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Dale Austin

Moiety: dhuwa

Skin: Kodjok

Dreaming: Ngarradj(sulphur crested cockatoo).

Clan dreaming: Dalken(dingo)

Clan: Ngombur

Country: South Alligator region

Dale Austin  was born in Canberra in 1976 to a English mother who came to Australia when she was 3 & a Bininj father who was stolen from his mother at a unknown age. His mother Christine Pullman was evacuated after cyclone Tracey to Canberra where she meet his father Walter Austin. He lived there for 14 years until he the family moved back to Darwin.

Dale spent a lot of time going bush with his father and hunting out on his country in Kakadu. Walter Austin past away in 1992 when Dale was 16 years old & this had a huge effect on him.

Dale lost contact with his family out on country for long time until he ran into one of his aunties while working with children in child protection. After reconnecting with family his cousins taught him the traditional stories from their country. Dale sort permission to be able to paint these age old stories in 2010 & has been painting, carving & creating works of art ever since.

Dale’s journey now is to gain as much cultural knowledge of the oldest continuing tradition & pass it on to his children before it is lost for ever.

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    113cmx113cm Artist: Dale Austin
    Moiety: dhuwa
    Skin: Kodjok
    Dreaming: Ngarradj(sulphur crested cockatoo).
    Clan dreaming: Dalken(dingo)
    Clan: Ngombur
    Country: South Alligator region.

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    Hand Carved and Painted Barramundi by local Artist Dale Austin.

    Black with traditional cross hatch design and x-ray on reverse side. 

    30cm long; 14 cm high. Milkwood carving. 

    Items may contain imperfections due to the natural growth of the wood, each piece is handcrafted and hand painted by the artist. 

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    1.16m Long handcarves Crocodile with traditional Arhnem design.

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    Handcrafted wooden canoe on wood base. Each peiece is handcrafted and size and shape will vary slightly. Approximate size 20cmLx8cmHx3.5cmW

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    Large handcrafted wooden dugout canoe. Perfect for a centerpiece or bowl. 48x9x16cm

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    Handcrafted wooden turtle with Traditional Arhnem style design. 41x19x9cm

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    Handcrafted wooden earings. Non-allergen earings. Each set will vary in size; each piece is handmade

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