A real surfboard painted by Uncle Thomas Avery. Thomas’s Aboriginal name is Bagaay which means the river. Thomas is a descendant of the Kamilaroi Aboriginal tribe of Northern New South Wales. His tribal totem is the Eagle. Thomas’s ancestors were born at the Bohena Creek Aboriginal Reserve Narrabri. Narrabri is one of the communities of the stolen generation. Thomas has been painting for over 20 years and is a member of The Budamurra Aboriginal Corporation. He creates paintings on canvas, pure silk, didgeridoos, images on pure silk & painted and glass, ceramics, T shirts and surf boards.