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Members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program team at the National Museum work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to collect, preserve and exhibit their stories.
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Lorna Jackson and Vicki Nangala, granddaughters of Uta Uta Tjangala, with Peter Thorley at Kintore in the Northern Territory.
Photo: Pip Deveson.
Curator Jay Arthur in Kempsey with a group of Kinchela boys at the donation of the Kinchela gate to the National Museum (from left) Michael Walsh, Cecil Bowden, William Lesley, Ian (Crowe) Lawson and Manuel Ebsworth.
Photo: Barbara Paulson.
Dieri representative William Dawson talks with curator Barbara Paulson in Whyalla, South Australia, about the skills and work involved in making Dieri shields.
Photo: Jeremy Lucas.
Curator Jono Lineen with an exhibit in the On Country photographic exhibition showing how Dhimurru Rangers in Cape York are fighting to save Cape York sea turtles.
Photo: Judith Hickson.
Elder Patrick Hume in Perth speaking with content project manager Benita Tunks about the Encounters project.
Photo: Songa Balaga.
Curator Andy Greenslade with Lockhart River mayor Wayne Butcher, elder Patrick Butcher and a canoe made by Patrick’s father, James Butcher in 1976. The canoe is on loan from the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Queensland.
Photo: George Serras.
Curator and repatriation officer Lee Burgess talking about bush tucker plants on Australia Day.
Photo: Heidi Pritchard.
Community visit by elders Marcia Jerry (Girramay) and Carol Chong with curator David Kaus. They are viewing a collection item from far north Queensland's rainforest areas, in the collection Access room at Mitchell.
Photo: George Serras