New study reveals Aboriginal trade before British settlement
History-changing Yuendemu Doors lead Indigenous dreaming art to China and beyond
[Saskia Mabin, ABC]
[Erin Parke, ABC]
This contact was happening prior to colonisation of this part of the northern coast, so it's an Asian industry working with Aboriginal traditional owners.
The elders painted Warlpiri dreaming stories on the doors of the school where children were receiving a Western education taught in English, rather than Warlpiri, and in classrooms, rather than out in the bush.