Shields: power and protection in Aboriginal Australia | South Australian Museum | May 2016

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Come on a journey with Jack Buckskin, Kaurna and Narrunga man, and discover the power of Aboriginal shields as symbols of cultural survival, regeneration and continuity.

The South Australian Museum’s exhibition Shields: Power and protection in Aboriginal Australia is a fascinating exploration of the role of shields in Aboriginal culture and history. Shields are not only objects designed to absorb the shock of conflict, they are also, through an extraordinary range of symbolism, designed to project personal and group identity and affirm ancestral links.

The exhibition opens on March 24 and continues until 22 May 2016.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the South Australian Museum website.

What: Shields: power and protection in Aboriginal Australia – South Australian Museum

When: March 24 – 22 May 2016 | 10 am – 5 pm daily

Where: South Australian Museum | North Terrace, Adelaide

Who: Everyone

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