Sheril Cahill & Dale Austin (Kakadu Tiny Tots)
Aboriginal Murrumburr woman & Ngombur man
Sheril is a senior traditional owner of Kakadu National Park. Sheril grew up in the bush feasting on foods such as yams, berries and bush tucker. She attributes much of her design work and creativity to this upbringing. Today, Sheril resides in Darwin and takes an active role in Kakadu Tiny Tots, her daughter Kylie-Lee has helped realise her dream by creating Kakadu Tiny Tots.
Dale grew up in Darwin and spent a lot of time going bush with his father and hunting out on his country in Kakadu. Dale lost contact with his family out on country for a long time until he ran into one of his aunties. After reconnecting with family his cousins taught him the traditional stories from their country. Dale sought 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 forever.
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