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Moonga Moonga (women’s corroboree), 2018

by Shirley Purdie

Moonga Moonga (women’s corroboree), 2018

“This corroboree is for women. That’s why its called Moonga Moonga. The painting is before I bin born, but mum’s mob and my aunty (dad’s sister) and all my family used to dance in Gilbun (Mabel Downs). You can see the men are singing with clapping sticks, while the women are dancing. Some old people made up this corroboree, this was when we used to dance for good feeling and happy times.”

Courtesy of Shirley Purdie (Nangari) and Warmun Art Centre