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Kungkarrangkalpa (Seven Sisters Dreaming)

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Kungkarrangkalpa (Seven Sisters Dreaming)

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Seven sisters were travelling from Wanarn to Warakurna. A wati [man] spied on them while they were digging deep waterholes for drinking water. He wanted to make the youngest one his wife but the sisters ran away and hid from him.

Judith Yinyika Chambers

An acrylic painting on canvas showing groups of people and individuals, connected by white dotted lines. The background is made of dot infill in predominantly red and orange tones.
Kungkarrangkalpa (Seven Sisters Dreaming), 2011, Judith Yinyika Chambers, acrylic on canvas, 763 x 1525 x 33 mm. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Wayne and Vicki McGeoch.
Judith Yinyika Chambers portrait.
Photo: Alexandra Frith.

Judith Yinyika Chambers
Born 1958
Purungu skin group

Judith Yinyika Chambers was born at Mitjika, a rock-hole near what is now Wanarn community. Her family settled at Warburton mission while she attended school. Chambers completed her schooling at Pink Lake High School in Esperance, on the south coast of Western Australia.

The family moved to Docker River in the Northern Territory in the late 1960s, to be closer to their homelands.

Her family returned to Warakurna as part of the 1970s movement back to country.

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