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Portrait of Nangkatji Josephine Nangala. - click to view larger image

born about 1950, Kukatja, Manyjilyjarra language groups, Nangala skin group, Kiwirrkurra community, Papunya Tula Artists

Josephine grew up with her family travelling between Nyirla, her traditional Country, and the Canning Stock Route.

In 1957 she was living around Natawalu when a helicopter landed and took her sick aunt and her brother-in-law to Balgo mission. Josephine and her family eventually followed on foot.

She later moved to Kiwirrkurra community with her husband, Charlie Wallabi (Walapayi) Tjungurrayi.

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