Ken Dundas’ Story
Ken Dundas was born in 1936 at Peak Hill Mission near Dubbo, N.S.W. He is part of the Kamilaroi Nation and is a self taught artist who has painted and drawn for most of his life. His mother was a member of the stolen generation. Although not taught directly by family members Ken has a strong and developed sense of design which relates to his Aboriginality. Creating artwork and artifacts has provided Ken with a means of economic independence as well as maintaining cultural maintenance. He is a contemporary of Don and Lloyd Nolan, both from Dubbo.
Ken married a Coonabarabran woman and moved to the area to live at Burra Bee Dee Mission. Coonabarabran is the gateway to the Pilliga Scrub and Warrumbungle Mountains. Ken is responsible for identifying sacred sites on behalf of his community and works with government organisations in locating and certifying them. He is also the Chairperson of the Coonabarabran Local Land Council.