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Mr MacDougall and Tommy Dodd

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Mr MacDougall and Tommy Dodd

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Mr MacDougall and Tommy Dodd were going from camp to camp helping the people to come into the mission. Tommy Dodd came from Amata, he was talking Yankunytjatjara and Mr MacDougall was talking Pitjantjatjara and a little bit Ngaanyatjarra. People would get in the truck and go with them to the mission camp. Those are the stone mission buildings in the middle.

Judith Yinyika Chambers

An acrylic painting on canvas showing buildings in the middle with groups of people in shelters and vehicles in each of the corners. The background is made up of dot infill in orange and yellow.
Mr MacDougall and Tommy Dodd, 2011, Judith Yinyika Chambers, acrylic on canvas, 503 x 765 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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