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Portrait of Pukarlyi Milly Kelly. - click to view larger image

born about 1935, Putijarra language group, Karimarra skin group, Jigalong community, Martumili Artists

Pukarlyi was born at Jilakurru (Well 17). Her father’s Country ranged from Jilakurru to Puntawarri, and Pukarlyi walked this Country as a child.

Eventually her mother brought her in to the ration station, at old Jigalong on the rabbit-proof fence, to look for their extended family.

There Pukarlyi met her husband, Pompey Charlie, and they worked on stations together for many years.

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