Auction Results

Prices include buyer's premium.

Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May
Sale
20
Auction total
$1,247,556
57% sold by volume


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Lot 1
$22,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
1

DANIEL WALBIDI

born 1983
ALL THE JILA

synthetic polymer paint on linen

168.0 x 111.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, medium, size and Short Street cat. 20255

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 18,000
Sold for $22,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 2
$14,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
2

Attributed to ALEC MINGELMANGANU

(c.1905 - 1981)
WANJINA, c.1979

natural earth pigments on engraved and pecked slate roof tile

51.5 x 26.5 cm

inscribed verso: McAlpine cat. 1433

Estimate: 
$15,000 - 25,000
Sold for $14,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 3
$4,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
3

JAN BILLYCAN

born c.1930
YULPARIJA, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

91.0 x 91.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, medium, size and Short Street Gallery cat. 24184

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Sold for $4,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 4
$7,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
4

WEAVER JACK

(c.1928 - 2010)
LUNGARUNG, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

122.0 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, date, medium, size and Short Street Gallery cat. 11366

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Sold for $7,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 5
$8,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
5

WEAVER JACK

(c.1928 - 2010)
LUNGARUNG, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

168.5 x 106.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date, medium, size and Short Street Gallery cat. 23566

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 10,000
Sold for $8,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 6
$31,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
6

MURTIYARRU SUNFLY TJAMPITJIN

(1916 - 1996)
THE KINGFISHER ANCESTRAL SPIRIT'S TRAVELS IN THE ARTIST'S COUNTRY, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

119.5 x 84.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 482/90

Estimate: 
$26,000 - 36,000
Sold for $31,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 7
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
7

WIMMITJI TJAPANGARTI

(1925 - 2000)
MINGATJURU WARTALARRI, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

119.5 x 84.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 155/90

Estimate: 
$26,000 - $36,000
Lot 8
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
8

ANATJARI NO. III TJAKAMARRA

(c.1938 - 1992)
WOMEN'S STORY, 1972

synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board

74.0 x 35.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name ANATAR III, Stuart Art Centre consignment no. 12049, number 60 and the name Bardon

Estimate: 
$150,000 - 200,000
Lot 9
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
9

MICK NAMARARI TJAPALTJARRI

(c.1926 - 1998)
WOMEN'S STORY, 1971

synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board

81.0 x 41.0 cm

inscribed verso: Stuart Art Centre consignment no. 8018, number 75 and the remnants of an old paper label

Estimate: 
$120,000 - 180,000
Lot 10
$18,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
10

KAAPA MBITJANA TJAMPITJINPA

(1925 - 1989)
CORROBOREE STORY, 1973

synthetic polymer powder paint with synthetic binder on composition board

31.0 x 47.0 cm

Estimate: 
$18,000 - 25,000
Sold for $18,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 11
$33,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
11

MICK NAMARARI TJAPALTJARRI

(c.1926 - 1998)
DINGO PUPPIES (NYUNMANU), 1972

synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board

55.0 x 52.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s initials MN and Papunya Tula Artists cat. 19307

Estimate: 
$30,000 - 40,000
Sold for $33,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 12
$204,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
12

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
UNTITLED, 1992

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

164.0 x 228.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, 'Rodney Gooch’ and Mulga Bore Artists cat. 4892

Estimate: 
$120,000 - 150,000
Sold for $204,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 13
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
13

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
ALALGURA (YAM) IV, 1995

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 214.0 cm

signed verso: emily
inscribed verso: artist’s name and Delmore Gallery cat. 95F055

Estimate: 
$180,000 - 240,000
Lot 14
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
14

PADDY BEDFORD

(c.1922 - 2007)
MENDOOWOORRJI - MEDICINE POCKET, 2000

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen

180.0 x 150.0 cm

initialled verso: PB
inscribed verso: Jirrawun Aboriginal Arts cat. PB 3 2000.64

Estimate: 
$80,000 - 120,000
Lot 15
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
15

PADDY BEDFORD

(c.1922 - 2007)
MERRMERRJI - QUEENSLAND CREEK, 2004

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen

150.0 x 180.0 cm

inscribed verso: title and Jirrawun Aboriginal Arts cat. PB 6 2004.190

Estimate: 
$150,000 - 180,000
Lot 16
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
16

GINGER RILEY MUNDUWALAWALA

(1927 - 2002)
LIMMEN BIGHT COUNTRY

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

103.5 x 204.0 cm

inscribed verso: Alcaston Gallery cat. AK 470

Estimate: 
$60,000 - 80,000
Lot 17
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
17

KUTUWULUMI PURAWARRUMPATU (KITTY KANTILLA)

(c.1928 - 2003)
UNTITLED, 1998

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

92.0 x 79.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name and Jilamara Arts and Crafts cat. 980266

Estimate: 
$50,000 - 60,000
Lot 18
$43,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
18

RONNIE TJAMPITJINPA

born c.1943
TWO BOYS AT WILKINKARRA (LAKE MACKAY), 1992

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.0 x 121.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. RT920828

Estimate: 
$40,000 - 60,000
Sold for $43,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 19
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
19

MICK NAMARARI TJAPALTJARRI

(c.1926 - 1998)
MARNPI, 1994

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

122.0 x 183.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name and Papunya Tula Artists cat. MN940680

Estimate: 
$40,000 - 60,000
Lot 20
$7,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
20

SAMUEL NAMUNJDJA

born 1965
GUNGURA, 2006

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on eucalyptus bark

178.0 x 66.0 cm (irregular)

inscribed verso: artist's name, title, size and Maningrida Arts and Culture cat. MAC1973-06

Estimate: 
$8,000 - $12,000
Sold for $7,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 21
$15,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
21

JOHN MAWURNDJUL

born 1952
LORRKON, 2007

natural earth pigments and PVC fixative on hollow log

141.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$15,000 - 20,000
Sold for $15,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 22
$2,160
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
22

MAWALAN MARIKA

(c.1908 - 1967)
GOANNA, 1967

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

45.0 x 17.0 cm

Estimate: 
$1,100 - 1,200
Sold for $2,160 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 23
$1,320
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
23

MAWALAN MARIKA

(c.1908 - 1967)
FAUNA, mid 1960s

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

47.0 x 20 cm

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,500
Sold for $1,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 24
$5,040
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
24

MITHINARI GURRUWIWI

(1929 - 1976)
RAINBOW SERPENT AND GOANNAS AND BIRD AT YATHALAMARA

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

113.0 x 46.0 cm

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 6,000
Sold for $5,040 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 25
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
25

