Wax a profile portrait of Kaurna woman Mukata (sic. Mocatta)

In 1838 new arrival to the colony of South Australia, Theresa Walker, crafted in wax a profile portrait of Kaurna woman Mukata (sic. Mocatta). Today, more than 175 years later Walker’s tender portrait, presented in a velvet and timber frame, hangs in the Art Gallery of South Australia – a reminder that we are on Kaurna Land and that people and place are inextricably linked. Hindmarsh Square in Adelaide proudly carries the Aboriginal name Mukata, in recognition of the importance of the natural environment for Aboriginal people, past, present and future.