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Portrait of Ngamayu Ngamaru Bidu. - click to view larger image

born about 1950, Manyjilyjarra language group, Karimarra skin group, Parnngurr community, Martumili Artists

Ngamayu grew up around Pitu.

As a child, she encountered surveyor Len Beadell, who was grading roads near Well 22. He gave Ngamayu and her siblings fruit. Not realising that it was meant to be eaten raw, they cooked the fruit until it was completely dried up.

After meeting Beadell, Ngamayu's family was picked up at Parnngurr rock hole and taken to Jigalong.

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