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Gather, Gathers, Gathering

Maureen Beeron is a Girramay woman of the Murray River area. She lives at the Jumbun Community near Murray Falls, north-west of Cardwell.


Maureen is a weaver of wungarr, traditional lawyer cane eel traps, jawun bicornual baskets and is skilled in traditional string making from bark. Her cousin-sister passed on these weaving skills to Maureen who continues to create these traditional functional artworks.


Since 2004, Maureen’s eel traps have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions regionally and nationally. Her eel traps have been acquired by private collectors within Australia.


Maureen is also a painter who expresses her knowledge and cultural experiences through her artwork. The traditional baskets and other objects she makes are a common theme in her pa