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The author of this website is Dr Sue Taffe. The site design is copyright National Museum of Australia. Copyright in other material on the site belongs to individual copyright holders.

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Recognising a history of appropriation of Indigenous material without consent, the National Museum of Australia obtains both copyright permission and, for material that may fall outside copyright law, moral rights permission. The Museum has tried to identify both copyright and moral rights owners. Please contact us if you feel you own rights to some of the material on the site and have not been consulted or acknowledged.

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