Content tagged with Torres Strait Islands

The Importance of Songs and Dances of Torres Strait

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Video - 23 Oct 2017

Audiovisual Heritage of Torres Strait Singing and Dancing

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage raises awareness about the importance and vulnerability of audiovisual collections. It is predicted that the...

Blog post - 17 Oct 2017

Keeping Culture Alive: the Badu plant and animal traditional knowledge project

Badu Island is home to Badulgal (Badu people) who speak the Kala Lagaw Ya language. For thousands of years Badulgal have used their Traditional...

Presentation - 2 Sep 2016

Ugar traditional boundaries project

Consent determination orders recognising communal native title over an area generally do not deal with traditional ownership of land...

Presentation - 1 Sep 2016

Saibai Mekem gardening project: developing long term sustainability and wellbeing of Saibai community

Saibai people have a long tradition of subsistence gardening over thousands of years that is intrinsically linked to traditional cultural practices....

Presentation - 2 May 2016

Steady Steady Seaman Dan

A lot has been said about the much loved and highly respected Seaman Dan from the Torres Strait Islands in North Queensland, but when he strikes a...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

Torres Strait Islander flag

Torres Strait Islander flag temporary tattoos. Photo: AIATSIS The Torres Strait Islander flag was created as a symbol of unity and identity...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

Eddie Koiki Mabo

Edward Koiki Mabo, a Meriam man from the island of Mer (Murray Island) in the Torres Straits, was a key plaintiff in a land rights case in the High...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

Bernard Namok

Bernard Namok Jr with the Torres Strait Islander flag. Photo courtesy of Bernard Namok Jr The Torres Strait Islander flag was designed by...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

Mabo case

Eddie Mabo, from Land Bilong Islanders. Courtesy of Trevor Graham-Yarra Bank Films. The Mabo Case was a significant legal case in Australia...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

Somebody Now: The autobiography of Ellie Gaffney, a woman of the Torres Strait

Ellie Gaffney’s thirst for knowledge, her determination to succeed and her desire to help her people, shine through these pages as she tells the...

Publication or resource - 28 May 2015

Torres Strait Native Title Sea Rights and Malu Lamar

1.1 Native Title and Torres Strait Sea: The Torres Strait is the home of native title in Australia. Although many Australians think that native title...

Presentation - 1 May 2015

Boigu: Our history and culture

Summary Boigu is a lively collection of writings from the past and present. It includes stories of brave warriors and traditional customs, of...

Publication or resource - 20 Jan 2015