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Bush Babies on The River


Bush Babies on the River involved oral history recordings, painting workshops, photography, family history research and cultural mapping.

These community art gatherings brought people together to record and preserve the stories of Aboriginal families connected to Midland.

One of the participants, traditional owner and Swan River custodian, the late Albert Corunna, spoke of ancestral ties reaching as far back as legendary Noongar freedom fighter Yagan.

Other participants were born in communities across Noongar country, however, they all felt deeply connected to Midland and call it home.

The stories and artworks produced during Midland Bush Babies were compiled on a CD and booklet.

Hundreds of copies of the CD were handed back to community at the launch of the BORN ON COUNTRY exhibition at the Midland Junction Art Centre during NAIDOC Week 2016.

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