NARRITJIN MAYMURU

(1922 - 1982)
NYOKAL - KINGFISH

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

137.0 x 58.5 cm irregular

inscribed verso: artist’s name, title and Yirrkala Arts cat. 5/156/WGA11 and Y102

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 26
$98,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
26

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
UNTITLED, 1990

synthetic polymer paint on linen

213.0 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Delmore Gallery cat. OK05

Estimate: 
$120,000 - $160,000
Sold for $98,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 27
$96,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
27

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
AWELYE, 1995

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 216.0 cm

inscribed verso: Delmore Gallery cat. 95I016

Estimate: 
$100,000 - 150,000
Sold for $96,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 28
$57,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
28

PRINCE OF WALES (MITBUL)

(c.1935 - 2002)
BODY MARKS, 1999

synthetic polymer paint on linen

223.0 x 132.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, title, date, size and Karen Brown Gallery KB0242 and EP0001

Estimate: 
$40,000 - 60,000
Sold for $57,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 29
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
29

MAGGIE NAPANGARDI WATSON

(1921 - 2004)
MUSHROOM DREAMING, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

140.0 x 200.5 cm

signed and dated verso: MAGGIE WATSON NAPANGARDI / 1996

Estimate: 
$130,000 - 150,000
Lot 30
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
30

DOREEN REID NAKAMARRA

(c.1935 - 2009)
NGAMINYA ROCKHOLE, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. DR0510060

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Lot 31
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
31

MAKINTI NAPANANGKA

(c.1930 - 2011)
LUPULNGA ROCKSITE, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

153.0 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. MN0401166

Estimate: 
$25,000 - 30,000
Lot 32
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
32

NINGURA NAPURRULA

born c.1938
TJINALNGNA, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 137.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size, Papunya Tula Artists cat. NN200001143

Estimate: 
$10,000 - $15,000
Lot 33
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
33

PIRRMANGKA NAPANANGKA

(1945 - 2001)
OLD WOMAN'S STORY, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.5 x 183.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. PN0103052

Estimate: 
$20,000 - 30,000
Lot 34
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
34

QUEENIE McKENZIE NAKARRA

(c.1930 - 1998)
ORD RIVER, HORSEMAN CREEK AND NEERMERONI - THE RAIN MAKER, 1998

natural ochre and pigments on canvas

90.0 x 120.0 cm

inscribed verso: Red Rock Art cat. QE01

Estimate: 
$30,000 - $40,000
Lot 35
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
35

BILLY THOMAS JOONGOORRA

born c.1920
GUNAMBALAYI - TRAVELS OF THE BLACK SNAKE, 2004

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

150.0 x 180.0 cm

inscribed verso: Red Rock Art cat. KP1988a

Estimate: 
$30,000 - 40,000
Lot 36
$12,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
36

RAMMEY RAMSEY

born c.1935
WARLAWOON COUNTRY, 2008

natural ochres, pigments and synthetic binder on linen

122.0 x 135.0 cm

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 15,000
Sold for $12,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 37
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
37

FREDDIE TIMMS

born 1946
MOAT CREEK YARD, 2007

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen

122.0 x 135.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name and Jirrawun Arts cat. FT 6 2007-262 / JA

Estimate: 
$12,000 - $15,000
Lot 38
$14,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
38

JACK BRITTEN JOOLAMA

(c.1925 - 2002)
BULNGINY CREEK

natural earth pigments on canvas

90.0 x 120.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Warmun Art Centre cat. WAC 1035/01

Estimate: 
$14,000 - 18,000
Sold for $14,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 39
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
39

QUEENIE McKENZIE NAKARRA

(c.1930 - 1998)
YOONOOR COUNTRY, 1998

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

90.0 x 120.0 cm

inscribed verso: Red Rock Art cat. AP1596

Estimate: 
$20,000 - 30,000
Lot 40
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
40

PADDY BEDFORD

(c.1922 - 2007)
MAD GAP, 2006

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen

122.0 x 135.0 cm

initialled verso: PB
inscribed verso: title and Jirrawun Arts cat. PB 3-2006-238

Estimate: 
$70,000 - 90,000
Lot 41
$10,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
41

PADDY BEDFORD

(c.1922 - 2007)
UNTITLED, 2004

gouache on illustration board

51.0 x 76.5 cm

inscribed verso: Jirrawun Aboriginal Arts cat. PB WB 3 2004.198

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Sold for $10,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 42
$8,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
42

PADDY BEDFORD

(c.1922 - 2007)
UNTITLED, 2004

gouache on illustration board

51.0 x 76.5 cm

inscribed verso: Jirrawun Aboriginal Arts cat. PB WB 3 2004.181

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Sold for $8,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 43
$10,500
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
43

JULIE DOWLING

born 1969
SELF PORTRAIT: BUDJARRI (PREGNANT), 2005

synthetic polymer paint, oil and plastic on canvas

120.0 x 100.0 cm

signed verso: Julie Dowling
inscribed verso: title, date and medium

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 18,000
Sold for $10,500 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 44
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
44

TURKEY TOLSON TJUPURRULA

(1942 - 2001)
UNTITLED, 1999

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

122.0 x 91.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. TT9912111

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Lot 45
$6,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
45

YALA YALA GIBBS TJUNGURRAYI

(c.1928 - 1998)
TINGARI PAINTING, 1997

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.0 x 61.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. YY970664

Estimate: 
$5,000 - $7,000
Sold for $6,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 46
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
46

WILLY TJUNGURRAYI

born c.1930
TWO SNAKE DREAMING, 1989

synthetic polymer paint on linen

121.5 x 120.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. WT891128

Estimate: 
$12,000 - $15,000
Lot 47
$13,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
47

BILL WHISKEY TJAPALTJARRI

(c.1920 - 2008)
ROCKHOLES NEAR THE OLGAS, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen

172.0 x 126.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, title and Watiyawanu Artists cat. 81-07-206

Estimate: 
$15,000 - 18,000
Sold for $13,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 48
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
48

BILL WHISKEY TJAPALTJARRI

(c.1920 - 2008)
THE OLGAS

synthetic polymer paint on linen

151.0 x 150.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, title, size and Watiyawanu Artists cat. 7799208

Estimate: 
$18,000 - 25,000
Lot 49
$10,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
49

OTTO PAREROULTJA

(1914 - 1973)
TOTEMIC RHYTHM AND SYMBOLISM OF TRIBAL MYTHOLOGY, c.1960

watercolour on paper

53.0 x 73.0 cm

signed lower centre: Otto Pareoultja

Estimate: 
$9,000 - 12,000
Sold for $10,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 50
$22,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
50

