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Portrait of Yanpiyarti Ned Cox. - click to view larger image

born about 1938, Walmajarri language group, Jupurrula skin group, Ngumpan community, Fitzroy Crossing, Ngurra Artists

My father and that old man Wirrali they brought that Majarrka [dance] with them. Those old people had big mob of dance then.

Ned grew up around old Billiluna station. His family travelled to Christmas Creek station to escape a rough station manager at Billiluna, and stayed there.

Ned is the senior custodian for Majarrka, a skilled carver and was instrumental in the establishment of Wangkatjungka and Ngumpan communities.

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