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Portrait of Taku Rosie Tarco. - click to view larger image

born about 1935, Juwaliny language group, Nangkarti skin group, Wangkatjungka community and Fitzroy Crossing, Mangkaja Arts

I was only a kid, what you call a little manga [girl]. I went travelling and left my Country. We walked a long, long way. I had to leave my mother behind.

Taku was born at Japingka. During a period of intense drought in the Great Sandy Desert that lasted from 1956 to 1964, she travelled north along the stock route with Nada Rawlins’s family.

A painting on canvas with purple-pink, yellow, red and orange vertical stripes. The central section has less yellow and orange, and in the lower part the stripes are closer together and converge towards the centre bottom edge.

Jilji

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