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Mobilizing a “Spiritual Geography”: The Art and Child Artists of the Carrolup Native School and Settlement, Western Australia

Ellen Percy Kraly and Ezzard Flowers

Keywords: Aboriginal children’s art; Carrolup Native Settlement; reconciliation; stolen generations


As a result of removal and custody of Noongar children from their families and

lands—forced mobilities and immobilties over decades, and within days and

nights—a distinctive and beautiful artistic heritage emerged. Th is material heritage,

too, was moved through and from Noongar country. Illustrated by the art

of Carrolup, the culture and identity of the Noongar people has been transcendent

and a “spiritual geography” mapped. As “heart returns home” to Noongar

country, there are opportunities for new approaches to the reconciliation of

the past for the future. Th e beauty of the art and the story of Carrolup teach,

inspire, and provoke. Th ese mobilities and immobilities hold lessons that continue

to travel.

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