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Home in the Torres Strait

Lag | Meta | Aus explored the culture and history 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 lived and prospered in their homeland. In 2014, even though most Islanders lived on mainland Australia, they still associated the Torres Strait with home.

Previously on show at the National Museum of Australia from 2014 to 2019.

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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