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Portrait of Jukuja Dolly Snell. - click to view larger image

born about 1933, Wangkajunga language group, Nampijin skin group, Fitzroy Crossing, Mangkaja Arts

[At] Pankupiti, I told my mother, ‘Can you kill that animal with woolly hair?’ It was a sheep. ‘I won’t kill it,’ she said. ‘It belongs to the white man.’

Dolly was born at Kurtal. When her father died, she travelled with her mother to Balgo, then Louisa Downs and Kupartiya (Bohemia Downs) stations, where she worked and married her childhood sweetheart, Ngilpirr Spider Snell.

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