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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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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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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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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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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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Black kelp water carrier

Black kelp water carrier

Patsy Cameron collection no. 3
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Water containers
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Tasmania, Australia
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Aunty Patsy Cameron
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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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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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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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Australian Military issue blue enamelled water bottle and carrier

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Parsons collection
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Water containers
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1920
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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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Grass doll

Grass doll

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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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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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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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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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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Invincible brand water bottle

Invincible brand water bottle

Hazel Merlo collection
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Water containers
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Australia
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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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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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Water bottle

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Milo Dunphy collection no. 2
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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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Reliance water bottle

Reliance water bottle

Milo Dunphy collection no. 2
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Water containers
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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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'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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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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Water bottle used by explorer Robert O'Hara Burke on his 1860-1861 expedition to the Gulf of Carpentaria

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Robert O'Hara Burke collection
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Water containers
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Victoria, Australia
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Robert O. Burke
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1860
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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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Stockman's packhorse canteen

Stockman's packhorse canteen

Darrell Lewis collection no. 3
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Water containers
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Victoria River Downs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Dr Darrell Lewis
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1986
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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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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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Brown kelp water carrier by Patsy Cameron

Brown kelp water carrier by Patsy Cameron

Patsy Cameron collection no. 3
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Water containers
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Tasmania, Australia
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Aunty Patsy Cameron
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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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Palm leaf water container (akkul)

Palm leaf water container (akkul)

Lockhart River Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Centre collection
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Water containers
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Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia
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Elizabeth '. Giblet
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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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Terracotta water bottle with stopper and dish

Terracotta water bottle with stopper and dish

North Head Quarantine Station collection
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Water containers
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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North Head Quarantine Station
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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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Aboriginal kelp water carrier, made by Vicki West

Aboriginal kelp water carrier, made by Vicki West

Jabal Centre collection
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Water containers
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Vicki West
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1996
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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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Water container consisting of two coconut shells, joined together by a plaited fibre cord with a wooden plug on both ends

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Asou Omey collection
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Water containers
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Ms Asou Omey
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1991
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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

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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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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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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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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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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Not provided
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1993
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Ceremonial dance mask in the form of a shark's jaw, by John Barsa

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Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Masks
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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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Bull kelp water carrier from Tasmania

Bull kelp water carrier from Tasmania

Gloria Templar collection
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Water containers
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Gloria Templar
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2001
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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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Ceramic tonic water bottle

Ceramic tonic water bottle

William and Jeanette Derham Family - Bendigo Pottery collection
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Water containers
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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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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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Black metal water bottle with a cork stopper and a string ca...

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Water containers
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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1914
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ceremonial torch - dance

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