Nawi bark canoe on display in the Eora First People gallery, August 06, 2015. Featured in the background a selection of indigenous Australian woven sculptures, bark paintings and burial poles

Eora First People

Indigenous maritime heritage and culture

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that exhibitions may contain images, video, voices and objects of people who are deceased.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is strongly entwined with the sea.

This gallery has a changing program of exhibitions on Indigenous maritime history and culture from Australia and beyond, exploring First Peoples deep connection to saltwater and freshwater heritage.

Eora (yura) means 'people' in the language of the traditional custodians of the land and waters where the museum now stands.

Recently featured - kanalaritja: An Unbroken String, celebrating the unique practice of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell stringing.

 

 

Kanalaritja: An Unbroken String. Dulcie Greeno (b. 1923). Stripy buttons, marina and rice shells. Launceston 2016. Purchased TMAG Foundation 2016. Image: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
kanalaritja: An Unbroken String. Dulcie Greeno (b. 1923). Stripy buttons, marina and rice shells. Launceston 2016. Purchased TMAG Foundation 2016. Image: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

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