ALBERT NAMATJIRA

(1902 - 1959)
SUMMER IN THE GOSSE RANGE

watercolour

25.0 x 35.5 cm

signed lower right: ALBERT NAMATJIRA

Estimate: 
$16,000 - 20,000
Sold for $22,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 51
$8,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
51

ALBERT NAMATJIRA

(1902 - 1959)
(i) GHOST GUM (ii) MACDONNELL RANGES

watercolour over pencil on hardwood, each with a wooden peg attached with sinew and a spinifex resin handle

72.5 and 67.0 cm length

one signed lower right: ALBERT NAMATJIRA
each inscribed verso: ABORIGINAL HANDICRAFT / HERMANNSBURG / CENTRAL AUSTRALIA an

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000 (2)
Sold for $8,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 52
$1,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
52

OSCAR NAMATJIRA

(c.1922 - 1991)
MOUNT RAZORBACK LANDSCAPE, c.1950

watercolour on paper

32.5 x 24.5 cm

signed lower right: Oscar Namatjira

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,500
Sold for $1,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 53
$26,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
53

ALBERT NAMATJIRA

(1902 - 1959)
RANGES TO MOUNT ZEIL, 1953

watercolour

25.5 x 36.0 cm

signed lower right: ALBERT NAMATJIRA
stamped verso with Hermannsburg Aranda Artists stamp and inscribed 'A113'

Estimate: 
$15,000 - $20,000
Sold for $26,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 54
$1,440
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
54

ANCHOR KULUNBA

(c.1917 - 1996)
FISH TRAP

twined jungle vine, woven with an interlacing technique

166.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,000
Sold for $1,440 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 55
$4,560
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
55

ANNIEBELL MARRNGAMARRNGA

born 1979
YAWK YAWK, 2006

woven pandanus fibre dyed with natural pigments, and native bamboo

249.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 6,000
Sold for $4,560 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 56
$1,440
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
56

TONY BINDIN YUWATI

born 1931
SMALL MOKOY FIGURE

natural earth pigments, feathers and human hair on carved softwood

33.5 cm height

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 1,500
Sold for $1,440 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 57
$5,760
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
57

OWEN YALANDJA

born 1960
YAWK YAWK, 2007

natural earth pigments on carved and shaped hardwood

200.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $5,760 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 58
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
58

CRUSOE GUNINGBAL

(1922 - 1984)
MIMIH SPIRIT

natural earth pigments on carved softwood

140.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 5,000
Lot 59
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
59

KENNY WILLIAMS TJAMPITJINPA

born c.1950
UNTITLED, 2003

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.5 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. KW0307218

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Lot 60
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
60

LINDSAY CORBY TJAPALTJARRI

born 1954
UNTITLED, 2003

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 121.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. LC0304185

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 61
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
61

JOSEPH JURRA TJAPALTJARRI

born c.1950
TINGARI CYCLE AT THE SALT LAKE SITE OF PANKULRULKANGA, 1999

synthetic polymer paint on linen

183.0 x 152.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. JJ9910104

Estimate: 
$18,000 - 28,000
Lot 62
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
62

NAATA NUNGURRAYI

born c.1932
MARRAPINTI, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 91.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. NN0010019

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Lot 63
$9,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
63

NAATA NUNGURRAYI

born c.1932
UNTITLED, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 107.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. NN0410194

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Sold for $9,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 64
$13,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
64

MAKINTI NAPANANGKA

(c.1930 - 2011)
UNTITLED, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

107.0 x 91.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. MN051205

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Sold for $13,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 65
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
65

EILEEN NAPALTJARRI

born 1956
TJITURRULPA, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

122.0 x 152.2 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. EN0409084

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 12,000
Lot 66
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
66

EUBENA NAMPITJIN

born 1921
MINDIKI, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

180.0 x 120.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 536/05

Estimate: 
$25,000 - 30,000
Lot 67
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
67

CLIFF REID

(1947 - 2010)
UNTITLED, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen

150.0 x 75.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, date and location

Estimate: 
$5,000 - $7,000
Lot 68
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
68

REGGIE JACKSON TJAMPITJINPA

(c.1923 - 2007)
UNTITLED (BLACK STONE), 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

123.0 x 87.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Papulankutja Artists cat. 06-1249

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 69
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
69

WILLIE KEW

born c.1930
LUURN CREATION SITE AT NYIRLA, 2008

natural earth pigments on canvas

119.0 x 133.0 cm

inscribed verso: Japingka Indigenous Fine Art cat. Jap004942 and WJ2110

Estimate: 
$4,400 - $5,500
Lot 70
$4,560
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
70

NEVILLE McARTHUR

born c.1938
UNTITLED, 2003

synthetic polymer paint on linen

140.0 x 188.5 cm

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $4,560 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 71
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
71

CLIFF REID

(1947 - 2010)
WARRU NYINA, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

101.0 x 152.0 cm

inscribed verso: Papulankutja Artists cat. 05-854

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Lot 72
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
72

JACKIE KURLTJUNYINTJA GILES TJAPALTJARRI

(c.1944 - 2010)
TINGARI, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

153.0 x 213.5 cm

inscribed verso: size and Kayili Artists cat. 07-084

Estimate: 
$20,000 - 25,000
Lot 73
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
73

BOXER MILNER TJAMPITJIN

(c.1934 - 2009)
MUYUN, 2001

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

149.5 x 75.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 384/01

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Lot 74
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
74

PAULINE SUNFLY NANGALA

born 1957
UNTITLED, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

121.0 x 61.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 525/07

Estimate: 
$5,000 - $7,000
Lot 75
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
75

TJUMPO TJAPANANGKA

(c.1930 - 2007)
WILKINKARRA, LAKE MACKAY, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen

150.0 x 180.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 544/06

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 18,000
Lot 76
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
76

HELICOPTER TJUNGURRAYI

born c.1946
UNTITLED

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

180.0 x 81.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat.1107/04

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Lot 77
$1,920
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
77

HELICOPTER TJUNGURRAYI

born c.1946
UNTITLED, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

120.0 x 39.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 485/04

Estimate: 
$2,200 - 2,800
Sold for $1,920 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 78
$19,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
78

EUBENA NAMPITJIN

born 1921
UNTITLED, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on linen

180.0 x 120.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 125/04

Estimate: 
$20,000 - 30,000
Sold for $19,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 79
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
79

BAI BAI NAPANGARTI

born 1939
TIRRU NEAR YAGGA YAGGA, 1995

synthetic polymer paint on linen

75.0 x 50.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 351/95

Estimate: 
$3,500 - 4,500
Lot 80
$3,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
80

