Manginburru people

Theo has painted Manginburru people when they were staying at Goulburn Island James Watson, a missionary, went there with a canoe. He met Theo’s grandfather and together they built the church which still stands there today. They also built the airstrip. James Watson left and when he returned by plane the Manginburru people were surprised as they had not seen a plane before. 

A long time ago Manginburru people travelled through vast areas of Arnhem land from Maningrida, Kabarri, Mamadawerre, Gumadir to Goulburn Island. 

Wild Flower band sing the song of the Manginburru people.