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Rankine, Dorothy Leila (1932–1993)

Aboriginal musician and community worker

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Leila Rankine, 1986

Leila Rankine, 1986

National Library of Australia, 42113709

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31 December, 1932
Rose Park, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


15 January, 1993 (aged 60)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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