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Emily the Artist

April 21, 2017


Have you seen the GIANT Carpet Snake at Hinkler Central? Each Thursday night Emily has been helping Indigenous Artist Chen’ee Sullen, Bundaberg Police and other local youths to paint the upstairs carpark wall (outside the food court) at Hinkler Central. The Mural reflects the Dreamtime story of the Carpet Snake from the Taribelang Bunda tribe.


The story goes that the fastest hunter in the land traveled north and met some beautiful women at a watering hole. The hunter fell in love with one of the women but the hunter must fight her father, The Man in the Mountain, for her hand in marriage. The hunter went to the mountain and fought the Man, the Hunter won and got to take his new bride home. But the woman missed her country and her Mob, so she turned into the Lung Fish and swam back up north. The Hunter was so heartbroken that he lost his wife, he turned into the Carpet Snake. And that is why the Carpet Snake moves so slowly, because he is heartbroken. (as told by Taribelang Bunda tribe Elder, Uncle Willy Broome)


Emily is really enjoying creating beautiful artwork and giving back to the community. Next time you’re at Hinkler Central, come and check out the beautiful art that Emily has been working on!

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