One of my Ancestors, Pularilpana, was taken by sealers to the Furneaux Islands in the early 1800s. My mum was born on Flinders Island. All my life I have collected shells and now I have had the opportunity to revive shell stringing in my family. It’s the family connection that is important – when we are gathering shells on the beaches, sitting around the table yarning, designing our patterns and stringing.
Tahana Rimmer (b.1961)
black crow, marina and penguin shells
Purchased TMAG Foundation 2016