Matilda House

Possum-skin cloak

2010, Possum skin

Possum-skin cloak comprising 30 skins stitched together.

Ms House wore this possum-skin cloak for the Welcome to Country ceremony at the opening of the 43rd Parliament in Canberra 28 September 2010. Ms House and Diana Williams made the cloak in 2010 and Ms House burned the designs on the cloak, drawing on imagery of the Murrumbidgee River, the Brindabella Range, bush tucker and the wedge-tailed eagle (her totem) and brolgas.


Social History


Purchased 2014