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Portrait of Mitutu Mabel Warkarta. - click to view larger image

born about 1920, Warnman language group, Milangka skin group, Parnngurr community, Martumili Artists

After Mabel’s mother and father died, she was ‘grown up’ by one of her aunts.

She walked around Karlamilyi and Warnman Country, and when she was older she travelled with her promised husband.

After walking into Jigalong, she worked on various cattle stations. Mabel married twice more after the death of her first husband.

Canning Stock Route and Surrounding Country 2008 by Kumpaya Girgaba, Ngamaru Bidu, Mabel Warkarta, Nola Taylor, Thelma Judson, Marjorie Yates, Dulcie Gibbs, Yuwali Janice Nixon, Rosie Williams, Nora Nangapa, Bugai Whylouter, Nora Wompi, Jakayu Biljabu and Morika Biljabu, Martumili Artists. Acrylic on canvas.

Canning Stock Route and Surrounding Country

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