Portrait of a woman in a carpark wrapped in a possum skin cloak.
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The timeless and living art of possum skin cloaks

Possum skin cloak making is flourishing in 2019.

Exhibition entry with visitors looking at language map
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First Peoples

First Peoples tells the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today. Explore the galleries within Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

Indigenous Protest, Australian Bicentenary, 1988
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Indigenous Protest, Australian Bicentenary, 1988

On 26 January 1988, more than 40,000 people, including Aborigines from across the country and non-Indigenous supporters, staged what was the largest march in Sydney since the Vietnam moratorium.

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The Plants of Milarri Garden

Milarri Garden, located within Bunjilaka, is planted with native flora significant to the Aboriginal people of south-eastern Australia.

Men Posing With Gold Trophy Outside the Long Tunnel Mine, Walhalla, Victoria, circa 1875.
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Immigration to Victoria

What effect did immigration have on Victoria? Take a look, decade by decade, at the changes in population, demographics and the impact this had on Indienous Australians.

detail if a decorated boomerang
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Rare scene of first European contact

Provenance of carved boomerang uncovered.

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.

Barramundi
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A treasure trove of freshwater fish biodiversity

The Kimberley region in Australia’s northwest is one our last great pristine unspoilt places, and a hotspot for species discovery.

Black and white image of a group of men wearing large face masks.
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10 peculiar and splendid masks

Group of four men looking into a box with a carving in it.
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Baradine Repatriation of Carved Tree (Dendroglyph)

Carved burial tree returned to traditional owners.

Basket, Binak, Healesville, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
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Basket, Binak, Healesville, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia

Coiled basket, or binak, with oval base, possibly purchased from Coranderrk Aboriginal Station circa 1870s-1880s.

Football jumper - Nicky Winmar, St Kilda, 1993
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Football jumper - Nicky Winmar, St Kilda, 1993

St Kilda Football Club jumper worn by Nicky Winmar during his celebrated stand against racism in sport in 1993.

Extinct mammal incisor with scratches.
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Diprotodon tooth

A tooth fossil showing markings which appear to be man-made.

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