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Eight Totems of Mer T-shirt

Eight Totems of Mer T-shirt

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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T-shirts
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1992
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Department of the Parliamentary Library Information Storage ...

Terry Fox collection
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Government records
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Eddie K. Mabo
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1993
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Bai Bai Sam or Warrior's headband worn by Danny Ghee

Bai Bai Sam or Warrior's headband worn by Danny Ghee

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Headbands
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1993
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Murray Island Dancers - Greetings from Torres Strait

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Photographic postcards
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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Murray Island Dance Group
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1992
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Waist ornament

Waist ornament

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Waistbands
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1993
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Skirt made from coconut leaves

Skirt made from coconut leaves

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lena Passi
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1992
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Souvenir wall decoration

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Wall hangings
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Isaac Salee
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1992
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Wall decoration

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Wall hangings
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Helen Mabo
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1992
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Drum stick painted red and white

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Drum sticks
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lena Passi
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1992
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Toy ball woven from pandanus leaves

Toy ball woven from pandanus leaves

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1963
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Club

Club

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1993
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Wall decoration

Wall decoration

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Artworks
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Helen Mabo
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1992
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Bow and arrow - used by the Murray Island dancers of the Drums of Mer Dance Group at the opening of the Museum's exhibition 'Landmarks-People, Land and Political Change' at Old Parliament House, June 1993

Bow and arrow - used by the Murray Island dancers of the Dru...

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Archery equipment
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1993
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Painted bamboo drum with two drum sticks

Painted bamboo drum with two drum sticks

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Musical drums
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lena Passi
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1987
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Grass doll

Grass doll

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Indigenous Australian dolls
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1993
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Shell

Shell

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Shells
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Torres Strait, ,
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Drawings
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Thursday Island Primary School
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1992
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Bamboo percussion instrument or clapper

Bamboo percussion instrument or clapper

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Percussion instruments
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lena Passi
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1992
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Wall decoration

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Wall hangings
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Helen Mabo
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1992
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Toy ball woven from coconut palm leaves

Toy ball woven from coconut palm leaves

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1963
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Drum stick painted red and white

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Drum sticks
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lena Passi
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1992
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Bamboo percussion instrument or clapper

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Percussion instruments
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lena Passi
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1992
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Palm frond hand fan

Palm frond hand fan

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Hand fans
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Grace Barsa
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1992
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Nazir shell of the Trochus species

Nazir shell of the Trochus species

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Shells
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Torres Strait, ,
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Strengthening Cultural Networks

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Sun visors
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Ted Gabey
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1992
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Shell

Shell

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Shells
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Torres Strait, ,
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Coconut shell water container

Coconut shell water container

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Water containers
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1993
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Painted bamboo drum

Painted bamboo drum

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Musical drums
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lena Passi
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1987
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Conical hat woven from coconut leaves

Conical hat woven from coconut leaves

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Hats
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lily Gabey
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1992
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Cylindrical woven cane gauntlet

Cylindrical woven cane gauntlet

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Gauntlets
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1993
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Mens' pink skirt (lava lava) for everyday wear

Mens' pink skirt (lava lava) for everyday wear

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Skirts
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Murray Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Kanaur 'Kay' Wymarra
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1992
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