Gathering Place Message Stick

Gathering Place Message Stick

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Hundreds of Traditional Owner Groups and languages existed prior to settlement, many hundreds of countries and homelands within the land that is called Australia. Symbols were etched, painted or burned into pieces of wood to convey messages and handed to the Senior Leaders from the visiting Clan. Symbols were recognised throughout Traditional Owner Groups and were a widely understood language. Messages may have conveyed news of Ceremony for marriage or death, for important trade or for asking permission to pass through another’s country.

Simone Thomson

Australian hardwood. Sizes and shapes may vary.

* All images, stories and Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property remain that of the Artist.

All products on Simone Thomson Art are available for free shipping Australia-wide.

International shipping is only available for our unstretched canvas prints (less than 160cm) and Giclee cotton rag prints for a flat rate of $125.

Want to know more about our prints?

Our Lustre Canvas and Giclee Fine Art Prints are meticulously printed to order through Southern Buoy, Mornington. You will receive care information upon delivery of your special piece of art. 

Please allow ten to fourteen business days from the time of ordering to receiving your print within Australia. You will receive an email and tracking number when your print has been dispatched. 

Need care and delivery info on our original pieces?

Our original pieces are part of our spirit. We take the transporting of such special creations very seriously, therefore all originals are carefully wrapped and handed to the experts for transportation to their new home. 

Got a question about returns or refunds?

We take quality control very seriously and ensure all products are in the best condition before sending off to their new home. We therefore ask that you choose carefully before checkout as we do not issue return items or refunds. 

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Do you ship internationally?

We are able to ship our unstretched canvases (up to 160cm) & giclee prints to selected countries in rigid mailers or postal tubes. International postage incurs a flat rate shipping fee of $125 per print. 

Please allow four weeks for international postage. You will receive an email and tracking number when your print has been dispatched. 

My connection to country

My inspiration

My people are river people, we are spiritually connected to the Dhungala (the Murray River) and the Birrarung (the Yarra River). I grew up around these rivers, I grew up between Cummergunga on Yorta-Yorta country and at the foothills of the Dandenongs at Corranderk on Woiwurrung land. These are the resting places of my ancestors.