Decorated men from Boigu Island

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Where: Queensland, Torres Strait Island, Australia

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When: 01 January 1900

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Creator: Unidentified.

Location: Boigu Island, Torres Strait Island, Queensland.

Description: This photograph is of Boigu Island Warriors, with their Bow and arrows. One man is holding a sword and several men are wearing woven arm protectors. Three men have drums, which means that this might be dance, depicting a battle.

Boigu Island (also known as Malu Kiyay or Malu Kiwai) is the most northerly inhabited island of Queensland, Australia and in the top-western group of the Torres Strait Islands. The language spoken is Kalau Kawau Ya, (also known as Kalaw Kawaw, KKY).

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Users are advised that this Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander material may contain culturally sensitive imagery and descriptions which may not normally be used in certain public or community contexts. Annotation and terminology which reflects the creator's attitude or that of the era in which the item was created may be considered inappropriate today. This material may also contain images, voices or names of deceased persons.

Conditions of use: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander material is accessed and used in accordance with State Library's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections Commitments. SLQ Collections Commitment_pdf.


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