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November 24, 2015

40,000 years of Aboriginal culture woven into possum skin cloaks by Indigenous elders across southern Australia has been captured in a unique photographic exhibition.

This ancient tradition of etching cultural knowledge and survival facts onto possum skins using ochre and hot pokers to create traditional cloaks was revived a decade ago thanks to the dedication of a group of Aboriginal women.

Photographer Sarah Rhodes has captured the magic of these cloaks and the women who created them in her intriguing exhibition HOME / ON COUNTRY on at the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum until 19 January 2016.

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      1. Hello Denis, thanks for reading and commenting our online newspaper articles, it is not really a blog but rather a local newspaper that used to be a printed quarterly issue, now online only and we post articles when the come in. We do have a become a Friend of The bush Tele support button, you can donate $20.00 there via paypal.
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