DETAIL: Mary MARABAMBA Fish trap No 27 #3017-01 2001 jungle vine, bush string Purchased 2002
 
Corrie FULLARD | Shell necklace

 
FULLARD, Corrie
Australia  
Shell necklace
223/02 2002
Decorative Art
Jewellery
green maireener shells, black crow shells, thread
circumference 164.0 (h) cm
Purchased 2003
NGA 2003.19
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The skill of shell collecting and shell stringing was handed down to the artist from her mother, following a tradition of Aboriginal people of the Furneaux Islands group, off the north east coast of Tasmania. This includes the main islands of Flinders and Cape Barren, the latter also being well known for the annual traditional Aboriginal practice of mutton birding.

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