Emmanuela de León

Emmanuela de León

Posted on 05/31/2012


Photo taken on May 31, 2012


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mourning those lost to force

mourning those lost to force
"Truganinny, the last of the Tasmanians, had seen the stuffed and mounted body of her husband and it was her dying wish that she be buried in the outback or at sea, for she did not wish her body to be subjected to the same indignities. Upon her death she was nevertheless stuffed and mounted and put on display for over eighty years." Paul Coe, Australian Aborigine Activist, 1972

Please take my body to the
source of night, to the great black
desert where Dreaming
was born. Put me under the bulk of a
mountain or in the distant sea;

put me where they will not find
me.
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Wendy Rose, from "Truganinny"

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collage with original photography by emmanuela de león.

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