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The Torres Strait Islands

Noel George Finch

The Torres Strait Islands

portrait of a unique group of Australians

by Noel George Finch

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Published by Jacaranda Press in Milton [Australia] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Torres Strait Islands (Qld.)
    • Subjects:
    • Torres Strait Islanders.,
    • Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- Social life and customs.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 78.

      StatementNoel Finch.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDU280.T7 F56
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 78 p. :
      Number of Pages78
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4488976M
      ISBN 100701609605
      LC Control Number79318460
      OCLC/WorldCa5777539

      Day 9: Saturday - Torres Strait Islands Cruise the beautiful turquoise waters of the Endeavour Strait to Thursday Island; just one of islands which lie between . The unique turtle-shell masks of the Torres Strait Islands that lie between Australia and New Guinea are among the most striking works of Oceanic art. Attributed to Mabuiag Island, this work displays the composite human and animal imagery typical of western Torres Strait masks. Turtle-shell masks in the Western Torres Strait reportedly were used during funerary ceremonies and increase rites.

      With almost islands dotted across the narrow stretch of water between Cape York and Papua New Guinea, the people of the Torres Strait Islands have a distinct and vibrant culture. An expedition by small ship is the ideal way to access these remote regions and guests will be rewarded with the chances to meet these island communities and share. Dance is a very important form of story-telling in the Torres Strait Islands. Striking dance ornaments such as the dhari masks and headdresses were traditionally made for rituals and performances, and have now developed into highly coveted sculptural art objects. Ken Thaiday Snr (b) is famous for his shark dance : David Wroth.

      These stories were obtained at thirteen islands, within the archipelago of the Torres Strait, between Cape York, the northern point of Queensland, and the south coast of Papua New Guinea. To mark the 50th anniversary of the initial publication, State Library of Queensland has printed a new, high quality edition of the book, available exclusively through the Library Shop. The Torres Strait Islands are a group of at least small islands. Most of the islands are part of the state of Queensland, Australia.A small number are part of Papua New islands are in the Torres indigenous people of the islands are Torres Strait , the population was 4, The island with the most people is Thursday Island.


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The Torres Strait Islands by Noel George Finch Download PDF EPUB FB2

Rows  The Torres Strait Islands are a group of at least small islands in the Torres Strait. The Torres Strait Islander peoples are of Melanesian descent, as are the people of Papua New Guinea, with whom they share similar cultural traits and customs.

The Torres Strait Islander peoples have lived on the islands for thousands of years. These islands can be divided into five cultural groups, which are represented by the white five-pointed star on the Torres Strait Islander flag: the.

The Torres Strait is home to a strong, vibrant, living culture that is thousands of years old. 'Awakening' explores aspects of this rich and diverse culture through objects of extraordinary beauty Author: Queensland Museum Network. Stars of Tagai: The Torres Strait Islanders: Nonie Sharp: Jan, Stars of Tagai describes life among the blue-water people of the Torres Strait Islands.

It explores the changing life of these sea people: their creation and re-creation of identity, and their unique sea culture rich The Torres Strait Islands book meaning and custom.

The Torres Strait Islands are impossibly beautiful and virtually untouched, a series of stepping stones reaching from Cape York towards Papua New Guinea. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE White beaches, volcanic peaks covered in forest and rocky islets emerge from turquoise water teeming with dugongs, dolphins, sea turtles and giant marlin.

The Islands of Torres Strait Saturday, 2 November My new book from the National Library of Australia – Tony Wheeler’s Islands of Australia – features a section on the islands of Torres Strait, the islands that dot the shallow strait which separates Cape York (the northern tip of the state of Queensland) from Papua New Guinea.

Only 14 of the islands are inhabited and I’d. The author applies many years of study and work among the Torres Strait Islanders to provide a new account of their changing world in the islands and their changing role in Australia.

A Melanesian people, the Torres Strait Islanders' cultural affinities originally lay with the Papuans to the north rather than the Aborigines to the : Paperback. Torres Strait Islands, island group in the Torres Strait, north of Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia, and south of the island of New Guinea.

The group comprises dozens of islands scattered over s square miles (48, square km) of water and organized into four geomorphological.

View deals for TI Motel Torres Strait. Torres Strait Islands is minutes away. WiFi and parking are free, and this motel also features an airport shuttle. All rooms have cable TV and Netflix/10(7).

Do Torres Strait islanders feel they have been forgotten. Elu smiles at the question, pointing out there is a book calling the Torres Strait islands the “forgotten isles”. In the first half of the 19th century, trader ships regularly sailed up Australia's east coast and through the Torres Strait on their way to ports in India and Asia, but few stopped at the islands.

Indigenous cultures are rich and varied and non-indigenous people often have a skewed impression of Australia s First Nations. "Aboriginal Australia & the Torres Strait Islands" is dedicated to setting straight the cliches, by truly taking a close look at the dialect, cultures and traditions of this ancient by: 1.

Aboriginal Australia & the Torres Strait Islands book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Reconciliation with Indigenous peop 4/5. The native people of the Torres Strait Islands are ethnically Melanesian, they're not part of the Australian Aborigines people.

Their population is approximately 4, English is the official language of the Torres Strait Islands. Important local languages include Kalaw Lagaw Ya, Meriam Mir and the English-based Torres Strait Creole.

Get this from a library. Pictures, patterns & objects: rock-art of the Torres Strait Islands, Northeastern Australia. [Liam M Brady] -- Positioned at one of anthropology's most significant boundaries, the Torres Strait Islands and their indigenous inhabitants have fascinated scientists for well over a.

The Torres Strait Islands, Australia. 1, likes 1 talking about this. Welcome to 'The Torres Strait Islands, Australia' page. The aim of this page is to showcase the Islands of the Torres Followers: K. Torres Strait doctors issue call to arms over climate change impact on Indigenous health Low-lying islands and high rates of chronic disease make population particularly vulnerable, statement says.

Torres Strait Island Regional Council, Torres Strait Islands. K likes. Representing 15 island communities of the Torres Strait; We serve 5,+ people, acrkm2 of water, and an.

This is the twelfth book in the series "International Straits of the" "World" which describes the geography of a narrow waterway linking two seas and its relevance to shipping, economic development, and social welfare in the region, especially examining the legal status of the strait and its international relations.

As a central focus, this study addresses the legal status of the Strait in the. Get this from a library. The Torres Strait Islands. [Queensland Art Gallery.; Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane, Qld.);] -- Queensland's major arts organisations are joining forces to showcase the diversity and vibrancy of historical and contemporary arts and culture of Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Torres Strait Island Community Directory The directory provides up-to-date information for community organisations who provide services in the Torres Strait Island area.

Local.Torres Strait is the narrow sea between Australia's Cape York and New is about km (93 mi) wide and filled with islands, coral reefs and sand first European to sail through the strait Vanessa uis Vaez de Torres]] in There are about islands but only 17 of them have people living on them.

While there are about 6, Torres Strait Islanders living on the islands.Poll Island, Torres Strait (Landsat).png × ; KB Port Lihou Island and Packe Island (Landsat).jpg × ; 6 KB PSM V18 D Bust of a toud Location: Queensland, Australia.