Torres Strait Islanders

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Torres Strait Islanders are the indigenous people of the Torres Strait Islands, part of Queensland, Australia. They are culturally and genetically Melanesian people, as are the people of Papua New Guinea. They are distinct from the Aboriginal people of the rest of Australia, and are generally referred to separately.

A Japanese pearl diver on a pearl lugger at Thursday Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia. He is wearing a diving suit, without the helmet. Undated photo. From the collection of the State Library of Queensland.

Japanese pearl diver

Location: Thursday Island, Australia. Description: A Japanese pearl diver on a pearl lugger at Thursday Island, Torres Strait, Queensland. He is wearing a diving suit, without the helmet. View this image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/88345 Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/picture-queensland You are free to use this image without permission. Please attribute State Library of Queensland.

Eddie Mabo - in 1992 his ten year case in the Australia High Court finally acknowledged legal ownership of Australia belonging to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Eddie Mabo - in 1992 his ten year case in the Australia High Court finally acknowledged legal ownership of Australia belonging to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

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Sunrise over Thursday Island, Torres Strait. The unique tropical region is the home of indigenous Torres Strait Islanders. #TorresStrait #Thursdayisland

Cairns and Great Barrier Reef

Sunrise over Thursday Island, Torres Strait. The unique tropical region is the home of indigenous Torres Strait Islanders. #TorresStrait #Thursdayisland

torres straight tribal masks  To the peoples of the Torres Strait Islands, the Tagai, or warrior, features in most of their dreamtime stories. As the Torres Strait Islanders are sea-faring people, the stories of the Tagai usually focus on stars.

torres straight tribal masks To the peoples of the Torres Strait Islands, the Tagai, or warrior, features in most of their dreamtime stories. As the Torres Strait Islanders are sea-faring people, the stories of the Tagai usually focus on stars.

Torres Strait Island Chieftan by Ropati Leaso-Cobb on ARTwanted

Torres Strait Island Chieftan by Ropati Leaso-Cobb | ArtWanted.com

Torres Strait Island Chieftan by Ropati Leaso-Cobb

Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait

The exhibition will showcase objects of extraordinary beauty and significance from Queensland Museum’s extensive Torres Strait collection and will light a path through life, culture and custom.

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