Eunice Yunurupa Porter Mr Macauley and Mr McDougall, Warakurna Artists

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 76 x 101 cm ID: #806-12 SOLD

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Bob Macauley and Bill McDougall were Native Patrol Officers working in the vast expanse of the Central and Western Desert region during the late 1950’s and 1960’s.  Many Yarnangu remember these two men fondly as friends of the people who lived in these lands.  “At holiday time we were walking back towards Blackstone, Mr McDougall and Mr Macauley would light a fire in the spinifex to let us know they were nearby, next we would send up a fire to show them where we were camped.  Like sending a message on the telephone, we were talking from a long way.  Then they would come to the camp in a yellow truck with the mirka (food).  We were all happy to see him, children and dogs were running around happy.”