCING FIGURES, c.1954

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

35.0 x 66.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, language group, location and description of story depicted, together with catalogue number DM16

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 10,000
Lot 5
$6,600
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
5

LOFTY BARDAYAL NADJAMERREK

born c.1926
EMUS FEEDING, 1997

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

52.0 x 105.0 cm

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Sold for $6,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 6
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
6

TONY BINDIN YUWATI

born 1931
MOKOY FIGURE, c.1965

natural earth pigments, human hair, lorikeet feathers on carved wood

50.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Lot 7
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
7

TONY BINDIN YUWATI

born 1931
MOKOY FIGURE, 1969

natural earth pigments, human hair, lorikeet feathers on carved wood

50.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,500 - $3,500
Lot 8
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
8

LIPUNDJA GUPAPUYNGU

(c.1912 - 1968)
DIVER BIRD, c.1965

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

86.0 x 29.0 cm

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 6,000
Lot 9
$2,160
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
9

MICK WILINGGARR MAGANI

(1920 - 1984)
CIRCUMCISION STORY, c.1970

natural earth pigments on composition board

40.5 x 34.0 cm

Estimate: 
$2,200 - 2,600
Sold for $2,160 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 10
$2,400
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
10

NANDABITTA

(1911 - 1981)
SEA CREATURES, 1971

natural earth pigments and natural binders on eucalyptus bark

54.0 x 36.5 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $2,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 11
$1,680
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
11

ARTIST UNKNOWN (GROOTE EYLANDT)

FISH, c.1950

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

28.0 x 49.0 cm

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,000
Sold for $1,680 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 12
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
12

ARTIST UNKNOWN (GROOTE EYLANDT)

BUSH TURKEY

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

48.5 x 30.0 cm

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 2,500
Lot 13
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
13

ARTIST UNKNOWN (GROOTE EYLANDT)

MARINE CREATURES, c.1956

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

69.5 x 44.0 cm

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 5,000
Lot 14
$3,600
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
14

THOMAS NANJIWARRA AMAGULA

(1924 - 1989)
UNTITLED, 1967

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

61.0 x 40.5 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$3,500 - 4,500
Sold for $3,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 15
$20,400
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
15

LONG JACK PHILLIPUS TJAKAMARRA

born c.1932
WATER STORY (VERSION 7), 1972

synthetic polymer powder paint and PVA on composition board

46.5 x 30.0 cm

Estimate: 
$20,000 - 25,000
Sold for $20,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 16
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
16

TIMMY PAYUNGKA TJAPANGATI

(c.1942 - 2000)
MY COUNTRY (HOMELAND) BUSH TUCKER STORY, 1972

synthetic polymer powder paint and PVA on composition board

46.0 x 31.0 cm

Estimate: 
$25,000 - 30,000
Lot 17
$51,600
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
17

MICK NAMARARI TJAPALTJARRI

TINGARI CYCLE DREAMING JOURNEY, 1972

synthetic polymer powder paint and PVA on composition board

70.0 x 42.0 cm

inscribed verso: MICK / MNS3-78

Estimate: 
$40,000 - 60,000
Sold for $51,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 18
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
18

PINCHER TALUNGA

born c.1937
DESIGNS, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

101.5 x 66.0 cm

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Lot 19
$18,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
19

PRINCE OF WALES

(c.1935 - 2002)
BODY MARKS, 1999

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

138.0 x 102.5 cm

Sold for $18,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 20
$2,280
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
20

OWEN YALANDJA

born 1960
YAWKYAWK, 2002

natural earth pigments on carved softwood

148.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Sold for $2,280 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 21
$12,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
21

JIMMY AN.GUNGUNA

born 1935
WANGARRA SPIRITS, 2002

natural earth pigments on carved softwood

138.0 x 13.0 cm and 190.0 x 21.0 cm

Sold for $12,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 22
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
22

DENNIS NONA

born 1973
SESSERAE (BADU ISLAND STORY), 2004 - 05

hand coloured linocut

112.0 x 200.0 cm

edition: 20/45
Estimate: 
$10,000 - 12,000
Lot 23
$2,400
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
23

ALBERT NAMATJIRA

(1902 - 1959)
BOOMERANG, c.1938

engraved and blackened hardwood

52.0 cm length

signed lower centre: ALBERT NAMATJIRA
inscribed verso: ABORIGINAL HANDICRAFT /HERMANNSBURG / CENTRAL AUSTRALIA

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 1,500
Sold for $2,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 24
$3,840
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
24

OTTO PAREROULTJA

(1914 - 1973)
CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE, c.1963

watercolour on paper

25.0 x 36.0 cm

signed lower centre: Otto Pareroultja
inscribed verso: TMA RA-MARA GALLERIES /Purchase Authorized (signature) / District Welfare Office, Alice Springs 10/7/63

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Sold for $3,840 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 25
$13,200
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
25

ALBERT NAMATJIRA

(1902 - 1959)
WEST MACDONNELL RANGES, 1938

watercolour on paper

11.5 x 49.0 cm

signed lower right: ALBERT MAMATJIRA inscribed verso: ‘Purchased at the first exhibition of Albert Namatjira’s water colours held at the Fine Arts Society Galleries, Melbourne December 1938, J.W. Collings’.

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 15,000
Sold for $13,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 26
$4,080
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
26

OSCAR NAMATJIRA

(c.1922 - 1991)
CENTRAL AUSTRALIA, c.1960

watercolour on paper

35.0 x 52.0 cm

signed lower right: Oscar Namatjira

Estimate: 
$2,500 - $3,500
Sold for $4,080 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 27
$21,600
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
27

ALBERT NAMATJIRA

(1902 - 1959)
MACDONNELL RANGES

watercolour on paper

22.0 x 30.0 cm

signed lower right: ALBERT NAMATJIRA

Estimate: 
$20,000 - 25,000
Sold for $21,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 28
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
28

TIMOTHY COOK

born 1958
SHARK, 1998

natural earth pigments on canvas

91.0 x 55.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title, medium and Jilamara Arts and Crafts catalogue number TC98MC140

Estimate: 
$3,000 - $4,000
Lot 29
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
29

TIMOTHY COOK

born 1958
MILIKAPITI, 2002

natural earth pigments with synthetic binder on canvas

73.0 x 57.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Jilamara Arts and Crafts catalogue number 993-02

