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The Mural

This mural was painted by Vicki Rafiqi in July 1990. Vicki is the little girl standing near Amy. The painting is based on a true story. The two children are sisters that were looked after by their nanny, Amy. Their nanny and her friends were part of the Larrakia people. Amy was charged with the day responsibility of looking after Vicki and her younger sister while their mother and father fulfilled their social and work commitments. One of the daily activities that Amy included the children in was to go to Gully Beach. Amy met up with her other Larrakia families there, they would go fishing, hunting and engage in other Larrakia traditions and cultural activities. Cooking the day's catch was very special for Vicki, she will never forget the smokey smell of the fire and the fish cooking, consequently the scene painted.