FRED TJAKAMARRA

(c.1926 - 2006)
NUNTJUN, IN THE GREAT SANDY DESERT, 1995

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.5 x 61.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 710/95

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $3,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 81
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
81

ALLAN WINDEROO TJAKAMARRA

(1920 - 2003)
LAPPI, IN THE TANAMI DESERT, 1995

synthetic polymer paint on linen

90.0 x 60.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat.97/95

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Lot 82
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
82

LUCY YUKENBARRI NAPANANGKA

(1934 - 2003)
YAMULLI BEYOND PIPPA IN THE GREAT SANDY DESERT, 1995

synthetic polymer paint on linen

90.0 x 60.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 396/95

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 83
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
83

TJEMMA (FREDA) NAPANANGKA

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

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.0 x 61.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 615/96

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Lot 84
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
84

EUBENA NAMPITJIN

born 1921
TUNBAWALLU ROCKHOLE, CANNING STOCK ROUTE, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

120.0 x 80.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 982/96

Estimate: 
$15,000 - 20,000
Lot 85
$14,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
85

BROOK ANDREW

born 1970
NGAJUU NGAAY NGINDUUGIRR (I SEE YOU), 1998

animated neon and duraclear mounted on acrylic

image: 100.0 x 240.0 cm, neon: 18.5 x 445.0 cm

edition: 1/5

Estimate: 
$8,000 - $12,000
Sold for $14,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 86
$20,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
86

TRACEY MOFFATT

born 1960
SCARRED FOR LIFE, 1994

(i) THE WIZARD OF OZ, 1956;
(ii) BIRTH CERTIFICATE, 1962;
(iii) CHARM ALONE, 1965;
(iv) HEART ATTACK, 1970;
(v) DOLL BIRTH, 1972;
(vi) USELESS, 1974;
(vii) MOTHER'S DAY, 1975;
(viii) JOB HUNT, 1976;
(ix) TELECAM GUYS, 1977

portfolio of colour offset prints
nine sheets: 80.0 x 60.0 cm each

edition: 49/50

each signed, dated and numbered verso: T. MOFFATT '94 49/50

Estimate: 
$20,000 - 30,000 (9)
Sold for $20,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 87
$4,080
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
87

ARTIST UNKNOWN

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
TRANSITIONAL SHIELD, 1930s

carved and incised softwood

65.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,000
Sold for $4,080 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 88
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
88

GORDON BENNETT

born 1955
UNTITLED (NO MORE), 1993

synthetic polymer paint and flasche on canvas

150.0 x 51.0 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 – 5,000
Lot 89
$24,000
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
89

TRACEY MOFFATT

born 1960
SOMETHING MORE NO. 8, 1989

cibachrome photograph

94.5 x 125.5 cm

edition: 24/30
signed, dated and numbered verso: T. MOFFATT '89 24/30

Estimate: 
$22,000 - 32,000
Sold for $24,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 90
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
90

BURANDAY

(1914 - 1970s)
BANAMBU WITH BANUMBIRR (MORNING STAR TOTEMS), c.1963

natural earth pigments on bark

62.0 x 28.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name and the text: Banambu - Great Spirit of Djambarrpuyngu, Dhuwa Moiety - with Banumbirr (Morn

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 91
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
91

BININYUWUY

(1928 - 1982)
GOANNA TOTEM CEREMONY

natural earth pigments on bark

88.0 x 41.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name and title

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 4,000
Lot 92
$4,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
92

JOHNNY BULUN BULUN

(1946 - 2010)
SACRED WATERHOLE AND TOTEMIC ANIMALS, c.1985

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

104.0 x 70.0 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 5,000
Sold for $4,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 93
$1,440
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
93

LIPUNDJA GUPAPUYNGU

(c.1912 - 1968)
DIVER BIRD

natural earth pigments on carved hardwood

32.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$600 - 800
Sold for $1,440 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 94
$2,040
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
94

LIPUNDJA GUPAPUYNGU

(c.1912 - 1968)
CEREMONIAL BULLROARER

natural earth pigments on wood with twine

78.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,600 - 2,200
Sold for $2,040 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 95
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
95

JIMMY NJIMINJUMA

(1945 - 2004)
NGARRT - SHORT-NECKED FRESHWATER TORTOISE

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

129.5 x 74.0 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 96
$3,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
96

JOHN MAWURNDJUL

born 1952
UNTITLED

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

62.5 x 60.0 cm

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $3,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 97
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
97

IVAN NAMIRRKKI

born 1961
KUBOWALME SITE, 2006

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

166.5 x 48.5 cm

label attached verso: artist’s name, medium, size and Maningrida Arts and Culture cat. 1291-06

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 5,000
Lot 98
$3,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
98

RALWURRANDJI WANAMBI

born 1959
GARKAIWUY

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

148.0 x 48.5 cm

inscribed on label verso: artist’s name, Buku-Larrngay Mulka Arts cat. 3145Y

Estimate: 
$3,600 - 4,600
Sold for $3,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 99
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
99

JIMMY NGALAKURN

born 1946
LORRKON, 2006

natural earth pigments and PVC fixative on hollow log

267.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 100
$7,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
100

MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA SALLY GABORI

born c.1924
DIBIRDIBI COUNTRY, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

197.5 x 101.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, title and Mornington Island Arts and Crafts cat. 2125-L-SG-0307

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Sold for $7,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 101
$7,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
101

MIRDIDINGKINGATHI JUWARNDA SALLY GABORI

born c.1924
KING ALFRED'S COUNTRY, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

153.0 x 101.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, title, title and Mornington Island Arts and Crafts cat. 2578-LSG-0907 and Alcaston Gallery

Estimate: 
$4,500 - 5,500
Sold for $7,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 102
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
102

ROSELLA NAMOK

born 1979
CHURCH AND CHURCH HALL, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

122.5 x 177.5 cm

signed and dated lower right: Rosella Namok '04
inscribed verso: title and Lockhart River Arts and Cultural Centre cat. R

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Lot 103
$2,880
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
103

JANANGOO BUTCHER CHEREL

c.1920 - 2009
UNTITLED, 2003

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

35.0 x 50.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, title and Mangkaja Arts cat. PC403/03

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $2,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 104
$2,880
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
104

JOSEPH ZIMRAN TJANGALA

born 1981
UNTITLED, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

182.0 x 243.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Ikuntji Artists cat. IK08JZ109

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $2,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 105
$1,560
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
105

