Jinajina - Dingo Flour Bag Dress
Made from the famous Dingo brand flour bags of Fremantle, this dress was created by Yindjibarndi elder Cherry Cheedy in 1981 on her old sewing machine when she was living at ‘top camp’ housing village in Roebourne. Cherry had wanted her daughters to know about her life on Tambrey Station where she had worked as a domestic for most of her life. He daughter Lyn explains that ‘they were only given one dress per year’. Now carefully conserved, the flour bag dress is a reminder of the hard times of the station days and is a treasured item of the Juluwarlu archive.