Amanda Jane Gabori Dibirdibi

Aboriginal Kayardild Woman

“I was born in the township of Gununa on Mornington Island at the old hospital which is now the Council Office. I am one of 10 children. I went to school here on Mornington island and then went to Atherton State School to complete years 11 & 12.

I have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. I started painting when I was just sitting at home and wanted to go up and join my mum in painting as she was really enjoying it. I paint my Country on Bentinck Island and Dibirdibi which is my language name and totem given to me by my father. Dibirdibi is the small river rock cod. I like to paint the scales that cover his body.” - Amanda Jane Gabori Dibirdibi

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