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Koori Club TSI Culture

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Koori Club TSI Culture

  1. 1. Welcome To Koori Club
  2. 2.  Torres Strait Islanders are the Indigenous people of the Torres Strait Islands, part of Queensland, Australia.  There are 6,000 Torres Strait Islanders who live in the area of the Torres Strait, and 42,000 others who live in Australia. Friday Island.
  3. 3. Black: Represents the Indigenous peoples The dhari represents the Torres Strait Island people and the five pointed star represents the 5 major Island groups. Green: Represents the land Blue: Represents the sea White: Represents peace
  4. 4. The Dhari headdress was used in Dancing Ceremonies.
  5. 5. • In the Torres Strait Islands turtle shell masks were worn by men for rituals and ceremonies. • The Masks represented ancestors and totems • The long snout was made from turtle shell. The teeth and ears are made from wood. White pigeon feathers and cassowary feathers are attached to a triangular bamboo and shells hang from the mask.
  6. 6. A ritual face mask from the Torres Strait Islander people (19th century).

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