Native Creations BABINDA

Located in BABINDA, in Tropical North Queensland, approximately 30 minutes south of Cairns. Native Creations is an Australian Aboriginal family-run business owned by Garth Murgha (muka) and Estelle Tranby (yoongali).

Estelle is an Aboriginal woman from the Djabugay tribe from the Kuranda area, inland from Cairns. Estelle has been painting seriously for over 25 years and now enjoys far-reaching recognition for her work. Her style is traditional Djabugay in its origins.

Garth is originally from the Kunganji tribe, around Yarrabah near Cairns. Garth handcrafts didgeridoos, as well as many other Aboriginal instruments and tools. He then passes them to Estelle, who applies her skills as a painter. The end result is an outstanding piece of art that is meticulous in its execution and yet draws from the most traditional local Aboriginal sources.