Camp Kitchen at Louisa Downs Station

“This painting is about my mother – this is from memory. My mum she worked at this place, she was the cook, she taught other women how to cook. On the other side of the house is the bell for supper time. She made cream out of milk butter from the nanny goat. My mum, she also made beer grog for the manager. 

"From here people would go to work in the cattle yard. The country men lived nearby, maybe one kilometre away from the kitchen. We would help out in the yard while the manager was eating. My mum told me that when I was a baby she rode a horse, holding me in her arm and that horse bolted, she had to hold on real hard to stop from dropping me.”

Courtesy of Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency


..Acrylic on Paper
..300mm x 420mm
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..Copyright Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency