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By purchasing clothing or merchandise you can support us to employ local women in Wurrumiyanga, Pirlangimpi and Milikapiti, expand our work in Palmerston and Katherine and spread our message and help prevent children’s exposure to trauma through domestic and family violence.

Women’s Organic Cotton T-Shirt $30
















Women’s Singlet Top $25
















Men’s Organic Cotton T-Shirt $30
















Calico Bag $8
















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About the artist

Casimira Tipiloura – Wurrumiyanga, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory

Casimira was the first Tiwi student to graduate from high school on Bathurst Island with an The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia) in 2015. In her graduation speech, Casimira said she hoped to be a role model for other Tiwi students. Casimira relocated to Darwin in 2016 to complete a certificate III in early childhood education. Her goal is to become a teacher on Bathurst Island and to teach the children where she grew up.

Casimira has a history of selling bags and T shirts with her school art designs to fund her future education.  RANT is excited to be supporting Casimira to continue this endeavour using the Pinyama design she specifically created for Healing Our Children after consulting with Elders in the community.

Casimira has become an Ambassador of the Healing Our Children project to help spread the word about the importance of protecting young children from violence.

About her Pinyama design, Casimira says “The Pinyama tree likes to grow near the beach in swampy conditions.  The fruit flesh is eaten when ripe red but the seed is not eaten.  In the tunga bag, there are some pinyama fruit that children can collect to take home.  The fruit represents the change we want to make for our people.”

Casimira included the seed in her design to demonstrate that the seed of the Pinyama tree is like the brain of a baby.  To grow strong and healthy, they both need love, care and protection from violent storms.

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