Portrait photos by: Yanni Delaportas
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My mum’s mother, my Grandmother, Alma-Lily-West née Brown - Nandergoroke’s great-granddaughter
Granny Betty as a young woman, note her clothing made of hessian sack bag. Standing outside the house she lived in on Cape Barren Island
Granny Betty in later life.
Tasmanian born, Bunurong women Margery Munro is at the back and Mary Armstrong-Maynard in the front
My Grandmother Alma Lily-West was recognised for her hard work and tells of her sons who were lost at war - 1988
My mum Maisie and her brother, my Uncle, George
My mum and me
My late husband and I on the Mutton Bird Island - 1989
My late husband Ronnie-Summers and I -2016
My first bull kelp water carrier
The Land Bridge, Flinders Island where I grew up is Ancient Bunurong Land, that connected the Bass Strait Islands to Tasmania and Victoria
Me showcasing the first Possum Skin Cloak I assisted in making
Woven basket, kelp-bowl and shell necklace by Dyan Summers. Large kelp bowl by Nanette Shaw. Shell necklace made by Aunty 'B'
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