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 30
$3,120
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
30

PIUS TIPUNGWUTI

born 1954
TUTINI (PUKUMANI POLE)

natural earth pigments on ironwood

255.5 cm height

Estimate: 
$3,000 - $4,000
Sold for $3,120 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 31
$3,120
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
31

A PAIR OF TIWI SPEARHEADS

natural earth pigments on carved hardwood

114.5 cm and 127.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000 (2)
Sold for $3,120 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 32
$7,200
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
32

KUTUWULUMI PURAWARRUMPATU (KITTY KANTILLA)

(c.1928 - 2003)
JILAMARA, 1999

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on paper

75.0 x 45.0 cm

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Sold for $7,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 33
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
33

KUTUWULUMI PURAWARRUMPATU (KITTY KANTILLA)

(c.1928 - 2003)
JILAMARA, 1999

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

78.5 x 102.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date and Jilamara Arts and Crafts catalogue number KK99MC

Estimate: 
$30,000 - 40,000
Lot 34
$10,200
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
34

QUEENIE McKENZIE (NAKARRA)

(c.1930 - 1998)
JINGAROOROO HILLS, 1997

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

60.0 x 90.0 cm

signed verso together with title, date, size and Warmun Art Centre catalogue number QM1139

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Sold for $10,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 35
$21,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
35

ROVER THOMAS (JOOLAMA)

(c.1926 - 1998)
DILA (SUN), 1995

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

60.5 x 76.0 cm

signed verso together with date, title, size and Warmun Traditional Artists catalogue number RT0165

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 18,000
Sold for $21,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 36
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
36

QUEENIE McKENZIE (NAKARRA)

(c.1930 - 1998)
BOWER BIRD DREAMING ON TEXAS DOWNS STATION, 1994

natural earth pigments on linen

80.0 x 100.0 cm

Estimate: 
$25,000 - 35,000
Lot 37
$19,200
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
37

RAMMEY RAMSEY

born c.1935
DOOWOON COUNTRY - TRANIE GORGE, 2004

natural earth pigments on linen

150.0 x 180.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title and Jirrawun Arts catalogue number RR6-2004-33

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 18,000
Sold for $19,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 38
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
38

PADDY BEDFORD

(c.1922 - 2007)
FIG TREE HOLE, 1998

natural earth pigments on linen

122.0 x 135.0 cm

signed verso, together with date, title and Jirrawun Aboriginal Art Corporation catalogue number P.B. 98. 25

Estimate: 
$40,000 - 60,000
Lot 39
$9,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
39

RUSTY PETERS

born 1935
YIMENARRAN, 2005

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen

122.5 x 132.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title and Jirrawun Arts catalogue number RP-5-2005-115

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Sold for $9,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 40
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
40

BROOK ANDREW

born 1970
SEXY AND DANGEROUS II, 1997

duclear print mounted on Perspex

144.5 x 108.0 cm

edition of 10

Estimate: 
$22,000 - $28,000
Lot 41
$3,600
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
41

JARINYANU DAVID DOWNS

(1925 - 1995)
KURTAL WITH DANCE POLES, 1986 - 87

natural earth pigments and synthetic polymer paint on board

122.0 x 81.0 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 5,000
Sold for $3,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 42
$8,400
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
42

BOXER MILNER TJAMPITJIN

(c.1934 - 2008)
PURKITJI, 2003

synthetic polymer paint on linen

118.0 x 79.5 cm

inscribed verso; artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 1195/03

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Sold for $8,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 43
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
43

PAJI HONEYCHILD YANKARR

(1914 - 2004)
UNTITLED, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

76.0 x 120.0 cm

signed verso together with artist's name and Mangkaja Arts catalogue number 263/02

Estimate: 
$4,000 - $6,000
Lot 44
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
44

WAKARTU CORY SURPRISE

born c.1929
MIMPI JILA, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

76.5 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Mangkaja Arts catalogue number 131/06

Estimate: 
$4,000 - $6,000
Lot 45
$16,800
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
45

ROSELLA NAMOK

born 1979
BRIGHT COUPLE...KAAPAY AND KUYAN TOGETHER, 2003

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

170.0 x 105.0 cm

inscribed verso: title and Lockhart River Arts
and Culture catalogue number RNC 20040701

Estimate: 
$15,000 - 18,000
Sold for $16,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 46
$10,800
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
46

PINTA PINTA TJAPANANGKA

(c.1937 - 1999)
UNTITLED, 1981

synthetic polymer paint on linen

186.5 x 154.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number PP810422

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Sold for $10,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 47
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
47

RONNIE TJAMPITJINPA

born c.1943
TINGARI STORY, 1988

synthetic polymer paint on linen

183.0 x 152.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number RT881025

Estimate: 
$40,000 - 60,000
Lot 48
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
48

TIM LEURA TJAPALTJARRI

(c.1929 - 1984)
WALLABY DREAMING, 1977

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

178.0 x 157.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date and location

Estimate: 
$100,000 - 120,000
Lot 49
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
49

JAMES IYUNA

born 1959
BILLABONG AT DILEBANG, 2006

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

180.0 x 45.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Lot 50
$3,120
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
50

IRENIE NGALINBA

born c.1979
LORRKON, 2004

natural earth pigments and PVC fixative on hollowed log

223.0 x 22.0 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 5,000
Sold for $3,120 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 51
$21,600
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
51

JOHN MAWURNDJUL

born 1952
LORRKON, 2006

natural earth pigments and PVC fixative on hollowed log

134.0 x 21.0 cm

Estimate: 
$22,000 - 28,000
Sold for $21,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 52
$24,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
52

JOHN MAWURNDJUL

born 1952
MARDAYIN DESIGN, 2003

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

145.0 x 54.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$18,000 - 22,000
Sold for $24,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 53
$21,600
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
53

JUDY NAPANGARDI WATSON

born c.1925
KURRKARA JUKURRPA AT MINA MINA, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

183.0 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlukurlangu Artists catalogue number 788/07

Estimate: 
$20,000 - $25,000
Sold for $21,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 54
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
54

PADDY CARLTON

born c.1926
LIGHTNING MAN, 1997

natural earth pigments on carved hardwood

100.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$6,000 - $8,000
Lot 55
$36,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
55

