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By Author: Ms Rebecca Fisher

Getting to the core of things

Physically numbering objects with registration numbers is an important way of making sure we can identify the objects in our collection.

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 27 Oct 2014

New in the collection: Tasmanian shell necklaces

We recently acquired two stunning shell necklaces by Lola Greeno, which are now on display in our Indigenous Australians Gallery.

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 24 Jul 2014

Ghost Net art: Sculptures now on display

Our amazing new ghost net sculptures, Dauma and Garom, are now on display in our Indigenous Australians gallery.

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 13 Dec 2013

Ghost net art: Dauma and Garom wrapped for transport to Sydney

Our new ghost net pieces, Dauma the mud crab and Garom the rock cod, are now in Sydney!

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 29 Oct 2013

Ghost net art: Work nears completion

Since our departure from Darnley Island in late May, the artists at Erub Erwer Meta have been busy making ghost net works for the museum.

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 23 Jul 2013

Ghost net art: Turtle

 Earlier this year, we acquired a ghost net ‘Turtle’ that was made by Ellarose Savage.
 

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 04 Jun 2013

Ghost net art: Not just net and rope...

Seeing the large amounts of fishing net and rope at Erub Erwer Meta, I was surprised that they could be turned into such beautiful things.

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 29 May 2013

Ghost net art: Work begins at Erub Erwer Meta

Our second day on Darnley Island saw the beginning stages of construction for Garom the rock cod.

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 29 May 2013

Ghost net art: Arrival on Darnley Island

My colleague Scott Mitchell and I recently visited Darnley Island, also known as Erub, in the far eastern Torres Strait Islands (TSI).

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 29 May 2013

Ghost net art: Great interest in Frank Hurley's photos of Darnley Island

News of the Hurley photos spread like wildfire through Darnley...

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 28 May 2013