Totems: Mer Island

Explore Mer Island, Torres Strait Islands cultural material, language and customs. ~ HASS: ECONOMICS (Year 5 ACHASSK120) Types of resources (natural, human, capital) and the ways societies use them to satisfy the needs and wants of present and future generations ~ GEOGRAPHY (Year 3 ACHASSK066) The representation of Australia as states and territories and as Countries/Places of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples; and major places in Australia, both natural and human | (Year 3 ACHASSK069) The similarities and differences between places in terms of their type of settlement, demographic characteristics and the lives of the people who live there, and people’s perceptions of these places | (Year 7 ACHGK042) Causes, impacts and responses to an atmospheric or hydrological hazard | (Year 8 ACHGK049) Spiritual, aesthetic and cultural value of landscapes and landforms for people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples ~ HISTORY (Year 3 ACHASSK062) The importance of Country/Place to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples who belong to a local area | (Year 4 ACHASSK083) The diversity of Australia's first peoples and the long and continuous connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to Country/Place (land, sea, waterways and skies) | (Year 5 ACHASSK107) The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of the inhabitants (including Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples) and how the environment changed ~ SCIENCE: HUMAN ENDEAVOUR (Year 3 ACSHE051) Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions

Totems: Mer Island


  • Bag: Woven + box
  • Basket: Woven, Blue Packing Strap
  • Clapper: Bamboo
  • Dress: Floral, Girl's
  • Fan: Palm Frond, Torres Strait Islands
  • Feast Decoration: Woven, Bird
  • Flag: Torres Strait Islands
  • Headdress: Feather, Cassowary
  • Jewellery
  • Skirt: Grass, Torres Strait Islands


  • Carapace (Dorsal Shell): Turtle, Green, Juvenile
  • Shell: Bivalve, Pearl + box

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12 kg
Kit - Resource (box)