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
BODY PAINT, 1994

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

38.5 cm x 31.0 (each)

inscribed verso: artist's name, title, date and Rodney Gooch (Mulga Bore) catalogue numbers 22.694MBA, 23.694MBA and 24.694MBA respectively

Estimate: 
$15,000 - 18,000 (3)
Sold for $36,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 56
$252,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
56

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
UNTITLED (ALHALKERE), 1995

synthetic polymer paint on linen

110.0 x 201.0 cm

inscribed verso: Emily Kngwarreye, October 1995, Utopia N.T., Rodney Gooch, Alice Springs, MBA and bears label from Utopia Art, Sydney together with exhibition label from Emily Kame Kngwarreye: Alhalkere, Paintings from Utopia, Queensland Art Gallery

Estimate: 
$150,000 - 200,000
Sold for $252,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 57
$18,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
57

RAY JAMES TJANGALA

born c.1958
YUNALA, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on linen

182.0 x 152.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number RJ0205228

Estimate: 
$20,000 - 25,000
Sold for $18,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 58
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
58

JOSEPH JURRA TJAPALTJARRI

born c.1952
NGARRTJAPIRITJINN, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

181.5 x 243.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number JJ0408100

Estimate: 
$50,000 - 70,000
Lot 59
$12,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
59

MICK JAWALJI JANGALA

born c.1920
(i) WARDAL, 2003 (ii) UNTITLED, 2003

natural earth pigments on board

80.0 x 60.0 cm (2)

(i) inscribed verso with artist's name and Warmun Art Centre catalogue number WAC 453/03
(ii) inscribed verso with artist's name and Warmun Art Centre catalogue number WAC 450/03

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 15,000 (2)
Sold for $12,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 60
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
60

BILLY THOMAS (JOONGOORRA)

born c.1920
UNTITLED, 2003

natural earth pigments on canvas

120.0 x 90.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Red Rock Art catalogue number KP1897

Estimate: 
$20,000 - 25,000
Lot 61
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
61

INYUWA NAMPITJINPA

(c.1922 - 1999)
PUKANYA, 1999

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 92.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number IN990134

Lot 62
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
62

MAKINTI NAPANANGKA

born c.1930
KUNGKA KUTJARRA, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 91.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number MN0103032

Estimate: 
$18,000 - $22,000
Lot 63
$84,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
63

NINGURA NAPURRULA

born c.1938
WOMEN AT WIRRULNGA, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

244.0 x 183.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number NN0510101

Estimate: 
$70,000 - 80,000
Sold for $84,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 64
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
64

SPIDER KALBYBIDI

(c.1928 - 2008)
NARU, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

121.0 x 121.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, medium, size and Short St Gallery catalogue number 20042

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Lot 65
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
65

MARGARET BARAGURRA

born c.1935
KALPIRTI, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

166.0 x 110.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size, medium and Short St Gallery catalogue number 2798

Estimate: 
$ 6,000 - 8,000
Lot 66
$12,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
66

WEAVER JACK

born c.1928
LUNGARUNG, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

182.0 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date, size and Short St Gallery catalogue number 10958

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 12,000
Sold for $12,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 67
$6,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
67

FRED UNTJIMA FORBES

(c.1923 - 2007)
FATHER'S COUNTRY, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

123.5 x 85.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date and location

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 8,000
Sold for $6,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 68
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
68

JIMMY BAKER

born c.1915
PILTATI TJUKURPA, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

129.5 x 67.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Maruku Arts catalogue number 2729

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Lot 69
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
69

NARPUTTA NANGALA

born c.1933
KAARKURUTINYTJA (LAKE MACDONALD), 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

101.0 x 137.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Ikuntji Womens Centre, Haasts Bluff catalogue number IK06NJ47

Estimate: 
$7,000 - $10,000
Lot 70
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
70

NOLA CAMPBELL

born c.1946
UNTITLED, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

153.0 x 102.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Kayili Artists catalogue number 04-358

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Lot 71
$14,400
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
71

TIGER PALPATJA

born c.1920
TIGER'S CREATION STORY, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 198.0 cm

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Sold for $14,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 72
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
72

ANMANARI BROWN

born c.1932
KURU ALA, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

140.0 x 208.0 cm

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 15,000
Lot 73
$15,600
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
73

BILL WHISKEY TJAPALTJARRI

(c.1920 - 2008)
ROCK HOLES AND COUNTRY NEAR THE OLGAS, 2006

natural earth pigments on linen

121.5 x 120.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Watiyawanu Artists catalogue number 77-06104

Estimate: 
$12,000 - $15,000
Sold for $15,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 74
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
74

LILLY KELLY NAPANGARDI

born c.1948
BIG GOANNA SANDHILLS, 2003

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 153.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Watiyawanu Artists, Mt Liebig catalogue number 10-0044LK

Estimate: 
$20,000 - 25,000
Lot 75
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
75

GLORIA TAMERRE PETYARRE

born c.1945
MOUNTAIN DEVIL LIZARD, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

210.0 x 179.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Utopia Art catalogue number GP5145

Estimate: 
$15,000 - 20,000
Lot 76
$87,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
76

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
ANOORALYA, 1992

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

121.0 x 91.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Delmore Gallery catalogue number 92I015

Estimate: 
$50,000 - $60,000
Sold for $87,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 77
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
77

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
UNTITLED (ANOORALYA), 1992

synthetic polymer paint on linen

154.0 x 125.0 cm

inscribed verso: Delmore Gallery catalogue number 92F096

Estimate: 
$45,000 - 55,000
Lot 78
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
78

EUBENA NAMPITJIN

born c.1921
ARTISTS COUNTRY WITH HILLS AND CREEKS, 1995

synthetic polymer paint on linen

120.0 x 80.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 752/95

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Lot 79
$9,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
79

MILLIE SKEEN NAMPITJIN

(c.1940 - 1997)
UNTITLED, 1993

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

117.0 x 78.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 391/93

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 14,000
Sold for $9,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 80
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
80

ELIZABETH NYUMI NUNGURRAYI

born 1947
PARWALLA, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

130.5 x 299.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 1000/06

Estimate: 
$40,000 - 50,000
Lot 81
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
81

