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Alec Baker

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“I was a stockman for a long time, we were all working really hard. I was riding in front mustering bullocks and breaking horses. We’ve been teaching people the stories we have, and about our culture, and also knowledge from our stockmen days. Sometimes we think who’s going to run this place when we go away? They need to learn the lessons about country, and be strong to look after this place. I’m thinking when I’m making my paintings, how to make a good painting, a strong one. Sometimes I’m thinking about the colours, sometimes I’m just thinking from my memory all the country I’ve been at, all the stories I have.”