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Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route

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Artworks

You paint it because you know everything. You know because as a child you walked around in the Country and with your parents and grandparents drank from those rock holes and later were taught the names of the rock holes and their stories. They taught us their knowledge so that we could survive on our own after they had passed on.

Ngumarnu Norma Giles, Warburton, 2008

Canning Stock Route collection

The Canning Stock Route collection includes more than 100 canvases produced by artists who travelled the stock route on a return to Country in 2007. More stories and artworks were added to the collection, which was acquired by the National Museum of Australia in 2009.

The works are grouped here by the stories that they tell. They do not tell the history of the Canning Stock Route, but the story of the Country the road cut across. All are from the National Museum's collection, unless otherwise stated.

Ngurra
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
Jukurrpa
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
Minyipuru Jukurrpa
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
Kumpupirntily
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
Conflict
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
Well 33 to Well 35
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
Ngurra kuju walyja
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
Rover's legacy
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
The last of the Cannings
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
Jila Country
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
The jila men
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
Paruku and Tjurabalan
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
Droving time
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
Natawalu
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
The moving desert
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
Other roads
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
Creating culture
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
Majarrka juju
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
The art of Country
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
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