EUBENA NAMPITJIN

born 1921
MINDIKI, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

149.0 x 100.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 395/04

Lot 82
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
82

KUNTJIL COOPER

born c.1920
UNTITLED

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

149.0 x 184.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date and Irrunytju Arts catalogue number IRRKC03138

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 15,000
Lot 83
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
83

HECTOR CHUNDALOO JANDANY

(c.1929 - 2006)
JIWIGUN HILL, 1997

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

100.0 x 100.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date, size and Warmun Art Centre catalogue number HC0085

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Lot 84
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
84

JACK BRITTEN

(c.1925 - 2002)
RIVER COUNTRY, c.1990

natural earth pigments on canvas

50.0 x 70.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Waringarri Aboriginal Arts catalogue number AP 1720

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Lot 85
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
85

JACK BRITTEN

(c.1925 - 2002)
GOONDARRINYARRIN - PURNULULU, 2001

natural earth pigments on canvas

45.0 x 70.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warmun Art Centre catalogue number WAC 1267/01

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Lot 86
$2,880
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
86

RUSTY PETERS

born 1935
UNTITLED, 2002

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen

80.0 x 100.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Jirrawun Aboriginal Arts catalogue number RP 32002.59

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $2,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 87
$3,120
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
87

RUSTY PETERS

born 1935
UNTITLED, 2002

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen

80.0 x 100.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Jirrawun Aboriginal Arts catalogue number RP 32002.55

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $3,120 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 89
$22,800
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
89

ARTIST UNKNOWN (PINTUPI)

UNTITLED (CEREMONIAL GROUND), c.1972

synthetic polymer powder paint and PVA on composition board

48.5 x 35.5 cm

Estimate: 
$8,000 - $12,000
Sold for $22,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 90
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
90

CHARLIE TARAWA TJUNGURRAYI

(c.1921 - 1999)
WATI KUTJARRI (TWO MEN), 1978

synthetic polymer paint on board

32.0 x 52.0cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 91
$10,800
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
91

TIM LEURA TJAPALTJARRI

(c.1929 - 1984)
UNTITLED, 1974

synthetic polymer paint on board

60.0 x 45.0 cm

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Sold for $10,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 92
$9,900
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
92

CHARLIE TJAPANGATI

born c.1949
TJIPARITJARRA, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on linen

183.0 x 151.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number CT0209073

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Sold for $9,900 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 93
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
93

JOHNNY YUNGUT TJUPURRULA

(c.1930 - 2006)
TJANGIMANTA, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 91.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number JY0211028

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Lot 94
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
94

KANYA TJAPANGATI

born 1951
TINGARI CYCLE; VENOMOUS SNAKE DREAMING AT NYINMI, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 106.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number KT0010168

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Lot 95
$72,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
95

GEORGE TJUNGURRAYI

born c.1943
UNTITLED, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on linen

182.0 x 244.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number GT0102014

Estimate: 
$70,000 - 90,000
Sold for $72,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 96
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
96

GEORGE WARD TJUNGURRAYI

born c.1955
CLAYPAN AND SOAKAGE WATER SITE OF PINKARRTU, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.5 x 91.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number GW0406283

Estimate: 
$7,000 - $10,000
Lot 97
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
97

WARLIMPIRRINGA TJAPALTJARRI

born c.1959
WILKINKARRA (LAKE MACKAY), 2000

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 107.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number WT200001162

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 8,000
Lot 98
$1,200
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
98

KANYA TJAPANGATI

born c.1951
KIRRITJINNA, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

151.5 x 121.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number KT0505192

Estimate: 
$14,000 - 18,000
Sold for $1,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 99
$5,400
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
99

JOHN MAWURNDJUL

born 1952
LIGHTNING SPIRIT NAMARRKON, 1993

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

70.0 x 48.0 cm

Estimate: 
$5,000 - $7,000
Sold for $5,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 100
$2,880
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
100

JAMES IYUNA

born 1959
WAYARRA SPIRIT FIGURE, 1988

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

109.0 x 74.0 cm

inscribed verso: title and Maningrida Arts
and Crafts catalogue number IYUNA56

Estimate: 
$3,500 - 4,500
Sold for $2,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 101
$16,800
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
101

MICK KUBARKKU

(c.1922 - 2008)
MIMIH SPIRITS, 1992

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

164.5 x 43.0 cm

Estimate: 
$12,000 - $15,000
Sold for $16,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 102
$3,120
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
102

SAMSON BONSON

born 1968
MIMIH SPIRIT, 2008

kurrajong with natural earth pigments and PVC fixative

248.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $3,120 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 103
$2,880
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
103

CRUSOE KURDDAL

born 1961
MIMIH SPIRIT, 2008

kurrajong with natural earth pigments and PVC fixative

248.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Sold for $2,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 104
$2,880
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
104

CRUSOE KURDDAL

born 1961
MIMIH SPIRIT, 2008

kurrajong with natural earth pigments and PVC fixative

255.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Sold for $2,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 105
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
105

ANNIEBELL MARRNGAMARRNGA

born 1979
YAWKYAWK, 2006

pandanus and native bamboo

249.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 6,000
Lot 106
$6,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
106

JOHN MAWURNDJUL

born 1952
DIGERIDU

natural earth pigments on hollow timber

150.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $6,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 107
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
107

MUNGURRAWUY YUNIPINGU

(1907 - 1979)
WONGAR (FIRE STORY), 1968

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

122.5 x 49.0 cm (irregular)

$8,000 - $12,000

Lot 108
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
108

MATHAMAN MARIKA

(c.1916 - 1970)
THE DJANKAWU PEOPLE, c.1957

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

69.0 x 23.5 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 - $4,000
Lot 109
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
109

WUKUN WANAMBI

born c.1962
WAWURRITJPAL, 2005

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

133.0 x 47.0 cm (irregular)

inscribed verso: artist's name and Buku Larrngay Mulka Art Centre catalogue number 2587Q

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 15,000
Lot 110
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
110

MAKINTI NAPANANGKA

born c.1930
LUPULNGA, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 61.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number MN0109149

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 5,000
Lot 111
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
111

EILEEN NAPALTJARRI

(1922 - 2007)
JACK AMBLE BORE, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 91.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number EN0404172

Estimate: 
$2,000 - $3,000
Lot 112
$8,400
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
112

