Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait

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

References & further reading

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.

Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, State Library of Queensland, Queensland Museum, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, 2011. The Torres Strait Islands. South Brisbane: Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art.

David, B., Manas, L., and Quinnell, M., 2008. Gelam’s Homeland. Cultural and Natural History on the Island of Mua, Torres Strait.  Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Cultural Heritage Series. Volume 4(2)125-619.

Florek, S. 2005. The Torres Strait Islands Collection at the Australian Museum. Technical Reports of the Australian Museum Number 19.

Herle, A., and Philp, J. 1998 Torres Strait Islanders, An Exhibition Marking the Centenary of the 1898 Cambridge Anthropological Expedition. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology.

Fernandez, R.,  and Loban, E., n.d. Zamiyakal Torres Strait Dance Machines. Thursday Island: Gab Titui Cultural Centre.

McNiven, I., and Quinnell, M., 2004. Torres Strait Archaeology and Material Culture. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Cultural Heritage Series. Volume 3(1)1-379.

Moore, D.R., 1984. The Torres Strait Collections of A.C. Haddon. A Descriptive Catalogue. London: Trustees of the British Museum

Moore, D.R., 1989. Arts and Crafts of Torres Strait. Haverfordwest: C I Thomas and Sons.

Philp, J. 2001. Past Time: Torres Strait Islander Material from the Haddon Collection, 1888-1905. A National Museum of Australia Exhibition from the University of Cambridge. Canberra: Goanna Print.

Mosby, T. 1998 IIan Pasin – This is our way: Torres Strait Art. Cairns: Cairns Regional Gallery Exhibition.

Quinnell, M.C. 2011. Torres Strait Islander Material culture collections in the Queensland Museum 1873-2011. In Torres Strait Islands Monograph.

Sharp, N. 1993. Stars of Taigai. The Torres Strait Islanders. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.

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