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Multi-coloured pastel drawing re-interpreting markings etched into the underside of an old possum skin cloak

Multi-coloured pastel drawing re-interpreting markings etche...

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Lee Darroch
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1999
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Possum pelt with poker work designs burnt into the skin, and ochre added to the incised markings

Possum pelt with poker work designs burnt into the skin, and...

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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2002
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Reproduction of a possum skin cloak collected in 1853 from Maiden's Punt (Echuca)

Reproduction of a possum skin cloak collected in 1853 from M...

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Cloaks
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Ms Treahna Hamm
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2002
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Stretched possum skin with wooden pegs

Stretched possum skin with wooden pegs

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Samples
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Vicki Couzens
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2002
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Morrom - wrist ornament

Morrom - wrist ornament

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Personal adornments
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Vicki Couzens
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2002
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Keerna Kuyang (Eel traps)

Keerna Kuyang (Eel traps)

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Eel traps
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Debra Couzens
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2002
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Meelaywook - woman's upper arm belt

Meelaywook - woman's upper arm belt

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Personal adornments
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Vicki Couzens
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2002
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Nyarrayt

Nyarrayt

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Vicki Couzens
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2002
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Kooramook

Kooramook

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Drawings
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Vicki Couzens
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2002
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Kooyoorn

Kooyoorn

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Debra Couzens
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2002
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Thanambool Yana

Thanambool Yana

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Drawings
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Debra Couzens
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2002
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Coloured pastel drawing representing the markings on the underside of an old possum skin cloak

Coloured pastel drawing representing the markings on the und...

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Drawings
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Lee Darroch
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1999
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Parrangkeeyt - loin ornament

Parrangkeeyt - loin ornament

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Personal adornments
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Vicki Couzens
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2002
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Grind stone was used by artists for grinding ochre to apply to possum skins produced for a project of contemporary reproductions of possum skin cloaks

Grind stone was used by artists for grinding ochre to apply ...

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Grinding stones
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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2002
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Burl used to hold ochre

Burl used to hold ochre

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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2002
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Crosscut basal section of 'Mountain Grey Gum' [Eucalyptus cypellocarpa] tree trunk

Crosscut basal section of 'Mountain Grey Gum' [Eucalyptus cy...

Monier Redlands Ltd collection
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Botanical specimens
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Errinundra-Bonang State Forest, Victoria, Australia
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Monier's Club Terrace Sawmill
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1787
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Small round abalone shell used by artists to scrape and incise possum skins

Small round abalone shell used by artists to scrape and inci...

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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2002
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Small oval oyster shell used by artists to scrape clean possum skins

Small oval oyster shell used by artists to scrape clean poss...

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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2002
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Assorted collection of shell pieces- tools used by artists for incising designs on possum skins

Assorted collection of shell pieces- tools used by artists f...

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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2002
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Man and Possum skin cloak

Man and Possum skin cloak

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Drawings
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Ms Treahna Hamm
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2000
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Echidna quills were used by artists for incising designs on possum skins

Echidna quills were used by artists for incising designs on ...

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Engraving tools
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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2002
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Woman and Possum skin cloak

Woman and Possum skin cloak

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Drawings
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Ms Treahna Hamm
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2000
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Ground red ochre.

Ground red ochre.

Tooloyn Koortakay collection
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Ochre
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East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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2002
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