Tasmanian Aboriginal Shell Necklace Collection
The TMAG houses the largest collection of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell necklaces in the world. This traditional practice was maintained by the women of the Furneaux Islands, Cape Barren and Flinders. The shell necklace collection ranges from very old traditional necklaces to contemporary necklaces. The oldest provenanced shell necklace is one made of Plownneme (Queen Flora) in 1854.
Aboriginal; Cape Barren Island; Flinders Island; Furneaux Islands; Maireener; Necklace; Shell; Tasmania
Cape Barren Island; Flinders Island; Furneaux Islands; Tasmania