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Portrait of Miyapu Mary Meribida. - click to view larger image

born about 1930, Yulparija language group, Panaka skin group, Bidyadanga community, Yulparija Artists

[My family were] right there, Kinyu [Jarntu, Well 35]. Right up near Stock Road. That’s my Country.

Mary’s Country includes Yalta, Punmu and Jarntu. After her father died, and her uncle, Rover Thomas, left Yalta, Mary travelled north-west with her mother, Kupi.

In the 1960s they moved to La Grange mission, which became Bidyadanga community. Mary lives there today with her husband, Donald Moko.

An orange toned textured painting on canvas with two white edged ovals in a horizontal line. The background is dark orange dotted in the upper right corner and lighter in lower left. The two ovals have a blue green background edged with white dots, with a central dotted white section leaving a very thin section of the blue showing.


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