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  • Open today 9am–5pm
  • Free general admission

Home in the Torres Strait

Lag | Meta | Aus on our lower ground floor features artworks, objects and stories that reflect the Torres Strait’s history and culture from the mythological past to the present.

Exhibition highlights

The words lagmeta and aus translate as ‘home’ in the region’s three Indigenous languages. For thousands of years Torres Strait Islanders have lived and prospered in their homeland. Even though 80 per cent of Islanders now live on mainland Australia, they still associate the Torres Strait with home.

A special culture 1:40

Erub Island elder Bully Saylor on the beauty and significance of his culture

Making a ghost-net dinghy 4:33

Artists based at Erub Erwer Meta Darnley Island Arts Centre on the Loyalty dinghy

30 May 2012

Mabo 20 years on: a celebration

Members of the community and politicians celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Mabo High Court decision on 3 June 1992 which recognised that Eddie Koiki Mabo and others held native title to land on Murray Island (Mer) in the Torres Strait.
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Presenters: Leah Armstrong, Tom Calma, Samantha Faulkner, Rod Little, Gail Mabo, Jenny Macklin and Agnes Shea
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