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y Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna selected work   autobiography   biography  
Note: Ngarta's story is told in the third person through a collaborator; Jukuna's story is translated from the Walmajarri.
Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'For the first 150 years of European settlement in Australia the Walmajarri people of the Great Sandy Desert remained untouched by Western influence. The First World War came and went, and left no impression in the sandhills. The Second World War had faint reverberations, but no one in the desert had heard of Hitler or Churchill, nor even the Australian prime minister John Curtin. The Vietnam War, about which they had heard nothing, was still in progress when two sisters, Jukuna and Ngarta, finally emerged from the Great Sandy Desert. It would be later still before they first heard the word Australia and learned that they were not only Walmajarri, but also Australians. This is their extroadinary story.' (Source: Back cover, 2004 edition)

Notes

  • Dedication: To the children and grandchildren of the two sisters.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2004 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Ngarta's Story, Pat Lowe , Ngarta Jinny Bent , 2004 single work biography (p. 19-63)
Note: illus., ports
Jukuna's Story, Jukuna Mona Chuguna , Eirlys Richards (translator), 2004 single work autobiography (p. 81-133)
Note: illus., ports

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Walmajarri , English
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2004 .
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      Extent: 143p.
      Description: illus. (some col.), map, ports.
      Note/s:
      • Powerful personal stories of the Walmajarri exodus out of the Great Sandy Desert and into European Australia (appears on cover)
      • Includes Glossary and Walmajarri Pronunciation Guide.
      ISBN: 9781920731267 (pbk), 1920731261 (pbk)
    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2016 .
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      Extent: 1vp.
      Edition info: Online resource
      Note/s:
      • Projected publication date: August 2016
      • First published by Fremantly Press 2003
      ISBN: 9781925360288, 9781925360295, 9781925360271, 192536027X

Works about this Work

Two Sisters Revisited Pat Lowe , 2016 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 61 no. 1 2016; (p. 265-268)
Black Chicks Talking : Indigenous Women's Writing in JSNWL's Collection Jane Pollard , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Jessie Street National Women's Library Newsletter , May vol. 22 no. 2 2011; (p. 6-7)
'The library has a small but growing collection of Aboriginal material in the form of books, posters, audio-visual items and the few journals. This article overviews these holdings and makes a plea for more donations in this area.' (p. 6)
Australia Lorien Kaye , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 January 2004; (p. 12)

— Review of Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna Ngarta Jinny Bent Jukuna Mona Chuguna Pat Lowe Eirlys Richards (translator), 2004 selected work autobiography biography
Untitled (Bookbrief) 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 5 January 2004; (p. 8)

— Review of Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna Ngarta Jinny Bent Jukuna Mona Chuguna Pat Lowe Eirlys Richards (translator), 2004 selected work autobiography biography
In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 January 2004; (p. 17)

— Review of Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna Ngarta Jinny Bent Jukuna Mona Chuguna Pat Lowe Eirlys Richards (translator), 2004 selected work autobiography biography
The Need to Belong : Non-Fiction Publishing in Australia, 2003-2004 Richard Rossiter , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 49 no. 2004; (p. 96-114)

— Review of Island and Otherland : Christopher Koch and His Books Noel Henricksen 2003 single work criticism ; The Diaries of Donald Friend. Volume 2 Donald Friend 2003 selected work diary ; The Diaries of Miles Franklin Miles Franklin 2004 selected work diary ; Can I Call You Colin? : The Authorised Biography of Colin Thiele Stephany Steggall 2004 single work biography ; The Sparrow Garden Marianna Lacek (translator), Peter Skrzynecki 2004 single work autobiography ; Minerva's Owl Excerpts from Exile Niqi Thomas 2003 single work biography ; Inside Out : An Autobiography Robert Adamson 2004 single work autobiography ; Bittersweet Journey Ruth Hegarty 2003 single work autobiography ; Bud : A Life Charles Tingwell Peter Wilmoth 2004 single work autobiography ; Dhuuluu-Yala : To Talk Straight : Publishing Indigenous Literature Anita Heiss 2003 multi chapter work criticism ; Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna Ngarta Jinny Bent Jukuna Mona Chuguna Pat Lowe Eirlys Richards (translator), 2004 selected work autobiography biography ; Very Big Journey : My Life as I Remember It Hilda Jarman Muir 2004 single work autobiography ; Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography ; Mongrel Signatures : Reflections on the Work of Mudrooroo 2003 anthology criticism ; The Station at Austin Downs : One Family's Adventure on the Land Jo Jackson King 2004 single work autobiography ; Down to the Sea : A True Saga of an Australian Fishing Dynasty John Little 2004 single work biography ; Tanami : On Foot Across Australia's Desert Heart Kieran Kelly 2003 single work autobiography ; Great Australian Droving Stories Bill Marsh 2003 selected work short story ; Great Australian Drinking Stories 2003 anthology short story prose ; James Stirling : Admiral and Founding Governor of Western Australia Pamela Statham-Drew 2003 single work biography ; About Face : Asian Accounts of Australia Alison Broinowski 2003 single work criticism ; Chinese Women and the Global Village : An Australian Site Jan Ryan 2003 single work prose ; Semar's Cave : An Indonesian Journal John Mateer 2004 single work prose ; Life and Death in the Age of Sail : The Passage to Australia Robin Haines 2003 single work non-fiction ; The Girl from Botany Bay : The True Story of Mary Broad and Her Extraordinary Escape Carolly Erickson 2004 single work biography ; Legacies of White Australia : Race, Culture and Nation 2003 anthology essay ; The Best Australian Essays 2003 2003 anthology essay autobiography interview prose review obituary ; Death Sentence : The Decay of Public Language Don Watson 2003 single work prose ; Great Australian Fishing Stories Paul Benjamin Kidd 2003 selected work short story
Untitled Lee Cataldi , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 2 2004; (p. 107-108)