PAJI HONEYCHILD YANKARR

(1914 - 2004)
UNTITLED, 2002

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

38.0 x 30.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, title and Mangkaja Arts cat. PC235/02

Estimate: 
$700 - 1,000
Sold for $1,560 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 106
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
106

MAWUKURA JIMMY NERIMAH

born 1924
KARRU, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on linen

140.0 x 120.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name and Mangkaja Arts cat. PC105/05

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 107
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
107

JANANGOO BUTCHER CHEREL

(c.1920 - 2009)
UNTITLED, 2003

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

100.0 x 45.0 cm

signed verso: BUTCHER
inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Mangkaja Arts cat. PC408/03

Estimate: 
$3,600 - $4,200
Lot 108
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
108

JARINYANU DAVID DOWNS

(1925 - 1995)
DECORATED SHIELD

natural earth pigments on carved and shaped wood

71.5 x 28.0 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 109
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
109

GINGER RILEY MUNDUWALAWALA

(1927 - 2002)
GARIMALA, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on Arches paper

58.0 x 76.0 cm

signed lower centre: GINGER.RILEY
inscribed verso: artist’s name and Alcaston Gallery cat. AK5893

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Lot 110
$1,920
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
110

BARNEY ELLAGA

born c.1941
ALAWA COUNTRY, 1994

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

104.0 x 201.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, 10-10 and Alcaston Gallery cat. AK5641

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $1,920 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 111
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
111

GINGER RILEY MUNDUWALAWALA

(1927 - 2002)
NGAK NGAK, 1998

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

82.0 x 89.0 cm

inscribed verso: date and Alcaston Gallery cat. AK4042
inscribed on paper label verso: artist’s name, title, date, me

Estimate: 
$14,000 - 18,000
Lot 112
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
112

MINNIE MOTORCAR APWERL (PWERLE)

(1922 – 2006)
AWELYE

synthetic polymer paint on linen

137.5 x 92.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name and Urapuntja Artists cat. FMMPw 0130

Estimate: 
$3,400 – 4,400
Lot 113
$6,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
113

EMILY KAME KNGWARREYE

(c.1910 - 1996)
UNTITLED (YAM), 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

56.5 x 47.5 cm

inscribed verso: cat. DA 2335 / CSG#283

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $6,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 114
$21,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
114

MINNIE MOTORCAR APWERL (PWERLE)

(1922 - 2006)
AWELYE

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

186.5 x 305.0 cm

Estimate: 
$14,000 - 18,000
Sold for $21,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 115
$3,120
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
115

PRINCE OF WALES (MITBUL)

BODY MARKS II, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on paper

78.0 x 56.0 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $3,120 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 116
$4,320
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
116

PRINCE OF WALES (MITBUL)

(c.1935 - 2002)
BODY MARKS III, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on paper

78.0 x 56.0 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 - $4,000
Sold for $4,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 117
$4,560
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
117

PRINCE OF WALES (MITBUL)

(c.1935 - 2002)
BODY MARKS I, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on paper

78.0 x 56.0 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $4,560 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 118
$4,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
118

PRINCE OF WALES (MITBUL)

(c.1935 - 2002)
BODY MARKS IV, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on paper

78.0 x 56.0 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 - $4,000
Sold for $4,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 119
$26,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
119

REGINA PILAWUK WILSON

born 1948
SYAW (FISH NET), 2006

synthetic polymer paint on linen

200.0 x 210.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, title and Agathon Galleries cat. #55

Estimate: 
$18,000 - 25,000
Sold for $26,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 120
$2,880
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
120

MYRA COOK

born 1932
UNTITLED, 2006

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

101.5 x 100.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Warakurna Artists cat. 919-06

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $2,880 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 121
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
121

KANTJUPAYI BENSON

born c.1933
MOUNT ALOYSIUS, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

151.5 x 150.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, date, location and Papulankutja Artists cat. 061203

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Lot 122
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
122

ANGELINA GEORGE

born 1937
NEAR RUINED CITY, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

120.0 x 118.5 cm

inscribed verso: size and Karen Brown Gallery cat. KB 3196

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Lot 123
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
123

WINGU TINGIMA

(c.1935 - 2010)
KURU ALA, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

124.5 x 81.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, title, date and Tjungu Palya Artists cat. TPWT07510

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 124
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
124

GEORGE WALLABY

(1930 - 2001)
UNTITLED, 2002

natural pigments on canvas

140.0 x 100.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name and Red Rock Art cat. 0402 KP 1454

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 125
$3,360
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
125

BILLY THOMAS JOONGOORRA

born c.1920
WARLA, 2004

natural earth pigments on canvas

60.0 x 45.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Red Rock Art cat. KP2011

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $3,360 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 126
$3,360
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
126

BILLY THOMAS JOONGOORRA

born c.1920
GUNAMBALAYI - TRAVELS OF THE BLACK SNAKE, 2004

natural ochre and pigments on canvas

60.0 x 40.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Red Rock Art cat. KP2017

Estimate: 
$3,000 - $4,000
Sold for $3,360 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 127
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
127

FREDDIE TIMMS

born c.1948
BRUMBY YARD SPRING - BOW RIVER STATION, 2010

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas

150.0 x 180.0 cm

inscribed verso: Red Rock Art cat. KP2777

Estimate: 
$15,000 - 20,000
Lot 128
$5,760
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
128

QUEENIE McKENZIE NAKARRA

(c.1930 - 1998)
YOORLGOOBAN COUNTRY, 1998

natural ochre and pigments on canvas

50.0 x 50.0 cm

inscribed verso: Red Rock Art cat. QE05

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $5,760 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 129
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
129

QUEENIE McKENZIE NAKARRA

(c.1930 - 1998)
RIDGE COUNTRY ON TEXAS, 1998

natural ochre and pigments on canvas

50.0 x 50.0 cm

inscribed verso: Red Rock Art cat. QE04

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Lot 130
$2,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
130

QUEENIE McKENZIE NAKARRA

(c.1930 - 1998)
BUNGLE BUNGLES, 1998

natural earth pigments on canvas

30.0 x 40.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, title, date, size and Narrangunny Art Traders cat. N0515QM

Estimate: 
$1,500 - $2,500
Sold for $2,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 131
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
131

FREDDIE TIMMS

born c.1948
LINUS STONE (DOODO), 1998

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen

120.0 x 140.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, title, date and Jirrawun Aboriginal Arts cat. FT40

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 15,000
Lot 132
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
132

