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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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