Little Mister has had a dream of growing his hair long enough to donate it to a cancer charity for some time now (with a hair donation, wigs can be made for children undergoing chemotherapy), so as his hair is finally at the right length, we have decided to do some fundraising along with the shave. His principle, Mr Dan and Mr Potter are joining him on the day and shaving too!! If you want to donate the link is http:/www.doitforcancer.com.au/fundraisers/jadestevens/makai-hair-chop-for-cancer but can’t be clicked from Instagram annoyingly. However, if you want to show support you can donate in the cafe, or on the day.
Our next Reviewer Meets Reviewed event discusses a play about one of our collection of heads - Alfred Haddon. Join us @royalanthropologicalinstitute building on 24th October at 5.30pm for a discussion between Michael Eaton, author of Head Hunters: A Drama Based upon the Life and Works of Alfred Cort Haddon, and Prof Jeremy MacClancy, who reviewed the play’s introduction for the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
In 1898 Alfred Cort Haddon led an expedition to the islands of the Torres Strait where he made the very first ethnographic films. Haddon took the fledgling ‘Cinderella Science’ of anthropology away from the speculative theories of Victorian scholars into the real world of native peoples whose lives had been transformed by global mercantilism and Christian evangelisation. Michael Eaton’s play centres upon Haddon’s relationship with James Frazer, author of The Golden Bough and armchair anthropologist par excellence, and on the time he spent as a volunteer in the YMCA Huts on the Western Front, where Charles Myers, one of the original members of the team, pioneered the psychological treatment of shell-shocked soldiers.
Bookings/enquiries: Ted Goodliffe (TGoodliffe@britishmuseum.org).
Reviewer meets reviewed is a seminar series presented by @royalanthropologicalinstitute in collaboration with @britishmuseum Anthropology Library and Research Centre
Coral Atoll. These beautiful little atolls are numerous in the Torres Strait. I sometimes wonder how it would be to live on one. Although small they are often covered in low but dense coastal rainforest. A freshwater ‘lens’ floats or sits on the saltwater beneath and is replenished in the tropical climate regularly. It will feed the vegetation and is accessible via shallow bores or wells should a human need it. Bird life is often prolific. Fish abound in the surrounding waters and reefs.
A 30-40 cm rise in sea level though will have the sea water beneath the lens displacing the lens of potable freshwater to unuseable amounts by up to 50% or so ie the vegetation cannot live in the now brackish water. Most of the bird life leaves etc etc They become ‘desert’ islands.
The atolls are ‘eye candy’ and signposts (especially in pre GPS days) to us passing pilots with their knot of emerald green vegetation, surrounding ring of creamy white coral sand and rich coloured reef. #torresstrait#airshots#aerialphotography#oceanlife#lifeinabus#vanlife#tropicalparadise#tropicalreef#coralreef#coralatoll#tropicalisland#dauan#dauanisland#ilanlife
First time representing my mother in-laws family from Saibai Island 🌴 Definitely won’t be the last. Big Esso @osaro_adeah for making everything happen. Had an amazing time and I’ll cherish the memories #TorresStrait#SaibaiStags ❤️💙 #CarnivalCutShort#Blessed
On Saturday night I had the privilege of attending the Neguam Women’s Rugby League Reunion Dinner. It was an honour to be able to share my story and speak about my family being from St. Paul’s and my connections to the Torres Strait, career highlights, recent setbacks and the sacrifices that I have made over the years for both Rugby League and Touch Football to get me to where I am today. Women’s Rugby League is looking super bright up in the Torres Strait, and I can’t wait to see it get bigger and better in the years to come 💫🌺 #samegame#ourway#womenempowerment#womeninleague#makingadifference#torresstrait#rugbyleague#becauseofherwecan
Thank you 🙏🏽 to the beautiful people of the Torres Strait Islands for your hospitality and opportunity to experience the true beauty of your amazing home🌴☀️ I’ve been so fortunate to spend 3 days on TI as part of the NRL State Of Mind team to express the importance of mental health through educational programs and awareness initiatives.
1 in 5 people experience a mental illness in any year which often leads to suicide, being the leading cause of death for people aged between 15-44 which breaks my heart💔
We can say and write nice things all we want but if we dont physically action them they will only be words...
#nrl#stateofmind#mentalhealth#torresstrait#itaintweaktospeak#northqueensland#youth#future#strongmind#mywhy#dis @nrl @nrlcommunity #FW
📸 @nthnhpkns thanks brother🙏🏽