'Figures in possum skin cloaks', 1898, by William Barak [Wurundjeri (c.1824–1903)], National Gallery of Victoria. Possum skin cloaks/rugs were commonly bought by diggers from local indigenous people (in NE Vic, from inhabitants of the Tangambalanga reserve).
Possum skin cloak: Wadi Wadi. "Back years ago, when a child was born, they'd start off with one or two little possum skins and as the child grew older, pieces would be added. So by the time it got to adult stage, they'd have all these other added pieces on there for that particular person. They'd protect you from the cold, protect you from the heat, be a nice rug."