Queensland Museum – Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Cultures

The Queensland Museum was founded by the Queensland Philosophical Society in Brisbane on January 20, 1862. The purpose of Queensland Museum is to document, discover, and preserve Queensland’s natural and cultural heritage. The State Collection contains more than a million items and specimens that tell the history of Queensland. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have their own unique cultural practices, languages, beliefs, knowledge, and material cultures. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collections hold an array of objects that allow visitors to learn about the families, violence, and fashion and textiles of the cultures in Queensland. Some of these objects include necklaces, headbands, and hats made of natural fibres from plants and animals.