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About The Cover Image
HIV Australia | Vol. 13 No. 3 | December 2015
The cover image for our special Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander edition of HIV Australia is Anwernekenhe – ‘Us Mob’, Aunty Gloria Beckett, 2003.
The painting represents the coming together of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gay men and sistergirls from across Australia, who attended the First National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Gay men and Transgender Sexual Health Conference, held at Hamilton Downs on the 31 October–4 November 1994.
The word ‘Anwernekenhe’ (meaning ‘Us Mob’) is a name permitted to be used as the respected traditional name for the conference by the Arrernte people, on whose land the conference was held.
Sadly the artist, Aunty Gloria Beckett, passed away in Brisbane in 2003.