Cloaked in Culture

Past Event: 21 September 2013 to 6 October 2013

Girl wrapped in a possum skin cloak
Possum skin cloak at Bunjilaka Aboriginal Culture Centre
Source: Museum Victoria

Create your very own possum skin cloak design for your Koorie paper doll.

Visit the historic and modern cloaks on display in Bunjilaka’s exhibitions for inspiration.

Possum skin cloaks have been made by Koorie people for generations, for warmth and as a marker of identity and status. Traditionally, a cloak would be made for a baby and pelts added as the person grew into adulthood. Patterns and motifs are burned into the skins, reflecting stories and culture.

Celebrate the opening of First Peoples at Bunjilaka these school holidays.