Since 2005, the Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre (TATSICC) has been a collaborative space, showcasing the significant history, living culture and heritage of Townsville’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
In 2020, the collection of historic and contemporary objects showcased at the Cultural Centre was relocated to a new temporary home: Museum of Tropical Queensland. At the request of TATSICC the collection will remain in the care of the museum until a new cultural centre is established in Townsville or the items can be returned to Traditional Owners.
As part of our role as collection custodians, Museum of Tropical Queensland is reaching out to the public for information on the collection. We want to reconnect artists, makers and communities with their objects.
Do you recognise any of these items, or have information to share with us about who might have made them or donated them to the Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre?