How two sisters helped return Coomaditchie to its former glory

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By Tareyn Varley
Updated July 7 2019 - 12:11am, first published July 5 2019 - 1:30pm
Kemblawarra sisters Aunty Narelle Thomas, left, and Aunty Lorraine Brown tended to Coomaditchie for years. Photo: Sylvia Liber

Aboriginal people weren't responsible for the noxious weeds that invaded Coomaditchie Lagoon and strangled the native plant life. But it was two Aboriginal sisters who took it into their own hands to clean up the mess.

The pair spends most of their days at Kemblawarra Community Hall, a studio gallery and home to the community group they founded in the early 1990s.

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Tareyn Varley

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