In 2007, nearly 70 Aboriginal artists traveled through the Canning Stock Route--a track in Western Australia along which cattle could be driven from Kimberley stations in the north to markets in the south--to return to places they had left as children, reconnect with family, or reclaim histories. This collection is the result of this journey, and it includes these artists’ magnificent works of art and absorbing narratives. From the Aboriginal perspective, this colorful book relates the story of the stock route's impact and the importance of the country around it.
John Carty is a Canning Stock Route Project anthropologist who has worked extensively throughout the Western Desert and Kimberley regions. Carly Davenport works for FORM, an independent not for profit organization dedicated to advocating for and developing creativity in Western Australia. As project team leader, she guided the development of the Yiwarra Kuju exhibition in collaboration with the National Museum of Australia. Monique LaFontaine is an artist, a writer, and a manager of the Canning Stock Route Project's archive of content.