Wipana Jimmy

Wipana Jimmy

Pitjantjatjara Language Group


99 x 76cm

Ref No: WJ11476

Minyma kutjara (two sister’s) are sitting. The younger sister is pregnant. They are painting imna walka (ceremonial designs) on their bodies. The younger sister on her pregnant stomach and the older sister on her breasts. this place is called Illupi. Kapi kutjapa kutjapa (the other rockholes) are Pantilmara and Multungkul.

Wipana was born in the bush at Makiri rockhole in the Western Desert in 1935. Her mother’s country is Watarru and her father’s place is Aparatjara. She grew up at the mission at Ernabella and remembers her school days fondly. "At school we learn’t in Pitjantjatjara, English wiya (no english). All the kids were nikkiti no clothes. Ngaltutjara poor things!" Later she moved to Fregon with her family, where she married and brought up her children. She helped to establish the community at Watarru.


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