born about 1930, Yulparija language group, Panaka skin group, Bidyadanga community, Yulparija Artists
[My family were] right there, Kinyu [Jarntu, Well 35]. Right up near Stock Road. That’s my Country.
Mary’s Country includes Yalta, Punmu and Jarntu. After her father died, and her uncle, Rover Thomas, left Yalta, Mary travelled north-west with her mother, Kupi.
In the 1960s they moved to La Grange mission, which became Bidyadanga community. Mary lives there today with her husband, Donald Moko.
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