Title: Miyaay, Birray
Meaning: Miyaay (girl) Birray (boy) in Gamilaroi language
Description: This symbol represents a miyaay or birray sitting down by themselves. This stamp can be used to reward independent learning.
About the artist:
Lakkari Pitt is a proud Gamilaroi yinarr (woman) from Walgett, North West New South Wales.
Lakkari's art is a contemporary take on the knowledge that her Elders and significant people in her life have passed down throughout generations. Lakkari’s art explores the movement, essence and stories of Country.
Lakkari acknowledges that First Nations people across Country have different interpretations and understandings of symbols used throughout Aboriginal art. Each symbol and meaning used in Aboriginal art is unique to each Aboriginal artists’ interpretation. The knowledge that is shared in the description of each symbol is solely the perspective of Lakkari’s from the knowledge passed down to her from her Elders and significant people in her life.
Each stamp will come with a card including a title in Gamilaroi language (along with a translation), meaning, short description and relevance to student’s learning. Please note that all descriptions are described first-hand by Lakkari.