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Ceramic wall tile of Alipurra (Pelican) by Eddie Puruntatameri, Bathurst Island, 1978

Ceramic wall tile of Alipurra (Pelican) by Eddie Puruntatame...

Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Eddie Puruntatameri
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Beaten copper artwork by Matthias Kauage

Beaten copper artwork by Matthias Kauage

Ken and Amirah Inglis collection
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'Boyi Moort's (Turtle Families)', Peter Farmer and Kim Fitzpatrick, 2014

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Peter Farmer collection
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Peter Farmer
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Diana Boyer collection
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Diana Boyer
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Wooden

Wooden "paddle pop" stick decorated with coloured beads

Claire Smith collection
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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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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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'Bobbara enclosed' postcard pack, by Diana Boyer

'Bobbara enclosed' postcard pack, by Diana Boyer

Diana Boyer collection
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'Dolly' bra decorated by Myra Duncan

'Dolly' bra decorated by Myra Duncan

Many Threads collection
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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Myra Duncan
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2014
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Diana Boyer collection
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Diana Boyer
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Child's drawing

Child's drawing

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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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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Woven spinifex and raffia porridge bowl and spoon by Yilpi Adamson and Pantjiti Lionel, 2006

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Ernabella Arts Inc. collection no. 8
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Pantjiti Lionel
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2006
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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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'Nothing Sweeter' bra decorated by Gloria Bell

'Nothing Sweeter' bra decorated by Gloria Bell

Many Threads collection
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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Crochet milk jug cover with penguin shells

Crochet milk jug cover with penguin shells

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Dulcie Greeno collection
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Dulcie Greeno
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'Deadliest' bra decorated by Alana Palm

'Deadliest' bra decorated by Alana Palm

Many Threads collection
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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Alana Palm
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2014
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Found objects? an artwork consisting of five small ceramic bottles

Found objects? an artwork consisting of five small ceramic b...

Aboriginal Collection from Tasmania 2003 - Val Tiffin collection
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Tasmania, Australia
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1999
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Set of nine A3 sized prints on paper, by Diana Boyer

Set of nine A3 sized prints on paper, by Diana Boyer

Diana Boyer collection
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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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Diana Boyer collection
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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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Horizon 9

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Diana Boyer collection
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Diana Boyer
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Set of nine panels titled 'Horizon', by Diana Boyer

Set of nine panels titled 'Horizon', by Diana Boyer

Diana Boyer collection
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Toy ball woven from pandanus leaves

Toy ball woven from pandanus leaves

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Nazir shell of the Trochus species

Nazir shell of the Trochus species

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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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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Framed painting of Clydesdale 'Liston Duke'

Framed painting of Clydesdale 'Liston Duke'

Robert Marsh collection
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Set of four booklets titled 'Farmwork', by Diana Boyer

Set of four booklets titled 'Farmwork', by Diana Boyer

Diana Boyer collection
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'Old Hooters' bra decorated by Sandra Morgan

'Old Hooters' bra decorated by Sandra Morgan

Many Threads collection
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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Sandra Morgan
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Set of ten A3 sized prints on paper, by Diana Boyer

Set of ten A3 sized prints on paper, by Diana Boyer

Diana Boyer collection
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Diana Boyer
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'Regulations for all rural workers involved in the Cropping Cycle of a GMO' by Diana Boyer

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Diana Boyer collection
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Artwork for Peace Bus flyer

Artwork for Peace Bus flyer

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 1
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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Timber plate with image of an indigenous man holding a boomerang, made by Bill Onus

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Australia
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Bill Onus
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Illustration for Peace Bus audio visuals

Illustration for Peace Bus audio visuals

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 1
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People for Nuclear Disarmament
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Horizon 1

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Diana Boyer collection
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Possum pelt with poker work and ochre designs

Possum pelt with poker work and ochre designs

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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2002
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Timber plate with image of an indigenous man throwing a boomerang, made by Bill Onus

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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'Fresh is Best' bra decorated by Landon Palm

'Fresh is Best' bra decorated by Landon Palm

Many Threads collection
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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Rock painted with a lizard design

Rock painted with a lizard design

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Kutungu (Betty) Munti
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1994
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Narmoola Pool

Narmoola Pool

Dean Russell Moody collection
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Leonora, Western Australia, Australia
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Mr Dean R. Moody
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1994
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Artwork for

Artwork for "A Peaceful Pacific" pamphlet

People for Nuclear Disarmament collection no. 1
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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 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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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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'Wahlenbergia' postcard pack

'Wahlenbergia' postcard pack

Diana Boyer collection
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Diana Boyer
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Timber plate with image of an indigenous man holding a spear, made by Bill Onus

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Australia
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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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Horizon 8

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Diana Boyer collection
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Forget me not, a contemporary artwork in the form of a breastplate, made by Pierre Cavalan

Forget me not, a contemporary artwork in the form of a breas...

Pierre Cavalan collection
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Pierre Cavalan
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1998
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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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Lovett Tower, Woden Town Centre, Phillip, Canberra, Australian Capi...
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Mr Alan Moir
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Coconut shell water container

Coconut shell water container

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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Paper ovals with a black silhouette of Rear Admiral John Gore

Paper ovals with a black silhouette of Rear Admiral John Gor...

Gallaway-Gore collection
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Timber plate with image of an indigenous man holding a boomerang, made by Bill Onus

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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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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Embroidery - Crochet butterfly, Mornington Island QLD

Embroidery - Crochet butterfly, Mornington Island QLD

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1954
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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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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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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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'Remembrance' bra decorated by Makayla Palm

'Remembrance' bra decorated by Makayla Palm

Many Threads collection
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Cherbourg, Queensland, Australia
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Horizon 5

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Diana Boyer collection
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Timber plate with image of an indigenous woman carrying a wooden container on her head, made by Bill Onus

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Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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