Transcript of 'Welcome to the Torres Strait'

Cultural Advice: Visitors should be aware that the exhibition and website may include names, images and voices of deceased people that may cause sadness or distress to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is our intention to tell these stories and use imagery with good faith and with respect.

Text: ekiamdari: eastern language group, dan-pali: western language group

Text: awakening

*background noise of waves and people talking, images of fruit, turtles, flowers, dancing*

Text: kebi ged, kaiwa: island

*photos of islands within the Torres Strait*

*background singing*

Text: Torres Strait Islanders are a saltwater people, proud of their separate and distinct culture, rich in language, music and dance, strong in dignity and community solidarity, and exuberant spirit. M. Quinnell, QM Honorary 2011

*images of Torres Strait Islander people, boats, musical instruments*

Text: kusi, aai: family

*images of Torres Strait Islander families, traditional dress, beaches*

Text: kotor, dapar: sky

*image and sound of a fire burning. Background images of scenes in the Torres Strait Islands*

Text: ged, lag: place

*sounds of children playing in water. Images of places in the Torres Strait Islands including houses and the post office*

Text: In Torres Strait you are surrounded by the sea. The water becomes your highways, the sky becomes your compass and your knowledge of the rules of the land, sea and sky influence the way you live your life. Imelda Miller, exhibition co-curator, 2011

*images of islands seen from a plane, beaches, local people, berries*

Text: karem, malu: deep water

*sounds of water splashing*

*images of dugong, starfish, coral, sea, islands, boats.*

Text: ginar, kab: a dance

*images of musical instruments, costumes*

*sound and image of a fire burning*

Text: As a Torres Strait Islander wherever you travel, when you come back to your homeland, you feel complete. Uncle Thomas Sebasio, Erub Island Elder, 2011

*image of the Torres Strait Islands flag*

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