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The soothing practice of shell making

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Botany Bay

Shellwork is a traditional craft practice in La Perouse in New South Wales. Marilyn Russel, daughter of renowned shell maker Esme Timbery, talks about the healing power of shell making in her community today.