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Winiw Thonarr. (Mango time) Sapurr

Winiw Thonarr. (Mango time) Sapurr


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$150.00 (Incl GST)

The mango season on Badu Island in the Torres Strait in October November, my childhood I grow up in an area called Padaumudth. I as a boy would collect mangoes from our 16 huge trees that my mother Rita NONA and father Tauwie Phillip NONA planted before I was born.

Some Mangos were to feed our pig and most were for school lunches and days out fishing with mum. As I grow up, I spent many mango seasons getting mangos before the flying fox would come and when they came, I would chase the flying fox fly away from the mangos, in the night with my touch light. This image of a flying fox stealing a mango captures that moment.

Laurie Nona