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Broome art exhibition showcases the history of Indigenous Dampier Peninsula communities

Date posted: 13 August 2012

An exhibition of Indigenous art in Broome, Western Australia (WA), showcases the history of the Djarindjin-Lombadina community (near Beagle Bay).

The exhibition, titled 100 years - 100 stories, is a collection of small canvas squares painted by both children and adult artists.

The paintings depict the history and traditions of the Indigenous Dampier Peninsula communities: from the foundation of a Catholic mission in 1911, to the trials of wet season downpours and even tsunami, the colourful collection is an insight into life on the Dampier Peninsula over the last century.

The exhibition was originally displayed in the WA communities, and can now be seen at the Sisters of St John of God Heritage Centre, on the corner of Weld and Barker Streets in Broome.

ABC Kimberley Mornings interviewed Sister Pat Rhatigan and Father Bill Christie from the Sisters of St John of God on the exhibition. The audio can be heard here.

Source: ABC News (Kimberley)


Last updated: 14 August 2012
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