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Pair of earrings

Pair of earrings

Papuan Official collection
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Earrings
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr F R. Cawley
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1922
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Pair of earrings

Pair of earrings

Papuan Official collection
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Earrings
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Purari River, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr Francis E. Williams
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1922
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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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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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Lizard earrings

Lizard earrings

Central Australia Field Trip 1994 collection
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Earrings
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Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1994
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Earring

Earring

Papuan Official collection
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Earrings
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr F R. Cawley
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1922
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Earring

Earring

Papuan Official collection
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Earrings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Earring

Earring

Papuan Official collection
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Earrings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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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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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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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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'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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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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Pair of split seed earrings

Pair of split seed earrings

Clara Thompson collection
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Earrings
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Borroloola, Northern Territory, Australia
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Miss Clara Thompson
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1992
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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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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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Club

Club

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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Pair of earrings

Pair of earrings

Papuan Official collection
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Earrings
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Earring

Earring

Papuan Official collection
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Earrings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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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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Pair of silver boot earrings

Pair of silver boot earrings

Moree Bootscooters collection
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Earrings
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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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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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Poster of Eddie Mabo, by Clifford Beresford Robinson, 1993

Poster of Eddie Mabo, by Clifford Beresford Robinson, 1993

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Clifford B. Robinson
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1993
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Pair of ornamental shell and seed earrings

Pair of ornamental shell and seed earrings

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Earrings
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Moa Island, St Paul's, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Fred Pilot
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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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Pair of ornamental pearl shell earrings

Pair of ornamental pearl shell earrings

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Earrings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Christina Klaus
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pair of earrings

Pair of earrings

Papuan Official collection
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr F R. Cawley
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1922
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Pair of earrings

Pair of earrings

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Earring

Earring

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1923
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Pair of coloured gumnut earrings

Pair of coloured gumnut earrings

Clara Thompson collection
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Earrings
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Borroloola, Northern Territory, Australia
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Miss Clara Thompson
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1992
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Pair of black, yellow and red bead earrings

Pair of black, yellow and red bead earrings

Aunty Tammy Tidmarsh collection
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Earrings
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Pearl coloured clip on earrings

Pearl coloured clip on earrings

Bette McLean collection
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Earrings
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Buckingham Palace, London, England
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1968
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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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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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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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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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'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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'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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'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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Green and purple CD earrings

Green and purple CD earrings

Women with Attitude collection
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Earrings
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Greg Ebeling
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Earring

Earring

Papuan Official collection
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Earrings
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Northern Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr F R. Cawley
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1922
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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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Pair of ornamental pearl shell earrings

Pair of ornamental pearl shell earrings

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Earrings
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Christina Klaus
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1992
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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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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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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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Split seed earring

Clara Thompson collection
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Earrings
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Borroloola, Northern Territory, Australia
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Miss Clara Thompson
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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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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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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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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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