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Garry Djorlom is an Aboriginal elder from Oenpelli, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. He’s a softly spoken character with a warm, friendly nature. Like many Aboriginal elders, he’s also a storyteller. “If you have a story, don’t put it in your pocket and leave it there, take it out and share it with your family”. This particular image depicts Garry telling a story about how the echidna got its spikes.

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Garry Djorlom is an Aboriginal elder from Oenpelli, Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. He’s a softly spoken character with a warm, friendly nature. Like many Aboriginal elders, he’s also a storyteller. “If you have a story, don’t put it in your pocket and leave it there, take it out and share it with your family”. This particular image depicts Garry telling a story about how the echidna got its spikes.

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Hi Garry
I am Cathy, I know Oenpelli, I went few times with my husband Franco, from Darwin, he was the builder of the swimming pool in Oenpelli. Franco is passed away and now I am writing a book, an aboriginal story, so I hope to find foto of the pool, so can you help me to send to me foto pool and the village.
Thank you Garry, may be you knew Franco, and in m'y book I want to write about Oenpelli. I remember to drink beer in the pub and we sleept in studio friend´s Franco, Alex I think, his wife was french same me.
With émotion thank to you Gary
Cathy

  Cathy Dec 8, 2015 12:32 AM

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Hi Cathy!

My name is Missy, I took this photo of Garry while on holiday.

I'm sorry, I do not have a picture of the pool for you but maybe you can contact the people at the Injalak Arts center. Someone there could be able to get a picture for you. Their email is [email protected]

Kind regards,
Missy

  Missy Dec 8, 2015 3:06 AM

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