Wrapped in a Possum Skin Cloak: the Tooloyn Koortakay Collection in the National Museum of Australia
Prior to 1830 almost everyone in Victoria and other parts of south-eastern Australia had their own possum skin cloak to wear during winter and to use for a mattress or blanket. Cloaks were incised with intricate designs representing clan identity and the natural world. This book tells the story of four Victorian women (Lee Darroch, Treahna Hamm, Vicki and Debra Couzens) who in 1999 decided to revive the cloak-making tradition of their peoples.
9781876944360 | Oct 2005 | National Museum of Australia | Paperback
| Out of print | GEN