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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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Eddie K. Mabo
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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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Man's black felt hat with two leather bands forming part of the Gentleman in Greatcoat set

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Hats
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Italy
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Gruppo Ermenegildo Zegna
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1988
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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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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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Brown felt hat with a leather hat band

Brown felt hat with a leather hat band

Milo Dunphy collection no. 1
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Mr Myles J. Dunphy
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Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Round, brimless ladies dress hat with navy blue netting veil

Round, brimless ladies dress hat with navy blue netting veil

Andree Pelissier collection
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Hats
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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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Plastic covered bone coloured hand bag

Plastic covered bone coloured hand bag

Bette McLean collection
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Handbags
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England
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1968
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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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Red sun hat worn by Roma Dulhunty

Red sun hat worn by Roma Dulhunty

John and Roma Dulhunty collection
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Hats
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Lake Eyre, South Australia, Australia
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Mrs Roma Dulhunty
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1976
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Round hat, constructed from bright blue synthetic netting

Round hat, constructed from bright blue synthetic netting

Andree Pelissier collection
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Navy dome shaped hat worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Navy dome shaped hat worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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R M. Docker
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1955
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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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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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Green/grey felt ex-army hat

Green/grey felt ex-army hat

Hazel Merlo collection
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1971
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White and green brimmed ladies dress hat

White and green brimmed ladies dress hat

Andree Pelissier collection
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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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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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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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'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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Cotton khaki bush hat that was in the tent the night Azaria Chamberlain was taken by a dingo and later found to be stained with Acacia sap

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Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton collection no. 2
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Hats
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Australia
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Mrs Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
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1980
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Large cream jap silk and grosgrain day hat

Large cream jap silk and grosgrain day hat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1912
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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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White, round brimless ladies dress hat with black netting veil

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Andree Pelissier collection
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Pair of bone coloured high-heeled shoes

Pair of bone coloured high-heeled shoes

Bette McLean collection
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Shoes
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Buckingham Palace, London, England
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1968
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Navy blue cotton hat with Doolagahs Australia and face embroidered on the front

Navy blue cotton hat with Doolagahs Australia and face embro...

Doolagahs Indigenous Design collection
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Hats
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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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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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Woman's hat made of dark green velvet and surrounded by ostrich feathers

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Hats
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United States of America
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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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Woollen khaki peaked hat

Woollen khaki peaked hat

Myrtle Ivy Lindsay collection
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Europe
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Myrtle I. Lindsay
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1945
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Blue petal hat

Blue petal hat

Andree Pelissier 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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Grey, white and navy, wide-brimmed ladies dress hat

Grey, white and navy, wide-brimmed ladies dress hat

Andree Pelissier collection
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Hats
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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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Felt hat of a dull medium brown colour

Felt hat of a dull medium brown colour

Phillip Porta collection
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Yellow, blue and red beanie-shaped hat, part of Castellorizian formal attire worn by Rose Pappas

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George Pappas collection no. 1
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Megisti, Greece
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Rose Pappas
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1922
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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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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Lily Gabey
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1992
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Buttercup yellow lace hat with netting veil

Buttercup yellow lace hat with netting veil

Andree Pelissier collection
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Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Mother of pearl brooch

Mother of pearl brooch

Bette McLean collection
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Brooches
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Buckingham Palace, London, England
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1968
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Black velour hat

Black velour hat

Margaret Coen collection
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Italy
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Margaret Coen
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1954
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Straw hat with wide brim

Straw hat with wide brim

Marion Flanigan collection
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Round brimless ladies 'turban' style dress hat made with silver lurex fabric

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Andree Pelissier collection
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Khaki green hat

Khaki green hat

Marion Flanigan collection
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Polish national costume hat

Polish national costume hat

Polonez Song and Dance Ensemble collection
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Poland
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Polonez Song and Dance Ensemble
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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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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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Black felt hat with leatherette trim worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Black felt hat with leatherette trim worn by Dame Pattie Men...

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Hats
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Dame Pattie Menzies
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1955
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Aqua/blue dome-shaped felt hat

Aqua/blue dome-shaped felt hat

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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1965
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Man's black, cocked hat with cockade forming part of Fashionable Gentleman in Redingote set

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Italy
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Gruppo Ermenegildo Zegna
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1988
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Man's black beaver hat forming part of the Mercantile Gentleman set

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Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Hats
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Italy
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Gruppo Ermenegildo Zegna
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1988
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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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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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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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Khaki coloured felt hat

Khaki coloured felt hat

Dot Butler collection no. 2
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Akubra brand broad-brimmed fur felt hat worn by anthropologist by Dr Peter Sutton when he was doing fieldwork

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Peter Sutton collection no. 2
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Australia
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Akubra Hats Pty Ltd
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1980
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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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