Marrapinti 'Ceremony'

Naata Nungurrayi

b. 1932
Pollock Hills, Western Desert


Naata Nungurrayi was born deep in the Gibson Desert at the rock-hole site of Kumil, circa 1932. Together with members of her immediate family, Naata led a traditional bush life, travelling among the sandhills and clusters of rocky outcrops that erupt ceremoniously across the desert floor. The cycle of nomadic life continued until April 1964 when, in the midst of severe drought condition . . .
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