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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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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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Shell armband featuring 15 variegated segments

Shell armband featuring 15 variegated segments

JR Lawson Pty Ltd Auctioneers collection no. 1
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Armbands
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1850
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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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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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Black and grey velvet hat worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Black and grey velvet hat worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Hats
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Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Anne Harrison
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1955
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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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Canon A-1 SLR camera with a 50mm lens, used by Major Les Hiddins

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Les Hiddins collection
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Cameras
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Japan
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Canon Inc
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1978
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Black felt hat with leatherette trim worn by Dame Pattie Menzies

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Dame Pattie Menzies collection no. 2
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Dame Pattie Menzies
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1955
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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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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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Emergency signalling mirror, used by Major Les Hiddins

Emergency signalling mirror, used by Major Les Hiddins

Les Hiddins collection
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Mirrors
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Les Hiddins
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Senior Postman's summer uniform khaki broad-brimmed fur felt hat with gold PMG badge

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Catherine Davenport collection
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Mr Robert P. Davenport
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1961
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Small cream hat with heavy wire frame

Small cream hat with heavy wire frame

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1940
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Lens filter and case

Lens filter and case

Les Hiddins collection
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Japan
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Hoya Corporation
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1978
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Bowl-shaped hat covered in pink synthetic material

Bowl-shaped hat covered in pink synthetic material

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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1965
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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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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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Khaki green hat

Khaki green hat

Marion Flanigan collection
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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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Women's handmade blue dress hat

Women's handmade blue dress hat

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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Small cream coiled open weave plastic 'crinoline' hat

Small cream coiled open weave plastic 'crinoline' hat

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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1940
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Soft black felt riding hat

Soft black felt riding hat

Colledge Family collection
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Australia
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Miss Emilie Roach
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1914
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Straw hat with wide brim

Straw hat with wide brim

Marion Flanigan collection
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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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United States of America
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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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Brown 'postillion' hat with an orange and yellow ribbon forming part of the Lady in Redingote set by Ermenegildo Zegna

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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 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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Italy
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Gruppo Ermenegildo Zegna
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1988
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Cotton buds housed in a lens filter case

Cotton buds housed in a lens filter case

Les Hiddins collection
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Camera accessories
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Japan
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Hoya Corporation
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1978
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Khaki bush hat that was in the tent the night Azaria Chamberlain disappeared and was later found to be stained with Acacia sap

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Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton collection no. 2
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Australia
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Mrs Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
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1980
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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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Bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Bicornual [bicornuate] basket

Dr Robert Wishart collection
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Baskets
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Northern Queensland, Queensland, Australia
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Dr Robert M. Wishart
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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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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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White and grey, round, flat topped, brimless ladies dress hat

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Andree Pelissier collection
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Woven grass, wide brim hat, attributed to Lake Tyers, 1950s

Woven grass, wide brim hat, attributed to Lake Tyers, 1950s

Robert Croll Indigenous Artefacts collection
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Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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1950
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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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Off-white and black satin brimmed ladies dress hat

Off-white and black satin 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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Lens hood and case

Lens hood and case

Les Hiddins collection
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Lens hoods
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Japan
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Hoya Corporation
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1978
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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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Australia
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Mrs Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
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1980
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Lens cap

Lens cap

Les Hiddins collection
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Japan
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Hoya Corporation
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1978
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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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Round brimless ladies 'turban' style dress hat made with silver lurex fabric

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Andree Pelissier collection
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Black leather GP boots, worn by Major Les Hiddins

Black leather GP boots, worn by Major Les Hiddins

Les Hiddins collection
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Boots
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Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Les Hiddins
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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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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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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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Hats
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Italy
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Gruppo Ermenegildo Zegna
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1988
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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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Green/grey felt ex-army hat

Green/grey felt ex-army hat

Hazel Merlo collection
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1971
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Light brown/pink hat

Light brown/pink hat

Bette McLean collection
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Buckingham Palace, London, England
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Mrs Bette McLean
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1968
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Blue petal hat

Blue petal hat

Andree Pelissier 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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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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Canon 35-70mm macro zoom camera lens and protective caps, used by Major Les Hiddins

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Les Hiddins collection
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Camera lenses
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Japan
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Canon Inc
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1978
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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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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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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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Red woollen, dome-shaped hat

Red woollen, dome-shaped hat

Petronella Wensing collection no. 1
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1965
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Radio with handset, speaker, and antenna

Radio with handset, speaker, and antenna

Les Hiddins collection
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Barrett Communications Pty Ltd
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1976
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