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Mornington Island Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Mornington Island

Mornington Island, also known as Kunhanhaa, is an island located in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia. The island is home to a number of distinguished individuals who have achieved recognition in various fields. Here are some notable people associated with Mornington Island:

1. Sally Gabori (1924–2015)

Sally Gabori was an acclaimed contemporary Indigenous Australian artist. She was born on Mornington Island and her artwork gained international recognition. Gabori's unique and vibrant abstract paintings often depicted the stories and memories of her ancestral lands.

2. Waanyi Garrawa (Narungga) Sisters

The Waanyi Garrawa Sisters, consisting of Rita, Betty, and Celia Huggins, are Australian Indigenous singers and performers. Born and raised on Mornington Island, their music showcases traditional language, culture, and stories of their people.

3. Solomon Yeo

Solomon Yeo, born on Mornington Island, is a talented Australian Rules football player. He became the first player from Mornington Island to be drafted by an AFL club when he was selected by the West Coast Eagles in 2018.

4. Elverina Johnson

Elverina Johnson is a respected Indigenous Australian artist and elder from Mornington Island. Her artwork, often focusing on local wildlife and landscapes, has been exhibited in galleries across Australia.

5. Mornington Island Dancers

The Mornington Island Dancers is a troupe known for their mesmerizing performances of traditional Torres Strait Islander dance. They have delighted audiences both in Australia and internationally, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Mornington Island.

6. Moses Warrian

Moses Warrian is an accomplished musician and singer-songwriter who hails from Mornington Island. His music combines elements of reggae, roots, and contemporary Indigenous Australian sound.

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive, and Mornington Island has many more accomplished individuals who have made significant contributions in various fields.

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