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Djawida Nadjongorle

 (1943 - 2008)
Djawida Nadjongorle was active/lived in Australia.  Djawida Nadjongorle is known for Aboriginal painting.

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Djawida Nadjongorle was one of Arnhemland's most respected Aboriginal artists.  He was born out in the bush on his father's country at Dialbangurr.  His family eventually moved into Oenpelli where his mother and father worked as buffalo skinners and salters.  Djawida went to school in Oenpelli and grew up in the area.  Djawida became interested in painting on family trips. 

He first started to paint on rock, copying existing rock paintings, especially animals and the mimi spirits.  He also left his hand and foot stencils on rock in lots of places.  Djawida taught himself to mix ochres and paint.  He eventually moved onto painting barks and in the last few years, Archer's paper. 

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