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Wooden drum stick shaped at both ends and varnished

Wooden drum stick shaped at both ends and varnished

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Drum sticks
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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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Coconut leaf Sue dance skirt

Coconut leaf Sue dance skirt

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Spear used by the Drums of Mer Dance Group, June 1993

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Coconut leaf Sue dance skirt

Coconut leaf Sue dance skirt

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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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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Woven basket

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Baskets
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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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Skirt made from coconut leaves

Skirt made from coconut leaves

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Skirts
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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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Dance headband

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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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 (Mer) 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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Aboriginals Invade England

Aboriginals Invade England

Terry Fox collection
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Leaflets
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England
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Aboriginal Legal Service
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Ornament warrior's belt worn by Bruce Tapau

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Belts
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Water bowl made from a coconut

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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Ceremonial dance mask in the form of a shark's jaw, by John Barsa

Ceremonial dance mask in the form of a shark's jaw, by John ...

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1993
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Ceremonial dance mask in the form of a shark's jaw (Te Rig)

Ceremonial dance mask in the form of a shark's jaw (Te Rig)

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Water bowl made from a coconut

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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Olympia typewriter used to type Aboriginal land claims

Terry Fox collection
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Typewriters
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West Germany
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Olympia Werke AG
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Eddie Mabo, by C B Robinson.

Eddie Mabo, by C B Robinson.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Portraits
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Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Clifford B. Robinson
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1993
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Ceremonial torch - dance

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Ceremonial objects
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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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Shell

Shell

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Torres Strait, ,
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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 (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lena Passi
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1987
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Four Aboriginal Legal Service posters

Terry Fox collection
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Advertising posters
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Aboriginal Legal Service
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Bai Bai Sam or warrior's headband worn by Bruce Tapau

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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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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Dhari ornamental arched headdress, by John Barsa

Dhari ornamental arched headdress, by John Barsa

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Headdresses
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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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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 (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Kanaur 'Kay' Wymarra
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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 (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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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 (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Spear

Spear

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Spears
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1993
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Ceremonial torch - dance

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Ceremonial objects
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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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Eddie Mabo, by C B Robinson.

Eddie Mabo, by C B Robinson.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Portraits
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Clifford B. Robinson
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1993
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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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Drum stick painted red and white

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Drum sticks
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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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Wooden drum stick shaped at both ends and varnished

Wooden drum stick shaped at both ends and varnished

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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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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Painted bamboo drum

Painted bamboo drum

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Musical drums
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lena Passi
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1987
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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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Coconut leaf dance skirt

Coconut leaf dance skirt

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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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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