FREDDIE TIMMS

born c.1948
BLUE TONGUE LIZARD DREAMING (TOP OF WOONABUS SPRING), 1998

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen

100.0 x 120.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, title, date and Jirrawun Aboriginal Arts cat. FT 43

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Lot 133
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
133

PHYLLIS THOMAS

born c.1935
GREY CROWNED BUBBLER DREAMING, 1999

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen

122.0 x 135.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s
name, title, date and Jirrawun Aboriginal Arts cat. PT 999.37

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 134
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
134

FREDDIE TIMMS

born c.1948
MALAYA SPRING, 1997

synthetic polymer paint on linen

120.0 x 120.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, title, date and Jirrawun Aboriginal Arts cat. FT33

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000
Lot 135
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
135

JACK BRITTEN JOOLAMA

(c.1925 - 2002)
BULNGINY CREEK

natural earth pigments on canvas

90.0 x 120.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Warmun Art Centre cat. WAC 427/02

Estimate: 
$10,000 - 12,000
Lot 136
$3,120
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
136

ROVER THOMAS (JOOLAMA)

(c.1926 - 1998)
WURRITJI COUNTRY, 1996

colour etching and sugarlift

49.0 x 64.0 cm

edition: 83/99 numbered and inscribed with cat. PM75 below image

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 5,000
Sold for $3,120 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 137
$5,520
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
137

RUSTY PETERS

born 1935
THOOLOOMBOON COUNTRY, 2003

natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on linen

122.0 x 135.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name and Jirrawun Arts cat. RP62003-86

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 8,000
Sold for $5,520 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 138
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
138

GEORGE WALLABY

(1930 - 2001)
FLOODWATER DREAMING, 1999

natural ochre and pigments on canvas

90.0 x 120.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Red Rock Art cat. KP701

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Lot 139
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
139

RAMMEY RAMSEY

born c.1935
WARLAWOON COUNTRY, 2005

natural earth pigments on linen

180.0 x 150.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, title and Jirrawun Arts cat. RR22005-47

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 18,000
Lot 140
$3,120
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
140

JULIE DOWLING

born 1969
MELBA, 2002

oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas

40.0 x 30.0 cm

signed verso: Julie Dowling inscribed verso: title, date, medium

Estimate: 
$3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $3,120 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 141
$4,080
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
141

JULIE DOWLING

born 1969
UNTITLED, 2002

oil, synthetic polymer paint, natural earth pigments and plastic on canvas

40.0 x 30.0 cm

signed verso: Julie Dowling

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 5,000
Sold for $4,080 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 142
$3,120
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
142

JULIE DOWLING

born 1969
THEDA, 2002

oil, synthetic polymer paint and plastic on canvas

40.0 x 30.0 cm

signed verso: Julie Dowling inscribed verso: title, date, medium

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 5,000
Sold for $3,120 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 143
$4,800
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
143

IAN W ABDULLA

(1947 - 2011)
WILDLIFE NEAR THE WATERFALL, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

91.0 x 122.0 cm

signed and dated lower right: Ian.W.Abdulla.2008.

Estimate: 
$5,000 - $7,000
Sold for $4,800 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 144
$6,240
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
144

IAN W ABDULLA

(1947 - 2011)
HERE WE ARE DOWN BY THE KATARAPKO, 2008

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

91.0 x 122.0 cm

signed and dated lower right: Ian.W.Abdulla.2008.

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Sold for $6,240 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 145
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
145

HELICOPTER TJUNGURRAYI

born c.1946
UNTITLED, 2004

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

151.5 x 76.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 1065/04, Alcaston Gallery cat. AK11483

Estimate: 
$7,000 - 10,000
Lot 146
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
146

ROSIE NANYUMA NAPURRULA

born c.1936
UNTITLED, 1995

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

90.0 x 60.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name and Warlayirti Artist cat. 390/95

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,800
Lot 147
$14,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
147

EUBENA NAMPITJIN

born 1921
UNTITLED, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

150.0 x 75.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Warlayirti Artists cat. 528/07

Estimate: 
$14,000 - 18,000
Sold for $14,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 148
$1,920
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
148

ARTIST UNKNOWN (UTOPIA)

BIRD TOTEM

natural earth pigments on carved hardwood

50.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,800
Sold for $1,920 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 149
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
149

GLORIA TAMERRE PETYARRE

born c.1945
UNTITLED (BODY PAINT DESIGN), 1994

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

triptych: 150.0 x 180.0 cm (overall)

Estimate: 
$8,000 - 12,000 (3)
Lot 150
$18,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
150

JUDY NAPANGARDI WATSON

born c.1925
MINA MINA JUKURRPA, 2005

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

183.0 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size, Warlukurlangu Artists cat. 1224/05

Estimate: 
$12,000 - 18,000
Sold for $18,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 151
$2,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
151

WAKARTU CORY SURPRISE

born c.1929
(UNTITLED)

synthetic polymer paint on paper

110.0 x 75.0 cm

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $2,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 152
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
152

PAJI HONEYCHILD YANKARR

(1914 - 2004)
UNTITLED, 1997

synthetic polymer paint on paper

52.0 x 75.0 cm

inscribed verso: Mangkaja Arts cat. WP195/97

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Lot 153
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
153

ALICE NAMPITJINPA

born c.1945
PORCUPINE DREAMING, 2007

synthetic polymer paint on linen

152.0 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Ikuntji Art Centre cat. IK07AN324

Estimate: 
$4,000 - $6,000
Lot 154
$4,080
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
154

LONG TOM TJAPANANGKA

born c.1930
HOME COUNTRY, 1997

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

122.0 x 153.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size, Ikunti Womens Centre cat. IK97LT119 and Creative Native Gallery cat. LTKS0061/97

Estimate: 
$3,400 - 4,400
Sold for $4,080 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 155
$11,100
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
155

LONG JACK PHILLIPUS TJAKAMARRA

born c.1932
WOMEN'S TRAVELLING BUSH TUCKER CEREMONY, 1972

synthetic polymer paint on composition board

51.0 x 46.0 cm

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Sold for $11,100 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 156
$4,080
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
156

TIMMY PAYUNGKA TJAPANGATI

(c.1942 - 2000)
UNTITLED, c.1974

synthetic polymer powder paint on plywood

50.0 x 42.0 cm

inscribed indistinctly verso: artist’s name

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $4,080 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 157
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
157

TIM LEURA TJAPALTJARRI

(c.1929 - 1984)
MALA (ROCK WALLABY) STORY, c.1973

synthetic polymer paint on composition board

30.0 x 56.5 cm

Estimate: 
$8,000 - $12,000
Lot 158
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
158

