Ngarta's Story single work   biography  
Note: Told by Pat Lowe with Ngarta (Jinny) Bent.
Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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Language: Walmajarri , English
  • Appears in:
    y Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna Ngarta Jinny Bent , Jukuna Mona Chuguna , Pat Lowe , Eirlys Richards (translator), Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2004 Z1091243 2004 selected work autobiography biography '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) Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2004 pg. 19-63
    Note: illus., ports
Last amended 23 Mar 2011
  • Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
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