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Portrait of Eubena (Yupinya) Nampitjin. - click to view larger image

born about 1920, Manyjilyjarra, Kukatja, Wangkajunga, Putijarra language groups, Nampitjin skin group, Balgo community, Warlayirti Artists

Eubena grew up around Jarntu and Nyirla. With her first husband, Gimme, she travelled north along the Canning Stock Route with the drovers.

While raising their six daughters at Balgo mission, Eubena helped Gimme and a local priest compile a Kukatja-language dictionary.

Eubena began a famous painting partnership with her second husband, Wimmitji Tjapangarti, and her paintings have inspired the work of many other members of her extended desert family.

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