— Review of Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna Ngarta Jinny Bent Jukuna Mona Chuguna Pat Lowe Eirlys Richards (translator), 2004 selected work autobiography biography
Australia Lorien Kaye , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 January 2004; (p. 12)

— Review of Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna Ngarta Jinny Bent Jukuna Mona Chuguna Pat Lowe Eirlys Richards (translator), 2004 selected work autobiography biography
Untitled (Bookbrief) 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 5 January 2004; (p. 8)

— Review of Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna Ngarta Jinny Bent Jukuna Mona Chuguna Pat Lowe Eirlys Richards (translator), 2004 selected work autobiography biography
In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 January 2004; (p. 17)

— Review of Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna Ngarta Jinny Bent Jukuna Mona Chuguna Pat Lowe Eirlys Richards (translator), 2004 selected work autobiography biography
The Need to Belong : Non-Fiction Publishing in Australia, 2003-2004 Richard Rossiter , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 49 no. 2004; (p. 96-114)

— Review of Island and Otherland : Christopher Koch and His Books Noel Henricksen 2003 single work criticism ; The Diaries of Donald Friend. Volume 2 Donald Friend 2003 selected work diary ; The Diaries of Miles Franklin Miles Franklin 2004 selected work diary ; Can I Call You Colin? : The Authorised Biography of Colin Thiele Stephany Steggall 2004 single work biography ; The Sparrow Garden Marianna Lacek (translator), Peter Skrzynecki 2004 single work autobiography ; Minerva's Owl Excerpts from Exile Niqi Thomas 2003 single work biography ; Inside Out : An Autobiography Robert Adamson 2004 single work autobiography ; Bittersweet Journey Ruth Hegarty 2003 single work autobiography ; Bud : A Life Charles Tingwell Peter Wilmoth 2004 single work autobiography ; Dhuuluu-Yala : To Talk Straight : Publishing Indigenous Literature Anita Heiss 2003 multi chapter work criticism ; Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna Ngarta Jinny Bent Jukuna Mona Chuguna Pat Lowe Eirlys Richards (translator), 2004 selected work autobiography biography ; Very Big Journey : My Life as I Remember It Hilda Jarman Muir 2004 single work autobiography ; Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography ; Mongrel Signatures : Reflections on the Work of Mudrooroo 2003 anthology criticism ; The Station at Austin Downs : One Family's Adventure on the Land Jo Jackson King 2004 single work autobiography ; Down to the Sea : A True Saga of an Australian Fishing Dynasty John Little 2004 single work biography ; Tanami : On Foot Across Australia's Desert Heart Kieran Kelly 2003 single work autobiography ; Great Australian Droving Stories Bill Marsh 2003 selected work short story ; Great Australian Drinking Stories 2003 anthology short story prose ; James Stirling : Admiral and Founding Governor of Western Australia Pamela Statham-Drew 2003 single work biography ; About Face : Asian Accounts of Australia Alison Broinowski 2003 single work criticism ; Chinese Women and the Global Village : An Australian Site Jan Ryan 2003 single work prose ; Semar's Cave : An Indonesian Journal John Mateer 2004 single work prose ; Life and Death in the Age of Sail : The Passage to Australia Robin Haines 2003 single work non-fiction ; The Girl from Botany Bay : The True Story of Mary Broad and Her Extraordinary Escape Carolly Erickson 2004 single work biography ; Legacies of White Australia : Race, Culture and Nation 2003 anthology essay ; The Best Australian Essays 2003 2003 anthology essay autobiography interview prose review obituary ; Death Sentence : The Decay of Public Language Don Watson 2003 single work prose ; Great Australian Fishing Stories Paul Benjamin Kidd 2003 selected work short story
Untitled Lee Cataldi , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 2 2004; (p. 107-108)

— Review of Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna Ngarta Jinny Bent Jukuna Mona Chuguna Pat Lowe Eirlys Richards (translator), 2004 selected work autobiography biography
Black Chicks Talking : Indigenous Women's Writing in JSNWL's Collection Jane Pollard , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Jessie Street National Women's Library Newsletter , May vol. 22 no. 2 2011; (p. 6-7)
'The library has a small but growing collection of Aboriginal material in the form of books, posters, audio-visual items and the few journals. This article overviews these holdings and makes a plea for more donations in this area.' (p. 6)
Two Sisters Revisited Pat Lowe , 2016 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 61 no. 1 2016; (p. 265-268)

Awards

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