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Mission Time

Warakurna: All the stories got into our minds and eyes

Mission Time

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That [mission] building was the first stone building they made in Warburton. Mr Wade [the missionary] was living there with his wife and two children. Mr Wade would give sweets to all of the children. We were lining up to get those sweets in the afternoon.

Anna Porter

An acrylic painting on canvas showing a group of children and an adult standing outside a building. There are large trees and blue sky above the building.
Mission Time, 2011, Anna Porter, acrylic on canvas, 765 x 765 x 33 mm. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Wayne and Vicki McGeoch.
Anna Porter portrait
Photo: Alexandra Frith.


Anna Porter
born 1941
Panaka skin group

Anna Porter was born at Milyatjarra, near Warburton mission.

'My family built a wiltja [shelter] to live in but I stayed in the home at the Warburton mission and went to school. When school was over we went out bush and collected bush tucker.' 

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