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The marvels of Mrs Bennett

Feb 15, 2010 | Discuss

The marvels of Mrs Bennett

Mrs Bennett was born 80 years ago in the bush, and raised there, unseen by Western eyes and quite unaware of the presence of white men in the landscape. As a result, she was schooled in a cultural realm that was still intact, vivid and elaborate. When young, she took the first steps towards becoming a magic healer: she began learning the song cycles that stretch across vast, linked swaths of sand-dune country. So writes Nicolas Rothwell of this truly great Western Desert artist in The Australian...Read more