Home: Gunditjmara Elder Ivan Couzens
Home: Gunditjmara Elder Ivan Couzens,
Sarah Rhodes, photographer,
silver gelatin print, 60x60cm,
Koorie Heritage Trust, 2011
Not to be reproduced without permission from the artist.Copyright
Gunditjmara Elder Ivan Couzens surrounds himself with photographs of his grandchildren and Richmond AFL souvenirs in his Warrnambool townhouse. Even though he spent his early years on the Framlingham Mission and schooled his children in the city of Warrnambool, he has always identified strongly with his Country in the Western District of Victoria.
As a respected cultural leader, he wore the Djargurd Wurrong cloak at the Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. The cloak was made by his daughter Vicki Couzens and grand-daughters Yarran, Jarrah, Marlee, Niyoka and Kirrae Bundle.
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