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Early days

Warakurna: All the stories got into our minds and eyes


Early days

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Ngarnmanypalpi-latju nyinapayi purtingka. Tjamulu kaparlilu tjukurrpa nintipungkupayi palyaratjaku, turlku kanturatjaku, minyma nyanpirratjaku. Mission tayim-latju nyinarranytja. MacDougall and Macaulaylu mirrka katipayi purtingka nyinarranyangka. Katipayi-tjananya missionkutu. Palunyalulatju palyara kulipayi.

In the early days, we always lived in the bush. Grandfathers and grandmothers were teaching the Dreaming stories, teaching us to do the men’s dances and the women’s dances. In the mission time we were living there (at Warburton). MacDougall and Macaulay (patrol officers) would bring food for people living in the bush and would take them into the mission. We are thinking about those things and doing these paintings.

Eunice Yunurupa Porter