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Double outrigger canoe named Kulbasaibai, from Saibai Island in the Torres Strait

Double outrigger canoe named Kulbasaibai, from Saibai Island...

Saibai Island Council collection
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Canoes
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Fly River, Papua New Guinea
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Saibai Island Council
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2000
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Adult's neck ornament 'katawza'

Adult's neck ornament 'katawza'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Paddles
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Red cedar and raffia paddle 'kaba'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Paddles
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Dari headdress

Dari headdress

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Headdresses
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Mr Carolus Isua OAM
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Child's neck ornament 'katawza'

Child's neck ornament 'katawza'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Wooden (mawa) mask carved from a solid form, with a human face and protruding ears and a nose

Wooden (mawa) mask carved from a solid form, with a human fa...

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Masks
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Cassowary-feathered ankle cuff 'maka mak'

Cassowary-feathered ankle cuff 'maka mak'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Adult's Cassowary-feathered ankle cuff with textile bands for tying 'maka mak'

Adult's Cassowary-feathered ankle cuff with textile bands fo...

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Child's grass skirt 'zazi'

Child's grass skirt 'zazi'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Grass skirts
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Chequered pattern armband 'zugu musur'

Chequered pattern armband 'zugu musur'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Woven palm leaf armband 'zugu musur'

Woven palm leaf armband 'zugu musur'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Wristband 'kadig'

Wristband 'kadig'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Wristbands
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Bot epei

Bot epei

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Baskets
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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Adult's Cassowary-feathered ankle cuff with textile bands for tying 'maka mak'

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Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Adult's grass skirt 'zazi'

Adult's grass skirt 'zazi'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Grass skirts
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Wristband

Wristband

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Wristbands
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Child's legband 'maka mak'

Child's legband 'maka mak'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Woven palm leaf armband 'zugu musur'

Woven palm leaf armband 'zugu musur'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Basket woven from palm fronds

Basket woven from palm fronds

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Baskets
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Cassowary-feathered ankle cuff 'maka mak'

Cassowary-feathered ankle cuff 'maka mak'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Chequered pattern armband 'zugu musur'

Chequered pattern armband 'zugu musur'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Armbands
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Woven fibre basket

Woven fibre basket

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Baskets
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Legband 'maka mak'

Legband 'maka mak'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Coconut palm leaf basket

Coconut palm leaf basket

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Baskets
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1963
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Child's ornamental wristband 'kadig'

Child's ornamental wristband 'kadig'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Dance mactive for the left arm 'sikal'

Dance mactive for the left arm 'sikal'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Child's neck ornament 'katawza'

Child's neck ornament 'katawza'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Wooden drum

Wooden drum

Regina Wagner collection
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Musical drums
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Mr Allson E. Tabuai
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1982
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Dance mactive for the right arm 'sikal'

Dance mactive for the right arm 'sikal'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Seed pod rattle

Seed pod rattle

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Rattles
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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1996
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Adult's chest band 'katawza'

Adult's chest band 'katawza'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Child's headdress 'dhibal'

Child's headdress 'dhibal'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Headdresses
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Child's legband 'maka mak'

Child's legband 'maka mak'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Child's ornamental wristband 'kadig'

Child's ornamental wristband 'kadig'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Child's neck ornament 'katawza'

Child's neck ornament 'katawza'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Dance costumes
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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Adult's headdress 'dhibal'

Adult's headdress 'dhibal'

Saibai Island Dance Group collection
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Headdresses
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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Saibai Island Dance Group
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2001
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