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Linda Bonson Linda Bonson i(A124845 works by)
Born: Established: Darwin, Darwin area, Northern Territory, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal
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Linda Bonson is a Ngkurr woman from the Roper River and Lake Nash region of the Northern Territory, who grew up in Darwin. Her 'tribal totems are the King Brown snake and the brolga'. Bonson's great-grandmother, Dolly Bonson, was also known as Bett Bett and was portrayed by Jeannie Gunn in her book We of the Never Never. In 1991 Bonson became the first aboriginal person to study a Bachelor of Arts Dance, at the University of Adelaide. Wayne Coolwell My Kind of People : Achievement, Identity and Aboriginality. (1993)

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