kanalaritja: An Unbroken String

kanalaritja: An Unbroken String celebrates the unique practice of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell stringing by women in the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community.

kanalaritja provides an insight into the continuation and preservation of Aboriginal culture, through an ancient skill which has been passed down through generations. 

It is through the intergenerational sharing of knowledge that this custom can be continued, surviving the arrival of the British and colonisation through to the present day.

In this program students gain an understanding of Aboriginal culture through kinship and learning within the Aboriginal community's matriarch system.

Exhibition closes 16 February 2020. Program available in Term 4, 2019 and Weeks 1-3 of Term 1, 2020.

Curriculum links:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures; Sustainability

Cost: $10 per student
Suitable for: Stage 3 and Secondary Students

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