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Portrait of Billy Patch (Mr P). - click to view larger image

about 1948 to 2009, Manyjilyjarra language group, Milangka skin group, Wiluna and Parnngurr communities, Tjukurba Gallery

I’m just a stock route baby.

Mr P was born at Kunawarritji (Well 33). As a boy he was picked up by drovers on the stock route and taken south to Wiluna, where he later raised a family.

Mr P maintained extensive family and ceremonial ties across the desert. He was widely respected for his knowledge and successfully fought for the land rights of his people.

Artwork: True Map of Canning Stock Route Country, 2008

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