Bardayal 'Lofty' Nadjamerrek

Bardayal "Lofty" Nadjamerrek AO (c.19262009) was a Kunwinjku Aboriginal artist of the Mok clan. He is currently referred to by his skin and clan as "Wamud Namok", following the Kunwinjku custom of avoiding use of the name of deceased persons.[1]

Bardayal "Lofty" Nadjamerrek
Known forPainting

Nadjamerrek was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2004 Australia Day Honours for "service to the preservation of Indigenous culture as a Senior Traditional man and significant artist whose work documents the relationship of the land and its ancestral past via the Mimih Spirits of rock art".[2]



  1. Carroll, Peter 'Wamud Namok - Nakodjok Namok' in Munro, Keith et. al., Bardayal 'Lofty' Nadjamerrek AO, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2010, pp. 32-33
  2. "NADJAMERREK, Lofty Bardayal". Retrieved 23 August 2018.
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