Acquired directly from the artist in 1978 by a member of the original Argyle Diamond mine site survey team.
Private Collection, WA.
Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW
Paddy Jaminji was born on Bedford Downs station in the North East Kimberley and spent most of his life working as a stockman on both Bedforn Downs and Old Lissadell Stations. He was the first painter in Turkey Creek after a strike by Kimberley station workers in the mid 1970's signalled a mass Aboriginal exodus from cattle properties. Uncle to Rover Thomas, he was the inspiration behind Rover's decision to paint and went on to inspire many others including Lena Nyadbi