Blog: Torres Strait Islander culture
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Torres Strait Island Cultural Festival 1989 - Photographs and film from The Ephraim Bani Collection
Torres Strait Islander cultureTorres Strait IslandsDanceCulture16 Oct 2018 Rita Metzenrath
This post highlights images and footage from the 3rd Torres Strait Cultural Festival (now known as the Winds of Zenadth Festival) photographed by Adhi (Chief) Ephraim Bani in 1989 and held in the AIATSIS Collection.
Warupaw uu (The Echo of the Drums)
MusicTorres Strait Islander culture3 Aug 2018 Rita Metzenrath
AIATSIS highlights collection materials that document ways the drum embeds Torres Strait Islander identity and has acted as an agent of musical change in the sacred song repertoire in the Torres Strait Islands. The Collections cover the period 1920s-1995.
Audiovisual Heritage of Torres Strait Singing and Dancing
DigitisationFilmCollectionMusicDanceTorres Strait Islander cultureTorres Strait Islands27 Oct 2017 Kelly Wiltshire
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage raises awareness about the importance and vulnerability of audiovisual collections. For AIATSIS the content at risk includes recordings of Aboriginal cultural, social and political life from the 1940s to early 2000s.