ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Sedge eel trap
This eel trap is by Joyce Moate, a Taungwurrung elder. In 1995, the museum purchased the first basket Joyce had made. An eel trap was then commissioned for the opening exhibitions of the Immigration Museum.
An eel trap placed in a tidal stream overnight would be full of eels by morning. It is a symbol of the plentiful nature of this land.
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