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Shirley Angus Shirley Angus i(A118376 works by)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Muruwari / Murrawarri
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Shirley Angus is a visual artist who has won a number of awards for her work.

Angus's earliest memory was living in a humpy with a dirt floor on the banks of the Georges River, just after the Depression years. Her mother was English and her Aboriginal father was known as 'Dusum' Smith because he was an very good shearer. Angus was a nurse for over twenty years, and nursed Pastor Doug Nicholls in Sherbrooke Nursing Home, before working as a trainer in human relations.

Angus studied tonal painting at the Sherbrooke Art Society in Melbourne while working in human relations before studying art and design part-time for five years at Wantirna TAFE during the 1990s. During this time she was invited to exhibit her work.

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