NAATA NUNGURRAYI

born c.1932
NARRAPINTI, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 91.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number NN0403140

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Sold for $8,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 113
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
113

ELIZABETH MARKS NAKAMARRA

born 1959
ROCKHOLE SITE OF KALIPINYA, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 91.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number EM0105006

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Lot 114
$1,800
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
114

WINTJIYA NAPALTJARRI

born c.1930
WATANUMA, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 46.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number WN0505149

Estimate: 
$1,800 - 2,500
Sold for $1,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 115
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
115

NINGURA NAPURRULA

born c.1938
NGAMINYA, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 137.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size, Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number NN0101060

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 12,000
Lot 116
$2,640
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
116

NYM BUNDUK

(c.1904 - 1981)
DANCING FIGURES ANDCEREMONIAL CLUBS

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

58.0 x 20.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$2,500 - $3,500
Sold for $2,640 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 117
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
117

NYM BUNDUK

(c.1904 - 1981)
DANCING MIMIH

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

63.0 x 18.0 cm

Estimate: 
$2,500 - $3,500
Lot 118
$4,800
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
118

INDJI THARWAL

born 1912
UNTITLED

natural earth pigments and
natural binders on eucalyptus bark

66.0 x 17.4 cm

inscribed verso: 5

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 5,000
Sold for $4,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 119
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
119

BOBYIN NONGAH

UNTITLED, (KUNMANGGUR-THE BRINGER OF LIFE), 1975

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

68.5 x 32.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, location and date

Estimate: 
$6,000 - $8,000
Lot 120
$1,440
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
120

A GROUP OF WEAVINGS

SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND

comprising two woven baskets constructed with lawyer cane and bark fibre together with a loop weave bag and a fibre apron of woven bark fibre

dimensions variable

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,200 (4)
Sold for $1,440 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 121
$7,800
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
121

A NINETEENTH CENTURY NORTH-EAST QUEENSLAND
BI-CORNUAL BASKET

woven lawyer cane

38.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Sold for $7,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 122
$12,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
122

GLORIA FLETCHER THANCOUPIE

born 1937
TOTEM POLE

stoneware, slip and oxide
decoration on incised design

95.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 18,000
Sold for $12,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 123
$1,800
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
123

GLORIA FLETCHER THANCOUPIE

born 1937
TURTLE BOWL

stoneware with oxide decoration
on incised design

9.0 x 31.0 x 27.5 cm

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $1,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 124
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
124

GLORIA FLETCHER THANCOUPIE

born 1937
KANGAROO MURAL

36 glazed stoneware tiles with slip and oxide decoration on incised design

73.0 x 109.0 cm (overall)

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 18,000
Lot 125
$5,400
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
125

GLORIA FLETCHER THANCOUPIE

born 1937
ORGORTH / PELICAN

12 glazed stoneware tiles with slip and
oxide decoration on incised design

59.5 x 49.0 cm (overall)

signed lower centre: Thancoupie

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Sold for $5,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 126
$6,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
126

CRAIG KOOMEETA

born 1977
APALECH BROTHERS', 2006

natural earth pigments with synthetic binder on milkwood

108.0 cm and 103.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$5,000 - $7,000 (2)
Sold for $6,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 127
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
127

KEN THAIDAY SENIOR

born 1950
BEIZAM HEADDRESS (HAMMERHEAD SHARK), 2003

plywood, metal, plastic, feathers, glass, string and enamel paint

76.5 x 96.0 x 60.0 cm

Estimate: 
$4,500 - 6,000
Lot 128
$5,400
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
128

MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA SALLY GABORI

born c.1924
OUTSIDE DIBIRDIBI, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen

76.0 x 101.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, medium and Mornington Island Arts and Crafts catalogue number 1666-L-SG-1006

Sold for $5,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 129
$3,600
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
129

MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA SALLY GABORI

born 1924
MY COUNTRY, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

137.0 x 136.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title, medium and Mornington Island Arts and Crafts Centre catalogue number 1086/C/SG/0306

Estimate: 
$4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $3,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 130
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
130

JUDY WATSON

born 1959
BIG WET, 1999

pigment, ink and wash on canvas

180.0 x 108.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title, year, medium and size

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Lot 131
$9,600
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
131

ABIE TJANGALA

(c.1919 - 2002)
RAINBOW, FROG AND WATER DREAMING, 1995

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

135.0 x 123.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title and date

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Sold for $9,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 132
$2,400
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
132

ARTIST UNKNOWN (GROOTE EYLANDT)

NORTH-WEST WIND

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

37.0 x 23.5 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $2,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 133
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
133

ARTIST UNKNOWN (GROOTE EYLANDT)

UNTITLED

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

48.0 x 29.0 cm

Estimate: 
$1,200 - $1,800
Lot 134
$1,200
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
134

ARTIST UNKNOWN (GROOTE EYLANDT)

WEST WIND

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

52.5 x 32.5 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,000
Sold for $1,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 135
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
135

KUTUWULUMI PURAWARRUMPATU (KITTY KANTILLA)

(c.1928 - 2003)
JILAMARA,1999

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on paper

76.0 x 57.0 cm

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Lot 136
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
136

KUTUWULUMI PURAWARRUMPATU (KITTY KANTILLA)

(c.1928 - 2003)
JILAMARRA (BLACK), 1999

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on paper

76.0 x 57.0 cm

Estimate: 
$6,000 - $9,000
Lot 137
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
137

ARTIST UNKNOWN

TIWI POLE

natural earth pigments on carved and shaped wood

117.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 138
$1,200
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
138

ARTIST UNKNOWN (BATHURST AND MELVILLE ISLANDS)

DIVER BIRD, 1980s

natural earth pigments on carved ironwood

115.5 cm height

Estimate: 
$1,000 - $2,000
Sold for $1,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 139
$2,880
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
139

ARTIST UNKNOWN

A GROOTE EYLANDT STINGRAY CARVING

carved wood with natural earth pigments

26.5 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 2,500
Sold for $2,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 140
$3,600
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
140

ARTIST UNKNOWN (BATHURST AND MELVILLE ISLANDS)

BIMA, 1960s

natural earth pigments on carved ironwood

63.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$3,000 - $4,000
Sold for $3,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 141
$1,800
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
141

