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Lex Namponan is the 2nd youngest of eight children born to Angus Namponan and Chrissie Peemuggina. From
his father they have the totems that include Bush Rat, Freshwater Shark, Spear, Small Carpet Snake, Salmon,
Knee and Single-barb Hardwood Spear. Lex also shares other totems that are associated with the the Wik-Alkenh
language and belong to the Apalech ceremonial group.

Lex’s father’s country is at Warpang, just inland from Cape Keerweer. His mother’s was from enjoining country of Aayk, her language being Wik-Ngathan.

Anagus Namponan was prominent as a caver at Aurukun and, as sometimes happens in Wik society, his sons
who have followed in his footsteps.

Lex is the younger brother of Garry, Leigh, Bevan and older brother to Leo all of who are established and
emerging carvers with the Wik and Kugu Arts Centre.

Artworks By Lex Namponan