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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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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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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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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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Emu feather skirt made by Wendy Berick

Emu feather skirt made by Wendy Berick

Berick Family collection
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Skirts
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Echuca, Victoria, Australia
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Ms Wendy Berick
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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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Woven fabric skirt

Woven fabric skirt

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 3
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Skirts
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Angkaliya Brumby
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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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'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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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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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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'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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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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Lava Lava red cloth skirt

Lava Lava red cloth skirt

Solomon and Josephine Ahmat collection
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Skirts
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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Cotton batik wrap-around skirt by Yipati, Ernabella SA

Cotton batik wrap-around skirt by Yipati, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Skirts
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Yipati
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1971
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Skirt made from a black velvet horizontal stripe over a pink-coloured base fabric

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Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Skirts
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Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Latvian red ankle length costume skirt with embroidery

Guna Kinne collection no. 1
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Skirts
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Riga, Latvia
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Mrs Guna Kinne
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1941
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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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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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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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Australian Netball Team uniform skirt, worn by Liz Ellis on her debut in 1993

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History of Netball - Liz Ellis collection
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Skirts
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Mrs Liz Ellis
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1993
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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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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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1960s tartan skirt with storage bag and hanger

1960s tartan skirt with storage bag and hanger

Beverly Silby collection
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Mrs Beverly Silby
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Water bowl made from a coconut

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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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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Official Australian Team Walking Out Uniform skirt, Kuala Lumpur 1998 Commonwealth Games

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Nova Peris collection
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Skirts
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Nova Peris
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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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Skirt made from coconut leaves

Skirt made from coconut leaves

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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Lena Passi
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1992
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Batik wrap-around skirt by Nyukana (Daisy) Baker, Ernabella ...

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Skirts
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nyukana (Daisy) Baker
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1971
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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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Cream satin full length skirt with silk fabric frill on inside hem

Cream satin full length skirt with silk fabric frill on insi...

Springfield - Faithfull Family collection
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Skirts
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Drum stick painted red and white

1992 Torres Strait Islands Cultural Festival collection
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Drum sticks
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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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Pink and white skirt from a suit

Judith Hall collection no. 1
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Skirts
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Cylindrical drum

Cylindrical drum

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Musical drums
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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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Pink woollen skirt with silk lining

Judith Hall collection no. 1
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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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Dark brown, lined, woollen skirt forming part of the Lady in...

Ermenegildo Zegna collection no. 1
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Skirts
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Italy
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Gruppo Ermenegildo Zegna
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1988
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Wooden drum stick shaped at both ends and varnished

Wooden drum stick shaped at both ends and varnished

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Drum sticks
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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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Shell

Shell

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Torres Strait, ,
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Spear used by the Drums of Mer Dance Group, June 1993

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Wooden drum stick shaped at both ends and varnished

Wooden drum stick shaped at both ends and varnished

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Drum sticks
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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Cotton batik wrap-around skirt by Yipati, Ernabella SA

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2
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Skirts
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Yipati
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1971
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Spear used by the Drums of Mer Dance Group, June 1993

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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National Museum of Australia
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Ceremonial dance mask in the form of a shark's jaw, by John Barsa

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Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Masks
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Ornament warrior's belt worn by Bruce Tapau

Drums of Mer Dance Group collection
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Murray (Mer) Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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