DECLAN APUATIMI

(1930 - 1985)
FIGURE REPRESENTINGPURUKAPALI

natural earth pigments on carved ironwood

34.5 x 12.5 cm

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $1,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 142
$1,200
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
142

ARTIST UNKNOWN (CROKER ISLAND, WEST ARNHEM LAND)

SHARK, c.1960s

natural earth pigments on carved
and shaped softwood

32.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$500 - 700
Sold for $1,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 143
$1,440
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
143

ARTIST UNKNOWN (ARNHEM LAND)

AN UNUSUAL CARVED REPRESENTATION OF A SHRIMP

natural earth pigments on carved
and shaped softwood

76.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$700 - 1,000
Sold for $1,440 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 144
$1,920
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
144

ARTIST UNKNOWN (ARNHEM LAND)

BROLGA, c.1970

natural earth pigments on carved
and shaped hardwood

87.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$800 - $1,200
Sold for $1,920 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 145
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
145

RONNIE DJANBARDI

(1925 - deceased)
WANDURRK, 1975

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

123.0 x 50.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$2,000 - $3,000
Lot 146
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
146

ARTIST UNKNOWN (WESTERN ARNHEM LAND)

UNTITLED (CEREMONY), 1960s

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

106.0 x 28.0 cm

Estimate: 
$2,000 - $2,500
Lot 147
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
147

Attributed to YANGARRAWUN

YIRRITJA DESIGNS

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

85.0 x 42.0 cm

Estimate: 
$2,000 - $2,500
Lot 148
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
148

JANUARY NAMIRIDALI NANGUNYARI

(1901 - 1972)
MIMIH SPIRITS, c.1960s

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

67.5 x 28.5 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 - $4,000
Lot 149
$1,080
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
149

ARTIST UNKNOWN (WESTERN ARNHEM LAND)

TWO SPIRIT FIGURES AND SPEARS

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

104.0 x 36.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$1,500 - $2,500
Sold for $1,080 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 150
$4,800
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
150

NGIPI WARD NAPANGARTI / KARIMARRA

born 1949
WANDANTJARRI, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.5 x 76.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Kayili Artists catalogue number 04 - 330

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $4,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 151
$2,400
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
151

MYRA COOK

born 1932
KARTJINGUKU, MINYMA TJUKURRPA, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

101.5 x 76.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and date

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $2,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 152
$6,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
152

TIGER PALPATJA

born c.1920
WANAMPI TJUKURPA, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen

120.5 x 151.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title and date

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Sold for $6,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 153
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
153

CAROL GOLDING

born 1930
UNTITLED

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

100.0 x 101.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Warakurna Artists catalogue number 871-07

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Lot 154
$6,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
154

KATHLEEN PADDOON NAPANANGKA

born c.1938
NAKARRA NAKARRA, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

150.0 x 75.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 222/05

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Sold for $6,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 155
$6,000
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
155

ELIZABETH NYUMI NUNGURRAYI

born 1947
PARWALLA, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

180.0 x 120.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 163/05

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 15,000
Sold for $6,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 156
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
156

EUBENA NAMPITJIN

born c.1920
KUNAWARRITJI, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

120.0 x 80.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 840/02

Estimate: 
$15,000 - 18,000
Lot 157
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
157

TJUMPO TJAPANANGKA

born c.1930
UNTITLED, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

119.0 x 80.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 153/05

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 10,000
Lot 158
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
158

FRED TJAKAMARRA

(c.1926 - 2006)
TIREEWALA, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

148.0 x 74.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 1274-02

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 5,000
Lot 159
$14,400
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
159

TJUMPO TJAPANANGKA

born c.1930
WILKINKARRA, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

150.0 x 100.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists catalogue number 279/06

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 15,000
Sold for $14,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 160
$3,840
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
160

YALA YALA GIBBS TJUNGURRAYI

(c.1928 - 1998)
UNTITLED, 1991

synthetic polymer paint on linen

132.0 x 58.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number YY9105385

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 5,000
Sold for $3,840 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 161
$2,160
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
161

RONNIE TJAMPITJINPA

born c.1943
UNTITLED, 1997

synthetic polymer paint on linen

106.0 x 28.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number RT970425

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $2,160 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 162
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
162

WILLY TJUNGURRAYI

born c.1930
TJULPUNYA, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on linen

153.0 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number WT0104001

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Lot 163
$3,600
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
163

PINTA PINTA TJAPANANGKA

(c.1937 - 1999)
TINGARI, 1998

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 91.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number PP9801101

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 5,000
Sold for $3,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 164
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
164

GEORGE TJUNGURRAYI

born c.1943
MAMULTJULKULNGA, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 61.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number GT0508010

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Lot 165
$2,400
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
165

NOLAN TJAPANGATI

(c.1939 - 2004)
TINGARI, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 60.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number NT0008009

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Sold for $2,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 166
$3,600
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
166

RAY JAMES TJANGALA

born c.1958
YUNALA, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 61.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number RJ0502098

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $3,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 167
$13,200
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
167

GEORGE TJUNGURRAYI

born c.1943
TINGARI STORY, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on linen

137.0 x 120.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists catalogue number GT0204160

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 18,000
Sold for $13,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 168
$4,320
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
168

GEORGE (TJAMPU) TJAPALTJARRI

born c.1935
TINGARI CYCLE, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on linen

151.0 x 121.0 cm

inscribed verso with artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number GT0107150.

