Bipo Taim

Torres Strait Islanders are saltwater people. They were traditionally seafarers, fishers and hunters, traders and gardeners, weavers and warriors.

Bipo Taim refers to the time before the arrival of the missionaries, known as The Coming of the Light.

Explore how the traditions and culture of Bipo Taim are still important to Islanders.

  • A.C. Haddon and the Torres Strait Islanders
  • Dress and ornament
  • Gardening
  • Leisure activities
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Woodcarving
  • Masks
  • Drums
  • Weapons and fighting
  • Weaving
  • Mats