Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra - in a matchbox
ABORIGINAL TENT EMBASSY
A regular matchbox is given a makeover to become a tiny version of the great buildings of Canberra Australia. A keepsake you can fit in your hand. Photographs cover the box and miniature people decorates the inside.
Founded on 26th January 1972 by activists Michael Anderson, Billy Craigie, Bertie Williams and Tony Coorey, protesting the decision by the McMahon Liberal Government to reject a proposal for Aboriginal Land Rights. It now serves as a focal point for the broader Indigenous movement and in 1995 was listed on the Register of the National Estate.
The Matchbox measures 5.4cm wide, 3.7cm tall and 1.7cm deep when closed.
The exact people and furniture may differ from pictured as each is individually hand-made. If you have something specific in mind for the people/furniture, please let us know when you order.
A lot of love has gone into the making of our dollhouses and each is a totally unique upcycled piece. They are significantly handmade and as such have their own personality and imperfections. Young people should be supervised and care should be taken when handling them.