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Midnight Oil Concert in Warakurna

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Midnight Oil Concert in Warakurna

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You know that Midnight Oil band? They came here and did a concert in Warakurna. They were playing near the basketball court. I was a young fella then. We were all dancing. They made a video clip and it was on the TV.

Ken Shepherd

An acrylic painting on canvas showing five musicians with instruments, against a bright blue background.
Midnight Oil Concert in Warakurna, 2011, Ken Shepherd, acrylic on canvas, 762 x 1020 x 32 mm. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Wayne and Vicki McGeoch.
Ken Shepherd portrait.
Photo: Edwina Circuitt.


Ken Shepherd
Born 1965
Karimarra skin group

Ken Shepherd was born in the Western Australian goldfields, where his family had moved seeking work, but his father was born at Wapintja, a pinnacle in the middle of a vast area of sand dune country to the north of the Rawlinson Range.

Shepherd settled at Warakurna when his family returned to their country in 1974.

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