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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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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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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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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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Plastic doll of the Queen Mother wearing silver crown, white fur stole and purple dress

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Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Dolls
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Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
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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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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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'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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Princess Anne plastic doll, with mousy brown hair and a tiara, wearing a pale purple dress

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Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Princess Anne E.
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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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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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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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'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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Doll - Henry VIII

Doll - Henry VIII

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Dolls
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Henry VIII
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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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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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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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Doll - Queen Elizabeth II

Doll - Queen Elizabeth II

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Dolls
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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Plastic doll of the Queen Mother, who is wearing a silver crown and metallic gold dress

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Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
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Porcelain oriental-style doll used as a subject for painting

Porcelain oriental-style doll used as a subject for painting

Margaret Coen collection
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Dolls
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Margaret Coen
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1934
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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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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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Prince of Wales plastic doll, wearing a naval officer's white peaked cap and blue ceremonial uniform

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Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Dolls
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Prince Charles P.
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Small china doll -

Small china doll - "Peterkin"

Barbara Hetherington collection
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Dolls
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Doll - Queen Elizabeth (II?)

Doll - Queen Elizabeth (II?)

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Small china doll -

Small china doll - "Solomon Grundy" or "Monday's Child"

Barbara Hetherington collection
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Dolls
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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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Doll with porcelain head, arms and lower legs, and fabric body and lower legs

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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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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Doll with a wax head, porcelain arms and body

Doll with a wax head, porcelain arms and body

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Dolls
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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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Porcelain oriental-style doll used as a subject for painting

Porcelain oriental-style doll used as a subject for painting

Margaret Coen collection
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Dolls
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Margaret Coen
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1934
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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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Posters
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Clifford B. Robinson
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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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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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Byelorussian doll in national costume

Byelorussian doll in national costume

Wiera Szejpak collection
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Dolls
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Belarus
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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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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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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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Doll - King George VI

Doll - King George VI

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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King George VI
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Replica bottle doll swathed in blue and white fabric, as made at Wallaga Lake Aboriginal Mission during the 1930s

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Eileen Morgan collection
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Dolls
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Eileen Morgan
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1993
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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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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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'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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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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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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Doll - Queen Elizabeth I

Doll - Queen Elizabeth I

Cecil Ballard Jnr collection
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Dolls
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Queen Elizabeth I
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Cloth handmade doll titled 'Polly' with accessories

Cloth handmade doll titled 'Polly' with accessories

Joan Macrae collection
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Dolls
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Beaumaris, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Mrs Joan Macrae
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1980
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Felt Lenci type doll with painted face, brown eyes, no lips

Felt Lenci type doll with painted face, brown eyes, no lips

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Elena K. Scavini
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1919
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Bride doll

Bride doll

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Cloth doll hand made in Shanghai

Cloth doll hand made in Shanghai

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1920
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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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Kewpie doll in white crocheted outfit with green edges

Kewpie doll in white crocheted outfit with green edges

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1920
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Ceramic frozen Charlotte style baby dolls house doll

Ceramic frozen Charlotte style baby dolls house doll

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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1925
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Doll wearing black dress with lace collar

Doll wearing black dress with lace collar

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1920
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Doll with ceramic head and open mouth

Doll with ceramic head and open mouth

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Dolls
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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1925
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Doll with celluloid face, composition hands, cloth body and no eyes

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Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Dolls
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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1925
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Frozen Charlotte doll with red dress

Frozen Charlotte doll with red dress

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1925
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Fabric doll with long limbs, china face and blonde hair

Fabric doll with long limbs, china face and blonde hair

Susan and Andrew Gibson collection
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Andrew A. Gibson
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1920
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