Tallo Billa (Humpback Whale) Carry Bag


A carry bag that is beautiful and practical! This is a well-made, durable carry bag that fits a lot in it. It is perfect over the shoulder bag with strong straps. It has a large front pocket as well as a handy inside pocket to hold you smaller items such as keys. The bright detailed artwork Tallo-Billa – Humpback Whale by Lydon Davis can be worn with pride as it carries an important story of the region. This item is made in Brisbane, Australia.

Tallo-Billa – Humpback Whale is a totem animal of Kabi Kabi people and other Moreton Bay Tribes (Nunukel Bunji Lore). In 1950. Tangalooma Whaling station opened on Moreton Island. In just over 10 years of operation they decimated the East Coast population of Humpback whales to only 100 individuals. They were never thought to be able to regain their numbers and were called a ‘Dying Race’ and labelled just as Indigenous people were at the turn of the century. Aboriginal people have survived and so has Tallo-Billa. In recent times, over 35,000 humpbacks migrate annually along East Coast of Australia and this painting represents our people’s spiritual connections to the whale as well as our resilience and survival. ~ Lyndon Davis

100 % Cotton

Cold machine wash. Wash with like colours. Do not bleach. Line dry in reverse. Do not tumble dry. Do not iron on printed fabric. Do not dry clean.

L 43cm x H 49cm, Straps 60cm. Please note: All carry bags are hand sewn, please allow slight variation in sizing.

Bag is big enough to carry all the other items in the Moreton Bay First Nations collection.


Meet the Artist

Lyndon Davis

Lyndon Davis is an artist and a Traditional Custodian of the Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi Kabi people of the Sunshine Coast.

Meet the Artist