DECLAN APUATIMI

(1930 - 1985)
DANCE WAND, c.1960

natural earth pigments on hardwood

170.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Lot 159
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
159

SAMUEL POANTIMULUI

born 1939
TUTINI (PUKUMANI), 2005

natural earth pigments on carved ironwood

305.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Lot 160
$960
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
160

TOOLS AND WEAPONS

A TIWI THROWING CLUB

longitudinal fluted deign with two engraved rings in relief toward the bulbous head, old patina

64.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,200
Sold for $960 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 161
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
161

KUTUWULUMI PURAWARRUMPATU (KITTY KANTILLA)

(c.1928 - 2003)
UNTITLED, 1993

natural earth pigments on paper

72.0 x 54.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, date, medium and Jilamara Arts and Crafts cat. LP93KK009

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 162
$3,600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
162

Attributed to JEAN BAPTISTE APUATIMI

born 1940
A PAIR OF FIGURES

natural ochres and pigments on carved ironwood

54.0 and 43.5 cm height

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000 (2)
Sold for $3,600 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 163
$1,020
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
163

ARTIST UNKNOWN

BATHURST AND MELVILLE ISLANDS
HUMAN FIGURE WITH FEATHERED HEAD ORNAMENT, c.1970

natural earth pigments and feathers on carved hardwood

63.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$900 - 1,200
Sold for $1,020 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 164
$2,640
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
164

ARTIST UNKNOWN

GROOTE EYLANDT
FISH, c.1960

natural earth pigments on carved wood

24.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,200 - $1,600
Sold for $2,640 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 165
$1,920
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
165

ARTIST UNKNOWN

GROOTE EYLANDT
FISH, c.1950s

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

22.0 x 37.0 cm

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,000
Sold for $1,920 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 166
$840
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
166

ARTIST UNKNOWN

GROOTE EYLANDT
SNAKES, STARS AND COMETS, c.1960

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

25.0 x 12.0 cm

Estimate: 
$900 - 1,200
Sold for $840 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 167
$3,120
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
167

ARTIST UNKNOWN

ARNHEM LAND
FISH, c.1964

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

65.0 x 100.0 cm

Estimate: 
$1,800 - $2,400
Sold for $3,120 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 168
$1,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
168

DJAMBULULA

(c.1908 - 1960)
FISH, c.1960

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

20.0 x 55.0 cm

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,500
Sold for $1,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 169
$1,080
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
169

JIMMY GALEREYA

born 1937
MIMIH SPIRIT, 1981

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

104.5 x 24.0 cm irregular

inscribed verso: Maningrida Arts and Culture cat. K961/ UR and bears label with a description of the story depicted

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,000
Sold for $1,080 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 170
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
170

JACK MADAGARLGARL

DANCING MIMIHS, c.1965

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

70.0 x 34.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, date, medium and size

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Lot 171
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
171

JACK MADAGARLGARL

(i) MALE SPIRIT FIGURE (ii) FEMALE SPIRIT FIGURE

natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

65.5 x 19.5 cm

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 5,000 (2)
Lot 172
$4,320
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
172

BOB BURRUWAL

born 1952
LORRKON

natural earth pigments on carved and shaped ironwood

269.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 6,000
Sold for $4,320 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 173
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
173

DEBRA WURRKIDJ

born 1971
LORRKON, 2009

natural earth pigments and PVC fixative on hollow log

172.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$4,000 - 5,000
Lot 174
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
174

GREG WILSON

LORRKON, 2008

natural earth pigments and PVC fixative on hollow log

209.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$4,000 - $5,000
Lot 175
$7,440
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
175

PINTA PINTA TJAPANANGKA

(c.1937 - 1999)
UNTITLED, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

triptych: 46.0 x 38.5 cm each

inscribed verso: artist's name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. PP961046, PP961043, PP961040

Estimate: 
$3,000 - $5,000 (3)
Sold for $7,440 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 176
$1,440
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
176

PINTA PINTA TJAPANANGKA

(c.1937 - 1999)
MALPARINGYA, 1997

synthetic polymer paint on linen

48.0 x 38.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. PP9707100, Alcaston Gallery cat. AK3959

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,000
Sold for $1,440 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 177
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
177

TURKEY TOLSON TJUPURRULA

(1942 - 2001)
SPEAR STRAIGHTENING, 1996

synthetic polymer paint on linen

91.5 x 61.5 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. TT960525

Estimate: 
$5,000 - 7,000
Lot 178
$3,360
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
178

GEORGE TJAMPU TJAPALTJARRI

(c.1935 - 2006)
UNTITLED, 2000

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

122.0 x 107.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name, size and Papunya Tula Artists cat. GT0011084

Estimate: 
$3,000 - 4,000
Sold for $3,360 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 179
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
179

TURKEY TOLSON TJUPURRULA

(1942 - 2001)
UNTITLED, 1989

synthetic polymer paint on canvas

152.5 x 122.0 cm

inscribed verso: artist’s name and Papunya Tula Artists cat. TT890250

Estimate: 
$6,000 - 8,000
Lot 180
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
180

TOOLS AND WEAPONS

c.1960s
BALGO HILLS CEREMONIAL HOOKED BOOMERANG

natural earth pigments on carved wood

82.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,500
Lot 181
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
181

ARTIST UNKNOWN

CENTRAL DESERT
A DECORATED COOLAMON

synthetic polymer paint on carved hardwood

80.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,800
Lot 182
$600
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
182

TOOLS AND WEAPONS

CENTRAL AUSTRALIA
A PAIR OF PAINTED BOOMERANGS, 1970s

natural earth pigments on carved wood

74.0 and 69.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$800 - 1,200 (2)
Sold for $600 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 183
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
183

ARTIST UNKNOWN

CENTRAL DESERT
DECORATED SHIELD AND HUNTING BOOMERANG, c.1970

natural earth pigments on carved wood

78.0 and 98.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,500 - 3,000 (2)
Lot 184
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
184

BILLY STOCKMAN TJAPALTJARRI

born c.1927
COOLAMON

synthetic polymer paint and natural earth pigments on carved wood

73.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,200 - 2,800
Lot 185
$2,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
185

KEITH NAMATJIRA

(1938 - 1977)
GHOST GUM AT JAMES RANGE, HEVITREE GAP, c.1960

watercolour on paper

45.0 x 60.0 cm

signed lower right: Keith Namatjira

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 1,200
Sold for $2,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 186
$840
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
186

ARNULF EBATARINJA

born 1931
MOUNT SONDER, c.1960

watercolour on paper

26.0 x 36.0 cm

signed lower right: ARNULF EbATARiNjA

Estimate: 
$1,000 - $1,200
Sold for $840 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 187
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
187