Estimate: 
$4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $4,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 169
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
169

GEORGE TJUNGURRAYI

born c.1943
TINGARI STORY, 1997

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.0 x 121.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd catalogue number GT9706117

Estimate: 
$15,000 - $20,000
Lot 170
$4,560
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
170

EMILY NGARNAL EVANS

born 1975
SPOTTED STINGRAY, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

136.5 x 136.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title, medium and Mornington Island Arts and Crafts Centre catalogue number 502/C/EE/0905

Estimate: 
$4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $4,560 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 171
$2,160
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
171

JULIE NANGALA ROBINSON

born c.1974
PIRLINYANU, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 91.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Gallery Gondwana catalogue number 8717JR

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $2,160 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 172
$14,400
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
172

DOROTHY NAPANGARDI

born c.1950
KARNTAKURLANGU JUKURRPA (MINA MINA), 2003

synthetic polymer paint on linen

104.5 x 118.5 cm

signed verso: together with artist's name, size and Gallery Gondwana catalogue number 7666DN

Estimate: 
$18,000 - 25,000
Sold for $14,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 173
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
173

NGOIA POLLARD NAPALTJARRI

born c.1948
SWAMP NEAR NYRRUPI, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

90.0 x 90.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Watiyawanu Artists catalogue number 10-0342

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Lot 174
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
174

LILLY KELLY NAPANGARDI

born 1948
SANDHILLS, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 35.0 cm

inscribed verso: Watiyawanu Artists catalogue number L.K. 77019

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Lot 175
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
175

LILLY KELLY NAPANGARDI

born 1948
SANDHILLS, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

149.0 x 210.0 cm

inscribed verso: Watiyawanu Artists catalogue number L.K. 77-391

Estimate: 
$15,000 - 20,000
Lot 176
$3,120
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
176

(SOUTHERN HIGHLAND PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA)

A MENDI WAR SHIELD

carved wood and natural earth pigments

113.5 x 37.0 cm

of elongated ovoid form decorated with traditional designs in red and white pigment

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 5,000
Sold for $3,120 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 177
$1,020
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
177

(SOUTHERN HIGHLAND PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA)

A MENDI WAR SHIELD

carved wood and natural earth pigment

101.0 x 47.0 cm

of elongated ovoid form decorated with traditional designs in white pigment

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 1,400
Sold for $1,020 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 178
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
178

DIMINUATIVE STONE CARVED IRONWOOD 'MINDJA' YAMFESTIVAL SPIRIT

(NAKUMA PEOPLE, WASKUKHILLS, EAST SEPIK PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA)

encrusted polychrome ochres

43.0 x 21.0 cm

The rounded edges to the incised carving are a result of the stone tools used to carve this piece, although collected in the field in the 1970s by Edward Boylan, it would date from the 1920s

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Lot 179
$2,400
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
179

(KWOMA REGION, EAST SEPIK PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA)

A MINDJA FIGURE

carved wood with clay and natural earth pigment

102.5 x 31.5 cm

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Sold for $2,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 180
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
180

A LARGE MINDJA FIGURE

(UPPER SEPIK, WASHKUK HILLS,PAPUA NEW GUINEA)

natural earth pigments on carved hardwood

190.0 cm height

$3,500 - $4,500

Lot 181
$1,680
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
181

A SUBI CLUB (MALAITA, SOLOMON ISLANDS)

20th Century
carved hardwood with excellent patina,
raised central ridges across arrow shaped
head and extensive fibre wrapping on
handle with woven string wrap

92.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,800 - $2,800
Sold for $1,680 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 182
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
182

SOLOMON ISLAND JANUS HEAD WARCLUB

(MALAITA)

late 19th Century

93.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 1,500
Lot 183
$600
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
183

FAMILY SIZED HEAD REST (LAKE SENTANI, WESTERN PAPUA)

mid 20th Century cane feet remarkably long head rest with
ancestral heads to either side

94.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,200
Sold for $600 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 184
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
184

A FINE SEPIK RIVER FLUTE STOPPER

(PAPUA NEW GUINEA)

carved hardwood with shiny patina, inset shell eyes

71.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,500 - $3,500
Lot 185
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
185

TWO SEPIK RIVER POUNDERS

(PAPUA NEW GUINEA)

carved hardwood with animal figures, old patina throughout

49.0 cm and 54.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,000 - $1,600 (2)
Lot 186
$1,200
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
186

 ‘ULA’ THROWING CLUB

(FIJI)

early 19th Century carved from the bulbous root of a hardwood tree with whale bone insert

39.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,200
Sold for $1,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 187
$780
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
187

SMALL HUNTING CHARM MASK
(GAMEI PEOPLE, LOWER RAMU
RIVER, MADANG PROVINCE,
PAPUA NEW GUINEA)

mid 20th Century

25.0 cm height

unusual example with a second tiny
mask on the end of the elongated
nose, painted with red ‘trade
paint’, pierced around the edges
with woven split cane surround,
avian design incised carving on
the forehead, carried in a small
string bag for protection and to
bring good hunting

Estimate: 
$500 - $700
Sold for $780 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 188
$900
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
188

ANCESTRAL SPIRIT FIGURE

(MISINGI VILLAGE,MIDDLE RAMU RIVER, MADANG PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA)

mid 20th Century encrusted patina standing figure with hands on hips, opposed hook projections on the face and body

54.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$850 - 1,200
Sold for $900 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 189
$2,400
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
189

RARE ZOOMORPHIC BEAKED MASK
(WOMBON VILLAGE, NINGERUM
PEOPLE, OK TEDI RIVER,
STAR MOUNTAINS, WESTERN
PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA)

this is an extremely remote area
and not a lot is known about these
striking masks, which most likely
represent avian ancestral spirits

46.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $2,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 190
$3,360
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
190

A FINE SPIRIT POLE (MBITORO ANCESTOR POLE)

(MIMIKA PEOPLE, UTAKWARIVER, IRIAN JAYA) c.1980

carved from the trunk and buttress-like root of a mangrove tree, traces of white pigment

398.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $3,360 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 191
$3,600
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
191

A FINE ASMAT ANCESTOR POLE (MBIS POLE)

(SAWA VILLAGE, NORTH-WESTASMAT, WEST PAPUA) c.1980

carved from the trunk and buttress-like root of a mangrove tree, traces of white and red pigment

441.5 cm height

Estimate: 
$3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $3,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 192
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
192

AN EXCEPTIONAL HOUSE POST FROMA MEN'S HOUSE

(ATSJ VILLAGE, CENTRAL ASMAT, PAPUA NEW GUINEA) c.1980

natural earth pigments on wood with extensive carving

316.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$4,000 - $6,000
Lot 193
$1,560
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
193

A WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ENGRAVED PEARL SHELL PENDANT

Riji and Jakoli, with incised traditional
designs infilled with natural pigments

17.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,500
Sold for $1,560 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 194
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
194

A FINE EARLY HARDWOOD SHIELD

(WEST AUSTRALIA)

19th Century of elongated ovoid form, the front undecorated with fine old patina, the reverse with elegant thin loop handle and old patina,

61.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 2,500
Lot 195
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
195

