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.
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.