The First Tasmanians: our story


Explore the history and culture of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people in this engaging exhibit developed under the guidance of the QVMAG Aboriginal Reference Group and with the support of the Tasmanian Community Fund.

Highlights include rarely-seen original objects and Tasmanian Aboriginal perspectives on climate change, astronomy, stories of creation, craft, technology and architecture.

The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery respects and acknowledges the Aboriginal people of Tasmania, their culture and customs.

Queen Victoria Art Gallery at Royal Park

Permanent exhibition


Warning: This exhibition and accompanying publications may contain the names and images of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Please noteTasmanian Aboriginal language used in this gallery is selected from the earliest colonial records to reflect, where possible, words likely to have been spoken in northern localities around the time of European arrival. Where colonial records include several spellings, the most reliable is used. In some cases, however, the spelling preferred by a relevant artist or community member is used.