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Thakailchi country

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On our first journey to Thakailchi (Rocky Point) with the TO's and family we came across some flowering clumps of Lomandra, which is used extensively for weaving.

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Evelyn Omeenyo, a Thakailchi lady, collected a good bunch, saying that as there has been a lot of burning around Lockhart and it has been difficult to collect locally.

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Evelyn is part of a group that call themselves 'The Old Girls' from Lockhart River and this group has shown their work nationally and internationally.

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Here is an example of her work, though this 'Puunya' is made with pandanus.
The image is from the emerge ART SPACE in WA (http://www.emerge-art.com.au/april_30th_-_may_18th_2008)
from the exhibition 'Umpula Kououkouounji upoula Ma'apina : We Old Girls work together Make Painting'- The Old Girls of Lockhart River QLD
Group exhibition of 14 senior artists.

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AuthorMichelle Quach
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