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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.


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