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My Australia – Western Australian Museum CEO Alec Coles Alec Coles on the East Kimberley

By Explore
Updated August 5 2021 - 2:12pm, first published 11:14am

Western Australian Museum CEO Alec Coles tells Explore of his love for the East Kimberley. “This is Gija Country, and Gija people use the name Gawarre, interchangeably, to describe both the whole of Purnululu and the famous ‘beehive’ hills,” he said.

North of Purnululu is the “Warmun Art Centre, where Rover Thomas and Queenie McKenzie, amongst others, created a school of Aboriginal art that endures and thrives today. I recently had the great privilege of going out on Country with Gija Elder and celebrated Warmun artist Shirley Purdie,” said Mr Coles. 

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