Necklace made of split and polished Sperm Whale teeth, bound with fibre, probably coconut fibre.
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Fiji's Treasured Culture

Fijian artefacts, and their traditional uses, provide glimpses of ancient Pacific cultures and Fiji’s fascinating past.

Bark cloth painted with an angular design
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The Pacific Collections at Museums Victoria

A brief introduction and aspirations for the future
Sione Napi Francis showing Princess Saloe items from the Museum’s collection, including a Rotuman Fine mat, during her visit to Melbourne Museum, 2018.
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A pathway for First Nations identity and meaning in the GLAM sector

In April this year the Honourable Princess Salote Maumautaimi Tuku’aho of Tonga visited Melbourne Museum's First Peoples and Te Pasifika exhibitions.

Auntie Veronica Barnett hand feeding eels, Milarri Garden, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Melbourne Museum, 2011.
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Interview with Auntie Veronica Barnett

Museums Victoria staff member Auntie Veronica shares her story with archivist Nik Mcgrath.

Stool, Papua New Guinea
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Stool, Papua New Guinea

A stool made from a single piece of wood with a standing figure forming the back. 

Maori Feather cloak
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Maori Feather cloak

Kahuhuruhuru is the name for this type of cloak made of fine fibres made from flax or whitau.

Carving, United States of America, North American South West
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Carving, United States of America, North American South West

The name of the Katsina represented by this tihu is Angak'china (Long Haired Kachina). 

Haida totem pole, Canada
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Haida totem pole, Canada

This twelve metre totem pole from British Columbia, Canada, has four major iconic carvings that represent the major totems that traditionally travel through the maternal line in Haida society.

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Journeys to Australia

Immigration is a vital feature of Australia's history and national identity. Celebrate the journeys that changed Australia forever.

Beach with storm clouds
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"In the Beginning was the Ocean"

Pacific Cosmogony in Epeli Hauʻofa’s Oceania and Disneyʼs Moana
Remnants of an ancient building
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Syria: Ancient History – Modern Conflict

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The Human Motor

The life of famed Australian Cyclist, Sir Hubert ‘Oppy’ Opperman
Interior view of engine house showing mining pumping equipment.
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A Million Pounds and Not a Penny Return

A Victorian Gold Mining Saga

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