Cultural Traditions, Torres Strait Islands

Explore Torres Strait Island culture through stories, painting and music. ~ HASS: GEOGRAPHY (Prep ACHASSK014) The representation of the location of places and their features on simple maps and models | (Prep ACHASSK016) The Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Country/Place on which the school is located and why Country/Place is important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples | (Prep ACHASSK017) The reasons why some places are special to people, and how they can be looked after | (Year 1 ACHASSK031) The natural, managed and constructed features of places, their location, how they change and how they can be cared for | (Year 1 ACHASSK033) Activities in the local place and reasons for their location ~ HISTORY (Prep ACHASSK012) How they, their family and friends commemorate past events that are important to them | (Prep ACHASSK013) How the stories of families and the past can be communicated, for example, through photographs, artefacts, books, oral histories, digital media and museums | (Year 1 ACHASSK028) Differences in family structures and roles today, and how these have changed or remained the same over time | (Year 1 ACHASSK030) Differences and similarities between students' daily lives and life during their parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods | (Year 2 ACHASSK046) How changing technology affected people’s lives (at home and in the ways they worked, travelled, communicated and played in the past) ~ SCIENCE: HUMAN ENDEAVOUR (Year 1 ACSHE022) People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment

Cultural Traditions, Torres Strait Islands


  • Basket: Woven, Coconut Palm Frond
  • Container: Palm Frond, Rice Cooker
  • Fabric: Printed, Foam (Sic)
  • Fan: Palm Frond, Torres Strait Islands
  • Feast Decoration: Woven, Grasshopper
  • Flag: Torres Strait Islands
  • Mask: Torres Strait Island, James Levi, 1996 + cover
  • Rattle: Seed Pod (Kulap) + box
  • Sarong: Boy's (Kaleko)
  • Scoop: Fish (Weris), Torres Strait Islands


  • Shell: Gastropod, Trochus + box

Printed Resources

  • Stimulus Pictures: Building a Shelter
  • Stimulus Pictures: Carving
  • Stimulus Pictures: Weaving

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66 x 42 x 28 cm
7 kg
Kit - Resource (box)