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Making bagu in the rainforest


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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Rockingham Bay

Bagu are made in the rainforest region of far north Queensland and are part of traditional fire-making equipment. They have inspired local artists to make sculptural forms using both contemporary and traditional materials. Theresa Beeron, a Jirrbal/ Girramay Traditional Owner, talks about the meaning behind her bagu.