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Torres Strait Islander people

Thursday Island, Torres Strait, Queensland born 1965

Dabu, the baby dugong 1991 Title Notes: Test illustration for children's book "Dabu, the Baby Dugong" by Selena Soloman. Eventually illustrated by Dennis Nona.
Place made: Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawings watercolours, graphite; ink; paper; watercolour drawing in black and mauve watercolour, pen and black ink and black pencil Support: medium-weight textured off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below image in black pencil, 'J. Dorante / 91'. Titled lower right below image in black pencil, 'DABU'. Inscribed lower right below image in black pencil, 'CAIRNS / TAFE'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed by Anna Eglitis lower left below image in black pencil, 'Ziggy Donante / Trying out for Dabu (first book) / Couldn't handle it. [enclosed within circle]'.
Dimensions: image (irregular) 35.0 h x 27.0 w cm sheet 53.0 h x 34.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Anna Eglitis 2013
Accession No: NGA 2013.3669