BENJAMIN LANDARA

(1921 - 1985)
MOUNT HERMANNSBURG, FINKE RIVER, c.1950

watercolour on paper

33.0 x 50.0 cm

signed lower centre: BENJAMIN LANDARA

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 1,200
Lot 188
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
188

RICHARD MOKETARINJA

(1916 - 1983)
PALM VALLEY, c.1940

watercolour on paper

38.0 x 28. 0 cm

signed lower right: Richard Moketarinja

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,000
Lot 189
$1,920
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
189

EDWIN PAREROULTJA

(1916 - 1986)
MOUNT SONDER, c.1950

watercolour on paper

36.5 x 53.5 cm

signed lower centre: Edwin Pareroultja

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,500
Sold for $1,920 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 190
$1,920
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
190

JOSHUA EBATARINJA

(1940 - 1973)
MOUNT ZEIL, c.1960

watercolour on paper

33.0 x 50.0 cm

signed lower right: JOSHUA EbANTARiNJA

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,500
Sold for $1,920 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 191
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
191

IVAN PANNKA

(1943 - 1999, Australia)
WOMEN TREE, c.1960

watercolour on paper

35.0 x 46.0 cm

signed lower right: IVAn PANKA

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,500
Lot 192
$1,680
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
192

MAURICE NAMATJIRA

(1938 - 1977)
JAMES RANGE, c.1960

watercolour on paper

35.0 x 47.0 cm

signed lower right: Maurice Namatjira

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,500
Sold for $1,680 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 193
$1,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
193

CLEM ABBOTT

(1939 - 1989)
ARANDA LANDSCAPE, c.1970

watercolour on paper

36.5 x 50.0 cm

signed lower right: Clem Abbott

Estimate: 
$1,400 - 1,800
Sold for $1,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 194
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Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
194

REUBEN PAREROULTJA

(1916 - 1986)
ARANDA LANDSCAPE, c.1950

watercolour on paper

33.0 x 51.0 cm

signed lower right: Reuben Pareroultja

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,500
Lot 195
$5,280
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
195

JAMES ESELI

born 1929
RAAF FIGHTER CEREMONIAL HEADDRESS, c.1970

wood, paint, nails, adhesive, resin, string and plastic

50.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $5,280 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 196
$2,400
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
196

JAMES ESELI

born 1929
USAF FIGHTER CEREMONIAL HEADDRESS, c.1970

wood, paint, nails, adhesive, resin, string and plastic

58.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $2,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 197
$1,200
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
197

TONY BINDIN YUWATI

born 1931
PAIR OF MOKOY FIGURES

natural earth pigments, feathers and human hair on carved softwood

25.0 and 23.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 1,500 (2)
Sold for $1,200 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 198
$3,120
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
198

TOOLS AND WEAPONS

ERNABELLA REGION, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
A LARGE COOLAMON

carved hardwood replete with adze markings

61.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $3,120 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 199
$1,440
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
199

TOOLS AND WEAPONS

CENTRAL AUSTRALIA
A COOLAMON

shaped hardwood with adze markings

45.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,800
Sold for $1,440 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 200
$1,920
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
200

TOOLS AND WEAPONS

CENTRAL DESERT
AN UNUSUAL SPEARTHROWER

of elongated leaf like form and shallow concave cross-section, the face bearing incised motifs

65.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,500 - 2,000
Sold for $1,920 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 201
$720
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
201

TOOLS AND WEAPONS

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA
A STOCK WHIP HANDLE

tapered, intricately carved and incised hardwood, old patina

38.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$700 - 1,000
Sold for $720 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 202
$1,440
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
202

TOOLS AND WEAPONS

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
A FINE SPEARTHROWER

of leaf-like form, the front decorated with adzed zig-zag and linear designs, the reverse with fine adze markings

77.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,800
Sold for $1,440 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 203
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
203

TOOLS AND WEAPONS

A FINE SPEARTHROWER (WESTERN AUSTRALIA)

carved from hardwood with light patina, of elongated leaf like form, tapering to a spinifex resin handle at the base

62.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,200 - 1,500
Lot 204
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
204

TOOLS AND WEAPONS

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
A LARGE SPEARTHROWER

of leaf-like form, tapering to a knob handle encrusted with the remnants of spinifex resin

82.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,800 - $2,800
Lot 205
Private sale
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
205

TOOLS AND WEAPONS

c.1970
SET OF SEVEN KIMBERLEY GLASS SPEARPOINTS

serrated and dentated bi-facially flaked glass varying sizes up to 11.0 cm length

Private sale
Lot 206
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
206

TOOLS AND WEAPONS

KIMBERLEY REGION
A PAIR OF BOOMERANGS

carved hardwood

48.0 and 54.5 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000 (2)
Lot 207
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
207

TOOLS AND WEAPONS

QUEENSLAND
A BOOMERANG

carved hardwood decorated with red ochre

70.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Lot 208
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
208

ARTIST UNKNOWN (OCEANIC)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, c.1960s
COASTAL RAMU CEREMONIAL DANCE MASK

elongated oval mask with red trade paint, blue and yellow pigments surrounding the eyes, wooden bar affixed verso

48.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$1,300 - 1,800
Lot 209
$1,440
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
209

ARTIST UNKNOWN (OCEANIC)

MILNE BAY Province, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, c.1940
A MASSIM CANOE SPLASHBOARD

carved and incised hardwood decorated with red, white and black pigments

63.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$1,600 - 1,800
Sold for $1,440 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 210
$576
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
210

ARTIST UNKNOWN (OCEANIC)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA
A PAIR OF ABELAM HEAD ORNAMENTS

each with a carved protruding face decorated with red, yellow and black pigments, each face surrounded by a sun burst pattern of

28.0 and 30.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$600 - $800 (2)
Sold for $576 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 211
$840
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
211

ARTIST UNKNOWN (OCEANIC)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA, c.1960
ABELAM YAM HARVEST CEREMONY MASK

natural earth pigments on carved wood

23.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$600 - 800
Sold for $840 (inc. BP) in Auction 20 - 18 May 2011, Melbourne
Lot 212
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
212

ARTIST UNKNOWN (OCEANIC)

MILNE BAY Province, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MASSIM LIME SPATULA

carved hardwood, upper half intricately incised, the top with a carved figure, old patina

44.0 cm length

Estimate: 
$1,000 - 2,000
Lot 213
-
Important Aboriginal + Oceanic Art
Melbourne
18 May 2011
213