born about 1940s, Manyjilyjarra language group, Karimarra skin group, Punmu community, Martumili Artists
Nancy grew up in the Country surrounding the Canning Stock Route. In the 1960s she and her family moved to Jigalong and rejoined their relatives.
Today she lives in Punmu with her sisters, Mulyatingki Marney and May Chapman, and with her children and grandchildren.
When I was little, I used to stand up all the time, looking for the old people to come back bringing food. The old people gave me that name Ngarnjapayi [‘standing up’].