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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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Palm frond hand fan

Palm frond hand fan

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Fans
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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James Sambo
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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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1993
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Woven triangle shaped coconut leaf fan from Samoa

Woven triangle shaped coconut leaf fan from Samoa

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Fans
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Samoa
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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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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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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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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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Coconut barsor

Coconut barsor

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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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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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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Woven coconut leaf fan from Samoa

Woven coconut leaf fan from Samoa

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Fans
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Samoa
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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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Kerosene driven hot air fan with separate burner, draught cover, oil can, and kerosene can

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Suncoast Pioneer Village collection
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Fans
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Australia
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Ky-Ko
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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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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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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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Poster of Eddie Mabo, by Clifford Beresford Robinson, 1993

Poster of Eddie Mabo, by Clifford Beresford Robinson, 1993

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collecti...
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Clifford B. Robinson
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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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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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'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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Hand fan

Hand fan

Asou Omey collection
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Fans
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Asou Omey
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1991
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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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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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Department of the Parliamentary Library Information Storage and Retrieval System A guide through the Mabo maze

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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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'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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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Woven oval shaped coconut leaf fan from Samoa

Woven oval shaped coconut leaf fan from Samoa

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Fans
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Samoa
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Woven triangle shaped coconut leaf fan from Samoa

Woven triangle shaped coconut leaf fan from Samoa

Reverend FR Nitzschke collection
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Fans
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Samoa
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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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Cardboard fan

Cardboard fan

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Fans
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1953
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Emu feather fan

Aboriginal Art Gallery 26/09/1973 collection
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Fans
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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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National Museum of Australia
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1993
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Fan and box

Fan and box

Yoshiko Ishikawa collection
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Fans
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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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Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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Clifford B. Robinson
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1993
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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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Headbands
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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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Woven fibre fan

Woven fibre fan

Hey Family collection
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Fans
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Mapoon, 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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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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Magpie goosewing feather fan

Magpie goosewing feather fan

Dr Helen M Wurm collection no. 3
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Fans
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Croker Island, Northern Territory, Australia
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Harry Lamilami
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1966
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Wool and feather fan

Wool and feather fan

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Fans
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Thursday (Waiben) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Anne Garama
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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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National Museum of 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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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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