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Lag Meta Aus: Home in the Torres Strait

Lag Meta Aus: Home in the Torres Strait

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A linocut on cream-coloured paper with feathered edges top and bottom, imprinted with black pigment, depicting a diving helmet with various scenes of ocean life incorporated into the picture.
Au Karem ar Araigi le (Deep Sea Diver), by Ellarose Savage, 2012. Colourised image, National Museum of Australia. Collection record

Lag | Meta | Aus: Home in the Torres Strait

From 20 June 2014. Torres Strait Islander gallery. Free.

Lag | Meta | Aus reveals the history and vitality of Australia's most northerly region, the Torres Strait. The words lag, meta 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.

This exhibition features artworks, objects and stories that reflect the Strait's history and culture from the mythological past to the present. 

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