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Maino’s gift


Caution: This exhibition and website includes images and names of deceased people that may cause distress to
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


In 1888, when Alfred Cort Haddon visited Tudu in the Torres Strait, he met the influential leader Maino. Maino exchanged valuable cultural information with Haddon, as well as some objects. Ned David, a descendant of Maino, talks about what these objects mean to the community today.