SHIELD

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN

decorated with alternate bands of finely incised diagonal designs interspersed with diamond motifs, the back unadorned with loop handle, shiny patina overall

65.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,500 - $3,500
Lot 196
$2,400
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
196

BARDI SHIELD

A WESTERN AUSTRALIAN BARDI SHIELD

of plano-convex section with a gently curving convex front. Decorated with alternating diagonal bands in a section. The reverse with alternate designs, deep cut lug handle, patina overall

78.0 cm height

$2,500 - 3,500

Sold for $2,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 197
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
197

A CARVED AND DECORATED BARDI PARRYING SHIELD (DAMPIER PENINSULA, KIMBERLEY REGION)

late 19th, early 20th Century

the front decorated with alternating bands of diagonal designs filled with natural earth pigments, the reverse replete with adze markings and decorated with alternating horizontal bands of white red and black pigments, deep cut lug handle

77.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Lot 198
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
198

AN EARLY SHIELD

(NORTH WEST AUSTRALIA)

made from hardwood, of elongated ovoid form, the front decorated with bands of alternating diagonal designs, the reverse with engraved designs and deep cut lug handle, evidence of use

78.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Lot 199
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
199

A PAIR OF WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SPEARTHROWERS

(WOOMERAS)

carved in hardwood, the front decorated with incised traditional zig-zag designs in-filled with traces of red pigments and one with a lower bulbous throwing handle

81.0 and 75.5 cm lengths

Estimate: 
$2,500 - $3,000
Lot 200
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
200

A HARDWOOD SPEARTHROWER (LA GRANGE BAY, WEST AUSTRALIA)

late 19th, early 20th Century

of leaf like form, the front decorated with incised traditional interlocking key designs, the reverse with simple diagonal design possibly representing the rainbow serpent, the peg attached with natural fibre and resin, patina overall

70.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,800
Lot 201
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
201

A PARRYING SHIELD (LA GRANGE BAY, WEST AUSTRALIA)

early 20th Century

made from hardwood, of elongated form, the front undecorated, the reverse with incised traditional interlocking key designs, deep cut loop handle

87.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,200 - 2,500
Lot 202
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
202

A SHIELD

(LA GRANGE BAY, WEST AUSTRALIA)

made from hardwood, of elongated form, the front decorated with linear striations, the reverse with incised traditional interlocking designs, thin loop handle and patina overall

80.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,200 - 2,500
Lot 203
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
203

A WESTERN AUSTRALIAN WUNDA SHIELD

(LA GRANGE BAY, WEST AUSTRALIA)

carved and incised hardwood with natural earth pigments

70.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,500
Lot 204
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
204

WUNDA SHIELD

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN

carved in hardwood with natural earth pigments, the front engraved with broad traditional diagonal designs, in-filled with alternate bands of red and white natural pigments. The reverse with vertical striations infill with red pigment and loop handle

66.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,500 - $3,500
Lot 205
-
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
205

SHIELD

CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN

carved softwood with vertical carvings and natural earth pigments, the front decorated with broad vertical linear designs infilled with alternating rows in white and red pigment dotting. The reverse with broad deep cut shallow fluting and lug handle with remnants of old trade cloth on handle.

55.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,600 - 2,000
Lot 206
$900
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
206

A FINE AND EARLY WESTERN AUSTRALIAN BOOMERANG (BROOME/ DAMPIERLAND REGION)

BOOMERANG

fine adzed surface to both front and reverse, old patina overall

53.5 cm length

inscribed verso at both ends: H55

Estimate: 
$1,000 - $1,500
Sold for $900 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 207
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
207

A MULGA BOOMERANG

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN / SOUTH AUSTRALIAN

of plano/convex section, the front with shallow linear fluting, the reverse with rough adzed markings.

60.0 cm length

inscribed verso: Mulga Boomerang, location and date

Estimate: 
$400 - $500
Lot 208
$900
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
208

A NEW SOUTH WALES BOOMERANG

early 20th Century

replete with fine adze markings overall,
old shiny patina

65.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$800 - $1,200
Sold for $900 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 209
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
209

A BOOMERANG

NEW SOUTH WALES / QUEENSLAND

of plano/convex section, the front with traditional linear designs, the reverse with adzed markings

66.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$600 - $800
Lot 210
$840
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
210

A LARGE AND EARLY HARDWOOD BOOMERANG 

(SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

of elegant gently curving form, the front and reverse replete with fine adze markings, old patina overall

90.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,200
Sold for $840 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 211
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
211

IVAN NAMIRRKKI

born 1960
NGALYOD CREEK ATKUDJADORRDO, 2003

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

103.0 x 12.5 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Lot 212
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
212

IVAN NAMIRRKKI

born 1960
BILWOYYINJ SITE, 2003

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

110.0 x 15.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Lot 213
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
213

TIMOTHY WULANJBIRR

born 1969
CRACKED MUD, 2002

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

124.5 x 34.0 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 214
$3,360
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
214

LIPUNDJA GUPAPUYNGU

(c.1912 - 1968)
SACRED TOTEMS, c.1965

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

100.0 x 49.0 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 5,000
Sold for $3,360 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 215
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
215

MICK WILINGGARR MAGANI

(1920 - 1984)
WAY-DJI, THE OLD DREAMING MANAND WIVES HUNTING, c.1967

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

100.0 x 34.5 cm

label attached verso with artist's name, title, language group and location

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 216
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Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
216

JOHN RURIYA

born 1935
FISH TRAP, c.1960

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

108.0 x 56.0 cm

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,000
Lot 217
$960
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
217

ARTIST UNKNOWN (MILINGIMBI ISLAND)

WILD HONEY AND SUGAR BAGTOTEM

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

148.0 x 64.5 cm (irregular)

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,200
Sold for $960 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 218
$1,320
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
218

BOYUN

(1930 - deceased)
LIFE AT THE WATERHOLE, c.1969

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

75.0 x 36.0 cm

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,000
Sold for $1,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 219
$960
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
219

NANGANARRALIL

THE WESSEL ISLAND PYTHON

natural earth pigments on
eucalyptus bark

105.0 x 31.0 cm (irregular)

label attached verso: “This is the
artist's own dreaming inherited
from his father...It is part of the
Wagilag Sisters Constellation...”

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,200
Sold for $960 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Lot 220
$960
Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009