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'Dragon Heads', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1951

'Dragon Heads', painted by Eddie Mabo, c1951

Bonita Mabo collection
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Watercolour paintings
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Eddie K. Mabo
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1951
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A National Black Newspaper, Black Nation, Issue No. 4, February 1983, edited by Ross Watson

A National Black Newspaper, Black Nation, Issue No. 4, Febru...

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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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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Grass doll

Grass doll

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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Not provided
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1993
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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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Strengthening Cultural Networks

Strengthening Cultural Networks

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Sun visors
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Ted Gabey
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1992
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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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Ghost net Butterfly Fish

Ghost net Butterfly Fish

Erub Erwer Meta collection no.1
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Sculptures
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Darnley (Erub) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Emma Gela
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2014
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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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Aboriginal votes count

Aboriginal votes count

Terry Fox collection
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Political badges
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Ghost net Oyster Cracker

Ghost net Oyster Cracker

Erub Erwer Meta collection no.1
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Sculptures
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Darnley (Erub) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Ellarose Savage
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2014
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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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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 (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1992
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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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'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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Darnley Island

Darnley Island

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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T-shirts
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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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 (Mer) 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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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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Political cartoon titled 'MABO', by Geoff Pryor, 1993

Political cartoon titled 'MABO', by Geoff Pryor, 1993

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Political cartoons
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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Mr Geoff Pryor
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Hair ornament

Hair ornament

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Head ornaments
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Darnley (Erub) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Miss Lucy Thaiday
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1992
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Aboriginal Land Rights

Aboriginal Land Rights

Terry Fox collection
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Political badges
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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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'Susu Shell III' by Ellarose Savage, 2009

'Susu Shell III' by Ellarose Savage, 2009

Ellarose Savage collection no.1
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Linocuts
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Darnley (Erub) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Ellarose Savage
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2009
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Erub Unity 1992

Erub Unity 1992

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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T-shirts
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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1992
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White Australia has a black history

White Australia has a black history

Terry Fox collection
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Political badges
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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 (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Helen Mabo
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1992
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Ghost net Kebi Koreg

Ghost net Kebi Koreg

Erub Erwer Meta collection no.1
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Sculptures
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Darnley (Erub) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Racy Oui-Pitt
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2014
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'Susu Shell II' by Ellarose Savage, 2009

'Susu Shell II' by Ellarose Savage, 2009

Ellarose Savage collection no.1
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Linocuts
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Darnley (Erub) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Ellarose Savage
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2009
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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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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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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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Ghost net Ab

Ghost net Ab

Erub Erwer Meta collection no.1
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Sculptures
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Darnley (Erub) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Nancy Naawi
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2014
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Wall decoration

Wall decoration

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Wall hangings
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Helen Mabo
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1992
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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 (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Thursday Island Primary School
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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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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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'Susu Shell IV' by Ellarose Savage, 2009

'Susu Shell IV' by Ellarose Savage, 2009

Ellarose Savage collection no.1
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Linocuts
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Darnley (Erub) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Ellarose Savage
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2009
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Bound for Erub...Island of Light

Bound for Erub...Island of Light

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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T-shirts
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Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia
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1992
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Ghost net Night Fish

Ghost net Night Fish

Erub Erwer Meta collection no.1
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Sculptures
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Darnley (Erub) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Kapua Gutchen Snr
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2014
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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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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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Our vote our future

Our vote our future

Terry Fox collection
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Political badges
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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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Department of the Parliamentary Library Information Storage and Retrieval System A guide through the Mabo maze

Department of the Parliamentary Library Information Storage ...

Terry Fox collection
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Government records
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Eddie K. Mabo
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1993
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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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Our vote, our future

Our vote, our future

Terry Fox collection
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Political badges
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The Burning of the Aboriginal Flag: A Study of Racism in Shoalhaven

The Burning of the Aboriginal Flag: A Study of Racism in Sho...

Terry Fox collection
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Booklets
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Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
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The Bodalla Land Claim

The Bodalla Land Claim

Terry Fox collection
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Documents
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Bodalla, New South Wales, Australia
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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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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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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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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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Linocut of diving helmet titled 'Au Karem ar Araigi le' by Ellarose Savage, 2012

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Ellarose Savage collection no.2
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Linocuts
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Darnley (Erub) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Ellarose Savage
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2012
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Department of the Parliamentary Library BILLS DIGEST Native Title Bill 1993

Department of the Parliamentary Library BILLS DIGEST Native ...

Terry Fox collection
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Government records
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Parliament of Australia
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1993
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Ghost net Dinghy named the 'Loyalty' with Outboard Motor and accessories

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Erub Erwer Meta collection no.1
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Sculptures
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Darnley (Erub) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Ellarose Savage
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2014
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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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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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'Susu Shell' by Ellarose Savage, 2009

'Susu Shell' by Ellarose Savage, 2009

Ellarose Savage collection no.1
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Linocuts
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Darnley (Erub) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Ellarose Savage
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2009
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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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Koorakookoo...Free newspaper, June-July 1978

Koorakookoo...Free newspaper, June-July 1978

Terry Fox collection
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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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