Submission 701

Title: The Paths That Our People Have Travelled

Artist: Ruby

Age: 15 years old

The artwork depicts the Indigenous peoples connection to the country through the use of dots and lines. These symbols represent the paths in which Indigenous Australians have travelled. The turtles are depicted to show the respect the Indigenous people had for the animal,so much that it has become a totem for many tribes. The turtles symbolise the aboriginal people and the river the life giving powers of country, signifying that the indigenous people will always feel connected to country. The river repsrenat country and the solid lines represent there journeys through country and how they cross paths with others. The broken lines represent the struggles whe it hasn’t been an easy solid path. The turtles represent tribes leaving country burr yet still have connections to country but yet they branch out and they venture on.

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