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Whitefella Dreaming

August 5, 2011

Courtship display of Superb Lyrebird

William Ricketts lived and worked at his Mount Dandenong Sanctuary, on the outskirts of suburban Melbourne, Australia from 1934 until 1993.  Born 11 December 1898, his life’s artistic work was transformed by his years of contact with the desert people of the Pitjantjara and Arrente whose indigenous culture inspired his major creative output.

He lived at the Sanctuary until his peaceful death in June 1993, aged ninety-four.  His was a lifetime of devotion and care for the environment, expressed in his energetic creation at the William Ricketts Sanctuary

Forest Sculpture ~ William Ricketts

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