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A childhood of shell collecting

Encounters

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Botany Bay

Esme Timbery Russell, Bidjigal Elder, is a renowned shell worker with artworks in national and international collections. Esme comes from a family of shell workers from the coastal suburb of La Perouse in Sydney, New South Wales and recalls childhood memories of collecting shells.