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Chequered pattern armband 'zugu musur'

Chequered pattern armband 'zugu musur'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Grass doll baby dancing

Grass doll baby dancing

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Dolls
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Sand Castles

Sand Castles

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Cartoons
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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1999
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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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Toys
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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National Museum of Australia - next train 2001

National Museum of Australia - next train 2001

Ian Sharpe collection
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Cartoons
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Ian R. Sharpe
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1994
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Stick used to pierce cloth

Stick used to pierce cloth

Eileen Morgan collection
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Tools
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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Thank you for Maintaining the Dreaming Darlington

Thank you for Maintaining the Dreaming Darlington

Darlington Public School collection
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Cards
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Darlington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Darlington Public School
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1993
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MABO Treaty, by Alan Moir

MABO Treaty, by Alan Moir

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Cartoons
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Mr Alan Moir
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Two copies of a leaflet titled This is Our Land

Two copies of a leaflet titled This is Our Land

Terry Fox collection
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Leaflets
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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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1978
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Koorakookoo...Free newspaper, February 1979

Koorakookoo...Free newspaper, February 1979

Terry Fox collection
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Newspapers
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South Coast, New South Wales, Australia
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New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council
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1979
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"'88 DEMONSTRATE DON'T CELEBRATE"

Terry Fox collection
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Political posters
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1988
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'Dark palm tree', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1980

'Dark palm tree', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1980

Bonita Mabo collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Eddie K. Mabo
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1980
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Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Paddles
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Unfinished mulga wood spearthrower 'miru', carved at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Sample - Plant fibre

Sample - Plant fibre

R Tjambulu and E Maranini collection
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Botanical specimens
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Yarramundi Reach, Acton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Au...
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Ms Ruth Tjambulu
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1987
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Club

Club

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Clubs
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Issue no. 3 KOORI MURRI Liaison News and Views land rights in New South Wales ..1979

Issue no. 3 KOORI MURRI Liaison News and Views land rights i...

Terry Fox collection
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Newsletters
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1979
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Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Paddles
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Palm frond hand fan

Palm frond hand fan

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Fans
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Grace Barsa
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1992
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Koorakookoo...Free newspaper published by NSW Aboriginal Land Council

Koorakookoo...Free newspaper published by NSW Aboriginal Lan...

Terry Fox collection
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Newspapers
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Parliament House, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council
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Aboriginal Land Rights

Aboriginal Land Rights

Terry Fox collection
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Political badges
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Canberra Chronicle, 9 September 1987

Canberra Chronicle, 9 September 1987

R Tjambulu and E Maranini collection
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Newspapers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Ms Ruth Tjambulu
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1987
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Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles' Bean 14 car, which he named 'The Sundowner'

Francis Birtles collection
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Motor cars
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Dudley, Staffordshire, England
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Bean Car Company
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1925
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Official CPSU picketer badge

Official CPSU picketer badge

Susan Tonkin collection
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Union badges
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Ms Susan Tonkin
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1996
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Fibre grass mat

Fibre grass mat

R Tjambulu and E Maranini collection
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Mats
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Yarramundi Reach, Acton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Au...
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Ms Ruth Tjambulu
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1987
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'Still life with jar and bowl', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1952

'Still life with jar and bowl', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1952

Bonita Mabo collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Eddie K. Mabo
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1952
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Spearthrower 'miru', used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spearthrowers
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Blackstone (Papulankutja Aboriginal community), Western Australia, ...
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Reggie Jackson
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2001
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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 (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1993
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Adult's neck ornament 'katawza'

Adult's neck ornament 'katawza'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Snap!

Snap!

Geoff Pryor collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1996
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Shells on nylon line

Shells on nylon line

R Tjambulu and E Maranini collection
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Necklaces
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Yarramundi Reach, Acton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Au...
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Ms Ruth Tjambulu
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1987
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Jerringa Tribal Council Land Claim

Jerringa Tribal Council Land Claim

Terry Fox collection
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Documents
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Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
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'Hands off Beecroft. Sacred to the Jerringa People' c1992

'Hands off Beecroft. Sacred to the Jerringa People' c1992

Terry Fox collection
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T-shirts
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Beecroft Peninsula, New South Wales, Australia
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'Tree and landscape', painted by Eddie Mabo

'Tree and landscape', painted by Eddie Mabo

Bonita Mabo collection
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Paintings
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Eddie K. Mabo
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Koorakookoo...Free newspaper, June-July 1978

Koorakookoo...Free newspaper, June-July 1978

Terry Fox collection
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Newspapers
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New South Wales, Australia
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New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council
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1978
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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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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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A National Black Newspaper, Black Nation, Issue No. 4, February 1983, edited by Ross Watson

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Terry Fox collection
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Newspapers
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New South Wales, Australia
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1983
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Land Claims in NSW

Land Claims in NSW

Terry Fox collection
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Books
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New South Wales, Australia
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New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council
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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 (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lily Gabey
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1992
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Canberra Chronicle, 9 September 1987

Canberra Chronicle, 9 September 1987

R Tjambulu and E Maranini collection
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Newspapers
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Ms Ruth Tjambulu
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1987
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Murray Island Dancers - Greetings from Torres Strait

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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1926 Crossley Landaulette 'Canberra' car used for the 1927 Royal Tour and at the opening of Parliament House

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Victor Alberts collection no. 1
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Motor cars
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Manchester, England
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Crossley Motors Ltd
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1926
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Coconut barsor

Coconut barsor

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Water containers
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Ornamental orange plastic bead earrings

Ornamental orange plastic bead earrings

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Earrings
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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Gagee Maron
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1992
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Our vote our future

Our vote our future

Terry Fox collection
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Political badges
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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Paper titled 'Land Claim Yuin Tribe Wallaga Lake, Amended'

Paper titled 'Land Claim Yuin Tribe Wallaga Lake, Amended'

Terry Fox collection
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Documents
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Wallaga Lake, New South Wales, Australia
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Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Our vote = our future

Our vote = our future

Terry Fox collection
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Political badges
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Fibre grass mat

Fibre grass mat

R Tjambulu and E Maranini collection
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Mats
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Yarramundi Reach, Acton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Au...
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Ms Ruth Tjambulu
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1987
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Fibre grass mat

Fibre grass mat

R Tjambulu and E Maranini collection
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Mats
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eva Maranini
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1987
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Plastic bead necklace

Plastic bead necklace

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Necklaces
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Gagee Maron
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1992
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Seed pod rattle

Seed pod rattle

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Rattles
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Wooden spear, used in the 'Seven Sisters' performance at the 'Tracking Kultja' festival at the NMA in 2001

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Maruku Arts collection no. 2
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Spears
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Walter Pukutiwara
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2001
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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 (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lena Passi
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1992
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Shells on nylon line

Shells on nylon line

R Tjambulu and E Maranini collection
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Necklaces
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Yarramundi Reach, Acton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Au...
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Ms Ruth Tjambulu
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1987
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Divining a site for the NMA

Divining a site for the NMA

Geoff Pryor collection no. 3
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Cartoons
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Old Parliament House, Parkes, Canberra, Australian Capital Territor...
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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1996
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Paper with eight 'Bringing the house down' lettering samples

Paper with eight 'Bringing the house down' lettering samples

Political Humour Competition 1999 collection
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Documents
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ms Cathy Wilcox
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1999
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Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Dance armband made from coconut leaf

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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