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Miriam Naughton is one of Australia's leading naive artists. She was born in Sydney in 1925. At the age fo 17 she joined the Australian Army as a signils operator stationed in Cairns, Northern Queensland for the duration of World War II. At the end of the war she took up the position of assistant to the Superintendent of Yarraba Mission near Cairns. It was here that she was introduced to painting through the work of an old Aboriginal man named Joe who would sit on the beach and do traditional paintings of Abroiginal design. It was he who inspired ...Expand text.
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