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Illari Creek, Tempe Downs

Betty Conway
Synthetic Polymer on Linen
66 x 153 cm
Tangentyere Artists


Every time we go out for the day, the families make camp, cook up ‘roo tail. Family making fire ready to cook it. The birds hang around waiting for the scraps. There is a creek that flows from Areyonga to Illari Spring. When it has water kids go swimming. Kangaroos drinking from rock hole. Horses come to drink, all drinking from the creek. This is my country, Tempe Downs.

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