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Unique shearers kitchen, 2007 | by Museum of Australian Democracy at OPH
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Unique shearers kitchen, 2007

Juanita WILSON, born 1972.


This sheep station’s kitchen walls are decorated with paintings by the station owner’s wife and a fellow artist. They remind the inhabitants of what the area looked like before the drought, and express an ever-present hope for rain. Photographer Juanita Wilson notes, ‘It was a unique space and seemed to bind the shearers, owners and managers in an understanding that we’re all in this together’.


Near Wilcannia, New South Wales.


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Taken sometime in 2008