nukara (nu kah rah) means 'to make a basket' in palawa kani

To make a basket you need to know country, you need to know where the cultural resources are, when the season is right to take those resources and how much to take without causing a negative impact on the resource by taking too much. After this you need to understand how to prepare the resources in readiness to use it to make a basket.

The process of making the basket also requires knowledge and provides opportunity for teaching others and the passing on of knowledge.

The end result is not just a basket but a showcase of traditional culture, a tangible object which even in its simplest of definitions is something to hold or carry things within. A very good representation of what we want to do with our heritage records.
- Sharnie Everett is a modern day basket full of culture and heritage shared from across lutruwita (Tasmania). It is a modern tool for sharing tunapri (knowledge) and for embracing connections between Aborigines, milaythina (Aboriginal Land), Language and Culture in lutruwita (Tasmania).

We maintain ownership of our heritage, our culture and our ability to express, protect and celebrate our stories. The technology of today holds our stories in images and video, documents, data and mapping. This library stores the diverse range of stories in a secure, accessible and dynamic collection. Let's celebrate and discover our connections to milaythina and help the generations of tomorrow understand our community past and present.

Most of the information in this collection is restricted to community members, with extra levels of security appropriate to the sensitivity of content. This service is provided alongside other services the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) delivers to the Aboriginal community with a holistic view that Aborigines, milaythina, palawa kani, health, wellbeing, and culture are all indelibly linked.


Who are we

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Incorporated is an Aboriginal community controlled organisation developed by the community from the early 1970's to advocate for the rights of Aboriginal people in Tasmania.

Our Aboriginal ancestors owned and occupied Lutruwita. We acknowledge our past and present warriors and our connection to country and sea. We are a strong community, identified through our family and family connections.

Our vision

Our people, our culture, our land, our future.

Tasmanian Aborigines, acting as a self-determining people, taking care of our own people, protecting our heritage and culture and upholding our international law rights. We act in the best interests of our community as a whole and work with others to secure a better future for our people.

Our values

The values of the TAC are underpinned by a strong commitment to our Aboriginal history, culture and our relationship with the land. The TAC strives to be transparent and accountable to our community as well as meeting the financial and reporting obligations to funding bodies.

  • Aboriginal community control
  • Respect for individual and group rights
  • Courage and integrity, operating in the best interests of the Aboriginal community
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