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Betty Kennedy Betty Kennedy i(A140400 works by)
Born: Established: Great Victoria Desert, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal Spinifex people ; Aboriginal
(Storyteller) assertion
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Betty Kennedy a Senior Spinifex Elder, related her stories of the establishment of Cundeelee ration depot in 1947, which was converted to a Mission in 1950, to anthropologist Scott Cane. In her memories of her life at the Mission, she recalled that it was a safe place at which people migrating from the desert could obtain food and protection from the Maralinga atomic testing.

Betty an Aboriginal artist, who contributed her paintings to The Spinifex Arts Project, which was established in 1997 as part of the Native Title documentation process. (Source: Spinifex Country website -; and Pila Nguru - Spinifex People)

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