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Unique WA artworks

Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes, is a remarkable collection of paintings, woven fibre and carved wooden sculptures produced at Warakurna, a community at the foot of the spectacular Rawlinson Ranges in Western Australia, 300km west of Uluru.

The Warakurna artists use their paintings to document their traditional and recent history. Western Desert people were among the last group of Aboriginal people in Australia to have contact with Europeans.

Warakurna lay in the middle of the flight path of missiles launched from Woomera in the South Australian desert in the 1960s.

The artworks are on display at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, from now through to 3 November 2013.

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