Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait

"Awakening" seeks to reconnect the spirit between people and their objects.

People: women and men

Cultural Advice: Visitors should be aware that the exhibition and website may include names, images and voices of deceased people that may cause sadness or distress to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is our intention to tell these stories and use imagery with good faith and with respect.

Women

Women

Women play a central role in Torres Strait Islander society, maintaining hearth and home and raising the immediate and extended family.

Men

Men

Torres Strait Islander men strongly identified as warriors. Warfare was a feature of Torres Strait Islander life for a thousand years and waged according to a seasonal schedule when weather and seas were good.

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