Adult 'Never Surrender' Totem Guernsey

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2020 - Never Surrender - Lorraine Kabbindi White 


Depicted on the fabric of North’s 2020 Sir Doug Nicholls Round guernsey, are the powerful totems of its Aboriginal players; Jed Anderson (Honey Ant), Paul Ahern (Lizard), Jy Simpkin (Turtle), Kyron Hayden (Salt Water) and Tarryn Thomas (Goanna & Emu).


Designed by Gunmok woman and artist, Lorraine Kabbindi White, ‘Never Surrender’ pays homage to the players deep connection with culture and respect of their country. 


The background details freshwater and saltwater countries merging, symbolising the coming together of all different cultures. 


Each player’s country also features; Warramungu (Anderson), Gunaikunai (Ahern), Yorta Yorta (Simpkin), Wajuk / Ballardong (Hayden) and Lumaranatana & Kamilaroi (Thomas). 


The boomerang and spears sit alongside the totems and represent strength, resilience and a celebration of survival – all summed up by the name of the jumper: ‘Never Surrender’.